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    • christoph
    • 01.12.07 | 18:33 (IST)

    NO doubt you don't doubt about that. If you had made the effort, like I did, to read for example a book, written by an American scientist, David W. Lesch, about young Bashar ("The new lion of Damascus - Bashar al-Asad and Modern Syria"), you'd probably have a more sophisticated view. But I want to concede to you with Lesch that a society can hardly be more patriachic than the Syrian one. Besides, as I mentioned several times, they accepted far more refugees from Iraq than Jordan or Egypt (up to 2 million I heard some weeks ago) and the US still don't stop to bash this regime which has indeed some authoritarian traits, but also principles which are thought to be modern, like laicism and obviously some solidarity with other Arabs. Bashar Asad has also been the first Syrian "dictator" to pay a visit to both muslim and christian representatives. This need not earn him the whole Golan, but it should make him a dialogue partner. The US are richer, but unjustice and violence exist there too

    from the article: Washington: There is no place yet for Syria in peace process
    First published 00:00 30.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 30.11.07
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