Assad’s Alawites run out of options | Sydney Morning Herald
By Paul McGeough
The dilemma for Syria’s Alawites is acute. Do they go off a cliff with their fellow believer Bashar al-Assad, or can they retreat to safe ground from which to negotiate an alternative future once the dictator President has been swept away?
Numbering just 2 million, they are snared in a historic trap - now being sprung by the Arab Spring.
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