December 18, 2012

Could the West Buy Assad's Plan B?

Hussein Ibish, NOW Lebanon

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As the Syrian conflict reaches its crucial turning point, with the defeat of the government in the country's major cities now virtually inevitable, the war has almost completely descended into the gruesome logic of tit-for-tat atrocities. The war has divided Syrian society along sectarian and political lines simultaneously. All sides seem convinced they are in such mortal, existential peril that almost nothing is off-limits.

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TAGGED: Bashar al-Assad, Syria, Middle East

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