March 6, 2012

Syria's Thin Russian 'Security Blanket'

Sami Moubayed, Asia Times

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Whenever the world seemed to start caving in around them, Syrian politicians have leaned on the Russians for support. Moscow, both now and during the Soviet era, has always been Syria's "security blanket". Syrian leaders, however, have almost equally misjudged how far Russia was willing to go to help them.

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