Who were the greatest artists of all time? Picasso? The great masters? Cavemen from 20,000 years ago?
Decline Tostate: Leaving aside the legality of assassinating the foreign leader of a country with which we are not at war, can't see much of a downside in taking out Assad. His replacement, also an Alawite, would perhaps be more willing to share power with the non-IS rebels (after they retake Raqa'a) and in any case could hardly be worse. It would also send a message to the Russians about the value of co-operation. tee-hee.