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The Case for Supporting Assad

On the happy day when Assad & Tehran fight the rebels & Ankara to mutual exhaustion, Western support then can go to non-Baathist and non-Islamist elements in Syria.
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Originally published in the Washington Times under the title, “The Case for Assad” and at DanielPipes.org.

About the Author: Daniel Pipes is a world-renowned Middle East and Islam expert. He is President of the Middle East Forum. His articles appear in many newspapers. He received his A.B. (1971) and Ph.D. (1978) from Harvard University and has taught at Harvard, Pepperdine, the U.S. Naval War College, and the University of Chicago. He is a board member of the U.S. Institute of Peace and other institutions. His website is DanielPipes.org.


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5 Responses to “The Case for Supporting Assad”

  1. Dick Farrel says:

    Pipes is right…

  2. Dick Farrel says:

    or more like “The Pipes Is Right!”

  3. Anthony Kent says:

    Logical, apart from the fact Assad is an immoral cold blooded murderer.

  4. Yechiel Baum says:

    Assad has such big ears and does not hear his people , bis neighbors, nor the world.

  5. Mark Rcca says:

    I fully agree with the general idea of letting them fight on. The ancient Chinese generals codified it in their 36 Stratagems of War: "Delay entering the field of battle until all the other players have become exhausted fighting amongst themselves." While we should be very careful about supporting Assad directly (this could have very negative repercussions as well), but t we should certainly not intervene with Russia' and Iran's attempts to support him.

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