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Why I Support President Bashar Al-Assad

Updated on September 17, 2013

You all may wonder why I support Bashar Al-Assad and when I say the word support, I say it very carefully as I don’t support him in general, but only in this war against jihadist terrorists who are trying to overtake a sovereign secular country and turn it into another religious extremist Arab mess. Do I support his politics, or even his policies? Not really. You may be thinking, hold on, is she crazy? Why is she supporting this ruthless dictator? To be honest until recently I didn’t care very much for him and I intentionally turned a blind eye on what was happening in Syria as it was too depressing. I also have a general rule against filling the brain with trash by watching the News or reading Newspapers. At the same time my conscience kept nagging at me, how could I be so purposefully oblivious to the suffering of dying children? So recently I read my first newspaper article about the situation, looked at my first youtube video and of course turned on the news to the only channels available on my television set, BBC and Al-Jazeera. At first I went with it and believed that Bashar Al-Assad is a ruthless tyrant, a man who is actually gassing his own people. But at the same time there was a voice inside my head, that something wasn’t right, the US was talking about striking on Syria, then I thought why? Where was the US when Israel used poison gas in Gaza? Where was the US when they used poison gas in Fallujah? They were actually right there dropping the poison gas on Iraqi civilians. So it became obvious to me that this was history repeating itself. Did we not learn anything when they lied to us and invaded Afghanistan? Did we not learn anything when they caused the worst humanitarian disaster in Iraq? And what about just recently in Libya? Did those countries not end up worse off and in more chaos than previously? So I began to wonder, why does the US pick and choose to play heroes of the world when, where and how it suits them? It was obvious that they had an ulterior motive. And then through both my obsession on the matter and extensive research I began to unravel another side which may have been obvious to a minority of westerners throughout this whole Syrian conflict. Bashar Al-Assad could in fact be innocent of all allegations the US had accused him of. This man was a threat to American interest and the only leader in the Middle East that is standing up to them. And the more I dug, the more evidence I gathered that this man who has been painted by the western propaganda machine as a tyrant, this man who is the number one enemy to America at the moment, is in actual fact a hero to his people. Why is it then that NATO found out that 72% of his people support him and would vote for him if there was an election? Why has the US government failed to mention that Bashar has stated a hundred times in many interviews that he is fighting against an invasion on Syria by various terrorist groups funded by the US, Quatar and Saudi? Why have they failed to show the world that the victims of terrorist attacks in Syria swear their alliance to their president? Why have they failed to show the world that the millions marching in support of their president? Why were they so quick to point the finger at the Assad government using poison gas against it’s own people without factual evidence first? Why were they so quick to want to strike at Syria, without actual evidence of who staged these poison gas attacks? Why have they also failed to show the world that Assad is there after every terrorist attack embracing the families of the victims? I mean we don’t have to believe them! But at least show us the other side, we are intelligent adults who are able to make our own decisions and assumptions. It then became clear, propaganda is a powerful tool which can brainwash people into supporting an evil war with only a political agenda rather than a humanitarian one. It also became quite clear that Bashar Al-Assad is fighting against terrorism and protecting a secular sovereign state which has equality and diversity of religion and gender. Unlike many politicians in the East, who are like whores changing political parties and allies based on the largest numbers with a dollar sign, Assad is one of very few politicians who has integrity and seems congruent with his words.

Terrorist rebels
Terrorist rebels

I support President Bashar Al-Assad’s fight against terrorism

So who is the Syrian president actually fighting? Some of you may not know that Syria is a secular state, where religion is separate from the government. Muslims and Christians have coexisted peacefully, and unlike many other Arab countries there are churches everywhere. In an interview with the Russian newspaper Izvestia, Assad stressed that “The majority of those we are fighting are Takfiris, who adopt the al-Qaeda doctrine, in addition to a small number of outlaws.” And then went on to say, “We are fighting terrorists infiltrating particular regions, towns or peripheral city areas. They wreak havoc, vandalize, destroy infrastructure and kill innocent civilians simply because they denounce them.” …... He then went on to speak about the major influence of the Saudi Wahabi ideologies and purse strings. “Ideologically, these countries mobilize them through direct or indirect means as extremist tools. If they declare that Muslims must pursue Jihad in Syria, thousands of fighters will respond. Financially, those who finance and arm such groups can instruct them to carry out acts of terrorism and spread anarchy. The influence over them is synergized when a country such as Saudi Arabia directs them through both the Wahabi ideology and their financial means.”

So the mainstream media has in fact told us that the Assad government is fighting the FSA, the Free Syrian Army. We have also been told that the FSA are in fact the martyrs in all this and are fighting a revolution to free the people of the ruthless Assad regime. But in actual fact the FSA did exist once upon a time at the beginning of the protests in March 2011, but now have been contaminated and hijacked by foreign terrorists, who are misleading the world that they are in a revolution. So in conclusion, the FSA are now groups of terrorists who are supported by no other than the US and funded by Saudi and Qatar. The fighters include Saudis, Qataris, Yemenis, Turks, some Syrians. These are a bunch of extremist jihadists with dangerous Wahabi ideologies, and will use whoever they can, even if it’s their so called enemies America, and Israel. Their main objective is to bring down the Assad regime and will do anything to destroy it. There has been reports of them destroying mosques, churches, murdering educators, blowing up over 1000 educational institutes, executing innocent civilians, rape, theft, vandalizing, looting, kidnappings and in many circumstances using harsh death penalties that conspire with Sharia law.

