Damascus 2012, I am in a different city where people’s daily bread is the talk of blood. The craft of political analysis is mastered by many, and everyone here claims to have the right version of what's going on.
Those who back the regime in Syria aren’t as many think a minority; they are the majority of all sects other than the Sunni majority. Most of the Alawites, Christians, Druze, and Shia back the Baath regime. Some are courageous enough to say they want Assad to stay not because they like him, rather it’s the uncertainty that pushes them to do whatever they can to prevent themselves from living under a theocratic regime. They defend their theory by giving examples from Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt.