What is your response to the recent protests in Syria?

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I think that the Arab Spring is an interesting phenomena, and we should watch carefully to see what happens. However, since there is precedent for revolution but not necessarily in this part of the world, we really have no way of knowing how this will result.
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vangoghfan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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With any luck, the protests will bring down the Assad government, although there is always the danger that it may be replaced by something worse. As of this writing, Assad's grip on power seems to be weakening.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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My response to this is that it is too bad that this is happening, both because of the human toll that this sort of oppression will have and because it seems to mean that it is less likely that Syria will go the way of the North African countries.

There had been hopes that Assad and his government would be the next to fall after Libya.  However, with this crushing of opposition, it seems less likely that this will happen.  That is a shame because Assad's government, which is a very repressive government with little regard for its people, really deserves to fall.