Monday, February 28, 2005

Lebanon's Peaceful Revolt

appears to be generally good news. Looks like the Syrian puppet state is out, and Allah knows they are no friends of ours, but we have yet to see what will develop from this latest peaceful revolt.

A poster referring to himself as "MB" in the comments section of this Reason Hit and Run blurb about the situation, posts links to here, here, and here, showing that the widely quoted Druse opposition leader, Walid Jumblatt, while he seems to be saying all the right things, is no great friend of America. And of course, there's always the possibility of anarchy or civil war, with pro-Syrian (or just Syrian) factions and opposition forces contesting the right to rule in a Arab land bodering Israel. Potential cause for concern, to put it mildly.

For the moment, however, I'll take a glass-is-half-full approach and be pleased that once again opposition by the masses has thrown off an unrepresentative government.


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