OK, I'm going to stop reading the Guardian's CiF pieces for the day. They seem to really be scraping the barrel for commentators in Syria these days. I guess all we need now is to start seeing pieces by Lizzie Phellan or Sharmine Narwani on there. This poor chap thinks, "Iran is trying to broker a political solution in Syria". This is like saying Nazi Germany was trying to broker a political solution in Republican Spain. He goes on:
This is utter nonsense if we remember what was happening in Iran in 2009. The murder of Neda Agha-Sultan by a member of the Basij - Iranian shabiha - tells me everything I need to know about the political solutions that Tehran implements. We've had over fifteen thousand Neda Sultans in Syria for sixteen months now. I feel like I want to cry when I read things like this. Why is such rubbish being given this platform?