Monday, February 21, 2005

It seems that the demand on freedom and democracy in the ME is increasing even faster than we expected. Obviously the effects of the Tsunami of Jan 30 in Iraq and the September 11 of Lebanon have already started to play their role in shaping the region.

Instapundit links to news about an anti-Syriademonstrations in lebanon.
I also found a photo for the demonstrators.

Meanwhile, there were demonstartions in Egypt (photo here) asking Mubarak to step out and calling for elections rejecting a 5th term for the president that has been ruling the country with emergency law since 1981 after the assassination of president Anwar Sadat. The slogan held by the demonstrators was "Kifayah" which means "enough is enough".
This is the latest among a number of similar demontsrations that took place in Cairo in the past few months.
Link In Arabic.

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