Cameron suggests Assad should be given safe passage

  interzone55 15:00 06 Nov 12

Looks like being a genocidal dictator is a bit like owing millions to a bank.

Owe your bank a tenner and they'll write to you asking for the tenner back, and for an extra 20 quid for the letter.

Owe a bank millions and they'll write to you offering a bit more money.

So it's the same way with killing people.

Kill one person and when you're caught you get a spell in chokey, but kill a few thousand and the international community get together and find you a luxury pad somewhere in a nice warm place, where you can enjoy the pallets of money you shipped out ready for the inevitable day you had to leg it...

  kad60 19:35 06 Nov 12

The genie is out,whether you wear a turban and a beard or a suit and a tie POWER is the key.

Anarchist or Utopian if you can think outside the 'box' the possibilities are endless.

  wee eddie 20:02 06 Nov 12

kad60: Unfortunately I am analysing the problem, not supplying an answer.

When there are several incompatible communities living in the same area, the only solution may be a Dictator, preferably Benevolent.

This may be difficult to stomach for those of us that live in Democracies but may be the only workable solution for the next couple of generations.

  morddwyd 20:13 06 Nov 12

"Once he's removed the country can begin the process of establishing a form of democratic government."

Like Libya, Egypt, Iraq, Iran.

  interzone55 20:57 06 Nov 12

Karl Marx said "Religion is the opium of the masses", and like any drug dealer, the heads of the religions are fiercely competitive and will use their followers to enforce their territory by any means necessary.

  Woolwell 21:35 06 Nov 12

alan14 - I know from previous posts that you are very anti-religion but your last post tars all religions/denominations with the same brush and is not correct. Assad isn't a religions leader.

  Woolwell 21:36 06 Nov 12

What happened to my spell checker? Religious not religions.

  Forum Editor 22:45 06 Nov 12


"Like Libya, Egypt, Iraq, Iran."

Yes, exactly like those countries. Surely you're not so naive as to think that such changes can happen overnight? Our own democratic system took nearly four hundred years to come to full maturity after the English civil war.

  wee eddie 23:13 06 Nov 12

Woolwell: While you are correct, you are mistaken.

Assad is not a Religious Leader. However he is the leader of a Sect that is defined by its Religion and almost all his Cabinet and Army Officers are Alawite as well.

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