i don't say this from any sophisticated analysis of the facts and reports coming out of syria.
just the pictures. just looking at the pictures.
they show people of means abandoning and fleeing syria in any way they can. in boats across the river into turkey. in jets out of syria, the luggage on the baggage dollies being piled on as high as they can be.
children are fleeing with parents. they look bedraggled, worried and quite scared. they are not children, they are not people going on vacation.
they have all made the assessment that assad is a goner, and that his regime will be toppled. they have further decided that as goes saddam, so shall they. they should know best, they are closest to the situation. they don't make their assessments lightly, as it is a matter of life and death.
they thought it over, and they are getting the hell out. ***
i am simply going with their assessment of the facts of the matter, and their assessment of the future.
who am i to question their judgment?
john jay @ 01.02.2012
p.s. what will barbara walter's friend, the american born wife of assad, do? any vacation plans for her? it simply will not be a suitable excuse for her that she fell and had a concussion and a temporary clot on her brain, to explain her involvement in the whole mess away.
syrians are tougher judges than americans, in such matters. if she doesn't get out of the country, she's hanging from a lamp post by a rope around her heels, w/ assad. simple as that.
*** it sorta reminds me of a statement davey crockett made in transit to the alamo, about his fellow congress members. something of the effect, "they can go to hell, i am going to texas." well, these people might be prone to say, "assad can go to hell, i am going to _______."
france would be my guess. it's the most cosmopolitan muslim state in the world, after all.