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View Diary: BREAKING: Bashar al-Assad is alive as deaths in Syria reach 25,000 (13 comments)

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  •  Assad's father was internationally condemned (1+ / 0-)
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    for his quick, merciless actions against any sort of insurgency.  It appears his son had decided against an immediate massacre, being sensitive to international opinion and wishing to be less of a pariah in the region.

    However the irony is that his gradual approach to crushing an insurrection will ultimately result in significantly more dead and much more international condemnation

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