Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Wise words from King Abdullah of Jordan

Yesterday I listened intently to very wise words from King Abdullah of Jordan when he was being interviewed by the BBC.  He clearly has an excellent grasp of the situation in Syria.  It is evident that President Bashar al-Assad has lost legitimacy and it is in the best interests of the Syrian people for him to step down.  If he cares about his country then he should go.

 However, even if Bashar stood down it is doubtful that the current regime would be able to deliver reform and the necessary changes.  A full scale civil war is a possibility, but the future is very uncertain.  Armed pockets of resistance have been on the streets.  Further bloodshed seems inevitable.

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