Friday, 15 June 2012

Regime Change in Syria: Geopolitical Analysis of the Situation

The new Syrian opposition leader has urged mass defections from the regime and promised support for the rebels. This, as U.S. senator John McCain has said that anti-Assad fighters are directly supplied with weapons from Arab Gulf states and wants Washington to follow that lead. International relations professor Mark Almond, says the U.S. will remain true to its idea of regime change.

This interview helps explain what may be going on in Syria at present - that there has been a lot of foreign intervention in support of the more radical elements within the country.

The huge danger being faced at the moment is an Iraq-insurgency type outcome where many hundreds of thousands of people are killed and millions displaced.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 15th, 2012.]

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