Syria’s President Forgets to Pardon Self
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  • vanderleun

    “the greater the possibility that Syria can settle down under a new government without a prolonged period of destructive civil strife.”

    A nice wish but the real possibility of this happening is somewhere south of absolute zero.

  • “the greater the possibility that Syria can settle down under a new government without a prolonged period of destructive civil strife.”

    “A nice wish but the real possibility of this happening is somewhere south of absolute zero.”

    So what are the alternatives? Encouraging Assad to hunker down for as long as possible? Sorry but (for want of imagination) I think I’ll second Via Meadia’s advice.

  • Tom Holsinger

    The alternative is the most likely scenario – Syria’s Alawite minority flees to Iraq while Iraq’s Sunni Arab minority flees to Syria (not necessarily at the same time, but <5 years apart), and Lebanon's Shiite Arab minority goes to **ll. It's the Middle Eastern way.

  • Richard Tasgal

    What ever happened in the end to the head of the last king of Iraq, after it and his other body parts were paraded (dragged, whatever) through the streets?

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