End of the End!

Should I be glad that my predictions regarding eminent regimefall seem about to come true?


Should my ego be gratified when analysts of the caliber of Volker Perthes seem to have reached the same conclusions?

Well, all I can say is that things have never been squarely and solely about my ego. Nor should I be expected to be gald with the potential mayhem that we seem poised to face soon. 

Still, The Mehlis Report is not out yet, and though it is increasingly likely to be quite damning, contrary to what our wishful thinkers in the region are asserting, it is not clear yet whether it will implicate specific figures within the Syrian security establishment.

As such, the Syrian President, our perennial lion cub who simply refuses to grow up, might be given one final shot at debaathification from the top. Knowing him, however, he is more likely to waste this opportunity by falling into a new self-congratulatory coma, as has been his want over the preceding years.

Indeed, what I fear more than the Mehlis Report, much more, is for our leaders to try to outsmart the world again. It is this addiction of theirs that got us into hot water to begin with. It is this very addiction that is likely to cause our country’s collapse in the not-so-distant morrow.

Oh, for joy for joy.

3 thoughts on “End of the End!

  1. Hi Ammar, I am quite happy to see that you and your family are safe in the US. I stopped following your blog a month or so ago when your posts became gloomy and full of self pitty. it was a nice surprise to see that you are out and it seems that you are determined to play an active role in changing the regime. I hope that your blog will become a discussion hall for all free syrians eager for a free syria. one without corruption, torture and theft. one without Baath. maybe you need a new website. I am sick and tired of reading the garbage that Joshua Landis write and copy on his site trying to give the regime a longer life. would like to invite you and all interested syrians to participate at http://forum.shrc.org/english.Good luck my friend.Abou-Tarek.

  2. Thank god I have just recently found this blog. Although I am not Arab, I love following up on current events in the Middle East. I was starting to get a little sick from reading all the nonsense that Assad personal shoe shine boy was writing over there at syriacomment.com. Keep up the good work Ammar.

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