Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Honorable Exit? This is the, or a, serious problem in Lebanon. I just read the memorandum submitted by the Lebanese right-wing opposition to the obsolete Arab summit in Algeria. It said that the Lebanese are in agreement over the need for an "honorable" withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon. That is pure talk, and it is too late already. Earlier, in the wake of Hariri's death, some people talked about an honorable withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon. In reality, Syria was humiliatingly kicked out of Lebanon, and the Syrian government and the bigoted opposition bear responsibility for that. I feel that this non-honorable withdrawal will have its own repercussions on the internal security condition in Lebanon. It is easy to start a momentum in Lebanon. But it is difficult to control or stop the momentum.