Recently, the German magazine Der Spiegel reported it had overwhelming evidence proving Assad is still working to create a nuclear facility with assistance from Tehran and Pyongyang. This evidence included satellite imagery of the location and sources from western intelligence agencies. Western experts who evaluated the documents Spiegel obtained believed a reactor or enrichment plant was could be the aim of the project currently codenamed, “Zamzam.” There have also been reports that this facility is actually being built for the government in Tehran. Should this be true and the Assad regime can create a nuclear facility capable of creating weapons, things begin to look much worse for the Syrian people.
For almost four years now the Assad regime has been decimating its own people for the sake of holding onto power. When the Syrian Civil War began it was not due to extremism or a power hungry group trying to take control, it was the cry of a peoples to live in a truly democratic, civil state and for the release of political prisoners. The regime responded to these cries with the arrests and murder of hundreds of individuals over several months, eventually blockading an entire neighborhood of Daraa with automatic rifles and missiles, pushing the inhabitants to famine. After this peaceful resistance was continually met with violence, the people of Syria understood their dream of a truly democratic, free state would not be realized unless other paths were taken.