Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Lebanon Revolution (Images of Freedom) i.e.: The 2nd Bush Doctrine
The Australian ^ | 02/15/05 - 02/28/05 | The Australian

Posted on 02/28/2005 8:12:28 PM PST by AKSurprise



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alasad; asad; axisofevil; bushdoctrine; bushdoctrineunfold; bushdoctrineunfolds; hariri; iran; iraq; lebanon; middleeast; mideast; syria; uprising
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-96 next last
From Kabul to Baghdad, from the Palestinian Territories to Beirut....Freedom is on the march across the Middle East, the naysayers and sceptics are being proven wrong. The 2nd Bush Doctrine of advancing freedom in the greater MidEast is producing results. Millions are now free throughout the world, and America and the world are safer for it. Thank You President Bush, for sticking to your ideals, and upholding the morals and beliefs of America.
1 posted on 02/28/2005 8:12:29 PM PST by AKSurprise
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: AKSurprise

Big Bump!
Could we be seeing yet one more domino fall?


2 posted on 02/28/2005 8:15:35 PM PST by Valin (DARE to be average!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AKSurprise

Pretty tremendous! GO W GO!


3 posted on 02/28/2005 8:16:55 PM PST by jocon307 (Vote George Washington for the #1 spot)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AKSurprise

Amazing.


4 posted on 02/28/2005 8:16:59 PM PST by Huck (I only type LOL when I'm really LOL.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AKSurprise
I don't think we'll ever see Teddy Kennedy, Hildebeast, Chirac, Gerhardt, the UN or any other whimpering idiots say, "Gee, President Bush, I guess you were right. Thank you for your courage and leadership in a very volatile situation."
5 posted on 02/28/2005 8:18:37 PM PST by scars
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AKSurprise

Someone in the streets of Beirut acknowledges the purveyor of freedom in their country and their region...

6 posted on 02/28/2005 8:22:11 PM PST by El Conservador ("No blood for oil!"... Then don't drive, you moron!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: El Conservador

Amazing how powerful the human quest for freedom can be.


7 posted on 02/28/2005 8:24:05 PM PST by Bombard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: AKSurprise

Looks like a Lebanese Quagmire.


8 posted on 02/28/2005 8:24:35 PM PST by msnimje
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: msnimje

"Freedom is on the march" - GWBush


9 posted on 02/28/2005 8:27:42 PM PST by NYURepublican
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: El Conservador

At last...an American flag being flown instead of burned.


10 posted on 02/28/2005 8:31:03 PM PST by reagan_fanatic ("Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence" - R. Kirk)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: AKSurprise
Although there will be more challenges ahead, it is certain that President Bush has a plan, and more importantly a vision.

No President in history has prosecuted a war to a point of restoring the vanquished's national sovereignty through a democratic process so quickly with so little damage to both sides. It is truly amazing, and I suspect that for the elections of '08, the Rats are going to dodge foreign affairs as much as possible so as not to attract attention to the Middle East and how much better it will be in '08 than '00.

11 posted on 02/28/2005 8:31:41 PM PST by Navy Patriot (I'm gonna hear it for this.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AKSurprise

FREEDOM


12 posted on 02/28/2005 8:32:46 PM PST by PGalt
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: msnimje; OXENinFLA; Chieftain; Dutchgirl

Hey!!!
Wait just ONE darn minute!

Did these Lebanese get an OK first from Kofi and the UN?
And no one asked Kerry if he would support this!
What are these Lebanese thinking?


13 posted on 02/28/2005 8:39:09 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Grateful American)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: AKSurprise
Is Syria the next Libya? The inevitable snowball seems to be rolling down the hill of freedom.

http://www.lebanonwire.com/0410/04102207LW.asp

Their foundation of tyranny seems to be crumbling. Historians will rate Bush43 with the likes of Jefferson, Hamilton, Lincoln and Reagan. Washington, IMO, was also a visionary, though history (at least revisionary history) hasn't been so kind to him.
14 posted on 02/28/2005 8:39:24 PM PST by scars
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: scars

what DU saying about this? That democracy is evil? hah

I just saw their Top 10 conservative idiots. Tony Blair was there. I can understand them not agreeing with him supporting Bush but I wouldnt really say he is conservative... or do I just know his policies exactly. I always view Labour Party as at least a center-left party....


15 posted on 02/28/2005 8:53:52 PM PST by NYURepublican
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Navy Patriot
No President in history has prosecuted a war to a point of restoring the vanquished's national sovereignty through a democratic process so quickly with so little damage to both sides.

This is profound, and deserves repetition.

16 posted on 02/28/2005 8:56:56 PM PST by sinkspur ("Preach the gospel. If necessary, use words.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: AKSurprise

Absolutely Beautiful. More Words Are Unnecessary.


17 posted on 02/28/2005 9:02:28 PM PST by musical_airman (If you are a single southern gal in her 20's that doesn't have kids, please say so.........)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Recovering Ex-hippie
Yeah! Will this pass the "Global Test" or not?

So many losers, so few seats on their side of the aisle....

