So let us look at the scenario one more time (sadly):
The "opposition" and the "government" reached a stalemate. The Seniora government is proceeding with Rafiq Harriri's grand plan which is to integrate Lebanon to the World Trade Organization. Only glitch with such a scenario, Seniora is using the conference of Paris III (which was supposed to be Beirut I btw) to by-pass the "opposition" and place Lebanon at the mercy of the transnational corporations and the US administration.
The Opposition is angry not because of the concept of 100% free market and US imperalism; on the contrary, Aoun disagrees with Seniora on almost on everything except his economic plan (which I find rather plain stupid). AMAL wouldn't oppose it because they can get a share out of the state owned corporations via privatization. What Seniora's move made the "opposition" angry is that they will not a juicy share of the cake.
Worse, Seniora is making use of the bi-polarity for this advantage. He always made use of this division in order to intigrate Lebanon within the WTO. Now, with the bi-polarity extremely charged, he actually proceeded with the plan. Such a plan, which can be regarded as Step I, is being moved by half of the politicians while the "Opposing" half already welcomed such a platform. Seems they never heard of the obligatory 5 years forceful plan to privatize an institution. They just want their profit out of it.
Last year, Azur tagged the (then) Beirut One as a reform plan. Whoever read Seniora, Salami, or Azur's plans regarding the entry of Lebanon to the WTO, he/she would be surprised that the fate of nation is given a minor tag called "Reform Item".
The Funniest of all are the Democratic Leftist Movement clowns, who support the entry of Lebanon to the WTO. One of their members told me that "I prefer to see a Shell running the electricity ministry rather than AMAL/Hezbollah" I replied "Shell were responsible for the brutal execution of 7 Nigerian activists in 1995", he said no matter, better than those. (Still wonder where the heck Leftism exists in those clowns).
This country has nothing but greed and more greed. If the opposition are going to escalate (which they are as their demonstrations are useless while Beirut is proceeding mostly with its day-to-day business gradually), they are escalating it for a different reason. Aoun wants to discuss having the 1/3 in the Lebanese government in Paris III rather the dangers of intigrating Lebanon in the WTO.
Some advocates call to go down to the Down Town demonstrations to oppose a "Zionist" government, ironically the leaders of the Down Town demonstrations do not mind to be part of the WTO.
No Country of the Third World enjoyed any benefits from the WTO, rather starvation, increase in class difference, and so on. Welcome to Lebanon 2007.