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#1 Syria: Now is the decisive battle, Muslim Brotherhood says
Are you saying that when you are beaten back,(Again) you'll give up?
Posted by Redneck Jim 2012-07-18 10:51||
#2 More probable is that the Syrian National Council will break up, which is likely what the MB would prefer.
Posted by Pappy 2012-07-18 16:31||
#3 Neither side is our friend. Best wishes for a protracted and bloody fight. Cue the popcorn.
Posted by Nero 2012-07-18 17:34||
#4 Are you saying that when you are beaten back,(Again) you'll give up?
Of course not. If the Sunni Arabs win this battle, they're winning. If the Sunni Arabs lose this battle ("tis but a scratch"), they're also winning. The timeline just gets extended.
Still, I understand why they're doing this - they're hoping for a cascade of surrenders. At the same time, like Tet, it's a heavy risk, and they'll lose a lot of people, given how well-protected Damascus is. And a thousand years of persecution, coupled with fresh reminders from Iraq's persecution of minorities should have inured Syria's minorities to the likelihood that they will be liquidated if the Sunni Arabs come to power. In a fight to the death where one side has the heavy weapons, I'm not laying any money on the Sunni Arabs. Even Gaddafi's shambolic army was on the verge of wiping out the opposition when NATO jumped in. Syria's Alawites came close to overrunning northern Israel during Yom Kippur in 1973.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-07-18 18:13||