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Lebanon: Strange, Wonderful Goings-On
In the week following the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, some strange and wonderful things are happening in Lebanon. Freedom, perhaps, is on the march in Lebanon.
David Ignatius, writing in The Washington Post, examines "Beirut's Berlin Wall":
"The leader of this Lebanese intifada is Walid Jumblatt, the patriarch of the Druze Muslim community and, until recently, a man who accommodated Syria's occupation. But something snapped for Jumblatt last year, when the Syrians overruled the Lebanese constitution and forced the reelection of their front man in Lebanon, President Emile Lahoud. The old slogans about Arab nationalism turned to ashes in Jumblatt's mouth, and he and Hariri openly began to defy Damascus....
Daniel Pipes notes:
"For the first time in three decades, Lebanon now seems within reach of regaining its independence. 'I don't see how Syria can stay now,' observes Lebanon's former president, Amin Gemayel.
In the New York Post, Amir Taheri explains that "People Power Hits Lebanon":
"'This is the start of Lebanon's second war of independence,' says parliamentarian Marwan Hamade. 'We are determined that Hariri's tragic death be transformed into the rebirth of our nation.'
We are now seeing the beginnings of freedom in Lebanon; the Middle East is changing before our very eyes. These strange and wonderful happenings must be savored, for, while the flame of liberty is spreading, it has determined enemies. The march to a free and democratic Middle East has only just begun.
"...the only way to achieve victory over terrorists is to deprive them of state sponsorship from the kleptocracts and mullahcrats in Southwest Asia and North Africa. The only way to get that is to topple the tyrants and push for self-determination and freely elected governments, and it only takes one or two examples in the region before everyone there starts wondering when their turn will come.
Posted by Will Franklin · 23 February 2005 11:35 AM
Iran is next. Just watch. Their population is even younger than Lebanon's. We may not have to bomb Iran if their young people take to the streets. What a great day!!!
Posted by: jtc at February 28, 2005 03:46 PM
Agreed. Which is why Seymour Hersch and so many others are wrong about predicting an invasion of Iran.
Posted by: Will Franklin at February 28, 2005 06:41 PM