Another clear and resounding ring of freedom's bell has resounded for all the world to hear.
This news will bring tears of joy to all freedom loving peoples everywhere. Last week, in a national referendum, Syrian President Bashar Al Assad secured an overwhelming vote of approval for continuing his presidency for another seven years.
Amazingly, voter turnout was an astounding 92% of the Syrian population with Bashar capturing an overwhelming 97% of the vote.
Of course, he ran unopposed and the polling figures could not be independently confirmed.