March 14th, 2005

Hawk

Hope in Lebanon

Hundreds of thousands of protestors--over a million by some reports--are marching to demand Syria leave Lebanon. They're massively outnumbering the pro-Syrian protestors Hezbollah fielded (without even getting into whether Hezbollah was importing ringers). Syria's already promising to withdraw at least partially. If things go well Lebanon could get some real political freedom, and Syria's dictatorship could collapse.

Seeing a couple of dominos wobbling is making me feel a lot more optimistic about the war.
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Braveheart in Beirut

No, no, read the sign.

What I'm wondering is did the signmaker take Mel Gibson as a role model--bad news for Syrian grunts--or are the protestors trying to push our buttons to attract more Western support (which would explain the foreground as well)?

Edit: Link is dead. Picture had a protest babe next to a sign saying "They can take our lives, but they can never take our freedom."