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  • Monday, February 28, 2005

    US state department claims it is not interfering in Lebanon

    Of course, the US state department has in the past also claimed that it wasn't interfering in Venezuela either. From Yahoo: Official: Syria Troops Must Leave Lebanon

    On Thursday, the State Department said a withdrawal closer to Syria's border was not good enough, explaining that the Security Council resolution "calls in clear, unequivocal terms for all foreign forces to withdraw from Lebanon." Satterfield said the international community is "calling for an end to foreign interference in Lebanese affairs." "It is not ... interference for the world to talk of the need for Lebanese to live in freedom," he said.
    No, of course it's not interference. See all recent "A Logical Voice" posts

    6 Comments:

    At 3/01/2005 02:40:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Just maybe the Lebanese are fed up with the de facto Syrian occupation and have seen the voting lines in Iraq and are wondering why they can't do the same ?

     
    At 3/01/2005 02:45:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Just maybe the Lebanese are fed up with the de facto Syrian occupation and have seen the voting lines in Iraq and are wondering why they can't do the same ?
    "Why not here?" is a Kuhnian question, and as you open the newspaper these days, you see it flitting around the world like a thought contagion. Wherever it is asked, people seem to feel that the rules have changed. New possibilities have opened up.

    The question is being asked now in Lebanon. Walid Jumblatt made his much circulated observation to David Ignatius of The Washington Post: "It's strange for me to say it, but this process of change has started because of the American invasion of Iraq. I was cynical about Iraq. But when I saw the Iraqi people voting three weeks ago, eight million of them, it was the start of a new Arab world."
    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/26/opinion/26broooks.html?hp

     
    At 3/01/2005 02:56:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Even the BBC wonders about democray's possible emergence tho' it's mentioned almost as an afterthought:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4307939.stm

     
    At 3/01/2005 05:18:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Round up here:
    http://ussneverdock.blogspot.com/

     
    At 3/02/2005 05:32:00 pm, Blogger DJEB said...

    The Lebanese are fed up, if their protests of late are any indication.

     
    At 3/03/2005 09:04:00 am, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Ah, yes, according to some the invasion of Iraq leads to only good things in the minds of some of the right wing extremists, who appear to believe that bombs and bullets can spread democracy. Of course, they don't think that anyone else can think for themselves, and need to have others opinions rammed down their throats.

     

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