Syria is undergoing a “revolution by siege”, as opposed to “revolution by assault”, to put it in the words of the late Ryszard Kapuściński (Shah of Shahs, 1992).

http://www.cidob.org/publicaciones/opinion/mediterraneo_y_oriente_medio/syria_is_undergoing_a_revolution_by_siege

Comment by Adamantine:

This is an interesting look at the process of potential change in Syria today.

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One thought on “Syria is undergoing a “revolution by siege”, as opposed to “revolution by assault”, to put it in the words of the late Ryszard Kapuściński (Shah of Shahs, 1992).

  1. So just wondering out loud here – If Assad somehow lost the city of Damascus and much of Southern Syria, how might he respond? Or if Assad lost the country to an Iran/Hezbollah backed rebel coalition – yet held on to Damascus and the areas south of it. I wonder what the odds would be that someone would resort to an overwelmingly destructive attack that might yield a result something like Isaiah 17. I’m really just wondering if there are any likely scenarios in this situation that would lead to fulfillment of that prophecy. It seems a little unlikely that Iran would be against Assad given their cozy history, but I really haven’t done analysis of the dynamics there.

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