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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Like Libya, Intervention in Syria Represents Few Benefits for U.S.


By: Carl Wicklander

Sensationalistic news reporting in recent weeks over massacres first in Houla and later in Qubeir have been held up as examples par excellence that President Bashar al-Assad is a monster who must go the way of Saddam Hussein and Moammar Gaddafi.

Via Doug Mataconis of "Outside the Beltway," reports are surfacing that it was in fact Syrian rebels, not elements of Assad's army who were the perpetrators of the 90 civilian deaths in Houla, most of whom were members of the minority Shia Alawite clan that has ruled Syria for decades. 

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