Monday, March 14, 2005

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Lebanese Rally In Opposition To Syria

Noted on LGF and reported here, there was a rally opposing Syria's continued presence in Lebanon that drew hundreds of thousands of supporters. Check out the news story for some truly awe-inspiring photos. The sheer numbers of people are simply staggering.

I am glad to see this happening. For nearly as long as I've been alive, Lebanon, and Beruit especially, has been synonymous with oppression and terror. What was once considered to be a shining gem in the middle east has come to be considered one of the "bad neighborhoods" with most Westerners told to stay away or be risking their lives. To see them making the first moves toward reclaiming that place among nations is a good thing.