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Syrian Mother Urges Mass Defection

More evidence that a conscript army is not a reliable defender of a dictatorship. As became obvious in Tahrir Square, when the army refused to intervene, and in Bahrain, where foreign troops had to clear Pearl Square, and in Libya, where Gadaffi had to import foreign mercenaries, people will not kill their own to keep a despot in power.
Almost all the dictatorships in the region rely heavily on conscription. Almost all are critically vulnerable.

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