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David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 06:29 PM
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13. Of course they have legitimate grievances.
My main concern is that the foreign countries should respect the sovereignty of Syria (and all other countries, whether Israel or Egypt or Iran or Russia).

But were I Syrian, I would definitely stand on the side of the current government, secularism, and modernity. What state would idly stand by while insurgents arm themselves, soldiers and police are killed dozens at a time, and infrastructure is destroyed?

And it is not just the Alawites that support the government, many other minorities do as well. The only way that women will continue to freely walk down the street, free of the veil and wearing what they choose, is if the Islamists' plans are defeated.
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