Artículos con la etiqueta ‘el Mediterraneo’

That rocky road to Damascus

Por • 23 nov, 2011 • Category: Internacionales

No wonder some sound minds in Damascus, watching the tea leaves, decided to take some action. Damascus did send secret couriers to sound out Washington’s mood. The price to be left alone; to cut all ties with Tehran, for good. The Assad regime was left wondering what would they get in return. The Alawites, roughly 12% of the population and members of the ruling elite, won’t desert the Assad regime. Christians and Druze expect only the worst from a possible, hardcore, Muslim Brotherhood-dominated new order. Same for a crucial neighbor, the Nuri al-Maliki government in Baghdad. Russia knows that if the current Libyan model is reproduced in Syria – and with Lebanon already under a de facto NATO blockade – the Mediterranean will indeed become that dream, a NATO lake, which is code for total US control.