Dec 18 2013
As the U.S. continues to equip al-Qaeda linked rebels, Western leaders say Bashar Assad is the lesser of two evils and should remain as president
No comment from Barack Hussein Obama.
The Syrian president is the lesser of two evils – that seems to be the message from Western powers to the rebels, at the latest so-called ‘Friends of Syria’ meeting. The apparent U-turn was prompted by the rise of al-Qaeda and other extremist groups there, which may gain the upper hand if Bashar Assad’s government falls. In the latest incident, dozens of innocent people were reportedly killed and tortured, when radicals raided the town of Adra outside Damascus.