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    driven by the ego/pride/vanity/sunk costs that Assad must have, ultimately.

    That's the deep difference between dictators and little people.  Little people flee because whatever is worth most to them and makes up their raison d'etre lies within their heads and hearts and family group.  For dictators that's all been discarded and emptied out by Will To Power and substituted for by fetishizing of the marks power leaves (such as it does)- the monuments, the massacres, the rubbled cities, the fear and awe with which people speak their name.

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