We all agree that Syrian tyrant Boy Bashar is a thug. His regime is corrupt, supports terrorism, denies liberty, murders its own and has long been a client state of that even bigger menace, Iran. So, should we wish to see the fall of the House of Assad? Not necessarily – if this is what is driving change;
An Islamist group called “al-Nusra Front” claimed reponsibility on Sunday for a suicide bombing which killed at least nine people in the Syrian capital Damascus on Friday. The group named the bomber as Abu Omar al-Shami and said he detonated his explosives amidst 150 members of the Syrian security forces who were gathered outside the Zain al-Abideen mosque in the Midan district of Damascus.
Jihad is hardly the way to democracy. Is the only available alternative to the Assad tyranny a militant Islamic theocracy? Would that make for a more stable neighbourhood? It is a strange situation where the choice does seem to lie between terror and tyranny. Why should we get involved?