Syria is funny
According to the syrian government, the fact that Washington froze the assets of Assef Shawkat, Syria's military intelligence chief, and the brother-in-law of Bashar al-Assad, the president, and one of the top Syrian officials linked to the assassination of Rafiq al-Hariri, is another example of how the US wants to impose its will on the world. A Syrian official said in a statement: "This decision shows the extent of this administration's arrogant and unilateral practices in its attempts to impose its will on the international community," So the US needs to consult with the world before freezing someone's assets? Yeah, ok. The Syrian official, who was not named in keeping with government practice, said in the statement the US action "once again proves the US involvement in defending Israel's aggressive policies against the Arabs". "The policies supported by the US administration do not serve security and stability in our region. But they would increase their rejection by the Arab people," the official said. Yeah, cause arab people will be up in arms that one of Syria corrupt regime officials got his assets that he keeps in the US- which is their enemy- frozen. Yeah, that's likely! And I love how they put Israel in there as well. The message is clear: They froze his US assets because of Israel. Why does he have assets in the great Satan in the first place? Well...that's really none of your business.. and did we mention Israel? The evil zionist entity? Yeah, that's all you need to know!