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Why I Back Assad

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Submitted by Dave (Canada), Jun 25, 2012 at 19:54

Assad is a butcher, certainly, and he is a keystone in the Iran-Syria-Hezbollah axis. But as bad as that is, there's worse. How about a war between Turkey and Syria that winds up incorporating Syria into Turkey, followed by Lebanon. Then we'll be looking at a huge Islamist state on Israel's northern border, with Hamas-Egypt to the south. And how long will it take before Jordan falls in line?

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