Thursday, February 24, 2005

Domino Theory?

One way where Irag is indeed like Vietnam is the Domino Theory. You remember, if Vietnam falls all the other countries in SE Asia will fall like dominoes. It turned out to be inaccurate in SE Asia, but it seems to be applicable in the MidEast.

Look at these links, via Instapundit. First, a Syrian officer states that he trained Iraqis as terrorists to disrupt the process in Iraq. In the same editorial, the author described that Sudanese and Egyptians were trained in Syria to carry out attacks in Iraq. In this article, we see that the pro-Syrian government of Lebanon is being urged to resign and that a "neutral" one replace it.

Recently Syria has been implicated in the murder of Rafiq Hariri, increasing the "intense pressure to end Syrian domination" of Lebanon. Lebanese citizens are calling for elections.

Let's see: Afghanistan, Irag...Lebanon, Syria, Saudia Arabia? How many does it take to make a trail of dominoes?

More, from the Washington Post:
"It's strange for me to say it, but this process of change has started because of the American invasion of Iraq," explains Jumblatt. "I was cynical about Iraq. But when I saw the Iraqi people voting three weeks ago, 8 million of them, it was the start of a new Arab world." Jumblatt says this spark of democratic revolt is spreading. "The Syrian people, the Egyptian people, all say that something is changing. The Berlin Wall has fallen. We can see it."
Read the whole thing, via Chrenkoff.

Didn't Lebanon used to be a country all on its own?

UPDATE:
I'm behind in my reading. See the second item on Best of the Web, also.