There are fools who think the Syrian Civil War will be over soon. They imagine Assad will scarper and a liberal democrat of some sort seize power and impose democracy and secular millions then live happily ever after.
Nothing of the sort will occur.
Hundreds of thousands of good people and their children will die. The tyranny will continue.
This is because no foreign coalition will go to war with Assad and his helicopter-gunships, tanks and chemical weapons.
And shame is unknown to him. And he will not tiptoe away, any more than Bush and Cheney will tiptoe out of Texas and seek sanctuary in Kazakhstan.
Only fools think he will.
And the slaughter will continue, as it did in Ruanda. And the entire talent pool of Syria, including the fugitive Iraqi professors, dentists and dictors, will be wiped out in the fighting.
And it’s a pity