Syria’s dictator Bashir al-Assad is offering amnesty to his opposition.
How conciliatory that sounds. But the question is rather whether the Syrian population is willing to give him amnesty after he has stood by and let 5,500 dissidents be killed.
His own claim to conciliation has long been documented as a blatant lie. Some 120 civilians were killed at the weekend, with the Arab League deciding to abandon its observer mission in Syria. The League has simply lost all confidence in Assad.