As much as I am supposed to be celebrating the Syrian army's withdrawal from Lebanon, I am still cautious and skeptical. The Bush Administration has stated yesterday its doubts about the end of the Syrian influence in Lebanon. My reaction to such statement is that many Lebanese are not only doubtful, but sure that such influence would still exist beyond April 26, 2005.
Realistically the traces of any occupation linger...and sadly enough, it is usually not the occupying force that keeps on interfering, as much as it is those lingering blind "loyalists" who perpetuate that state of fear.
I believe that the only way to a waning Syrian influence is Time. Time will play a key role in this weeding process; through successive parliamentary elections, the remainig agents of the dark ages will begin to fade and be replaced with new faces who bring new life to the definition of loyality. Loyalty to beloved Lebanon.
"Nobody knows how many rebellions, besides political rebellions, ferment in the masses of life which people earth."