From the Shores of Tripoli
US Citizens Told to Leave Libya, Marines Deployed to Assist
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  • lukelea

    Same thing sure to happen in Syria if top guy toppled. Anybody care to bet not? Should be conventional wisdom by now, no?

    • LivingRock

      Sure to happen if top guy toppled? Syria obviously already is a huge mess, even w/o Assad gone from power. And I would guess Assad upholding some sort of regional power won’t be a return to pre-civil war stability . If Assad isn’t toppled my guess would be he maintains some sort of control over certain regions while the extremists and other ethnic groups not aligned with Assad maintain autonomy in “Syria”.

      It’s strange logical leap to me to suggest that some sort of intervention will only cause a post-leadership-topple Libya type situation in Syria. Can it get any worse in Syria at this point, and will it get any better if Assad isn’t defeated? No and no.

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