The Make-up of Assad’s Army

Amongst this group of ardent Patriots I have championed the side of Assad when this conflict commenced four long years ago.  I recently read this article on the men who make up Assad’s Army.  Those who refuse to know would say that the Syrian Arab Army is all Alawite and Shia, they would be quite wrong.  In fact, Sunnis, Christians, and Druze have held high positions on the General staff since Hafez Al-Assad became the President of Syria.  The reason I championed Assad, and the choice that we should have made then: supporting no one. Was what I’ve said for a long time.  It is in the best interests of the United States to support rational actors that already provide security to achieve our overall values.  This is demonstrated by the make-up of the Syrian Arab Army.

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4 Responses to The Make-up of Assad’s Army

  1. vmijpp says:

    You may very well have a good point, there.

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  2. ultimaratioregis says:

    Spot-on. The entity most aligned with US interests in Syria has always been the government of Bashir Assad. Brutal though he may be, he is less brutal and far less anti-western than the “rebels” who are primarily composed of the worst of the radical islamists. Precisely the entity we have plotted against. As we did with Mubarak in Egypt, and Qaddafi in Libya. Innit interesting that the US State Department has acted precisely contrary to US interests throughout the Middle East since, say, January of 2009? It is almost as if they don’t WANT US power and influence to protect our interests….

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  3. Mike Burke says:

    For once I agree with URR–I have never thought our interests in Syria required that he go–then again, siding with dictators over time is corrosive–I guess, as we (should have) learned in Iraq, make sure the opposition can hold power afterwards–we are lousy at that.

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