Today Wednesday, July 18, 2012, Syria’s defense minister and President Bashar al-Assad’s brother-in-law were killed in a Damascus suicide bomb attack carried out by a bodyguard. I can only see this as evidence of a most serious blow to Assad’s high command in the country’s 16 month old rebellion against a repressive oligarchy’s rule.
The bomber was a bodyguard assigned to Assad’s inner circle, and struck at a meeting attended by ministers and senior security officials as battles raged within sight of the Presidential Palace.
In recent events we have seen evidence of top military leaders and even Syria’s “Ambassador to Iraq” following their consciences and defecting from Syria noting the inevitable implosion of their country.
Upon hearing this news, my thoughts were of 68 years ago and the assignation attempt on Adolf Hitler by his own officers and how much this is reflective of history repeating itself. Oddly enough it was on July 20, 1944, when an attempt was made to assassinate Adolf Hitler inside his “Wolfs Lair” field headquarters near Rastenburg.
It is Human Nature that people are only going to take so much oppression before the masses react, try to remove, and overthrow “Repressive Rulers.”
My thoughts immediately went to the realization that it was not much more than 100 years ago from today that the world was still almost entirely controlled by emperors, kings, queens, or other royalty. Only three prominent diplomats at the time of Brittan’s King Edward’s funeral in May 6, 1910, were non-royalty. One of them of course was our own U.S. President, Theodore Roosevelt, and who came home from that funeral convinced there was going to be war in Europe changing everything known as the status quo of the time. What foresight that man had and I cannot help but think how disappointed he would be today of his own Republican Party and how it has morphed into such extreme ractionism bent on repressing, along with the proactive regression, policies that would remove the hard fought “RIGHTS” of the “Working Middle Class” here in the United States by his own Party.
So to conclude this line of thought, I cannot seriously comprehend those who, especially in this November’s National Election, want to support and enable those who would enact legislation that would only continue to damage their own self interests and the quality of life that the “Working Middle Classes” once enjoyed only a couple of decades ago.
Maybe we as a nation have to regress back to the policies of the early 1900’s in this country to relearn those lessons. Just as we did then, we as citizens of this country will have had enough and the masses react once again like what we are currently seeing today in Syria. Of course just as in Syria, and history will repeat itself, it will be at a cost of many “Working Middle Class” lives once again.