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Syrian civil war will have no winners, Catholic analyst fears

Catholic World News - August 03, 2012

Syria is slipping into a “war to the bitter end,” warns Father Bernardo Cervellera, the director of the AsiaNews service.

Taking note of the decision by Kofi Annan to resign as the UN’s peace envoy, Father Cervellera argues that the future for Syria looks bleak, in a struggle that “is unlikely to have winners or losers.” If the Assad regime survives, it will still face an opposition that is now determined, emboldened, and spreading throughout the country. Yet if the rebels win, another civil war is “almost certain,” as their coalition splinters.

The AsiaNews commentator faults Western nations—especially the US—for urging the overthrow of the Assad regime when no viable alternative is in sight. The result, Father Cervellera fears, could be similar to the chaos that erupted in Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, “condemning the country to years of anarchy and violence.”

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  • Posted by: Defender - Aug. 03, 2012 4:42 PM ET USA

    The U.S. had a history of helping dictatorships during the Cold War. Now we support anyone who says that they support democracy, that they are our friends and/or that there is a strategic reason why we are deploying troops and equipment to areas we have no business poking our noses into. The Christians are fleeing Syria due to Muslim "prompting" - not that Obama cares- but a dictator not obeying the U.S. cannot be put up with.

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