the fall of Asaad is just a matter of time. the question of what follows is - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • peteR
    • 12.12.12 | 09:20 (IST)

    the real issue. Like all the countries in the throes of the Arab Spring conflict, it is a complex battle of medeivalism, internicine warfare, and modernism. the new Syria could be another Islamicist thro back, or somehow a tolerant pluralistic accommodation to the different groups. the poison gas stockpiles are a dangerous trump card in the game. Asaad, if he has any humanity will destroy them, or hand dthem over to NATO, and go into exile. He may elect to bring down the whole thing in a final murderous frenzy and attack Israel.

    from the article: Damascus airport battles indicate the tide has turned against Assad
    First published 07:56 12.12.12 | Last updated 01:23 12.12.12
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