Old 28th February 2005, 18:48   #1
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Independance for Lebanon?

Lebanon's pro-Syrian PM resigns
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BEIRUT, Lebanon (CNN) -- The Lebanese government abruptly resigned Monday during a stormy parliamentary debate, prompting a tremendous roar from tens of thousands of anti-government protesters in central Beirut.

The demonstrators, awash in a sea of red, white and green Lebanese flags, had demanded the pro-Syrian government's resignation -- and the withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon -- since this month's assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
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I hope that Lebanon can break free of Syria and become a real democracy.

Do you think these protests calling for freedom and independance have anything to do with the successful Iraqi elections?
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Old 28th February 2005, 20:40   #2
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we are one step closer to getting our independance from syria.
we all stood as one in the protests to make the gouvernment resign, and to answer the question about the relation with the iraqui elections, i'll say that there is no relation, because what lead to this unity between us lebanese was the teribble assasination of our former prime minister.
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Old 1st March 2005, 00:27   #3
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Re: Independance for Lebanon?

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I hope that Lebanon can break free of Syria and become a real democracy.

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Let us not forget that Lebanon WAS a democracy (albeit a confessionalist one) until Israel, by way of displacing the Palestinians, fucked it up.
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Old 1st March 2005, 00:36   #4
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Let's hope it becomes a democracy not screwed by suicide bombers every so often.

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Old 1st March 2005, 01:50   #5
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Afghanistan, Iraq, and not Lebanon, and there's news out with Egypt too...

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Old 1st March 2005, 02:15   #6
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AFghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, and not Lebanon?

Of course!

All the countries that start with vowels



Keep in mind that we "forced" Iraq and Afghanistan into democracies.

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Old 1st March 2005, 03:47   #7
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which is worse? a forced democracy or a forced dictatorship? It's not like they chose to have saddam oppress them.
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Old 1st March 2005, 04:04   #8
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Actually, at first Saddam was a good leader for Iraq. If there were elections, it's likely he would have won. It was the war between Iran and Iraq that really wiped them out.

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lebanon is soon going to be a democracy again , now that we got the gouvernment to resign, the syrians are going to leave soon too, so we can finish with the "militirastic" gouvernment they installed with president emile lahoud, and we won't rest in peace nore stop protesting until we get syria out of our land and regain full independence our country.

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awesome, fisher819! I hope it can continue to be a peaceful process.
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10x and i hope so too.

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