Thursday, July 19, 2012

Assad's Waterloo?

Some 17,000 Syrians have been killed since the Syrian uprising about a year and half ago, including the 7,000 killed between my last post  on the Assad regime and this one.

The latest news is that four senior members of Assad's inner circle including the defence minister and Assad's own brother-in-law have been killed in a bomb attack in Damascus. This is the closest the fight against the Assad regime has come to toppling it.

Is this to be Assad's last days?

The trouble with modern day dictators and madmen is that they still believe they are invincible. And it is this belief that will lead to their inevitable downfall if not death and certain ignominy.

You can only continue to suppress your people for a certain length of time these days. With modern technology of instant communication across vast distances your tanks and helicopters won't help to maintain your power for if you use them against your own citizens.

As far as I am concerned, UN special envoy Kofi Annan should stop wasting his time trying to hammer out a political solution to the Syrian crisis. As I had mentioned in one of my earlier posts on the matter, the 6-point plan was as good as still-born.

No use to try another political solution. Assad had already crossed the Rubicon and checked into Hotel California and there is no way to check out. 

There was time enough but Assad, like all modern day dictators and madmen, thought that tanks and helicopters would keep him in power.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Video Bar

Loading...

Kluang's Little Bangsar

Kluang's Little Bangsar
Click To Visit

Kamini's Indian Wedding - Click To Visit

Kamini's Indian Wedding - Click To Visit
I attended my neighbour's daughter's Indian wedding dinner at the Sentul HGH Convention Centre. Click for a peek

Yasmin Ahmad - Click To Visit

Yasmin Ahmad - Click To Visit
Yasmin Ahmad was arguably Malaysia's best story-teller, filmmaker and advertiser. She was well known for her Petronas commercials and had won numerous international awards including the Golden Lion award for the 'Tan Ming Hong In Love' commercial. Her feature film Sepet not only garnered her several international awards including for Best Asian Film but also drew multi-racial audiences that rarely happens for a local film.

Genting Highlands - Click To Visit

Genting Highlands - Click To Visit
Genting Highlands Is A Popular Retreat With A Casino

Batu Caves - Click To Visit

Batu Caves - Click To Visit
Malaysia's Famous Landmark. Note The Statue Of Lord Muruga And The 272 Steps To The Temple Cave In The Background

Petronas Twin Towers And KLCC Park - Click To Visit

Petronas Twin Towers And KLCC Park - Click To Visit
Petronas Twin Towers Are Still The World's Tallest Twin Towers

Some Early Morning Views Of KL City Skyline - Click To Visit

Some Early Morning Views Of KL City Skyline - Click To Visit
Some early morning views of the KL city sykline I took from the 3rd floor of the KL Court with a low-pixel hand-phone camera

Kluang Town - Click To Visit

Kluang Town - Click To Visit
Kluang was a sleepy hollow, but is fast becoming a bustling town. You can't miss the bust-shaped gunung Lambak lording over the place and the town is well known for its tv brand coffee powder

Kluang RailCoffee

Kluang RailCoffee
The Kluang railway station coffee shop, now re-branded Kluang RailCoffee, is well known for its cuppa of coffee and the charcaol grilled piping hot buns oozing with butter and kaya...It used to attract standing-room only crowds. It still does, but the last time I was there it wasn't a good experience for me. The famous coffee had somewhat lost its oomph and even the buns...The shop has a long and noted history being first opened for business in 1938 and the place is now run by the 3rd generation LIm family. I hope the next time I return, the coffee would regain its oomph. Click to read more...