69 million page views

Make me into a Farse-A game show on CNN

Reader comment on item: "Syria After Asad": Sunnis vs. Alawis
in response to reader comment: alawi controls

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."

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Make me into a Farse-A game show on CNN by Jay1

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2021 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)