What can be said is this. It’s not in the West’s best interests for an Islamonzi regime to supplant the Arab authoritarian regime of Bashar Assad. I just hope that both sides are reduced to rump nothings in the process, with the Islamonazis losing out in the end.

And you can bet your bottom dollar that the academics who are now openly critical of Assad, will once again be heaping praises upon him if he’s ever successful in beating the rebels back. Just you wait and see.

assad the westwill pay price later for backing al-qaida 18.4.2013

West will pay for ‘supporting al-Qaeda in Syria’, Assad warns

President Bashar al-Assad has predicted that the West would “pay the price” for allegedly siding with al-Qaeda in the Syrian uprising.

Richard Spencer

By , Middle East Correspondent

10:19PM BST 17 Apr 2013

A bullish Mr Assad sought to exploit the West’s embarrassment over the fractured opposition to his rule.

“The West has paid heavily for funding al-Qaeda in its early stages,” he said during a rare appearance on state television. “Today, it is doing the same in Syria, Libya and other places, and will pay a heavy price in the heart of Europe and the United States.”

Mr Assad was attempting to draw a parallel between American support for the mujaheddin in Afghanistan in the 1980s and the de facto alliance that has emerged between Western-backed rebels in Syria and hardline Islamists.

Mr Assad added: “There is no option but victory. Otherwise it will be the end of Syria, and I don’t think that the Syrian people will accept such an option.

“The truth is there is a war and I repeat: no to surrender, no to submission.”

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