Someone blew himself up in Damascus today. In the process he killed a number of people including the minister of defense, his deputy (Assaf Shawqat) and a number of others. First reports (often wrong) indicate that this was a vehicle bombing.
Now, I ask you, who blows himself up in a vehicular bombing? The answer is simple. Religious fanatics do this kind of thing. They can easily persuade themselves that it is a good thing to do. They believe that the great Unknowable will reward their devotion and that this is all that matters.
Are we really happy that Sunni jihadis are disassembling a government that does not represent Sunni fanatics in the likelihood that it will be replaced by one that will? pl