Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Gadhafi is out--Assad is next

Bashar al-Assad has one more reason to shake.

Rebel forces in Libya fought their "Dear Leader" for six months, and have successfully pushed him from power.

Even if Syrian dissidents fail to organize and an ongoing civil war erupts across the country, Assad can no longer rest assured that he and his minions will fight off the rage of their people much longer.

With the Libyan Transitional National Council taking over security and restoration in Libya, interested Western Powers can dedicate their military forces to pressuring Assad to resign and step down. They also can harness their forces to effect or more peaceful transition into democratic government.

The United States has (belatedly) called for Assad to step down.

Turkey is pressing for Assad's ouster, as well.

Even if anomic political chaos breaks out in the Levantine nation, Israel will have less to fear from manic disorganized hordes than the state-sponsored harassment of the Assad regime along the Golan Heights.

Assad's days are numbered. Now It's just a matter of time.

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