The Syrian civil war

The battlefield, after only a year of serious fighting, is already coming to resemble the Lebanese battlefield.

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Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al Thani, seen here in 2010 in Doha, has described the new Syrian opposition body as "the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people."
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 11/21/2012 5:14 pm EST

Syria now has a new government-in-exile that allegedly unites all the groups seeking the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad’s murderous regime. But if this is the best that they can do, Assad will still be in power next year, and perhaps for a long time afterwards.

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