Monday, 23 July 2012

Power Politics

Peter Brookes cartoon

I enjoyed this cartoon by Peter Brookes which appeared in The Times newspaper the other day.

Power is slowly slipping away from Syria's current president - Bashar al Assad - but I suspect this ghastly tyrant will still escape justice - most likely courtesy of Russia

Russia is one of the few countries which is intent on propping up the current Syrian regime for as long as it can - President Putin and power politics are at work here - not values and principles.

So the big question is whether or not the outcome of Syria's civil war - can avoid replacing one tyranny with another.