I don't understand. I wish that Bashshar would make an honest argument as to why the Asad family should continue to rule Syria? He knows that we know that the Ba`th is now an empty vessel and carries no political weight whatsoever. But what is argument as to why Syrians should be killed to preserve the Asad rule? What are their contributions beyond preservation of Israeli occupation, brutal repression, deceit, and family rule? What are the gifts of the family that the Syrian people don't possess? I don't care if he has some support or not, but don't the Syrian people who live in a republic in name deserve to have political succession that is not rooted in family or sect?