The bomb that was detonated during a meeting in a national security building in Damascus last week was a turning point. Assad not only lost his comrades but he also saw the beginning of his collapse. It was a psychological turning point for the Assad regime. And while Assad forces get weaker, opponents get control over more and more cities. Is it a surprise? No. The Arab Spring may have triggered the wave of change, but this wave was fed by “internal dynamics.” A regime that does not receive the public’s support has no chance of survival. But what kind of a Syria will be established in the post-Assad period? Will the country manage to preserve its unity? Or will it be divided into three different states for the Sunnis, the Alawites and the Kurds?
What will Syria bear?
July 25, 2012, Wednesday/ 16:49:00/ MUSTAFA UNAL