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Is Assad Losing?

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Submitted by kenny komodo (United States), Aug 25, 2012 at 08:47

The reports that I hear coming out of Syria seem to be conflicting at best. Sometimes I hear the so called "rebels" are pounding the tar out of Assad and his forces; other times it's the opposite. More then likely in my view the "rebels" are having a very difficult time. For one thing they do not have the heavy arms and artillery that Assad has; nor do they have the resources (arms, ammunition, food, etc) as readily available even though it's possible that Assad, or so I've read is running out of money.

But Assad has more flexibility in his dealing with other countries. For one thing he is still the ruler of Syria and can make a huge difference in deciding which country that aided him will benefit from his natural resources. Additionally, the "rebels" don't seem to be very organized with any number of rebel groups and rebel leaders claiming this or that. I can only agree with Dr. Pipes; stay out of this mess.

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