@March15Syria's tweets regarding rumours in #Syria Maher Al-Assad has taken power

Series of tweets from @March15Syria, giving background to the Assad family & explaining implications of Maher Al-Assad's assuming power. These based on rumours, in particular from @The_Opposition.
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Syrian Pearl @March15Syria
I am weary of these sources, but cautious at the same time. Speculation that Bashar is no longer in charge has been circulating for days...
Syrian Pearl @March15Syria
...Maher is a ruthless and devilish human being. If he is truly to take charge, he will order nothing but massacres all over the country...
Syrian Pearl @March15Syria
...many across Syria blame the deaths thus far on Maher (Bashar's younger brother). He is in charge of revolutionary guard and security...
Syrian Pearl @March15Syria
If @The_Opposition 's sources (http://bit.ly/gfEGwn - Arabic-Use google translate) are accurate, this could mean massive bloodshed #Syria
Syrian Pearl @March15Syria
If massive bloodshed were to occur in #Syria, the international community will undoubtedly get involved. Syria is VERY important to every1
Syrian Pearl @March15Syria
Keep in mind: Syrians have long held the belief that Bashar has never been in control. His father's minions control the #
Syrian Pearl @March15Syria
Maher is much more like his father than Bashar is and is favored in the eyes of the Ba'ath hardliners' circle. His takeover wld b no srprise
Syrian Pearl @March15Syria
@s_a_cosgrove people would be naive to think the US does not want the regime to fall.. Syria has not yet reached that point
Syrian Pearl @March15Syria
@zweerver212 the int'l community is slow. however, and unfortunately, massive bloodshed catalyzes their involvement
Syrian Pearl @March15Syria
Syria is very tricky, indeed. I do not imply that international involvement is key nor do we want it. I was merely stating that if another..
Syrian Pearl @March15Syria
..Hama type massacre (Hafez's regime killed 40k) occurs, the international community will not stand idly by #Syria
Syrian Pearl @March15Syria
When Hafez Al-Assad died, Maher was the younger son who was not yet ready to rule, but undoubtedly more like his father than Bashar #Syria
Syrian Pearl @March15Syria
His father favored Maher to succeed him, however his reputation as being "unstable" ultimately lead to Bashar being picked as president
Syrian Pearl @March15Syria
In October 1999, Maher Al-Assad killied Gen Assaf Shawqat who was married to his sister just bc of an argument.
Syrian Pearl @March15Syria
Maher Al-Assad was a primary suspect in Rafic Al-Hariri's assasination in the Mehlis report.
Syrian Pearl @March15Syria
And finally, just days ago, rumors sprang that Maher Al-Assad has assasinated current vice president Farouk Al-Sharaa.
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