Today Michael J. Totten has another inspiring and urgent message from the front lines of the struggle for Lebanese independence, "The Countdown":
The Cedar Revolutionaries briefly lost their focus after the million-person demonstration in Martyr's Square. They weren't sure what to do next, exactly, aside from setting up a tent-city next to Rafik Hariri's grave site. Some dissidents felt like they had already won - when they clearly had not. Others were worried they would never be able to bring yet another million people down to the square for demonstrations.
The Syrian puppet regime in Beirut has been playing for time, changing the subject, and coming up with all manner of public distractions - the Pope's funeral was only the latest. People here are sick nearly to death of it, especially those who are playing a waiting game in the tent-city. So yesterday, in response to all this, they unfurled a new public campaign. It is simple, unambiguous, and pressing.
They are demanding elections on May 29. And they are demanding the government call for those elections by passing the necessary election law 30 days in advance . . .
Read the rest at the new Spirit of America-affiliated blog here. Donate to the cause of the Cedar Revolution here. As Michael wrote in the e-mail publicizing this post, "Please help them out. These people are facing down Hezbollah and Syria - and they're playing for keeps."