Assad is increasingly belligerent - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Cipora Julianna Kohn
    • 20.05.10 | 11:04 (IDT)

    the west, and in particular the united states, made a terrible mistake by letting assad out of his isolation. it is well known that the minority alawite regime can survive only as long as it claims the mantle of "resistance," namely, "armed opposition." the doha accords which were supported by the west and by the saudis gave syria-iran free reign in lebanon. the opposition felt betrayed and abandoned. hence the humiliating parade of hariri and jumblatt kissing the ring of assad. the obama administration's policy of "engagement" has been a total disaster for those who would be opposing the radicals in the region. these recent policies will unfortunately result in a very bloody war in the near future.

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