Dum as a Dodo.
This is an unfair characterization
Dodos were very smart animals within the context of their own island, in a predator-free environment. Dodos tended to walk towards humans, pushed by their curiosity; not only would they easily get killed, they kept coming back.
Humans being the apex predator, the Dodos were slaughtered to extinction by mariners. They did not have time to adapt.
Nations too, Adapt Poorly
The Syrian regime is very smart. Through brute force and sheer ferocity, the Assad clan has not only managed to control
The second was the
Today, the Environment Changed:
Two important events have taken place since the fall of the
First, the Cold war is over, leaving the
Second, oil demand is growing, and supply is decreasing. Yes, there is less oil than before; only high prices have rendered cost-effective previously un-exploitable sources. In this context,
Demonstrate all you want, you cannot illegitimately remove Siniora in 2006/2007 like you illegally removed Aoun in 1990/1991.
At least, until you do as Uncle Sam says.
Think Fast. Think FASTER.