Beirut's Berlin Wall


Paco
#1
Beirut's Berlin Wall

BEIRUT -- "Enough!" That's one of the simple slogans you see scrawled on the walls around Rafiq Hariri's grave site here. And it sums up the movement for political change that has suddenly coalesced in Lebanon and is slowly gathering force elsewhere in the Arab world.

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"It's strange for me to say it, but this process of change has started because of the American invasion of Iraq," explains Jumblatt. "I was cynical about Iraq. But when I saw the Iraqi people voting three weeks ago, 8 million of them, it was the start of a new Arab world." Jumblatt says this spark of democratic revolt is spreading. "The Syrian people, the Egyptian people, all say that something is changing. The Berlin Wall has fallen. We can see it."

Words from a Lebanese and a column written in the Washington Post... no friend of G. Bush.
 
no1important
#2
I will believ it when I see it. The rest of the middle east is not going to be nowhere near as easy as Iraq.
 
Mooseskin Johnny
#3
When the elected Iraqi government decides to sell oil by the Euro, when it sells oil to China, when it kicks out the foreign corporations, I bet GW decides he doesn't like democracy.
 
EagleSmack
#4
Do you mean the foreign corporations that are rebuilding their country?

If, If, If...

Tell me Moose... would you really find joy in the US suffering? The people of the US?

The US goes into a war and gets rid of a brutal tyrant, even if it was under false pretences, and you still long for it's downfall. Democracy just may take hold and we won't have to send any more troops to that place. But if that happens you wish to fantasize of Iraq following YOUR plan to destabilize the US.

So sad.
 

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