The leadership of Syria has been vile and evil. They have sought to destroy both Israel and Jordan, and Jordan survives today, only because Israel mobilized her army in 1972 – to defend Jordan from Syria. Syria was heavily involved in the destruction of Lebanon. They supported every kind of terrorist on the planet. And, let’s not forget Hama. There’s a reason why they call rules for massacres like that “Hama Rules“. But, that was Hafez al-Assad.
His son is Bashar, and seems like a decent guy. Unfortunately, because of his father – and his father’s generals that probably STILL run the place – Syria has been destroyed.
And, I just saw it in a way that could not be ignored… yesterday.
It is a maxim that empires do not fall quietly. Worse, the leadership of such empires rarely understand the road that they are on, until the ‘barbarians stand at the gates’. They usually suffer from a false sense of infallibility, and surround themselves with those with the same disease.
Now, this is an interesting idea. What if the Syrian chemical weapons attack was actually an accident?
Militarily, there was no reason why the Assad government would use chemical weapons against the rebels. The area where the attack occurred was not militarily significant, and an attack there would have been a useless gesture, especially with a UN chemical weapons inspection team already nearby, on the ground. Furthermore, it has been clear for a while that the Assad regime has been winning their battle against the rebels. So, why would they use chemical weapons?