Are there still people who are so naive that they believe President Assad of Syria? His latest wisdom, as reported in Haaretz is that the uprising fomenting in his dictatorship is the result of American-Israeli intervention. Assad's perch looks shaky.
Assad has a long history of fabricating the facts - a history stretching back to the days when his father's control of the regime was still throttling democracy there.
The people don't want him. They want democracy, at last. Now that the hens have come home to roost, what better way of continuing the tradition that has worked for so long? Blame the Jews, blame Israel, blame America - anything but to take an introspective look and see the truth.
The unhappy part is that there are so many anti-Semites out there who will believe anything anybody says, as long it degrades and denigrates Israel. World opinion counts, and world opinion is swayed by the forces of evil: We, the silent majority, the "good guys", sit passively by until the tsunami hits.
In this case, the tsunami of Islamic sharia law will drown them all before they know it. Now is the