Analysis || Al-Qaida is not yet at Syria’s gates
Claims that al-Qaida has taken control of the border zone between Syria and Israel are a bit exaggerated; meanwhile, Assad and the rebels are locked in a stalemate.
The post-Assad era in Syria has already begun, even though the Syrian tyrant is still around, a senior Israeli defense official has said. President Bashar Assad may be hanging on to power − long past the time predicted by Israeli and Western intelligence sources − but the country is slipping away. The headline of a recent Economist story from Damascus is no coincidence: “The country formerly...
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