Firstly there are fanctions in Lebanon that are pro west and there are factions that aren't. Hezbollah has never been- quite the contrary- and they have had significant, perhaps decisive influence in Lebanon for years. Hariri was pro Western and had really pissed off Syria and Hezbollah -they felt betrayed -probably why he was gotten rid of. They briefly learned the lesson of unintended consequences after that act but have since gotten a stranglehold on the country once again- Israel's actions in the war have very little, if anything to do with it.
Ex-FM Lieberman: Firebomb attack in Jerusalem a reminder that norm is Arab terror against Jews (Haar
from the article: 'Ahmadinejad visit proves Lebanon has joined axis of extreme nations'