Comments on: Syrian crackdown stamps on economic dream http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/04/11/syrian-crackdown-stamps-on-economic-dream/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: kc10man http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/04/11/syrian-crackdown-stamps-on-economic-dream/comment-page-1/#comment-7008 Tue, 12 Apr 2011 07:47:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=5751#comment-7008 Just goes to show that you cannot hope to develop and sustain a open economy without the inevitable social revolution. Whats going on in Syria is ahead of the game and hopefully in the long run it will benefit the people there.

I think a good question to ask is; “will Saudi Arabia allow Syria to plunge into civil war/ would they be willing to let western forces intervene there for the sake of democracy?

Also, How will Israel and Lebanon respond to any new form of government in Syria? I could see freedom fighters streaming into Syria and an itchy Israel fearing that any new state may take on a more extremist position. We have to remember that Syria’s borders are just lines on a map.

I’m hoping for a more peaceful outcome, but that is very unlikely because the west let Egypt’s Mubarak go to jail when he should have been rewarded for letting democracy win. There is no incentive for any other abusive dictators to step down voluntarily.

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