The security forces began to shoot down protestors.And – much earlier than we believed at the time – armed opponents of the regime in the spring of 2011 began to attack the Syrian military, along the northern Lebanese border near Homs and in Dera’a.America, Britain and Saudi Arabia are named as the principal suspects.
Repeatedly, the Syrian government referred to the crisis as “finished”. But, despite the efforts of America and Saudi Arabia (and Britain’s support for “regime change”), Assad clung on with the same tenacity as the Iranian regime crushed the 2009 protests after the very dodgy presidential election “victory” of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (a man who had a lot in common with Donald Trump).
Now I shall drag forth my favourite, creaking but still relevant institution, the Department of Home Truths.
In Mel’s case and maybe some girls you know, she would have begun to pound her head against the wall.
Just the other day a girl gave me her number and I texted once just to say that it was me and there was no response for about an hour.
The reason guys take a while to text back is because….we’re busy or whatever you said doesn’t warrant a response.