Friday, December 28, 2012

An outlook of the crisis in Syria, by Ioannis Michaletos

The following text is a broad sketch of the present-day situation in Syria. The major powers at hand fighting for control over the Syrian territory are going to be presented, along with estimations on the balance of powers in the battle theaters.

The information derives by distillation over numerous media reports, by taking out the propaganda elements and getting into the core of the subject, as much as possible.  The Syrian crisis is of outmost importance also for the issue of "Radical Islamism in Southeastern Europe" since the major forces of the opposition in that particular country are composed by radical (Sunni) elements and are also in contact with similar groups in the Balkans and Turkey.