Not fully surprising. Syria & Saudi Arabia failed to secure a "deal" to calm tensions. I'm just glad everyone hasn't taken to the streets ... yet.
(It's actually kind of Sickly Lebanon Funny: I just typed that knowing that I will not update this blog for a few days because I'm busy getting Surfing the Middle East onto the app store ... and by that time, things in Lebanon might have spread to street confrontation. Let's hope NOT. And ... that this whole thing is just a conspiracy by Lebanese surfer's to deter foreigners from their best breaks.)
Here are some good Middle East sites to check in the mean time:
Daily Star - Between March 8 and 14 (a bit more 14, tho)
Al-Maner - Hezbollah news outlet (pro-Iran, pro-resistance)
NOW Lebanon - March 14 (pro-West, pro-Hariri)
The National - UAE, (somewhat) independent and (somewhat) intellectual
Fars News Agency - Semi-official Iranian news agency
Ma'an news agency - Most reputable Palestinian news agency
Al-Jazeera English - BBC of Arab world
Update: Andrew Exum has a good take on Nada Bakri piece on the NYT's today ... and how Obama can't be blamed for the decay of the pro-Western government (if you could even call it that in the first place).
Update II: While everone in Lebanese politics is baiting The Next Civil War, a dear friend sent some great surf photos of Lebanon today: