(Sharp 2011) Choices for defecting Syrian soldiers

Sharp, Gene. Choices for defecting Syrian soldiers. Waging Nonviolence. 2011 Dec 1. Available from: http://wagingnonviolence.org/2011/12/choices-for-defecting-syrian-soldiers/. Accessed 2011 Dec 3. Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/63fgbJHdU.

Sharp issues an appeal to defectors from the armed forces of the Assad regime in Syria, cautioning them not to turn their arms against the regime in armed insurrection, but to confine themselves to nonviolent resistance only. Sharp argues that the limited military force available to defectors will be no match for the power of the regime, and that troops still loyal to the regime will be less likely to defect if they are facing armed opponents.


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