Assad’s ideology is
Me - Power; Cost - irrelevant.
“Assads ideology is
Me - Power; Cost - irrelevant.”
That’s how things work over there. That is why Iraq is falling to Al-Qaida and Afghanistan will always be a crap hole.
Assad knows the only way to keep ancient enemies from killing each other is to make them fear you more than each other. The Russians understood this too in places like Czechoslovakia and Romania.
US - Power; Cost - irrelevant; export Whabbism.