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:
It is impossible to confirm whether the Facebook account does, in fact, belong to the son, Hafez al-Assad, and aspects of it invite doubt. For example, the owner of the account wrote that he was a graduate of Oxford University and a player for a Barcelona soccer team, neither of which would be likely to appear on the résumé of an 11-year-old boy in Damascus.
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.