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Monday, February 06, 2012

The devil you know or the devil you don't

On Sunday, the Jewish Press published this cartoon about Saturday's Russian-Chinese veto of a UN Security Council resolution condemning Bashar al-Assad.

In general, that's probably good advice, and it's likely the thinking that was behind the veto. But Syria is an exception to that rule.
“We have no reason to hope that Assad stays, nor any reason to support anyone who wants to replace him,” the official said.

“This is not a case of ‘better the devil you know than the one you don’t,’ because the one we know is pretty bad,” he said, referring to Syria’s alliance with Iran, and material, financial, logistical and military help for Hezbollah and Hamas.

But whoever follows Assad could be as bad, and there is no way for Israel to ascertain at this point if the successor would be better or worse, the official added.

One way the situation could get worse, he said, is if Syria slipped into a Somalia-like anarchy, unleashing a violence that – directly or indirectly – could spill over into Israel.
The Russians and Chinese may be sure they want Assad to stay. Here in Israel, we don't really care, so long as they leave us alone.

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At 7:21 PM, Blogger Daniel said...

A choice:

1. Assad surviving but weakened by the civil war

2. the Moslem Brotherhood /al Queda taking over

3. A prolonged civil war with arabs too busy killing each other than Jews.

i have no problem with choice 3


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