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Assad regime defiant one year on

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 02:28

Mar. 16 - A year into the Syrian uprising, President Bashar al-Assad remains defiant and looks set to cling to power in 2012.

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Exactly one year into thirtieth uprising the numbers tell their own story. More than 8000. People date according to -- and -- Went -- isn't refugees crossing into Turkey in just the past 24 hours and at least seven of Serbia's top generals are said to have defected -- -- one inescapable facts. President Bashir Assad is still there and shows no signs of buckling to pressure. Emails obtained by the guardian newspaper a -- show that the Syrian leader was downloading music on iTunes and swapping web links. But his -- assault at the city poems. Hardly the picture of a man troubled by a merger this truck dangling his own. People that believes in western Paris wondering what they continue to bring it might change. Syria as well disciplined army a defective air defenses -- little appetite for military intervention. Even in new fly zone to be tough and closely to enforce. Dot meaning sanctions are the only two analysts say the key will be whether Moscow can be persuaded to lineup with other countries against it. Old allies in Damascus. On post production is the Russians decide that. Or -- doesn't want the entire regime to -- very anti assistants need to change. That it could eventually see. An option last sat himself is in grenade in the picture. But that it Russian and test can still be protected. Whatever Russia -- except he -- will ultimately be decided by people. Not from hard picture to beat. The rising we have too much support to simply as a nice but the forces ranged against the sides are incoherent and depleted. -- Mission is not able to establish safe areas where it could perhaps organized shipments of weapons. And provide the site history of people has thinking of of defecting. Say it so that's full of neat aside can really. Get to be ultimately getting -- Honda the other -- sentencing for apportioning of potentially very long and messy conflict. Seve out that doomed to months of the lucky -- meet indeed some fear the uprisings first anniversary. Won't be its last two Webster right.

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Assad regime defiant one year on

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 02:28