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Patrick Seale Quotes

We have to note that the regime continues to control the army and security services, the Syrian opposition is very weak and America is bogged down in Iraq,
Patrick Seale
#Army

[A reshuffling of Cabinet and intelligence officials would] win Assad immediate domestic and international support, ... But to manage a crisis of such unprecedented proportions, Assad would need to display unusual qualities of courage and political acumen. This is the most difficult moment in the president's career.
Patrick Seale
#Crisis

If he doesn't do it, then his country will face sanctions and become very vulnerable. If he does do it, then he will immediately get international support. The crucial question is whether he has the support of the military chiefs.
Patrick Seale
#Country

In their different ways, both the international community and his own public are ... encouraging him to carry out a 'corrective movement' against undisciplined barons of his regime, including men close to him,
Patrick Seale
#Community

I think the prospects for the survival of the regime are better than many people think.
Patrick Seale
#People

For the first time since he came to power in 2000, he has a unique chance to impose his authority on rival power centers and emerge as the real ruler of Syria,
Patrick Seale
#Authority

Perhaps the most extraordinary thing about him was his remarkable consistency. The outside world so often said he was a mystery man, but nothing could be further from the truth. He always made his position clear.
Patrick Seale
#Consistency