If good ole boy Basher wants to avoid crawling out of a foxhole for an appointment with a loop of best Pakistani hemp or dying in a ditch, now would be a good time to call a taxi.
Saudi Arabia, Paris or Geneva could figure as better options.
Michael Valley writes at "The Standard" that Syria has entered the "Endgame", I thought that happened when the dopy bugger shot down the Turkish Fighter but I agree that when shelling your own National Capital is an option it has an erie similarity to Berlin in 1945.
I do not see much improvement for Syria or Lybia and Egypt with the "arab spring" but it is movement to a solution that will continue to ellude the pawns until a change is forced on "the religion of peace" by education and enlightenment.
I am optimistic, sheesh who seriously saw the rapid collapse of "the iron curtain" as Churchill so aptly described it.
Certainly nobody I knew or discussed it with.