al-Assad shows Syria what it'll get if it don't step off

Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, today addressed the situation in his embattled country, which faces fierce protests and even fiercer government crackdowns, which have led to dozens of deaths.

“Implementing reforms is not a fad,” Mr. al-Assad said Wednesday. “When it is just a reflection of a wave that the region is living, it is destructive.”

“You want reform, huh? You’ll get the back of my hand, bitch!”