The Nudnik File

Nudnik - n. U.S. colloq. Esp. in Jewish usage: a pestering, nagging, or irritating person

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

              The Domino Effect in Action
More and more it seems that the Iraq elections really were the turning point in the Middle East - the falling of the Berlin Wall, as Jumblatt called it. And the ripples from this event continue to spread.
DAMASCUS, Syria -- Demonstrations that brought down the government of neighboring Lebanon on Monday inspired Syria's intellectuals and activists to issue new calls yesterday for greater political participation in their own country -- a nation known for its strict limits on dissent.

"What happened [in Lebanon] was a huge victory not only for the Lebanese people, but for the people of this region," said Wael Sawah, a Syrian political analyst and activist. "This is the first time a Cabinet resigns under popular pressure."
|| Nudnik 3:09 PM
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