Monday, February 28, 2005

Lebanese freedom on fast track...

WorldNetDaily: Lebanese government falls amid mass protest

Breaking 29 years of Syrian domination, Lebanon's pro-Damascus government fell today after two weeks of protests and political maneuvers in the wake of the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.

Lebanese Prime Minister Omar Karami announced the resignation of his government during a parliamentary debate.

Interesting development in this fast moving story. But there are also warnings and threats coming from Syria proper:

While Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is telling the world his military forces will leave Lebanon, a political shakeup in Damascus signals his army won't be leaving without a fight, Middle East intelligence sources tell Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.

With increasing international diplomatic pressure to withdraw troops, as well as a mounting popular uprising in Lebanon, Assad has appointed a family member to the No. 1 intelligence post and given him sweeping new powers meant to maintain the Assad dynasty at any cost.