syria was corrupt, yet 60,000 people who are dead today were still alive. people had jobs, kids had food. im not sure its worth destroying a country just to de-nationalize its resources so the US and europe can benefit. it was never about assad. that was just the red-herring used by the west to rowdy up the syrians into a frenzy. it was always about contracts for rebuilding. putting syria so far in debt so that they submit to every demand the west gives. just like all other states the US intervened in. does it surprise you that assad is still there, and his government is still there after 2 whole years of 'supposedly' popular uprising, sanctions, and weapons embargo? doesnt that for a second hint at the fact that he has a decent enough number of supporters? the opposition have massive financial, and military support. yet they still failed to topple him. my advice, dont be a sheep. dont just read news from one source. it helps to read from various sources. bashar isnt as bad as they made him out to be, he isnt perfect, he isnt a saint, and most of all, he isnt his father. yet he was placed in this awkward position, and i have to admit, he didnt handle it in a civilized manner. i know many many syrians, from various religions. the majority hate assad, but hate the extremist rebels even more. none of them want a muslim brotherhood run syria.
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