As the Assad regime puts on another meaningless façade, the Street continues to march to the beats of a different drummer. The people will not be fooled again.
This is the scenario with which we are presented: the regime will dialog with itself, be very critical and end up by pledging and implementing the kind of reforms that will allow it to reinvent itself while keeping the Assad and all their main henchmen in place and above the law and any sort of accountability. Pardon us for not wanting to wait to be disappointed. We prefer to express our displeasure now. We have seen this play before: we didn’t it like then, we like it even less now.
VIGILS AND PROTESTS IN REJECTION OF THE NATIONAL DIALOG (June 10)
The usual chants are heard throughout, from “the people want to topple the regime” to “Get out Bashar, there is no dialog”