Friday, 5 August 2011
This is what they are shouting at the demonstrations in Syria, according to an Alawi interviewed by a Spanish journalist. The Alawis are a minority Islamic sect in Syria. The Assad dynasty belongs to this sect and they have appointed most of the senior military and security officials from within the ranks of this religious community too. As a result, a great deal of resentment has built against them. There is a large potential for a bloodbath if the Assad dynasty falls.

As usual naive western governments, call for the avoidance of violence and democracy as magic solutions.



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