It ain’t over ‘till Walid Muallem sings

Despite what the media has been saying, the war in Syria will not be over anytime soon.

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August 1, 2012 22:50
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Pictures of Assad hang from garbage bins in Aleppo

Pictures of Assad hang from garbage containers in Aleppo 370. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Recently, a growing number of commentators on Syria have begun arguing that the end for President Bashar Assad is nigh, that the regime will soon lose its grip on power, and thus, the war may soon be over.

The Economist, for instance, titled a recent piece “Towards the Endgame,” while Harvard-based Chuck Freilich claimed the “regime will likely soon fall.” Josh Landis, one of the most well-known experts on Syria, wrote on his blog that should Damascus fall, the Sunni militias would eventually unite, and then “would make hasty work of any remaining Alawite resistance. Whoever owns Damascus and the central state will own the rest of Syria in short order.”

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