Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Built By Bashar, Bay Bee!

Oh! It is so!

Arab League's artful dodger architect has inherited and reconstructed a semi modern regime that appears as nigh indestructible as it is contemptible.

Ye olde Suriya al- Kubra! (which may explain why all of Syria's leaders have looked rather sternly chip shouldering (wouldn't you - if you got, uh, all 'shrunk up' by like 80%) in official state propaganda pics, has remained somewhat out of reach as Golan remains on the periphery instead of the creamy center of Syria. Getting re hot for Lebanon or Golan is still a far cry from nat'listic vengeful revanchism.

Syria - like Little Satan - punches far above her weight class in diplopolititary deals. Instead of cool stuff like Hooters, literacy rates off the charts or creating advanced avionics - Bashar Bay Bee follows poppa Assad's script utilizing asymmetrical assets creating a slave trading Syria, abusing Palestinians as a strategic minority resource, fiddling about with new clear WMD witchcraft, hanging with the most wanted terrorists in the world while maybe or maybe not enabling official enemies like Hiz'B'Allah with wmd delivery systems and frightened of Facebook

The elderly edicts that Arab League can't go to war without Aegypt and can't cut peace deals without Syria have proven as correct as "Rubber Soul" and "Revolver" opened the gates wide open to "Sgt Pepper" memes.

Dr General President for Life Bashar al Assad of Syria's Cult of Personality is intense and ubiquitious   while foreign peace mongers get all het up over 1st Lady Assad's smashing fashion 

"...Her style is not the couture-and-bling of Middle Eastern power but deliberate lack of adornment! She loves chocolate chip cookies! Her fave flick is Titanic! She once worked at J.P. Morgan, never breaks for lunch, and starts her day at 6 a.m.—all while raising three children! Just another 21st-century woman trying to do it all in style!

Anywrought, Bashar bay bee may be immune to revolutionary waves waving across Arab League.

"...The military, ruling elite, and ruthless secret police are so intertwined that it is now impossible to separate the Assad regime from the security establishment. Bashar al-Assad’s threat to use force against protesters would be more plausible than Tunisia’s or Egypt’s. Indeed, the regime’s use of force against opponents has not been merely hypothetical.

"...Seeing how sectarianism has stunted Lebanon and Iraq, Syria’s equally pluralist society has good reason to acquiesce to Assad’s leadership.

"...Moreover, Assad’s comparable youth (he is 45, Ben Ali is 74, Mubarak is 82, and Qaddafi is 68) and his record of staunch anti-Westernism give him a layer of protection that the other leaders did not enjoy. Many Syrians perceive his opposition to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and his anti-Israel policies as desirable and in the national interest. In fact, Assad’s reputation in the West as an unyielding pariah has translated into popularity in his own country. In a somewhat twisted way, his willingness to stand up to the United States comports with the theme of Arab dignity that has rallied protesters throughout the region. 

"...Ironically, the one Arab regime Western leaders would probably most like to see ousted from power may very well end up relatively strengthened compared to the fledgling regimes in the rest of the region.

For now.

Pic - "Sitting Pretty"