So, there's that. Jeremy Bowen still likes Assad.President Assad, who succeeded his father in the job 11 years ago, is personally popular. But that might change if his security forces kill more protesters and if he doesn't deliver on reform.
depends to whom he fallsHypothetically speaking, what will happen to Syria if Assad falls?
anyway you will have a nice period of unrest, civil unstability and maybe civil war between tribes and religious factions
The problem is that in the Arab world there is no alternative to Arab social-nationalism other than Islamism.
Democracy, equality, human rights, economic rights and freedoms - all of these Western values are alien to local culture and mentality. Many people prefer an Islamic rules, not because they are religious fanatics, but because they believe that the government based on Islam, on religious principles, would be more honest and less corrupt.
Theyd slaughter the alawites...
Lattakia, (SANA)-An official source said an armed group seized rooftops in some districts of Lattakia, opening fire at passers-by, citizens and security forces personnel.
The number of killed in Syria now is far above that mentioned in the title of the thread.
May the title be changed?
Is a foreign operation possible in Syria, like in Libya, if Assad's regime continues to kill protesters ?