Bashar's "special" friends.
To think that a geeky pencil-pushing type, dressed in dollar sunglasses and a cheesy camo shirt can somehow generate this level of loyalty is... Encouraging, to say the least.
Which means that my chances of actually running a dictatorship at some point in the future are actually greater than zero!
Dare to dream...
Syrians living in Lebanon with their families, carry posters of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad during a pro-government protest, while an anti-government protest takes place a few metres away at the same time in Beirut May 23, 2011. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi (LEBANON)