Hezbollah overruns west Beirut as Lebanon on brink:
Hezbollah gunmen seized control of west Beirut on Friday after a third day of battles with pro-government foes in the Lebanese capital pushed the nation dangerously close to all-out civil war.
The sectarian fighting had eased by early afternoon as the army and police moved across areas now in the hands of Shiite opposition forces who routed Sunni militants loyal to the Western-backed government.
"There are no clashes anymore because no one is standing in the way of the opposition forces," a security official said on condition of anonymity.
The Cliff notes version: though the news media will call this a civil war, this show is being run by Iran. What to look for next: Jimmy Carter explaining how much worse this would have been if he hadn't already established an atmosphere of peace in the region. Release the doves Jimmy.
Next question: Does Obama think he can talk to Hezbollah?