War & politics: Sept 11th, bin Laden, Middle East news, from my own perspective.
"Syria's human rights record is far from unsullied though it has improved since President Assad took over from his late father. Rule by the Ba'ath party - a sister branch of the unlamented Iraqi variety - may be unsavoury, but that's all. "
Of course the US is prancing and proud, it wants to make the most of its' win over Iraq. And sure Assad's late father has left a legacy of the weird and dangerous at the new leader's court. I don't think an invasion is on the cards, but a little light bombing maybe enough to pull together Assad's reformists into a strong enough force to oust the militants. Or, at least that's my hope. For sure there are enough hizbollah nutters in Syria, but the only way is to get the Assad Government to crack down on them.
If he doesn't more serious responses from the US are waiting in the wings.