Interestingly 'Bashar the reformer' was an English Opthamologist during his days as a reformer in waiting, waiting to ascend the Syrian throne. When his father died and he made his triumphant return, the foreign correspondents of the English press gloated, reflecting their masters' glee.
You could call it a conversion on the road to Damascus
Tonight's menu includes repression, with Ban Ki Moon sauce.
As Mubarak fell, Saudi Abdullah, who's even older than Rupert Murdoch, rushed home from surgery to orchestrate a programme of repression in the region, tanks to Bahrain, support for the Yemen regime, which Obama either approves of, or he's too frightened of the people who supposedly work for him, cause he hasn't said a word