Monday, March 14, 2005


Democracy in Lebanon?

I'm still of the theory that the demonstrations demanding Syria leave are based upon the Iraqi people's struggle against the once US policy of permanently occupying Iraq by establishing large Haliburton-constructed military bases. it is at least as likely that some Lebanese decided that if the Iraqis can kick the US out, Lebanon should be able to get rid of the Syrians.

Regardless of who inspired what, we can all be encouraged that the pro- and anti-Syrian factions are handling their disagreements via peaceful demonstrations. It is, moreover, worth remembering that Syria successfully stopped a civil war in Lebanon. Let's hope that the car-bomb crowd don't decide to provoke wide-scale violence - or that if they try, it doesn't work.


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