How a terminal illness spared the regime

Syrian regime stabilized by…pulmonary fibrosis?

 Despite Facebook calls for “days of rage” and imploding mansions of hereditary presidencies in the neighborhood, Syria’s Bashar al-Asad has remained largely unscathed in his Damascus abode.  The man some pejoratively call “the Doctor” (a reference to his training as an ophthalmologist and perceived hasty insertion into Syrian politics after[…]