Before President Hafez Assad, Bashar's father, took power in late sixties, Syrian officers used to stand in a line to wage a coup detat.. Syria was the most unstable country in the Arab World. For the last fifty years Syria was a stable country. Let this Alawite lion fall and you shall see that even Bourhan Galioun and his Western friends cannot control Syria. Bashar is right, Syria is one of the most difficlult countriesin the world to govern, and if minorities leave Syria, Ya kahbibi wait and see, even RAWANDA will look like a picnic.
Merkel says would welcome constructive Iranian role in any Syria talk (Reuters)
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