With all due respect, but this is very naive. La enno el nes ma72oune 3l e5ir, baiting them to protest en masse is a time bomb that cannot be contained.I think this "whatsapp/VoIP tax" is simply a "Machiavellic" ruse: force a basket of many new taxes and fees out of which a main one will get the people's reaction and most media attention, let them all get angry about it, let them demonstrate, let them express anger, etc... then announce that you accept their protest and revoke that tax. What happens next: people will be happy of "their achievement", they'll celebrate and will forget about all of the other taxes you imposed on them....
classic tactical move 101
They could have simply increased the price of data by few cents (VoIP uses data, it's not free, you pay for your call by using data) and I guarantee you almost no one would have even said a word.
our corrupt politicians and militiamen didn't manage to stay in power for so many years just like that, they are criminally minded, smart and know pretty well how to manipulate the people like a baker manipulates his dough
hopefully this time Lebanese don't fall for this ruse