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Interview of Novinite.com and Novinite.bg with Dr. Solomon Passy, founder and President of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and former foreign minister, on Syria's crisis.
Mr Passy, you have said that Syria’s crisis has reached a critical point and there is no turning back. But until last week few in the West were publicly contemplating military intervention. What happened so that now it's being reported as "when, not if"?
The behavior of Assad regime has been growing more and more unacceptable for decades. But now the situation has reached a point where the international community has completely run out of patience. I see no chance for reversing the events and making an operation in Syria unnecessary except Assad suddenly decides, at the last moment, to start playing by the rules.
History teaches us however that this type of politicians – such as Milosevic, Saddam Hussein and Gaddafi – are unable to do that, having spent long years in power. Usually their behavior triggers a strong international response, which topples the regime....
There is no point in regime changes in the Middle East. It seems like the devil we know is not as bad as the devil we don't know. Look at Iran, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya, and Egypt. The new regime is worse than the old one. Just leave them to Allah to sort them out. Morons.
Israel lobby silent on Syria
The silence could be a problem for Obama, since the Jewish groups are connected across the political spectrum, wielding influence from the far right to liberal Democrats on issues critical to the Middle East — especially when it comes to the use of military force.
“Everyone is in a wait-and-see mode about where this is all leading,” former Israeli Deputy Ambassador to the United States Dan Arbel told POLITICO. “The fact is, right now, the picture is not so clear.”
Israeli Military Intelligence chief said that Syria is becoming a ‘center of global jihad’ right on Israel’s border, with extremists trying not only to topple President Bashar Assad, but also to create a state governed by the Islamic religious law.
Director of Military Intelligence Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi warned that Syria is posing a regional threat as it attracts thousands of global jihadists and Muslim extremists from around the world.
Democracy in Syria, yes if elections were held there now who would win, Hizbollah, some type of Hamas type party or a Muslim Brotherhood type party.
Who else could win there?
And would these type of parties be better or worse for peace and stability? Worse much worse.
There are now foreign terrorists fighting in Syria and killing Syrian Rebel Leaders and the US wants to help these people!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Why does Passy not see first what is going on in his own country, Bulgaria, and spend some time thinking of the problems here, rather than problems abroad. Does he not care about our country? Why is he so focused on problems from the abroad?
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