The Epic Arab Battle Reaches Syria

(Daily Star-Lebanon) Rami G. Khouri - In Syria, we are unlikely to see a Tunisian or Egyptian model of the security agencies abandoning the president while they remain in place. In Syria, either the entire system asserts itself and remains in control or it is changed in its entirety. Most Syrians do not want to risk internal chaos or sectarian strife and might opt to remain with the Assad-dominated system that has brought them stability without democracy. The specter of sectarian-based chaos within a post-Assad Syria is frightening to many people. Yet many Syrians indicate with their growing public protests that they see their current reality as more frightening.

2011-04-27 00:00:00

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