How many times Israel bombed Assad military convoys during the Syrian civil war only to read the following headline the next day: Assad Vows to Retaliate for the Bombing. If Israel attacked Damascus Airport, then the headline reads: “Assad Vows to Retaliate Against Israel”. So forth and so on. This goes back to the seventies.
In fact, after the 1967 six day war, Hafez al-Assad, who was the Minister of Defense vowed to start another war against Israel. It is the same song, the same tune, and the same hollow words that everyone forgets after a while. Leading these memory lapses is none other than Assad himself.
ASSAD STILL HAS DONKEYS
Today is no different. After the Tweet by Donald Trump, in support of Israel sovereignty over the Golan Heights Assad vowed to retaliate by recapturing the Golan Heights from Israel. We assume using donkeys carrying machine guns and tired Syrian soldiers following in Halloween costumes. We believe Russia may help with its excess stock of T-62 Tanks vintage 1961. Superbly built to withstand rain and even snow sometimes.
Or maybe Assad will accelerate the production of missiles his factories are building in northern Syria (Far, far away from Israeli jets). Oops, sorry. The U.S. just bombed that factory few minutes ago while dancing and pirouetting around the S-400 lethal Putinian missile battery. Back to the donkeys then.
What Assad does not realize is that he is running out of methodologies to apply terror. He has become the most predictable mass murderer. His scenarios go like this: Terrorize by proxy; but how, when, and with what seem to escape him. A 10-year old in Syria knows what Assad is up to next. So do all his neighbors and his enemies.
The next time you hear or read: Assad vows to retaliate for one thing or the other, it’s OK to roll your eyes. Syrians have been doing the eye roll for over 45 years.