The necessity of despots

The sale of doormats featuring the Star of David, enabling Syrians to express their anger with Israel every time they enter or leave their homes, went up in Damascus during the Gaza war.

But Syria – despite its brutality towards its own people – is about to be brought in from the cold. And President Assad could not be more pleased.

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