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  • A Dilemma for Syria's Minorities

    09/08/2013 8:18:39 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 9-7-2013 | Peter W. Galbraith
    The Obama administration -- with the backing of key Republicans in Congress -- is poised to embark on a strategy that entails punitive airstrikes on Syrian government positions and stepped-up lethal aid to moderate elements of the Syrian opposition. So far, however, the Syrian opposition has been unable to win significant support from the country's ethnic and religious minorities. Without such support, the opposition is unlikely to prevail even with stepped-up U.S. assistance. Moreover, the inability of the Syrian rebels, who are almost all Sunni Muslim Arabs, to win over the country's Kurds, Alawites and Christians raises the question of...