Syria said it would reply Monday to the proposal of the Arab League for ending the violence in that country.
Aljazera has video.
On Sunday, an interview appeared in the Telegraph with President Bashar al-Assad of Syria.
He said, “Syria is the hub now in this region . . . It is the fault line, and if you play with the ground you will cause an earthquake … Do you want to see another Afghanistan, or tens of Afghanistans?” He added, “Any problem in Syria will burn the whole region. If the plan is to divide Syria, that is to divide the whole region.”
Aljazeera Arabic reports on the threat:
There is something to Al-Assad’s sinister warning. If Syria went the way of Libya, it would likely be regionalized. Jordanian clans have ties to those in Deraa. Sunni and Shiite Iraqis have a stake in the outcome. Turkey and Iran have serious interests in Syria. It really could be a volcano. The question is whether it is worth it to risk such a parlous outcome. Many Syrians obviously think it is.