Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Finally waking up?
So all this news is coming out of Lebanon since fomer PM Rafik Hariri was murdered yesterday. All I can do is sit here and wonder how many Americans/westerners knew, before yesterday, that Lebanon has been under Syrian occupation for 25+ years.
This is just one of countless examples of why Arab dictators/monarchs/thugs work so hard to keep the light on Israel. Israel is NOT the problem in the Middle East. In so many of the global conflicts today, there is one common denominator. Figure it out-- it ain't Israel, and it ain't America, as much as they (meaning the 1 billion poor, oppressed Muslims of the world) want selectively ignorant Americans to believe.
The Lebanese have had the cage rattled, and now they want to get out. I wonder how many UN resolutions we'll see (I know of the one)? Or how much pressure the enlightened Europeans will put on Baby Assad? How many people of influence will finally put Syria under the microscope? How many Islamic theocracies will continue to exist with minimal criticism from the world?
I won't hold my breath, since spring is coming and I'd like to be around to enjoy it....
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