Being excluded from Saudi and Iran's prima nocta is hard to stomach for Big Sister. The Syrians have been habituated to representing us. Now, however, their fruitless policies and past lies have come back to haunt them, and all they can do is strut their way into decline, economically and within their own people.
The greater loss to
Now it is all gone. Except for a few ideologues in the PSNS and the mentally retarded that are past their “best by” date, the remains of Christian support for
Even Shiite animosity against
In time, however, it will appear; during the “Cedar Revolution”, assaults against Syrian workers happened in areas controlled by Amal and Hezb, the heartland of March 8th. And being Shiite does not necessarily mean wearing the Burka…
For the same reasons, Sunnis are now definitely divorced from
Beiruti Sunnis are now definitely divorced from the grand Arab Unity ideals of Greater Syria, focused on building an economically solid and sound life in
Northern Sunnis are divorced from a Alawite Syria. They had always been so, supporting the Iraqi Baath in the old days, and even carrying out small guerrilla operations during Aoun’s ill-fated “War of Liberation”.
Southerner are not so sure; many assembled around the Saad and Bizri clans of Saida still oppose the Hariris, to them mere “parvenus”. But such a reactionary stance will not last long in the face of accommodation, and the growing power of Hezb.
All this division does not have to be a bad thing, on the long run. This regime is all but gone for all practical purposes, and we’re going to need to mend fences with
The “When” part is tricky… Any “deal” in
This Syrian regime cannot afford to give up