We are sitting in Beirut watching Egypt experience freedom for the first time in 3o years. The peaceful way the people and the army went about toppling Mubarek is a momumental event that has the potential to bring about the most significant shift in the Middle East since the end of World War I. The CNN commentator just asked, “Which dictators in the region should be nervous right now?” Real good question.
Tomorrow we head to Damascus, Syria for three nights. What a time to go to a major Muslim, Middle Eastern country! Too Cool!
FYI – One of the on the ground CNN commentators is Arwa Damon who is the daughter of the ACS Head of School, George Damon. It has been nice to finally see her on TV after hearing her proud dad, George talk about her.
An amazing day, particularly after last night. And then there is the whole impact of social media! WOW! Let’s hope everything stays on a positive trajectory.
En Shallah! (God willing)