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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Aug 9, 2017 at 12:06

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I read his book The New Lion of Damascus. I dismissed it as either cheap propaganda in support of Assad for what ever reason or he really had no clue about Syria and the Assad's family And BTW we have not seen the end of the Assad's dynasty He still has support among the many religious as well as ethnic minorities in Syria and many are now saying: See? Life is good in areas of Syria controlled by Assad Or we have not seen the end of Assad yet

Compare it with McCain's shameful visit to Syria where he was also praising and supporting terrorist members of al-Qaeda and praising their humanity

The truth is there are no angels in Syria and the winner sooner or later will be another dictator and the lesson to be learned that the dictator you know is better than a new dictator we do not know


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wanderland in the mid-east [52 words]
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Other contenders? [42 words]
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We lie and then say that our prediction do not come true. (and Two predictions of mine that will come true) [512 words]PrashantAug 10, 2017 16:27240451
Given that the West has killed at least 100K in Syria, Assad's forces cannot have killed 90% [110 words]AnonAug 10, 2017 10:05240443
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The experts are naturally wrong [48 words]YESHAYAHU HOLLANDERAug 9, 2017 16:07240429
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3Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware) and scholarship! [154 words]dhimmi no moreAug 9, 2017 12:06240425

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