Only the Russian public can save Syria

How long will Russia continue to sacrifice relations with the West in favor of Syria?

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March 5, 2012 17:33
Syrian Pres. Assad, Russian FM Lavrov, Damascus

Syrian Pres. Assad, Russian FM Lavrov, Damascus_390. (photo credit: Reuters)

 
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There is little reason to be optimistic about the future of Syria.

Both the largely Sunni opposition and the minority Alawite regime have their backs to the wall. If the opposition ends the protests—even for a short time—the regime will spare no effort to hunt down its leadership and thwart any attempt to restart the protests later. If the Asad regime were to transition to democracy, then the Alawites who support the regime will lose their grip on the military. As a result, they would lose their position of privilege and become vulnerable to terrible retribution.

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