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  •  OK, but if he does that he definitely dies (0+ / 0-)

    He doesn't have any Qaddafi-bravado interest in how he's remembered when he's gone. Running away is the much better option.  

    You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

    by Rich in PA on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 03:47:17 AM PST

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    •  The whole thing is (0+ / 0-)

      driven by the ego/pride/vanity/sunk costs that Assad must have, ultimately.

      That's the deep difference between dictators and little people.  Little people flee because whatever is worth most to them and makes up their raison d'etre lies within their heads and hearts and family group.  For dictators that's all been discarded and emptied out by Will To Power and substituted for by fetishizing of the marks power leaves (such as it does)- the monuments, the massacres, the rubbled cities, the fear and awe with which people speak their name.

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