In 1994 his the dictator’s eldest son and successor Bassel had just died in a car accident. Hafez turned to his his younger son Bashar.
It’s Bashar al-Assad who’s killing Syrians in 2017.
Once seen by the international community as a potential reformer, al-Assad has few friends left. Russia continues to protect al-Assad in the the UN Security Council.
In June 2014, Assad was included in a list of war crimes indictments of government officials and rebels handed to the International Criminal Court. …
Nobody knows exactly how much money Assad and family have extracted from Syria. One estimate says Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has amassed up to $1.5bn (£950m) for his family and his close associates. Hidden out of the nation, of course.
Sooner or later al-Assad will be gone. What comes next may be even worse — the tiny impoverish, war torn country the spoils of many different warlords.
Nothing else in public popular media addresses the issues of the day so well.
The sixth season of the American television drama series Homeland … concluded on April 9th, 2017.
Carrie Mathison is back in the United States, living in Brooklyn, New York with her young pre-school aged daughter. She is now working at a foundation whose efforts are to provide aid to Muslims living in the United States.
Saul Berenson and Dar Adal are still CIA operatives and are dealing with counter-terrorism …
Peter Quinn is alive but has suffered a major stroke and is incapacitated. …
Rupert Friend should win all the acting awards as Peter Quinn, a disabled Vet recovering from sarin poisoning.
Jake Weber as Brett O’Keefe, TV host and fake news provocateur is fascinating. Something between Bannon and Alex Jones. A very scary guy.
Elizabeth Marvel was cast in the role of Elizabeth Keane, a senator from New York who was just elected to be the next President of the United States. This was written while it was still expected Hillary would be President.