Apparently Assad’s 11-year-old son, Hafez Assad, has taken to Facebook to tell America exactly what he thinks about military intervention.
Liam Stack reports:
A Facebook post said to be written by the 11-year-old son of the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, and “liked” or commented on by several people who appear to be the children and grandchildren of other senior members of Mr. Assad’s government, may offer a glimpse into the mindset of Syria’s ruling elite as the country braces for a potential Western strike in response to a chemical weapons attack on Aug. 21.
But those claims could also be read as the ambitions of a child, and there are reasons to believe that the account may actually belong to Hafez.
I am unsure what to think of this. What I will say is that this is a very well educated 11 year old boy if this is Hafez Assad. I think there is a stark reality talked about in this post, whoever may have written it. Does it matter how much military might the USA has?
Not if it is the resolve of the people to keep resisting. We have seen this scenario play out many times before. Even after our exit from Iraq and planned exit from Afghanistan nothing has been solved. The chaos continues.