Thursday, October 25, 2012

Syria: Live Updates

The Guardian


Spreading the conflict to Lebanon?

Wissam al-Hassan, the intelligence chief of Lebanon’s internal security forces who was assassinated in Beirut last week, offered a grim view of the Syria conflict during a visit to the US in August, the Washington Post reports.
Dictator Bashar al-Assad, he told us, still had a chance to outlast the rebellion against him, though “it will take a couple of years and more than 100,000 killed.” For the Assad regime, he added, “one of the solutions of the Syrian conflict is to move it outside Syria. He survives by making it a regional conflict.”
Hassan's death in a bomb attack last Friday was seen by many as confirming his prediction about the conflict spreading......."

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