August 12, 2012

SO TOO DID REMOVING THE INSTITUTIONS OF THE THIRD REICH TRIGGER A 50 YEAR CIVIL WAR:

We'll miss Bashar Assad when he's gone (Marvin Zonis, August 12, 2012, Chicago Tribune)

This miserable autocrat who kills his own people and bombs his own cities and has done so since March 2011 will fall. When? Who knows? Not today. Not tomorrow. But his fall will come. Then we will wish Bashar Assad were back.

We will wish he were back because the institutions of Syria, largely built by Hafez Assad, Bashar's father, will collapse along with the Assad regime.

Syria will become an anarchist's paradise. With no central state, the militias now fighting the regime will fight each other, seeking to control territory, expand their bases and control the center.

The most likely winners will be the Islamists.

Posted by at August 12, 2012 8:23 AM
  

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