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    InAntalya, sofia, native, roadbear

    Thank you for your comment InAntalya.
    I couldn't go into all the different complications of the Syria conflict in this post (I put everything in the same bag - silly me- when talking about the sectarian fabric). Yes this is indeed an interesting aspect, especially with Turkey's recent concessions to more moderate Kurdish factions (accepting SNC head Sayda as interlocutor, Kurdish taught in some public schools). Kurds also have a complex network of influence. So, not being expert in the matter - I'll leave that for others to untangle.

    As to the food insecurity within Syria, the more disgruntled citizens are with the Assad regime faces (financial, social etc) the more it will play into the hands of the local opposition (note, not the reps in exile).

    So it all comes down to getting the right info. My point in this post was to highlight that untraditional channels such as open source intel available on the web might help to grasp the complexity of "who are the networks driving the revolution?".

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