As the fragile ceasefire helps the dust settle somewhat over Syria, it is time to take stock of who has stood firm through these turbulent years and who has wavered. There is no doubt that Saudi Arabia has been among the select few to have kept its position, despite the ebb and flow of the embattled country’s fight for survival. Since the beginning of the crisis, Riyadh has maintained that this regime is murderous and brutal and that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must go — either via negotiations or through military means, if lasting peace is to be achieved.
Leading from the front
There is little doubt that Arabs will never forget how Obama let them down and sided with Tehran, which now remains the only force on the planet backing the murderous Syrian regime.Faisal J. Abbas