Nuclear War Expert
In getting the plan passed in government. Abou Sleiman was met with fierce opposition, and risked not getting his plan out of cabinet in the first place.How? In the judiciary? The minister of economy was very reluctant to take action against shops that employ Syrians. He was reluctant to take action against anything sara7a, he was as useful as a Pentium 1 PC.
I don't know about the Minister of Economy's stance on the plan, but it's no secret at this point that all ministries in that government were woefully ineffective (to put it politely), including Abou Sleiman's. Good riddance.