There is one certainty in life, if one is seeking to read a stupid comment, just dial in to the Moscow Times for the latest statement about life from our Beloved Leader, Vladimir Putin. He so enjoys engaging in verbal judo, at which he considers himself to be a master. The Syrian Foreign Minister, Waid al-Moualem visited Moscow since there are few other capitals that would have a welcome mat for him. Naturally, he received hugs and kisses from Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and the Great Man himself. Putin wanted to make clear to all nations of the world, “we share the view that the main factor driving the situation in the Middle East is the terrorist threat. Russia will support Syria in countering this threat.” Let me get this clear:
1. The initial violence in Syria arose when people wanted human rights.
2. Good buddy Bashar decided the only human rights in Syria belonged to him.
3. Being a close ally of Putin meant that Assad acted like his mentor-kill anyone who dares opposing you!
Such began the madness in Syria, and such remains the madness in Russia for those seeking democratic rights.