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a like to tell magd eid his wrong
No Prsident Bashar Assad can't hold Syria, he can't even make any reforms because he is under an iron hand of the security forces as well as the power of his brother's military violent control.
Outside influences are interferring with a somewhat stable although autocratic system that the majority of Syrians are comfortabe with. Western influence and support of a monority factions are very detrimental to the stabilisation to the country.
Western forces should trust the current regime to over come the current unrest not undermine it and give this in power time to change. 40 years of autocratic rule cannot be done over night and if forced to do so could create a fiasco and greater blood shed.
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