The Massacre in Syria That Wasn’t

The Massacre in Syria That Wasn’t | The Interpreter.

Muddying the waters was the Assad regime tactic of choice from the very onset of the revolution, a trick Assad’s security apparatuses learned from their KGB and Stazi mentors. So, they lied from the beginning, they spoke about infiltrators and terrorists in order to justify their uber-violent crackdown that soon mushroomed into a full-fledged genocide. At first, only those segments of Syrian society already predisposed to fearing change, that is, the country’s confessional minorities and certain segments of the Sunni community that have long thrown their lot with the Assad regime, were willing to embrace the “salvific” lies.

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