Syria's Bloody Anniversary

(Washington Post) Editorial - Two years ago this week, protests erupted against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. Most likely, as the regime slowly loses ground to the rebels, Syria will crack into pieces controlled by rival authorities - including a regime remnant in Damascus or along the Mediterranean coast, backed by Iran, and an al-Qaeda-controlled zone along the border with Iraq. Fighting along sectarian lines, and between extremist and moderate Sunnis, will continue to spread into Lebanon and Iraq, destabilizing both those countries. Eventually the regime may resort to using chemical or biological weapons or attempt to transfer them to its Lebanese or Iranian allies.

2013-03-15 00:00:00

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