Opinion  Ron Ben-Yishai
Bloodshed to continue
Ron Ben-Yishai
Published: 29.12.12, 12:27
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1. Resistance
joseph ,   Australia   (12.29.12)
We all remember very well the time Assad said he represented the "Resistant Front' for the Pals, which had the full support of his people. I am sure he is now desperately wishing that he did not cancel the 'Reformer' title when he took over, and reformed Syria.
2. As i suspected all along the current BS about the expansion
Al   (12.29.12)
of the settlements are all for pre=election consumption. Netanyahu is and will always be a cheap suit, folding and ass licking at every opportunity. You are the leadership you choose and the Jews of Israel have shown themselves to be dumb as rocks. You keep election the same petz day in day out and expecting a change in direction. That is the definition of insanity and yes you are insane.
3. And I thought they were the "religion of piece"?
Moshe ,   Usa   (12.29.12)
4. When the Syrian War finally ends
BEN JABO (MACHAL) ,   ISRAEL   (12.29.12)
That will be the time for the fighters to settle old grudges
5. It's all heading to the worst possible outcome.
Mark ,   London, UK   (12.29.12)
It will all settle down to ethnic militias ruling locally as and where they can, with massive internal population displacement. I doubt there will be a secular grouping.in all this. Syria will be a failed state with no central government for some time until some secular "strong man" emerges and they can go back to the sort of government Syria has enjoyed for so long.
6. BS
IL   (12.29.12)
Your comment has nothing to do with the subject of this article.
7. Syria will be a failed state
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Zion   (12.29.12)
syria will most likely be a failed state for some time to come. al qaeda will have a heavy presence in the sunni areas of homs, hama, etc.. the greatest concern will be the fate of christian, kurdish and alawite civilians. obama has done nothing whatever till now to insure some reasonable outcome. he is sitting on the sidelines, watching events unfold. no ally of the united states can count on this man to provide leadership or to even secure american interests. indeed, no one even knows anymore what american interests are, or if there are any.
8. # 2
Birdi ,   Israel   (12.29.12)
Wrong thread Al !!
9. Syria will be a failed state
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Zion   (12.29.12)
the sunnis will exact revenge on the alawites, the christians and the kurds. al qaeda will have a strong presence in sunni areas like homs and hama. obama will do nothing as he has done nothing for four years. american influence and credibility in the region will descend precipiteously. we can look foreward to a very long islamist winter.
10. Egypt troops in the future of Syria?
Unless there is an agreement for an unprobable partition of Syria along ethnic lines, the fate of Syria is indeed to be torn by persistent bloodshed among the factions with or without foreign incitement. The UN or the Western countries have shown little inclination to send their soldiers in places like Syria. But Egypt may eventually consider playing the role of peacekeeper. Its new leadership has a relatively large military population at its disposal & more importantly it has the religious zealotry to dispense with the western concerns. And it may hope to rescue its economy with the financial support of the Arab Sunni countries If not of the US. It might also distract the Egyptians from their real woes. Dreaming of an other United Arab Republic as in the times of Nasser.
Jorge   (12.30.12)
The ones doing "well" are the ones with rivers of oil, and relatively small populations, otherwise, they would be as failed or worse than the others
12. The world doesn't care how many arabs die there.
If they did ,   LA, CA USA   (12.30.12)
If they did, they would have stopped the killing long ago. More syrian dead = old news, even if it happened 5 minutes ago.
13. #6 Your comment has no value
BEN JABO (MACHAL) ,   USRAEK   (12.30.12)
at the very least you should have posted the number who made the comment that you don't approve of
14. Syria
shreff ,   Vienna VA USA   (12.30.12)
Assad may fall after 50,000 deaths, but this is just the regular season. Then the playoffs will begin to see which of the rag-tag militias is going to be King of the Rubble Pile. The death toll could well go up to a quarter million.
15. #2
David ,   Tel-Aviv, Israel   (12.30.12)
Its Sunday morning and you forgot your medications again. Also sounds like you need higher dosages to keep you on track.
16. Fudging the numbers
Gee ,   Zikron Yaakov   (12.30.12)
Over 8 months ago there were some 30,000 deaths, now there are some 45,000 without a single day with less than 100 more deaths, many with many times that. The numbers do not compute. The real figure must be at least twice as many casualties and yet the UN has said what exactly? The silence is truly deafening. As I stated 2 years ago - Syria is not going to survive. There are too many groups that all hate each other and the genocide will continue until they are reduced to city states of one group or the other. Nothing anybody else says or does will change that fact
17. There's one more player to consider: Iran
Raymond in DC ,   Washington, USA   (01.01.13)
Syria is Iran's sole ally, though Iran is working hard to turn Iraq into a client state. Syria is their gateway to southern Lebanon and Hizbullah. They're throwing massive resources to prop up Bashar Assad. If he falls, they have no inclination to simply pack up. They could do there as they did in Iraq after Saddam Hussein fell: make the country ungovernable. Create chaos, foment ethnic warfare, etc.
18. more blah blah
marq ,   usa   (01.26.13)
Ever notice how blah blah sounds alot like alah? Opps I forgot the other (L)! Yes the religion of piece, good encryption! Seems like the Ezekiel prescription is turning into a reality 'and Damascus shall be made a rubbish heap' - hmm...food for thought! Assad should consider googling the words 'i am history' imagine that! Syria the failed state + lets just hope the Green Party in Isit, opps! I mean...Iwalk, darn! I meant, Iran...where? I dont know but anywhere besides here...
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