Hey I am one of the ones who dispises Assad , but I think you got it completly wrong to think this Syrian government is stupid , they are anything but stupid to survive the last 7 years of pressure from Bush and EU , they are the real players in the middle east who have influence over every country around them including Istael's dealings with the Palestinians . US figured that out , that is why they've changed there policy . So go study some more to know the facts before you make comments like you did . PEACE!!!!!
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