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  •  agree with so much of what you're saying. I (3+ / 0-)

    would note that Assad invited the UN inspections team in vis-a-vis the chemical weapons and that it is now the US who doesn't want to have to wait for their inspection to be complete.

    Also, to add to why Assad will cling to power is that fact that he is from the Alawite clan, which was being brutally oppressed before his family came into power and will likely be subject to a genocidal aggression of this doesn't resolve in such a way as to insure that the Sunnis can't slaughter the Alawites.

    So, besides the innate corruption of having been in power and likely not willing to let it go, he has the righteous battle for his people motivating him.

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    by UnaSpenser on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 10:37:21 AM PDT

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