Of course Baschar Assad is a despotic leader. As much as Saddam Hussein did in Iraq or Hosni Mubarak still does in Egypt, he holds down every form of opposition against his regime. But the enemy of my enemy may not need to be my friend. One portion of those opposed against secular dictators are Muslim Brothers. Spreading democracy in the Middle East would immediately turn out to be a "Machtergreifung" for the Muslim Brotherhood, and the world would soon have to learn that there is no peace with Islam as they preach it.
Guardian Council reverses ban on 1,500 candidates in Iran's parliamentary elections (AP)
from the article: Exiled Syrian opposition leader to visit Knesset next month
Defendant, whose name has not been released and worked at the death camp between Nov. 1, 1942, and June 25, 1943, is being charged as an accessory to murder.11:43 06.02.16 | 0 comments
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