|Asked who was behind the attack, one of Mr|
|If there has been a silver lining for the Arabs, it is that their leaders are now taking more responsibility for their own security||More than a million Lebanese, Muslims and Christians alike poured into the streets to demand the withdrawal of a Syrian military force that had occupied the country since the end of the civil war in 1990|
5 million gave birth to the Middle East democratic awakening.
|Today he lives in a heavily guarded compound in the mountains north of Beirut||Notably, the Saudi successes have coincided with the opposition making fresh gains on the ground in Syria|
|Geagea, the Cedar Revolution meant freedom—literally||Four Arab states—Libya, Iraq, Yemen and Syria—are in various stages of disintegration|
For this he was tried in a proceeding widely criticized by international-rights bodies, and in 1994 he became the only militia leader imprisoned for his actions during a conflict in which no faction had clean hands.
|And Lebanon is once more hostage to outside actors, mainly Iran and its proxies||In 2012 he survived an assassination attempt by sharpshooters firing from the hills surrounding his compound|
|Not far is a replica of the basement prison where he spent more than a decade, including the Syrian torture device—a ceiling chain used to suspend and beat victims—situated just outside his cell||Save for Tunisia, the Arab Spring has everywhere yielded chaos, repression and reaction|
gave their backing to the protesters, and the hated Syrians decamped for Damascus on April 30.