REVERBERATIONS IN SYRIA?
Syrian opposition figures Tuesday hailed the fall of the Damascus-backed government in Beirut under the weight of mass street protests as a possible catalyst for democratic change in their own country. . . .
“A Syrian withdrawal is inevitable. History is on the move and nobody can halt its progress,” said Syrian filmmaker Omar Amiralay. He said Lebanon was now playing the role of “engine for change” in the region.
“I welcome this promising democratic change which will have a contagious effect on the Syrian hinterland and be of benefit for the Syrian and Lebanese peoples,” said Amiralay.
Let’s hope a lot of Syrians feel the same way.
UPDATE: More thoughts here.