But how far will they go? From CNN, with thanks to RB:
BEIRUT, Lebanon (CNN) — Under pressure from the United States, Europe and significant portion of Lebanon’s populace, Syrian intelligence units Tuesday were in the process of leaving Beirut, a Lebanese army source told CNN.
Witnesses said two pick-up trucks were being loaded at Syrian intelligence headquarters in the Lebanese capital’s Ramlet al-Baida district, Reuters reported….
The move follows Monday’s mass opposition rally in central Beirut and coincides with a visit to Damascus by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak….
Last week, Syria began pulling its 14,000 troops to the Bekaa Valley near the border, and vowed to bring all the troops and intelligence officials across the border into Syria later on.
Why stop at the Bekaa Valley, which, incidentally, is where intelligence officials think Saddam’s WMD went?
To counteract the opposition, Hezbollah — an official party in Lebanon, considered a terrorist organization by the United States and Israel — organized an enormous pro-Syria rally with a turnout estimated at about 500,000.
Monday’s opposition rally was designed to pull even greater numbers. Wire services estimated the turnout at about 800,000….
Many Arabs see Hezbollah as heroic for helping drive Israeli forces from Lebanon. Israel pulled its troops from southern Lebanon in 2000.
Hezbollah has carried out numerous terrorist attacks against civilians and is listed by the United States and Israel as a terrorist organization. It remains an official party in Lebanon.
U.S. officials have called on both Lebanon and Syria to halt support for Hezbollah.
Now U.S. officials need to call not only for an end to Syrian support for Hizballah, but to Iranian support for Hizballah.