Saturday, 21 April 2012

Nasrallah, Assange and injustice in Syria

 "Once everyone is around a table, what happens? Not much. The security edifice of the Assads will remain intact, while the opposition will have to end all military operations, or risk being accused of torpedoing the Annan plan. The regime will go around in circles, perhaps eventually offering the opposition the ragged bone of limited representation in a new government. This will be hailed as a victory for peace, but no Syrian government of the past 42 years has ever held power. By the time Assad’s pliant interlocutors realize this, the game will be up and the Syrian president will have dodged a bullet."

 I think the writer has his own issues with Hezbollah, but in terms of Syria the argument seems faultless.[Though I think "held" should read "shared" or "relinquished"]

Friday, 20 April 2012

Asma al-Assad

Asma al-Assad as a hope for peace

A fixation on the Syrian dictator's wife western appearance has seen an absurd 
petition gain traction. She is complicit in tyranny

Put not your trust in princes. Or princesses.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

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Stephen Mangan hosting Have I Got News For You:
"Asma al-Assad used to be an investment banker, one of the few bankers to move onto something even more evil."