Saturday, June 04, 2005

Strong and Free


A journalist Samir Kassir, a critic of Syria wound up getting whacked last week. He had harsh words for Syria and the cooperating Lebanese authorities during their occupation in Lebanon and started vilifying the Syrian government. A group of protesters from academics, politicians, writers and reporters stood in Martyr's Square to hold strong and refused to be intimidated and silenced by holding pens up in the air for an hour. It was an eerie, but positive sight. This is a very positive development. I just hope the US will support a stable and free elements in Lebanon, instead of tolerating a fractured and unstable dictatorship.

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