Bashar Assad, let me introduce you to Slobodan Milosevic.
Technically, you cannot shake his hand – at least today. Milosevic died in his cell in The Hague, after the nation that he led into war and ruin emerged to form a tentative democracy. The new Yugoslav leadership traded Milosevic for economic and political benefits with Europe; Milosevic was sent to trial and the country he believed could not exist without him said they could.
Perhaps, President Assad, you should take note.
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