Thursday, March 31, 2011

Working from the same playbook?

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's speech to his nation last night was taken right out of the same playbook that other Middle Eastern leaders have tried using.  I think people throughout the Middle East are sick and tired of hearing the same old lies and won't stand for it any more.  Reshuffling governments, firing ministers, setting up committee's to study issues... all of this is nothing more than rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.  These strategies have been unsuccessful in Tunisia, Egypt, and elsewhere so I see no reason why they will be effective in quelling Syria's unrest.

Reminds me of this:

The truth is out there and there is no way to stop it from getting to the people once you allow even the slightest bit of information in.  Gaddafi's spokes people and Assad's sound just like Baghdad Bob, and will be just as effective.

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