When a people long for reforms because they lack protective laws to establish freedom, they should be given to them. Nations are made up of citizens...and when citizens do not have laws that enforce their human rights...how can they not long for a change that will benefit their own liberty to make free choices. Assad might be able to stop this war, if he would establish a living Constitution of Liberties....Let's pray he and those who support him will take concrete action toward that end.
Israeli soldier collapses, dies from heatstroke during visit to Jerusalem's Old City (Haaretz)
from the article: Putin: Assad could have avoided war by enacting political reforms