Basher al-Assad has agreed to a truce, a sure sign the “rebels” are winning. With a face that appears to have been cloned from a badly-minted coin, this is the man, remember, who made his chops by ordering his snipers to pick off mourners at funerals of his most recent victims. Will he use this opportunity to keep reporters and international observers focused on the “truce” while he readies his biological weapons?