I breath lots of Houston air, but I don't live near the ship channel so it's not too toxic. Why is a dispassionate assessment of Syria's actions in the last year 'insane"? Because it doesn't fit your delusions? Syria has been trying hard to get Israel to talk peace. Israel refuses. Syria has been trying to get the U.S. to talk to it. The U.S. refuses. Why is it insane for Syria to then announce that if the U.S. and Israel won't talk peace, then it will go on doing what they don't like? What is Syria supposed to do? At least it is trying to negotiate.
Reformists are in the lead in Iranian parliamentary elections (dpa)
from the article: Syrian President vows to keep supporting Hezbollah, Hamas