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    I'm not underestimating your generosity in working with the refugees, which I appreciate - and I'm sure they appreciate more than I do, of course. And clearly Syria's tribulations affect you more and more directly than they do me, posting from comfort about my point of view.

    But I'll respectfully point out that your sample of Syrians is not scientific, not at all necessarily representative. It's selected from refugees, who though numerous in this case are not representative. And I don't think you've gotten a sample of all the refugees, but just those who for whatever reason have come into contact with you. Also that your POV comes from your position in Turkey, which has its own vested interests in the matter. I don't take any exception with your honesty or ascribe any agenda to you, but knowing what "most Syrians" want, at least 11 million of the 21 million Syrians, is not possible even with your direct personal experience of some Syrians.

    So while yours is one of the best sources for stories about this hellish war, it's still not a way to know what most Syrians want. None of us actually knows.

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 07:02:21 AM PDT

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