January 12, 2013
Syria: A Jihadi Paradise
Pepe Escobar, Asia Times
Syria has turned into a remix of 1980s Afghanistan as Sunni hardcore faithful rush to crush President Bashar al-Assad on al-Qaeda's call. This is hardly what the petromonarchs and gilded Western powers backing the Syrian opposition have in mind. What they want is a military dictatorship without the military dictator; what they've put up is a jihadi paradise with Assad not moving anytime soon.
TAGGED: Bashar al-Assad, Syria, Afghanistan, al-Qaeda, President