politics: Why do you think al-Assad has been so hard to overthrow as compared to Gaddafi or Mubarak?

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  • Kini
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    Assad is a legitimate leader of his country which is important in the region and a population of 22 million and many institutions, and has a lot of support in Damascus. The people who are trying to overthrow him are a mix of various jihadis, criminals, army soldiers, common criminals, paid fighters. Also, foreign military have not tried to attack him as the French and British did Quadaffi, who was just a tribal leader and a terrorist.

    Why do you want to overthrow him ?

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    I disagree with your premise. Qaddafi and Mubarak were in power for FORTY YEARS before there was enough organized opposition to overthrow them. Assad has only been in there for 10 years and is very much on his way out. It only seems long if you don't know the history.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Popular support, some 70% of Syrians are firmly behind Assad, a further 10% don't care, the other 20% are now getting behind him to help remove the foreigners who have invaded their country and commiting numerous atrocities.

  • 8 years ago

    As others have already said, Russia and China are making a lot of money off this fellow. When he goes, their cash cow goes.

    I do chuckle at how they hide behind the country's "sovereignty" when supporting the regime.

    They don't give a crap about al-Assad, except for the money they get from him.

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  • 8 years ago

    Unlike the rebels in Libya the people fighting Assas do not have the US Air Force providing air support

  • Daniel
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    Russian backing primarily. They are the reason either the U.S. or the UN haven't been able to neutralize his airforce. Without his airforce, the footing between the the government and the rebels is a lot more even.

  • 8 years ago

    Because russia and china got his back. He's buying russian weapons. Whenever Obama wants to invade, russia smacks him down with a veto power.

  • 8 years ago

    His military is behind him 100%. The others did not have that.

  • 8 years ago

    Iranian support is an issue.

  • 8 years ago

    The US hasn't bombed Syria yet.

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