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Make me into a Farse-A game show on CNN

Reader comment on item: "Syria After Asad": Sunnis vs. Alawis
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Submitted by Jay1 (United States), Apr 6, 2011 at 23:57

Dr Pipes' article is rather remarkable in ways I would think, he never inended. Reminding the reader that not all that much has changed since the days of young Asads dad, Dr Pipes suggests that at long last,a bloodbath may be comming between the held down Sunnis and the minority ruling Alawites. What is remarkable about this? It means that in Syria as in what appears to be all Arab countries,the majority of the people feel a need to show a leader their God like devotion, and yet cant stand the guy. It appears everything, from statues to posters, from crowds to keychains from camera shots to newborn names, is one big perpetual farse. I get why an Alawite would name his kid Hafez. But not the mob majority Sunnis as shown on CNN. Is life in the Arab world literally love vs fear? Is there no sense of neither? What is this burning need of adult Arab men and women to play this unique game show called "Make me into a Farse."

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Alawis and the current migrants crisis [36 words]
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1Make me into a Farse-A game show on CNN [173 words]Jay1Apr 6, 2011 23:57183908
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