June 12, 2012
Syria's Dead Are Victims of the New Cold War
Peter McKay, Daily Mail
The so-called Arab Spring - of which the Syrian civil war is part - is a far more complex event than credulous innocents in the West imagine. It's not simply uprisings by ground-down peasants against tyrants who repress them.
It's about a transfer of power to rival clans and/or religious groups. And about a continuation of the old, U.S.-Russia Cold War stand-off.
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