If Assad is ousted, many Syrians worry what's next. Potential Islamofascist governance assures continuation of what's now ongoing.
Raging Libyan violence reflects it. Syria's turn perhaps is next. Washington bears full responsibility. It planned violent regime change years ago.
Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad's recent comment offered hope, saying:
"The government is strong. The Syrian army is strong, and the Syrian people are still rallying behind President Assad. That's why President Assad and the political system are still surviving and they will still survive."
Hopefully the fullness of time will prove him right. Daily violence casts a pall over Syria's future.
Iran and others warn that offensive Patriot missiles in Turkey on Syria's border threaten possible global war. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cancelled a planned Ankara visit. He condemned a dangerous provocation.
Tehran's armed forces chief of staff, General Hassan Firouzabadi, called each missile "a black dot on the map." They head events toward global conflict.
"This is very dangerous for everyone," he stressed, "and even for the future of Europe." They'll be installed in January. Offensive provocations may follow.