Hear Those Dominoes Fall

Good news out of Syria yesterday, as reported by the Washington Times: “Lebanon ‘victory’ spurs Syrians to demand a voice”:

Demonstrations that brought down the government of neighboring Lebanon on Monday inspired Syria’s intellectuals and activists to issue new calls yesterday for greater political participation in their own country — a nation known for its strict limits on dissent.
“What happened [in Lebanon] was a huge victory not only for the Lebanese people, but for the people of this region,” said Wael Sawah, a Syrian political analyst and activist. “This is the first time a Cabinet resigns under popular pressure.”

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