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Reader comment on item: The Alawi Capture of Power in Syria

Submitted by Skip Clark (United States), May 23, 2016 at 08:45

I am reading "A Rage For Order" by Robert Worth and have come across the important existence of the Alawis. Why did I not know of them before and of Bashars identity with them. All the more reason why,in my opinion, President Obama has been right in going easy on involvement in Syria.

The mid-east is a religious mess between Sunnis and Shiites which George W. knew nothing about before invading. When will we learn. As an ex-Catholic I can speak first hand as to the damage all religions do in stamping out mans natural quest for REASON over emotion.

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