Sunday, July 30, 2006

History Is A Good Guide

Fire of Liberty

Salim Mansur has a good column in the Toronto Sun which points out that the Arab world and the Middle East should look at the late-twentieth century history of Algeria to discover what happens when you fail to confront a terrorist or dictator. All in all Mansur shows you that there is hope in taking down terrorists/dictators if only the people under their guns and such tyranny say enough is enough and stand up rather than offering a ceasefire. (Now it's true that sometimes the threat is too big to handle without outside help but I know a few countries that are willing to do so if push comes to shove.) I suggest everyone reads this well written piece to learn a little history and insight on the Middle East from a reasoned voice like Salim Mansur. Enjoy the read.

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