Monday, February 28, 2005

The March of Liberty

Things seem to be progressing rapidly but peacefully in Beirut. Opposition leader Wally Jumblatt called for mass protests today, two weeks after the recent assination of Rafik Hariri, and in defiance of the ban on public demonstrations. At last report an estimated 200,000 people had gathered in Martyr's Square, and Parliment is debating a confidence vote on the current government. See the link above, Caveman in Beirut for more.

In related news John Kerry, in between cashing checks and gobbling caviar, mentioned that he still believes Iraq was the wrong war, in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

Via Across the Bay

UPDATE: Just read this development in the Times this morning. Apparently Syria turned over Hussein's half brother yesterday, and 29 other members of the terrorist group responsible for bombing innocent men, women and children. As the writer points out, Syria has perfected the role of the region's arsonist and fire department and they clearly are trying to work their way out of the corner that the Hariri assasination put them in. Keep the pressure on.

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