Light after dark
by The Anniston Star Editorial Board
Nov 29, 2012 | 1413 views |  0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Syria’s ruling regime is a menace. Over almost two years of Arab Spring-inspired protests, Syrian President Bashar Assad has made life miserable for those who rebel against his authoritarian rule.

As if to erase even the shadow of a doubt, Syria blocked the Internet and other forms of electronic communication inside the country’s borders on Thursday.

A pattern is emerging. Egypt and Libya suffered Internet blackouts as governments there, like the one in Syria, sought to limit the free expression of protesters. Those measures ultimately failed in Libya and Egypt as the long-time strongmen of those nations were forced out of power, exemplifying the Latin phrase post tenebras lux (light after darkness). We hope for the same in Syria.
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