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Jewish and Syria -- getting much more serious and much more violent it doesn't seem likely Asad regime as much time left so.
What happens next joining us now is -- -- he's the -- all of a battle for the soul of Islam doctor -- are always welcome good to see you again.
-- one -- -- -- -- Syrian emigrant Syria is the country.
As -- if you'll a you'll have your own no family I believe.
What -- context telling you about the likely train of events in Syria as Assad finished gone.
Well he certainly on his way we finally general -- -- tipping point but Stewart certainly it was a turning point yesterday to see the not only secretaries of defense minister but.
His deputy who was also the husband of -- -- wife be killed.
And really a sign that they have -- the free Syria army has great intelligence information that bomb was placed.
In a building in rolled up where they have very little access from the free Syria army so they have some people working on the inside.
And they're getting their information so -- they're breaking that inner circle.
Stewart in Iraq we had.
Fifty plus generals are are playing cards that we had to get in order to know that the baathist regime was done there.
And Syria -- -- -- in that over half a million troops you've got generals and and down ministers.
-- is now bringing in -- troops closer to Damascus he's consolidating.
His core he knows that he's starting to see -- fall apart the defections have been multiply okay site will say we were talking in the matter of years now it's probably weeks if not months and will he use chemical weapons on his own people.
You know this is the frightening thing there I just off I want your judgment because his father did.
I forgot the name of the town what he used them killed 5000 they have on -- that's what he wants no judgment would Assad in Judea do that.
There's nothing that I would put past that's not -- -- that they these type of animals will do anything possible to stay in power.
The way they're killing innocent children and women -- at what point blank range and burning them and torturing them.
Why would chemical weapons be beyond that I would also -- put -- -- them to start firing scuds into Israel and to other countries in order to inflame the region.
And this is why we really have to keep.
Real close to understanding what's happening to free Syria army is doing unbelievably courageous work but they're not organize -- becoming more more chaotic.
We have to start giving them more Intel and we have to understand that we may need to do likely -- -- close civil.
Like we've done in Libya and elsewhere in order to make sure that it just doesn't implode because you've got -- wrong I here in Russia and frank -- -- I'm sorry I'm I'm not very limited time.
What's -- -- best guess on what comes next an Islamist regime.
Well that's one of the fears is that we may see ascendancy likely sunny Egypt of the brotherhood yeah right -- want -- -- doctor I want it judgment what do you think's gonna happen tell -- I think in the short term you'll see significant Islamist influence I think in the long term the Syrian population is very pluralistic and you will see over the next generation and evolution of of liberal democracy let my family and so many of the Syrian -- are gonna ask this last question.
Do you think that Islamist compatible with any kind of democracy that I would recognize -- a democracy in Syria.
Certainly -- Islam that I know that my family knows that so many millions of Syrians believing yes is that the majority opinion.
This is the struggle the battle for the soul of what's evolving and these convulsions in Egypt and Syria and elsewhere and if we don't take the sides of liberty.
The islamists that are funded by the saudis by the Iranians will win and Islam will not be compatible.
We have to believe that it is.
That it that Muslims can go through that seem revolution that the west went through and our revolution.
And our enlightenment in the last doctor's duty Jesse you're a frequent contributor to this program and we -- -- on the show thank you saw.
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