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Protests in Syria slow to develop

There has been a massive effort launched to organize protests in Syria via Facebook.  However, it appears that the majority of those Facebook users are actually not in Syria, and are struggling to convince their “brothers” in Syria to take to the streets.  That according to this Al Jazeera article.  Syria’s president, Bashar al Assad remains confident.

Al-Assad also told the Wall Street Journal that a domino effect with unrest spreading from Egypt and Tunisia to Syria was unlikely because his country is different.

“We have more difficult circumstances than most of the Arab countries but in spite of that Syria is stable. Why? Because you have to be very closely linked to the beliefs of the people. This is the core issue. When there is divergence between your policy and the people’s beliefs and interests, you will have this vacuum that creates disturbance.”

 

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One Response

  1. Syrians are organizing campaigns utilizing Facebook and Twitter issuing a day of rage in Damascus this week. On the heels of Egypt Tunisia Yemen Jordan Syria is utilizing social networking in order to demand sweeping political reforms in their government.

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