Robert Fisk: Beware wishful thinking. Assad isn’t going soon – Comment – Voices – The Independent

Robert Fisk: Beware wishful thinking. Assad isn’t going soon – Comment – Voices – The Independent.

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  1. emadbassim
    May 04, 2013 @ 21:29:16

    But we still don’t understand the autocracies of the Middle East, both those we love – Qatar, Saudi Arabia and other well-known freedom-loving, pro-American democracies – and those we loathe – Syria, Iran, possibly a future Iraq (if it doesn’t obey our orders) and potentially Egypt (unless the army takes over and returns the country to a Mubarak lookalike). Never will I forget the fantasist Daniel Pipes’ suggestion that what Iraq needed in the aftermath of Saddam was “a democratically minded strongman”. Isn’t that what Assad would claim to be?

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