Despite the odd title and even stranger subtitle the editors have given it, Robert Fisk has a good take on how things are lining up now that the US, France and apparently Al Qaeda have decided that the Syrian regime has to go.
Presumably by proxy Canada too. Noam Chomsky on the efforts of Egyptians to rid themselves of Hosni Mubarak. Hat tip to my esteemed colleague Shelina Merani.
Why does this news of Lawrence Cannon supporting Mubarak’s ‘transition plan’ even rate a reaction? Possibly because it’s late and I need to somehow keep my committment to doing a blog post a day and Mallory didn’t do anything particularly cute today.
Seems to be an impressive number, both to jaded Canadian politicos and 30 year uncannily always re-elected autocrats. That’s about how many people were out in Cairo today demanding the ouster of Hosni Mubarak. It’s also about how many people have signed the petition against the CRTC’s usage based billing rule for internet providers.
A Turkish news website is reporting that Hizbollah has agreed to discuss a prisoner swap – their two civilians, a doctor and his son, for the two Israeli soldiers. This was what started this mess. Why is the western media ignoring this (the Globe, CBC, canada.com and what not are all focussed on all that generous aid the US is sending to Lebanon).
I am really glad that people in Lebanon on Canadian (and other non Lebanese passports) are getting out. It sounds like quite an experience. I now feel intimately familiar with it. But ah… how bout maybe talking about putting an end to the invasion that people are fleeing?