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March 10, 2005

Change and Hope in Lebanon

"It was our Boston Tea Party. . . . People feel empowered for the first time; they are feeling that their voice matters - that they can say things. . . It is not yet victory, but for the first time in a very long time, people are feeling, 'I can make change.' And there is a real sense of fraternity and unity." -- Lebanese political analyst Nawaf Salam

Our voice matters. We can make a change. What I'm hearing from Lebanon so much echoes the feelings in Ukraine during November and December, during the Orange Revolution.

That feeling of empowerment was something new, something different--a hope that just wasn't here for so long.

Honestly, I don't understand the intricacies of what is going on in Lebanon. Life here in Ukraine is still absorbing my attention and energy. But I hear bits and pieces like this, feel hopeful, and pray.

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..time and perserverance with a whole lot of patience mixed in is whats needed..kind`a like training a husband and raising three boys..((-:
..but in the piece this statment will reveberat..
"Do you have a real vision for a modern, progressive and pluralistic Lebanon? If so, why are you waving the picture of the Syrian president?"
..pssst on the training thing..it goes both ways..

Posted by: Rob_NC at March 11, 2005 11:53 AM

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