What is your response to this article about the opposition to Assad's regime in Syria? http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/24/world/middleeast/syrian-opposition-is-hobbled-by-deep-divisions.html?pagewanted=all

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My response to this is that this sort of thing is sadly very common among countries where there is a rebellion, particularly one against a very brutal regime.  In such countries, there is no tradition of political compromise or anything like that.  There are many groups who each have their...

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My response to this is that this sort of thing is sadly very common among countries where there is a rebellion, particularly one against a very brutal regime.  In such countries, there is no tradition of political compromise or anything like that.  There are many groups who each have their own leaders and they are not any good at compromising with one another and sharing power because they have never had the chance to do it given their political system.  Sadly, this makes it very hard for rebellions to succeed.  They may win the war (though things are looking bad there now), but it will be very hard for them to form a stable government.

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