Everyone is anxious for the Peace prize which will be announced on Friday.
Really? I don't know anyone who would take the Peace Prize seriously.
But OK, I changed my mind:
I think it should go to Bashir al-Assad.
He easily could ignore all that silly talk about chemical weapons and red lines, but, a natural-born peacenik and humanitarian that he is, he accepted the bitter option of letting some hostile foreigners to grab and destroy a part of his hard-earned civil-war arsenal.
Really, put yourself into his shoes: Here I am, a totalitarian dictator, son of my father, father of my nation, etc, etc - and I can kill those who oppose me only with bullets, grenades, rockets, swords, spears, guillotines, knives, stones, lethal injections, iron bars, thousands of other sharp or blunt, projectile or not objects and substances - but not a poison gas?
What utter humiliation.
But the man made the titanic effort, suppressed his pride, and serves now as an example to all humanity, in the department of conflict resolution.