Press Overhypes Weakness of Assad Regime
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  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    When a regime starts to fall, the cracks start from the very small, a few military defect or refuse to fire on civilians, next higher and higher officials see an opportunity to steal a march on other government officials and make a place for themselves in the coming new regime. Finally the tipping point is reached and the regime collapses all in a rush, but up until that point everything looks good for the regime. So, I wouldn’t be so quick to discount another crack in the regime’s facade of power, as with each crack the possibility of another crack increases.

  • tg

    He’s not even a deputy minister. Actually an assistant.

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