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    • Omar from Syria
    • 29.03.11 | 09:03 (IST)

    Another difference factor between Syria and other dictatorships is that syria's president is widely loved, and for anyone who cared bout Syria before these protests knows that Syria had been on a steady reform agenda which has been both visible and palatable, both economic and social...Assad has always maintained that change is coming but should b at a gradual pace (lest u have the economic disaster of mafia run Russia) or the vicious secterainisim of Iraq..education curriculums have changed, civil society has been engaged, job creeation has been steady, birth control has been stepped up, etc...while freedom of speech and press are stifled, the problem is if u open up the doors u have to invite everyone in including the Islamic radicals which ther are many and who can manipulate a large number of ppl (living in Israel u surely u understand that danger well)..like u mentioned the various minorities in the Syria could not survive the intolerance, hate and violence these Ppl bring with them...most of us would prefer he continue opening their minds before allowing them to open their mouths

    from the article: Israel's favorite Arab dictator of all is Assad
    First published 02:30 29.03.11 | Last updated 02:30 29.03.11
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