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March 11, 2004

This is What They Were Afraid Of

Note: this is a post recovered from my old blog, before it died of an insufficient backup. Any comments/trackbacks on it have not been brought over, but can be seen with the original. The date is that of the original posting.


Over the weekend, to virtually no notice from the UN or the Western Press, both Syria and Iran have been embroiled in violent turmoil. (It should be noted that more people have been killed in Syria, apparently, than in the Madrid bombings.) When the Left in America and Europe, the UN and the Arab/Muslim governments of the Middle East talk about US actions endangering the "stability" of the Middle East, it is precisely this that they are worried about: that the Arabs and Muslims oppressed by their own governments will ask for the very Liberty we take for granted, at the expense of the tyrants.


I hadn't heard about Iran, but the riots in Syria were buried in the newspaper (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram) today. Apparently at the soccer match referenced in your first link, Kurds were holding up signs saying they would sacrifice their lives for Bush. I guess no Kurdish leaders are endorsing Kerry. Assad? Well, that may be another story...

Posted by: Brian on March 15, 2004 08:31 PM
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Posted by jeff at March 11, 2004 12:00 AM

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