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Young, again, bemoans lack of respect for the Cedar-Leaks Revolution

Speaking at WINEP, Michael Young again bemoans how the 2005 Cedar Revolution (which we now understand further quickly turned into the Cedar-Leaks Revolution) is not widely admired in the Middle East. He blames a kind of naive false consciousness and Arab media manipulation rather than, as a good Liberal should, look inward to see how his version of Emancipation – deeply elitist at certain points, at times chauvanistic, and prone to widepsread violence that others usually have to pay for – ALSO contributed to a widespread rational dislike and incredulity towards the Lebanon example.

He says: “…Even today, Arab satellite channels overlook the 2005 events in Lebanon. This is because many Arab regimes and publics still view a weak Syria as benefiting the United States and Israel. In addition, Syrian president Bashar al-Asad remains a popular figure among Arabs who look favorably on Arab nationalism. In turn, Al-Arabiya and Aljazeera have been reluctant to cover the protests in Syria…”

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Written by nickbiddlenoe

April 22, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Posted in ANALYSIS

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