The famous expose website Wakileaks (yes, that is spelled correctly) has successfully tapped into a most intriguing phone call between those two most beloved of dictators in the world- Bashar al-Assad and his Grace Vladimir Putin of Russia. We have the transcript here just as it was translated from the phone tap:
Putin: Hello my old buddy Bashar! How are you doing?
Assad: Ah, Putin! My best friend, my ally, my colleague, the guy who saves my butt! How are you yourself?
Putin: Oh, quite good, old chum. A few miscreant Chechens here and there, but nothing like what you are having to put up with. Read the full story