SNAP SNAP SNAP: State of Emergency declared in Lebanon
Outgoing Lebanese President Emile Lahoud has declared a state of emergency, following the failure of the country's politicians to choose a successor.
This means that the army, led by Michel Suleiman, has taken control of ALL security agencies - including those currently run by the Government.
No-one predicted this scenario. What it essentially means is the (supposedly) neutral military is now running the country, because the Government has failed to do so.