Adam Garfinkle At The American Interest: ‘The Strange Credulity of David Ignatius’

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Pretty much a takedown of David Ignatius, who writes for the Washington Post:

‘The subject of yesterday’s column hinges on an interview Ignatius recently conducted in Paris with Manaf Tlass, of whom I have spoken before. In the column, titled in the paper, “A Way Out of Assad’s Syria”, Ignatius allows and enables Tlass to characterize himself as a conflicted Syrian elite apostate who early on separated himself from the atrocities committed by the regime.’

There’s always someone to tell you what you want to hear.

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Adam Garfinkle At The American Interest: ‘Is Manaf Tlass’s Defection a Sign That Assad’s Regime Is Cracking?”

Full piece here.

Garfinkle riffs on what might be going on in Syria after a top official has defected:

As for Manaf Tlass, he probably should be very careful deciding which eatery to visit in Turkey. In Turkey today there are undoubtedly lots of Syrian refugees, not to speak of members of the Free Syrian Army, who ardently hope he chokes to death on his next kebab.”

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