Assumption of Command

28 February 2005

Let Freedom Ring!

Syria is in trouble.

Lebanon's Syrian-backed Prime Minister Omar Karami, under popular pressure after the assassination of an ex-prime minister, said on Monday his government was resigning. "Out of concern that the government does not become an obstacle to the good of the country, I announce the resignation of the government I had the honor to lead," Karami told parliament in Beirut.
This is great news. For many years the Syrians have held a huge hand over the Lebanese people. The pictures on the news are amazing. No matter what country it is, I always feel pride when I see the people of a country stand up for freedom. All of the Red and White flags with Cedar trees makes for a great visual. Good for them.

Bad on the other hand for the Syrians. These guys are having a bad week.

Israel launched a diplomatic offensive against arch-foe Damascus Monday to lobby for international backing for its accusations of Syrian links to a Palestinian suicide bombing that killed five Israelis
The United States, which has also accused Syria of abetting anti-U.S. insurgents in Iraq, has said it may press for international sanctions against Syria.
The taste of freedom, that Iraq has on its lips, is accelerating all of this.

And I didn't even discuss Egypt.