Is There Orange in Lebanon's Future?
Check out A Window on the Arab World, and More! for an article on how Lebanon might potentially become the Ukraine of the Middle East. Here's a short excerpt:
Lebanon in Revolution: The Ukraine of the Middle East?
By Kirk Sowell
Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq al-Hariri has been assassinated by a suicide bomber. A Shia terrorist group calling itself "Victory and Jihad" has taken credit, and the Lebanese opposition is blaming Syria, of whom Hariri was a critic.
I was just watching a news report on Al-Jazeera covering this, and it is looking like Lebanon, once known as the "Switzerland of the Middle East," may soon become the Ukraine of the Middle East. The crowds gathering in the streets and the political opposition's press conference certainly reminded me of recent events in that country. Syria has long maintained control over Lebanon's political system, and overt opposition - rare in the Arab world - has been growing louder and louder.