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New York Times correspondent Patrick Tyler analyzes 50 years of US policy in the Mideast.
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Western diplomats say that some members of Syria's Assad regime are ready to reach out, but a dearth of visible leaders gives those advocating force the upper hand.
'We have clearly passed the Osama bin Laden era, and we are firmly into the Bouazizi era,' said one columnist, referring to the Tunisian man whose self-immolation sparked revolts across the Mideast.
The Obama administration confirmed it's considering sanctions for Syria, while the UN Security Council is drafting a statement calling for restraint.
Syrian protests, which reached unprecedented numbers today, have spread to the key cities of Aleppo and Hama. The unrest has begun to draw in Lebanon.
Social networks are playing a central role in fueling protests in Syria, where demonstrations Friday were the largest since anti-Assad activists took to the street last month.
Syria is a gateway for Iran's influence in the Middle East, but it has also been a relatively predictable neighbor for Israel. If Assad's regime comes unhinged, that could all change.
Toppling a regime – something Lebanese achieved with a spontaneous rally of more than 1 million people six years ago today – is just the first step. Today, the March 14 coalition is struggling.