Friday, March 30, 2012

Assad, Ben Ali And Hotel California

If Syria's Assad still habours the illusion that he can remain in his position by continuing to kill his own people and blaming terrorists and foreign agents for his troubles, he had better wake up soon.

More than 9000 Syrian people have been killed, including young children and mothers, since the Syrian uprising a year ago.

Blaming terrorists and foreign agents is not going to work anymore nowadays. This favourite refrain of modern day tyrants and dictators no longer works. It did not work for Mubarak, it did not work for Gaddafi and it also did not work for Abdullah Saleh.

And it won't work for Assad either.

And I also think that Assad is not serious about the UN six-point peace plan agreed to with UN envoy Kofi Annan.

I think Assad is trying to buy time for himself. But I am wondering what sort of time he is trying to buy for himself and his regime.

If he is thinking of buying time to check into Hotel California, he better remember the warning that you can check-out anytime but you can never leave.

And he will do well too to remember Ben Ali who was smart enough not to have checked in.

Hotel California is the Rubicon that you don't want to cross.

Amen.

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