What is your response to this article about unrest in Syria? http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/world/middleeast/syrian-protesters-fill-streets-of-damascus.html?_r=1&ref=world

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My main response to this article is that it is amazing how badly Bashir Assad wants to remain in power and what lengths he is willing to go to in order to try to keep his power.  The fact that he is willing to kill so many of his people...

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My main response to this article is that it is amazing how badly Bashir Assad wants to remain in power and what lengths he is willing to go to in order to try to keep his power.  The fact that he is willing to kill so many of his people to keep power says very bad things about his character.  Second, it is amazing to me that the people are still willing to demonstrate against him when they know that they might be killed.  It tells us A) that they are very brave and B) that the Assad regime must really be terrible to live under.

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