18 posted on 02/28/2005 9:02:35 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (Invest in semi-precious metal--BLOAT!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: AKSurprise

John Kerry on the campaign trail talking about what he'll do first in Iraq if he's elected..... "I don't know what kind of situation I'll be handed in Iraq on January 20th. It could be Lebanon".


19 posted on 02/28/2005 9:05:38 PM PST by The Fop
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYURepublican
In the DU world, anyone who agrees with Bush or the republicans (forget it if you actually are a republican) they consider hard core right wing extreme.

They have no sense of scale nor the ability to distinguish, Arnold, Pataki, Rudy, are automatically in the same category as Jesse Helms, Strom Thurmond, Ronald Reagan, etc.

They refer to Joe Lieberman as a conservative or neo-con and keep thinking he's going to jump ship.

The fact that Pataki is actually further left then several democratic senators and several democratic governors, does nothing. When you have no sense of scale or perception and a warped simplistic view, its easy to just lump everyone everyone together in one category, regardless of policy, truth or ideology.

It also doesn't help that there nuts, anyone who disagrees is automatically labeled a "PNAC" plant or spy, they think every person who is conservative is a freeper, and the CIA is behind everything. Its weird watching them flame each other with accusations as if the person posting must work for the white house or halliburton or is part of PNAC or some other think tank or secret organization.

Right now I think they are in a "suspend elections and any new emerging democracies anywhere" phase because they believe it helps Bush, anything good helps Bush, and thus must be bad, even if it was something that they wanted in the first place.

20 posted on 02/28/2005 9:07:09 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: scars
IMHO, Washington deserves a better place on the list. Our children and the world at large rarely learn of what true and genuine American hero's have done for us and the world. Revisionist make it impossible to emulate the great or learn from the weak. Sorry if this sounds like an attack, the revision of Washington's role and greatness is a pet peeve of mine.

"Washington is the greatest man in the world" - George III, King of England
21 posted on 02/28/2005 9:08:29 PM PST by cypollo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: NYURepublican

Isn't Tony Blair in CMA mode? He's also in a polarized political environment. I agree with you, though, that he really isn't a conservative.


22 posted on 02/28/2005 9:09:04 PM PST by scars
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: AKSurprise

"Thank you President Bush, for sticking to your ideals, and upholding the morals and beliefs of America."

Has such a nice ring to it I wanted to say it again, even though I'm an Aussie. What a great day this is!

God Bless President Bush and our Brave Troops.


23 posted on 02/28/2005 9:12:24 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Understand Evil: Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD. Link on my Page. free pdf.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cypollo

As I said, I think he was a visionary, and let me add, a great leader and commander in battle. I agree with you that he doesn't get the respect he merits. Its not only hard to be first, they didn't exactly value "thinking outside the box" in those days.
They wanted to be free from British rule and were courageous in their efforts, but I think Washington was called a "radical" or "zealot" by many of his generation.


24 posted on 02/28/2005 9:16:42 PM PST by scars
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: El Conservador; jan in Colorado; USF; Former Dodger; Dark Skies; ariamne; broadsword

Come and see #6 here, see the US flag flying in Lebanon after the government resigned. What a great sight this is!
Thanks El Conservador!


25 posted on 02/28/2005 9:17:06 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Understand Evil: Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD. Link on my Page. free pdf.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I understand that checked with his "foreign leaders" and they told him it was alright...for now, and as long as it didn't get out of hand.
So sleep well Lt. John "kill em all" Kerry's on the job.


26 posted on 02/28/2005 9:18:00 PM PST by Valin (DARE to be average!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: AKSurprise

Thanks for posting the beautiful pictures AKSurprise.


27 posted on 02/28/2005 9:18:20 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Understand Evil: Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD. Link on my Page. free pdf.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYURepublican

Tony Blair! Conservative? Riiight. But then they're not called DUmmies for nothing.


28 posted on 02/28/2005 9:20:50 PM PST by Valin (DARE to be average!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: scars

excuse the ignorance but what is CMA mode?

I love Tony Blair though ill be honest. I think hes got balls and plus hes a friend of America no matter who our president is... Clinton or Bush. Cant say taht for many people. I dont have to agree with all (or most) of one's politics or beliefs to respect/like them.. thats jsut me though...


29 posted on 02/28/2005 9:27:53 PM PST by NYURepublican
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: El Conservador

An American flag not being burned, stomped on, torn or hung upside down. Who would have thought we'd live to see that in the M.E.?

Beautiful photos!


30 posted on 02/28/2005 9:29:15 PM PST by Soul Seeker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: NYURepublican
CMA=cover my a$$. I didn't say I didn't like him nor did I say he isn't one of our strongest and most influential allies. All I said was that I didn't think he's a conservative.
31 posted on 02/28/2005 9:31:43 PM PST by scars
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: El Conservador

Most abused people around the world love the American flag.


32 posted on 02/28/2005 9:32:09 PM PST by winner3000
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: swordfish71

Wouldn't want you to miss the beautiful pictures on this thread. I never saw the US flag looking better!


33 posted on 02/28/2005 9:32:53 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Understand Evil: Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD. Link on my Page. free pdf.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Fred Nerks

What a beautiful sight!


