Regime death watch

First there was this. Now comes more evidence that the world’s one remaining Baathist regime is approaching its rotten dead end:

Syrian President Bashar Assad has said the media and technological revolution sweeping the region and the world is helping his country’s foes to undermine and crush the Arab identity.

Assad told the congress of Syria’s ruling Baath Party on Monday that a media influx had left Arabs “swamped by disinformation” about themselves.

“These many inputs, especially with the evolution of communication and information technology, made the society open, and this opened the door for some confusion and suspicion in the minds of Arab youth.

“The ultimate objective of all this is the destruction of Arab identity; for the enemies of the Arab nation are opposed to our possessing any identity or upholding any creed that could protect our existence and cohesion, guide our vision and direction, or on which we can rely in our steadfastness,” Assad said Monday.

(Via normblog.)