The greatest threat to President Bashar al-Assad’s grip on Syria is not the rebel factions he’s been fighting for a decade or the foreign powers that control large parts of the country. It’s the economic crisis that’s left Syrians without enough to eat.
@nytimes A 10 year war, countless deaths, refugees and destruction, for him to win. Thank you NATO, I guess?
@nytimes Isn’t Syria under economic sanctions by the United States? Seems like the USA is at least contributing to Syrian misery
@nytimes You have to admit that U.S. sanction against syria is part of the economic crisis of the local people ..because these sanctions didn't affect the government team but the normal people pay cost of american sanctions!
@nytimes That would be an economic crisis caused by a US blockade. So then Biden should lift the blockade and withdraw from Syria. Crisis resolved.
In a private meeting with Syrian journalists last month, which has not been previously reported, President Assad seemed out of touch with the concerns of his people and helpless to do anything about them. Read more from @NYTBen and @hwaida_saad.
A mother of three near Damascus got $55 for selling her hair for wigs. Speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of arrest, she said she bought two gallons of heating oil, clothes for her children and a roast chicken — the first that they had in months.
Many Syrians devote their days to finding fuel to cook and warm their homes, and standing in long lines for rationed pita bread. Some areas get only a few hours of electricity a day, barely enough for people to keep their cellphones charged.
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