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#1 See also PEOPLE'S DAILY FORUM > SYRIA: ARAB VERSION OF "YUGOSLAVIA"?, where the USA doesn't end up smelling like a Rose = Hero no matter what it + NATO, EU + UNSC tried???
It was post-Soviet Russia + China back then under POTUS Billary, now its IRAN + SHIA-VS-SUNNI GEOPOL STRUGGLE in addition to already extant = pre-estalished REGIONAL MUSLIM ANTI-FOREIGNER SENSITIVITIES???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2011-04-25 22:18||
#2 Syria has too many Sunnis (who are a 75% majority). Jordan has too many Palestinians. If Assad can encourage 10m Sunnis to move to Jordan, thereby reducing their Syrian % to 50%, that would partially solve his demographic problem, while also helping to solve Jordan's problem of an excessive % of Palestinians.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2011-04-25 23:42||
#3 The smart move for Assad would be to open the border to people leaving, while closing it to people trying to get back in.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2011-04-25 23:44||