Syrian Dictator Determined to Win War
It seems that predictions of Assad's downfall were premature. The Syrian dictator is unbowed and determined to win the war against Western-, Turkish- and Gulf State-supported Sunni Islamists, including Al Qaeda and its affiliates.
Unfortunately, Assad is himself backed by Islamists--of the Shiite persuasion. The new Nazi Germany--nuclear/missile-mad, non-Arab, Islamist Iran--and its Hitlerian Arab proxy, Hezbollah--are Assad's allies.
In short, there are no good guys in the conflict. It's car bombers and cannibals against a ruthless, secular despot and the forces of Iran's atomic ayatollah … with Russia on the Iranian/Syrian side, because Moscow fears the spread of Sunni Islamism in its own territories.
All of which adds up to a Cold War-like nightmare from which nothing good can possibly come.