Pragmatic Middle East: Bashar al-Assad's Speech and What's Next for the Syrian Revolution →


This morning, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gave his third public speech since the revolution against his rule began 11 months ago. Unsurprisingly, the mustachioed dictator unleashed all of the most hackneyed themes from the Arab Tyrant’s Manual, emphasizing repeatedly over the course…

Anyone interested in the situation in Syria should read this rather scathing takedown of the speech Bashar al-Assad gave yesterday.  None of the news networks I usually follow (BBC, CNN, NPR) were as detailed as this, though they came to similar conclusions.