Way forward in Syria is not via Iran

Max Boot writes in Commentary that, while a total meltdown of Syrian society is possible in a post-Assad vacuum, the world would regret allowing Iran’s malign influence to dictate what happens when the regime crumbles.

Boot suggests:

The way forward in Syria does not lie in trying to perpetuate Iran’s malign influence, which is likely to be employed to keep the civil war going by providing backing for Assad’s security forces. The best bet at this point is to work, along with relatively moderate regional allies such as Turkey, the UAE, the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq, and Jordan, to bolster the more moderate rebel factions and to try to help them build up security and governance capacity so that they can take over once Assad is gone.

This could be aided by setting up safe zones along the border with Turkey and Jordan which the rebels could administer in, one hopes, an inclusive fashion that will send a signal to Alawites, Christians, Kurds and other minorities that their interests will be safeguarded in a post-Assad Syria. Sending international peacekeepers to aid the transition once Assad is gone is also a good idea but unlikely to occur.


Author: Stand For Israel | July 30, 2012
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  • sandra
    July 30, 2012
    11:19 pm
     

    It is my opinion that the majority of the Arab world are anti-semites and drama-propaganda babies. The Bible says all of Israels enemies will suffer through the wrath of GOD. ISRAEL WILL PREVAIL!

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  • Adam
    July 30, 2012
    4:25 pm
     

    Mathew 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

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  • sandie
    July 30, 2012
    3:24 pm
     

    state leaders who are doing everything to wipe Israel, will soon meet their fate…

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  • Aliza
    July 30, 2012
    3:03 pm
     

    As Egypt went down,the rest of the Arabs countries will follow.

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  • darren
    July 30, 2012
    2:33 pm
     

    i think God will allow them to come against his people in Israel then wipe them out

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  • Betty
    July 30, 2012
    2:09 pm
     

    Sounds like a wise plan. Can you get this message to the people who can make it happen?

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    • Alamanta
      July 30, 2012
      6:52 pm
       

      God in his infinite mercies will not allow even the fly to touch Israel because they are a chosen people.

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