Yesterday, I wrote on Twitter: "Hand it to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, he's vastly wiser [giving him a modicum of the benefit of the doubt while still hedging — rightly so] than Qaddaffi. Will he though allow multi-party democracy & run or neither?" "If Syria's Assad can keep peace, he'll have set the bar very high for other leaders throughout the Middle East, North Africa, & the world."
Well, he lied and not very well! He lifted the Emergency Laws but turned around a murdered even innocent, peaceful protesters. He's apparently even dumber than Qaddaffi.
Even Qaddaffi would have known that promising to allow protests and then killing dozens of protesters would make him look even dumber than he already looks and is.
I said, "If Syria's Assad can keep peace...." He didn't even try. What in the world did he think he was accomplishing by even lifting the Emergency Laws in name only? He's only made his position worse. Now the people have no option but to remove him by any means necessary or knuckle under to his sheer evil. They aren't pacifists, though they've shown huge restraint. Why does he tempt them so? He's further making himself the son of the Devil.
Now the UN has no option but to treat Assad much the way it has been treating Qaddaffi. Assad's regime will have to be subjected to all the sanctions and warnings concerning mass-murdering civilians.
This is a test of the United Nations and the whole Security Council structure — the reason for it having been brought into existence, at least on paper.
Many people believe that the UN was a fake tool of the Empire from the start and had no intention of treating all nations equally before the international law. We see the gross inconsistencies. We see where and against who and for whom coercion is exercised. We see that it is used against Qaddaffi to protect civilians but not used against the Zionists of Israel to protect Palestinian civilians against land theft, false imprisonment, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and many other evils and illegalities. God is watching. The proverbial spirit of Satan owns much of the UN so far.
"And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." (Isaiah 2:4)
People have been hoping that Bashar would not follow in his father's footsteps. If he's capable of lifting the Emergency Laws one day and murdering dozens the next, including little children, he could probably order the murder of 20,000 with as little conscience.
From a purely worldly perspective, it would be better that Bashar and his crew be put out of power and then deal with any rivaling factions.
The days of dictators' self-determination and the Balance-of-Power theory and supporting strongmen to keep "order" (anti-civil rights) are over.