Monday, March 14, 2005

Beirut Protests

Today around half a million protesters are demonstrating in Beirut to keep up the momentum against the Syrian-backed government. The demonstrators accuse their government of murdering ex-PM Hariri.

The US, meanwhile, is keeping up the pressure on Syria to get its troops and intelligence advisors out before the Lebanese elections. And Syria has been making moves to be seen to comply.

All of this sounds like good news, and one is almost disappointed to find that the EU is not busily attempting to sell Syria some weapons or surveillance systems to help deal with this pesky demonstration of "people power". The Russians were quicker off the mark in that respect. Maybe, the blog reflects, the EU effort is going on behind the scenes. The beans will be spilled soon enough, we'll warrant.
Naharnet News Desk

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