Hafez al Assad

The Syrian government is unlikely to survive the year-long uprising which has left more than 9,000 dead, the president's
Syrians didn't expect to be let down by the same humanity who didn't abandon their Tunisian, Egyptian and Libyan brothers. Dear so-called humanity, what makes Syrians unworthy of receiving your real support of our aspirations to live in freedom and dignity?
Every serious analysis of the Syrian situation I read these days does have a reference to the two most dreaded words in Syria "Al Baath and Al Shabbiha". In my view these are the twin evils of Damascus.