A new axis of evil is coalescing. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited Vladimir Putin in Moscow today. Rather than fighting terrorism, Putin's military is in Syria to bolster Assad's shaky regime.
This is the vile eye doctor's first trip abroad since the start of the Syrian Civil War. Third World rulers are often deposed when they leave the countries they misrule. But apparently because of his new ally, Assad believes he can travel from Syria and safely return as its dictator.