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Sectarianism, or a Trap by Assad?

What really happened in Homs on Tuesday.

2:03 PM, Jul 22, 2011 • By MICHAEL WEISS
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We know that Assad has been using the threat of a civil war as a strategy for clinging to power. It is in his interest to cajole or force minorities into acting foolishly or, failing that, to do their dirty work for them and then lie about their being the perpetrators.

Michael Weiss is communications director of the Henry Jackson Society, a London-based think tank.

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