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Syria: Beginning of the End for Assad?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Starting to look like a death spiral.

  2. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    This is pretty much a proxy war against Iran at this point. The Syrian regime falls, and that's really going to leave the Iranians looking bad. Also means Hezbollah is screwed.
  3. I hope this is the end. Very few people scare me more than Bashar Al-Assad.
  4. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    I can think of at least 10 -- Ahmadinejad, Khameini, Kim, Putin, Mugabe for starters. Assad is small potatoes and pretty weak compared to other folk.
  5. Disagree. I do not underestimate the leader of Syria.
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    King of Jordan calls on Assad to step down:

  7. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Kind of rich considering where it's coming from. Then again, you could say that about any criticism from Arab leaders to Assad.
  8. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    How is Assad more "small potatoes" than Mugabe?
  9. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Mugabe has absolute power over his country, Assad is pretty much a figurehead for the Iranians.
  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Fareed Zakaria:

  11. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Syria couldn't keep its troops in Lebanon, so no, the country isn't powerful. Syria isn't a big factor in U.S. or European foreign policy, or NATO would have intervened. If it were important, Hilary Clinton wouldn't have taken a trip to Burma.
  12. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Did she find him "interesting"?

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