Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Democracy Creeping into Syria ??

In today's National Review Online, Nir Boms describes the emergence of a strong democratic opposition to Bashar al-Assad and the Baathists in Syria.
The Syrian opposition, a term that was a misnomer just two years ago, now has over 20 visible outlets with an increasing number of political activists who meet regularly inside and outside Syria. The Syrian Democratic Coalition - a dynamic group of ten Syrian opposition organizations led by Farid Ghadry - held a recent conference in Paris with representatives from political parties, human-rights organizations, tribes, and religious groups.
The genie is out of the bottle.