Jim Hoagland wrote anÂ opinionÂ in the Washington Post I recommend for you to read.
It’s written with the spirit that we cannot leaveÂ IranÂ to roam freely under the same regime afterÂ Assad. I concur strongly with this idea because we all know what happened when theÂ USÂ brought Saddam down and neglected to take care ofÂ AssadÂ and Khamenei. Â The opportunity is ours to take now that the Syrian people are the ones helping to deposeÂ AssadÂ in any fashion and at any cost.
I further concur with the idea that strongÂ Alawite GeneralsÂ must remain in power (Those on the periphery of the killings going on, whichÂ AssadÂ has trusted only to a small cadre of people around him with) in order to protect us from theÂ Zoo KeepersÂ unleashing theÂ IslamistsÂ in the region. Wonder who might these zoo keepers be?
Look at the feeder and grand gate keeper unleashing the Muslim Brotherhood or those helping establish another secular-on-the-outside authoritarian regime to facilitate an-extremist-Islamic-ideology-with-influence-on-the-inside. Add to the list, of course, those leaders organizing traffic, Flotillas, and logistics in addition to those newly elected Arab rulers walking on egg shells while they shed their Taqyeh skin slowly to morph into a full-fledged Taliban and you have this camel meat stew to gorge upon.
Meanwhile, our own President is looking beyond us the earthlings in pursuit of anointment by the people on Mars.Â Hope he can pay attention to earth first.