34 posted on 02/28/2005 9:33:48 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (This tagline no longer operative....floated away in the flood of 2005 ,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: scars

no i know i was just giving my personal opinion on him... nothing to do with what you said.. after all I also said he isnt conservaitve :)

We are on the same page I think ;)


35 posted on 02/28/2005 9:34:45 PM PST by NYURepublican
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: AKSurprise

Who'd o' thought...?

Bush, Chirac tell Syria to leave Lebanon
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1348402/posts


36 posted on 02/28/2005 9:36:08 PM PST by familyop ("Let us try" sounds better, don't you think? "Essayons" is so...Latin.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AKSurprise

Heres a stupid question, do Muslims and Christians live in peace in Lebanon? Wasnt there a civil war between the two and thats how/why Syria occupied Lebanon in the first place?


37 posted on 02/28/2005 9:36:39 PM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYURepublican
In regard to AKSurprise's post, I think we're all on the same page. Isn't it beautiful to see a plan (Bush43 plan) come together?
38 posted on 02/28/2005 9:38:00 PM PST by scars
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: scars
I did not mean disrespect towards you or your post. You merely pointed out a very true fact that revisionist have buried the facts that this country would never had made it to its first birthday had it not been for Washington. Not to mention all of the foundation building that he did in those first years.

Revisionist historians try to crucify him because he did not abolish slavery. They fail to mention that the union would have fallen apart before it was began had he done so. Nor do they mention his personal turmoil over that decision.

In the last year or two of his second term he was labeled many things through anonymous or ghost written articles by those wishing to assume his position. There were some that had genuine concerns about his policies. But, on nearly every one time proved him right.

I find myself getting on s soap box, so I will stop.

regards
39 posted on 02/28/2005 9:38:45 PM PST by cypollo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Sure is, gave me goosebumps when I saw it, Freedom marching through the Middle East...watch out World, The Yanks are Coming!

Oh, do I feel a little schadenfreude now? What might Kerry and Hillary be thinking? This must hurt something awful! Suffer you traitors.

IT'S OUR TURN NOW! FREEDOM!


40 posted on 02/28/2005 9:40:31 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Understand Evil: Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD. Link on my Page. free pdf.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Alia

...nice pictures ping.


41 posted on 02/28/2005 9:40:46 PM PST by familyop ("Let us try" sounds better, don't you think? "Essayons" is so...Latin.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cypollo

Certainly, no offense taken by your reply. I guess I'm not the only one whom still holds him in high esteem.


42 posted on 02/28/2005 9:41:48 PM PST by scars
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: stuck_in_new_orleans
Yes, there was. A combination of provocations from both Iran and Syria managed to keep the pot boiling in Lebanon until that beautiful place was in ruins.

But they didn't always fight - in fact, they got along pretty well for a long time. And the scariest thing the Syrians saw in the demonstrations of last week was people carrying the Koran in one hand and a Cross in the other. When that happens it's a real bad idea to be an occupier whose welcome has worn out.

43 posted on 02/28/2005 9:42:32 PM PST by Billthedrill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: Billthedrill

so if the Muslims get a majority of a new goverment, will they make Islam the official religion? How did it work before the occupation of Syria?


44 posted on 02/28/2005 9:44:51 PM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: stuck_in_new_orleans

It's not a stupid question at all, they did once before and they are doing so again. Here's a link to an article that might help to explain what happened. Arafat!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1037839/posts


45 posted on 02/28/2005 9:45:51 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Understand Evil: Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD. Link on my Page. free pdf.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: Recovering Ex-hippie
Hey!!! Wait just ONE darn minute! Did these Lebanese get an OK first from Kofi and the UN? And no one asked Kerry if he would support this! What are these Lebanese thinking?

Silly you. Kerry was offshore in his swiftboat. Word has it he may get another purple heart for this one.

46 posted on 02/28/2005 9:48:47 PM PST by Shortstop7
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Fred Nerks
Hows the weather down under...? This is all just amazing, but I don't think Syria is gonna roll over and pull back without a lot more pain and blood... There is a huge game going on , let me send you here first and take the link at post #3:

Rice: Blast Need Not Derail Mideast Peace

47 posted on 02/28/2005 9:50:20 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (This tagline no longer operative....floated away in the flood of 2005 ,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Why am I having to search to find articles about this? This seems big to me.....??

What gives?


48 posted on 02/28/2005 9:51:55 PM PST by Shortstop7
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: stuck_in_new_orleans
Their constitution apportions certain offices to identified members of certain religious groups - the President is a Maronite Christian, the Prime Minister a Sunni Muslim, the President of the National Assembly a Shi'a Muslim. HERE is how it was set up.

It wasn't an unstable system until the thing was deliberately destroyed from without in an effort to expropriate Lebanese wealth (they're world-famous entrepreneurs) and establish a base next door to Israel from which that country could be attacked. Very nasty business, and we lost over 200 Marines in trying to stop it.

49 posted on 02/28/2005 9:53:13 PM PST by Billthedrill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: Shortstop7
Why am I having to search to find articles about this?

About which?

50 posted on 02/28/2005 9:53:44 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (This tagline no longer operative....floated away in the flood of 2005 ,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-96 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson