Skip to comments.Revolt of the underclass: Syria rebels carry fury born of marginalization
Posted on 10/20/2012 7:03:51 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
[snip] The flashpoints of the uprising have been the poorest parts of the country. It began in March 2011 in the impoverished southern province of Daraa... The gap between rich and poor across Syria grew in the more than a decade of free market economic policies initiated by the late Hafez Assad and accelerated by his son, Bashar...benefited a tiny segment... particularly a clique of regime-linked businessmen and the mostly Sunni merchant class in Aleppo and Damascus... also triggered steep price increases... [/snip] -- Revolt of the underclass: Syria rebels carry fury born of marginalization -- Associated Press [Photo credit: Zain Karam / Reuters ]
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The *real* reason for the downward economic spiral in Syria is the ethanol mandate, lack of a gold-backed currency, crony capitalism, helmet laws, and compact fluorescent bulbs!!! /s
Assad’s ally China:
Syrian president orders restoration of centuries-old mosque in Aleppo
[snip] “The Syrian troops regained control of the time-honored mosque on Sunday after the rebels had held it for 24 hours.” [/snip]
Opposition driven out of Aleppo site
[snip] “The army was using the mosque as a base, because of its strategic location,” spokesman for the Revolutionary Council in Aleppo Abu Firas said via the Internet. [snip]
“The gap between rich and poor ... grew in the more than a decade of free market economic policies ... particularly a clique of regime-linked businessmen and the ... merchant class ... also triggered steep price increases...
“[R]ebels carry fury born of marginalization”
I'm sure that was the less than "subtle" message MSNBC was trying to convey.
Anything not to note the actual ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood, which also revolted in the 1980’s. Look up Hama, to see how the elder Assad dealt with rebels, even as his Air force was slaughtered by the Israelis over the Bekaa valley.