Assad's Cousin: Syria Will 'Fight Until the End'
10:49 AM, May 10, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Syrian regime is pledging to fight until the end, as protesters continue to take to the streets across the Arab nation. "We will sit here," a cousin of Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad said, according to the New York Times. "We call it a fight until the end."
The comments were made by a Rami Makhlouf, who the Times calls "Syria’s most powerful businessman, a confidant and cousin of President Bashar al-Assad...a tycoon who has emerged in the two-month uprising as a lighting rod for anger at the privilege that power brings."
Hundreds have already been murdered by the Syrian regime over the last month or so of protests. And these comments by Makhlouf indicate that the regime is willing to murder many more. As Makhlouf said, "The decision of the government now is that they decided to fight."