Secularism and the protection of minorities are the only virtue this regime has. You had the chance of getting out of there, and you’re living in the US where you have the luxury of openly criticizing its government, knowing that you will never be persecuted for that. But how about people living in Syria, who can disappear forever just over suspicion or speculation. We were all hopeful when Bashar got in power. At first, he started reforming by allowing internet and cell phones, and gave some limited freedom to the press, but all this stopped within a year or so.
Israel to cut VAT to 17%, corporate tax rate to 25%., says Netanyahu (Reuters)
from the article: Arab League suspends Syria over crackdown on protests