Assad defies the international community as his people continue to defy him.
When will all this nightmare be over? I was asked. Not soon enough unfortunately, and the situation is bound to get even worse, before it gets better. How much more? Some of it depends on Assad says tomorrow, to be specific, on the level of denial he will exhibit. Judging from the man’s past, things are going to take an uglier turn. But this is Syria we are dealing with here, you know, the country that can boast “been there, done that” repeatedly when it comes to going through rough times. No matter how long this transition takes, at the end of day, Syria will emerge stronger and more democratic. Even if the opposition remains defiantly fractious and hopeless.