The Worst Case Scenario Reply

The worst case scenario has come for Syria and the region at large.

Soon after the Arab Spring spread into Syria, conflict between Damascus and Ankara has been escalating rapidly. Numerous factors have exacerbated the dispute, including the presence of around 100,000 Syrian asylum seekers… More…

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Assad’s Endgame Reply

Would Bashar al Assad be desperate enough to provoke a regional conflagration? If he is, there’s a target on the U.S. personnel in Jordan.

Bashar al Assad has been at war with his own country — or vast swathes of it, at least — for a year and a half. His regime is more threatened now than ever before, and the duration of the violence has only hardened opposition to his regime from the international community. (cont.) More…