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the horse has left the proverbial barn

Reader comment on item: Support Assad

Submitted by M.Orbuch (United States), Apr 12, 2013 at 15:30

While Bashar's handlers, especially the old hands from his father's days, were hoping for this very cynical exercise in Realpolitik, musing on such a policy, with the indifferent hand of BHO at the tiller, is pointless.

Assad's fall, though painfully protracted if Ahmadinejad, Nasrallah and Putin have any say, seems now inevitable. What will rise in the ashes is likely to be a partitioned Syria and steering the more pliable parties like the Druze, secular Sunni & Alawi toward (armed) opposition to an Islamist takeover should be where our minds are focused. I'm sure this is what Israel is busying itself with,

A Russo-Persian-Hizbullah effort to secure the Alawistan enclave (heavily peopled by Sunni too) should keep these demons busy for a long time.


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