Ten years… Will this number stay the same, increase or, on the contrary, decrease? The Levant needs such a period of time to recover from its numerous downfalls. All estimates are mere forays into fortune-telling but the devastating situation predicts that we still have a long time to go. A long time before aid is provided to people and damage compensated for. What was destroyed by military action, dictatorship and mismanagement in half a century and even more cannot be repaired in two or three years, add to that the collapses and wars of the post-Arab Spring; cities destroyed, neighborhoods razed to the ground and displaced people left wandering. In many places, systems and governments have collapsed along with their values and ethics.
It is as plain as day in Syria and Iraq and is under way in Yemen and Libya. Some even embraced, once again, the yoke of tyranny and embellished it with fascism and hatred.
If victory in Yemen and Syria is difficult and needs time, how much time will be needed to rebuild both countries ... not to mention getting rid of ISIS?Jamal Khashoggi