The leader of Hezbollah has vowed to continue mass protests calling for Lebanon's Western-backed government, led by Fouad Siniora, to resign.
Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah told supporters camped in central Beirut that Lebanon needed a new government, one free from foreign influence.
I can't help thinking that the leader of Hezbollah might be thinking that the really perfect person to run Beirut might be one Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah.
Speaking via video link, he said Hezbollah was open to negotiations, and would not fight fellow Lebanese.
The group, backed by Iran and Syria, withdrew from government last month.
Oh, no, he can't believe that then. Unless, of course, only the Western capitalist pig-dogs actually count as "foreign" whereas Mr Nasrullah and his backers, being of the Ummah, are not really foreigners at all.
Sheikh Nasrallah told the crowds to prepare for a mass demonstration on Sunday.
And he was sharply critical of Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, who he accused of hampering Hezbollah's efforts during the 34-day conflict with Israel earlier this year.
"Didn't the prime minister of Lebanon work to cut off the supply lines?" Sheikh Nasrallah asked the crowds.
Well, good for him then. Siniora was obviously hoping that Israel would do the job of fulfilling UN Resolution 1559 and so avoid Mr Siniora having to risk his own troops. I bet he's really regretting that he didn't just invite Israel to go the whole hog...
He also accused unnamed representatives of Mr Siniora's government of colluding with Israel to help defeat Hezbollah, hoping the group would be severely weakened or destroyed.
Mr Siniora wanted to abolish Hezbollah's state-within-a-state and obviously realised that his tiny, ill-equipped army was in no position to do anything about it. Cue the Israelis.
"Those are the ones responsible for the war, not the resistance," Sheikh Nasrallah said.
Ah, yes. Of course. Hezbollah firing rockets into Israel nearly continuously for several months had stuff all to do with it, eh?
For fuck's sake...