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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Don't put sanctions on Syria

Amir Taheri explains why that's a bad idea. Moneyshot: The truth, however, is that Syria is ripe for change and desperately needs it. This need not come through military action, although that should not be ruled out. A substantial segment of the Syrian regime, probably including Assad himself, is conscious that change is not only possible but inevitable. Any attempt by the UN to impose sanctions on Syria because of the Hariri case could, paradoxically, freeze the energies unleashed for change and strengthen the most reactionary segments of the regime that, echoing the Iranian mullahs, believe they can weather the current storm and wait Bush out. Ture. Don't make a Hero out of Bashar. Just put him in such a position that people will start feeling he is weak and his whole hosue of cards will crumble.


At 10/26/2005 06:39:00 AM, Anonymous highlander said...

I agree but knowing the current mindset in the White house they will do just the opposite and make Syrian people's life a misery and the clique ruling Syria heroes *sigh*.

I've been agreeing wiht you on a lot of things lately ..hmm I must be getting 'soft' lol


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