March 26, 2011
The Syrians have finally realised that their “young, charismatic, UK-educated and open minded” president is following in the footsteps of his late father, Hafez el Assad.
|Hating Israel isn’t enough
|Hafez el Assad
On Friday, protests spread from Daraa to other towns and cities,
including the capital, Damascus,
in the biggest threat to the 45-year-old president
since he assumed power in 2000.
Security forces fired tear gas and in some places
live ammunition into the crowds,
killing at least 14 people,
according to witnesses and activists.
In yet another Arab country it becomes apparent that
hating Israel isn’t the only thing that’s important.
That country is Syria