I’d be careful in looking for a modern day Alexander the Great.
geoffrey poremba

No. Syria does not need a foreign conqueror. When I cited Alexander the Great, I had in mind an outsider capable of exerting influence for the benefit of all. The days of conquering territories are long gone.

The idea of an outsider as an interlocutor has mileage. It is often the case that societies that are riven with ancient animosities are unwilling to listen to each other, but will give an ear to an outsider. The question we must ask ourselves is this: where can we find an outsider the majority of the Arab world will listen to? I think more will be achieved if the international community investing time and resources searching out for such an individual, who has the wherewithal to help solve the Middle Eastern issue peaceably…guns and bombs are not the answer…

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