Assad is not Syria. Part 2: Hafez master of segregation, terror and illusion.

From External Colonization To Domestic Colonization. Between Syrian independence in 1946 (when the French were forced out) and 1970, Syria moved from an evolving democracy to a clique dominated brutal dictatorship. Newly independent Syrian politics was dominated by the struggle between traditional Sunni Nationalist elites for power. This was amplified by superpower Cold War era Read More …