[Marxism] Fwd: Why Donald Trump’s Pro-Assad Stance Won’t End Syria’s Turmoil

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Jan 18 07:29:22 MST 2017

Experts on the region say it is unrealistic to expect that most Syrians 
will resign themselves to being passively ruled by the government after 
this latest episode of bloodletting.

“When you have had years of such terrible, unprecedented, and mostly 
one-sided massacres perpetrated by the regime, it’s not possible to 
imagine that there could be any lasting end to the war in Syria, as long 
as that same regime remains in power,” says Achcar. “Even if the regime 
and its allies succeed in forcing the opposition to agree to some kind 
of settlement where Assad stays, the situation will remain completely 
unstable, because his regime is at its core very weak and survives only 
due to Iranian and Russian support.”


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