All the way to the literal end

All the way to the literal end

Abu Dhabi : United Arab Emirates | Jul 17, 2012 at 11:04 AM PDT
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

When you hear Israelis talking about the brutality of the Syrian government, that's a good indication of the brutality of the Syrian government. Israelis haven't exactly built themselves a reputation of compassion when it comes to neighbouring Arab states.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appears intent on committing a slow political suicide. It's no longer a question of if his regime will fall; it's a matter of when. It's not easy to make Israelis look like the good guys. But Bashar is a doing a fabulous job of doing just that.

Clearly, he has observed closely the way that the late, odd Libyan 'Brother Leader' Muammar Gaddafi dealt with the uprising in Libya. And Bashar seems to want to follow Muammar down that path all the way to the end. The literal end.

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Supporters of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad attend a rally in Damascus city
Supporters of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad attend a rally in Damascus city
Saad Zafar is based in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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