Obama’s Arab Spring has turned into an Islamist winter and woe to Christians or other non-Muslims living in any of these countries.
Is Syria the next Iraq? – Israel Opinion, Ynetnews.
Op-ed: Just like Iraq, Syria may split into hostile, autonomous regions in post-Assad era
While Syrian President Bashar Assad clings to power, the Syrian state is crumbling under his feet. Western intelligence officials now see a reasonable chance for Syria breaking up into ethnic cantons following Assad’s eventual fall.
In fact, the above officials believe this is already happening. Syria, just like Iraq, may split into autonomous, hostile regions that are barely connected. The possibilities being mentioned are a Kurdish canton in the country’s northeast, an Alawite canton in the northwest, an autonomous Druze region, and the rest being divided among Sunni tribes.
One of the indicators of disintegration is the defections from Bashar Assad’s camp by chiefs of important Alawite tribes who declare that they are no longer loyal to the president. The flow of defectors in the…
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