miércoles, febrero 23, 2005

UNA VERDADERA REACCIÓN POPULAR, la que se está desatando en el Líbano a raíz del asesinato del ex-primer ministro Hariri. Imaginad si es revolución, que ¡hasta Zapatero está amenazando a Siria igual que Bush! David Ignatius, en el Washington Post, lo equipara a la caída del muro de Berlín:
"Enough!" That's one of the simple slogans you see scrawled on the walls around Rafiq Hariri's grave site here. And it sums up the movement for political change that has suddenly coalesced in Lebanon and is slowly gathering force elsewhere in the Arab world.

"We want the truth." That's another of the Lebanese slogans, painted on a banner hanging from the Martyr's Monument near the mosque where Hariri is buried. It's a revolutionary idea for people who have had to live with lies spun by regimes that were brutally clinging to power. People want the truth about who killed Hariri last week, but on a deeper level they want the truth about why Arab regimes have failed to deliver on their promises of progress and prosperity.
Ignatius recoge una cita más que reveladora de quien se está convirtiendo en Yushckenko libanés, el líder druso Walid Jumblatt:
"It's strange for me to say it, but this process of change has started because of the American invasion of Iraq," explains Jumblatt. "I was cynical about Iraq. But when I saw the Iraqi people voting three weeks ago, 8 million of them, it was the start of a new Arab world." Jumblatt says this spark of democratic revolt is spreading. "The Syrian people, the Egyptian people, all say that something is changing. The Berlin Wall has fallen. We can see it."
(via PowerLine)

ACTUALIZACIÓN. Una y dos imágenes de las manifestaciones en Líbano (en el blog Across the Bay, via Publius Pundit), en la que se ve que mi alusión a la similitud con la Ucrania de hace unos meses no va nada desencaminada.