“At the end of 2011, around 30 educators/intellects were killed after risking their lives to educate our children. The number of schools that were burned by terrorists was close to a thousand schools. Can there be a revolution against education? Can there be a revolution against Syrian unity? Is it possible for a revolution against it’s citizens? They block passages to get cooking oil so the citizens can starve to death. They block the passage of gas and diesel so the citizens can die from the cold. They block the passage of medicine so people can die of illnesses? They stop people from going to work. They burn factories, both public and private to leave people unemployed. That is not a revolution. Can a revolution work for the benefit of the enemy? A revolution and a traitor? That’s not possible. If we truly have revolutionaries than me, you and everyone else will follow them.” Bashar Al Assad

I support the right to factual Information

Wake up world! Once again mainstream media has got you hypnotized by their propaganda. And the west has succeeded again, painting another perfect picture of a ruthless tyrant dictator. I will be the first to admit sometimes they had been right, as there have been tyrants such as Saddam Hussein who makes Bashar Al-Assad look like a saint. As well, have we not learned enough from history to know that propaganda is the most powerful tool used on the gullible and the intelligent. Propaganda is a tactic that political leaders have been using for years in order to meet their objectives. Propaganda fabricates truth, creates false rumors, and deceives the masses. Propaganda plays with people’s emotions. It makes you feel sadness by filling your television screens with images of dead children. It makes you feel fear that if you don’t do something, it could be you next. It makes you feel guilty, that you are sitting on your cozy sofa watching this tragedy from afar. Many times propaganda uses false images, footage and stories. World leaders make touching emotional speeches about victims of war, when in fact they just want to throw some more bombs and create more victims. I mean look how powerful propaganda was in Nazi Germany. Hitler had his own minister of propaganda Goebbels. His propaganda campaigns were based on fear, fear that the Jews will take over the country. The whole country was led to believe that the majority the Aryan race was superior and contaminating it with an inferior race would cost them dearly. This propaganda campaign brainwashed a nation that a whole society turned a blind eye and many contributed in one of the most inhuman genocides in history against their own German Jewish citizens.

So we have already established that The US’s best interest is the instability of Syria, a country who is a threat to both American and Israeli interest. It is also obvious that once the US can dominate most of the foreign powers in the Middle East, it can then have ultimate power and have access to their resources. We have seen this again and again in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. All these wars did not turn out to be a noble cause and left these countries in worse conditions than they initially were. We have also established that the rebels are a dangerous bunch of extremists who are trying to gain control of the middle East and are funded by Saudi and Qatar. They will do anything to bring this regime down and are using their so called loathed enemies America and Israel to meet their own political objectives. And In the meantime we the innocent civilians have to suffer as we watch these two groups destroy the world.

Now what lies have we been fed?

Ruthless Tyrant who killed protestors

When the Syrian protest began in March 2011, some Army officers did act independently and shoot against protestors. What the media failed to emphasize was that President Assad fired all those responsible. He then went out to the public, universities, schools, hospitals asking the people what they wanted. All their demands were met. What type of ruthless tyrant would do that?

Prof David Lesch professor of Middle East History from Trinity University, who in actual fact challenges many of president Al-Assad’s policies and knew him quite well stated the following in his interview with The Atlantic Wire “Well, I never met Saddam Hussein and Muammar Qaddafi, but I know people who have met all three. And they agree with me: Bashar was different. He seemed relatively normal, whereas when you meet with Saddam or Qaddafi, you almost immediately sense that there's something off with them. But with Bashar you never got that sense.”

False footage, photos and Actors

Fake footage? Paying people to play wounded or dead? Turning pro Assad supporter footage into anti Assad protests? Yes the media has become a dirty business to work in. Competitive and its survival is based on selling news that is shocking, and of course pleasing the governments/corporations/tycoons who are funding it. What is more shocking, a ruthless dictator turned psychopath who is gassing his own people? Or a leader who is defending his country against foreign terrorism? What works in the media’s favor? If world war broke out and Syria got bombed by the US? Or that the Syrian conflict was over as soon as possible and the country was left in peace?

Okay so let me fill you in on the dirty trick that the mainstream media has been playing on you. Footage taken of thousands of protestors in support of their president and their disdain at Al-Jazeera propaganda was manipulated by the western media and later shown to the world as protestors who were marching against their president. There was even confessions of people who got paid to leak misleading pictures and video footage in Syria to the media. If the media showed you what was really happening they may have shown you video footage of a women shouting at the cameras in anger at the misinformation the world is being told “We all support Bashar and are all the students of Bashar and I just want to tell the tv chanels who are filming in a misleading way to come and film us who are supporting him!” President Bashar himself said that in the beginning of the conflict he let the media into Syria, however they used the footage and propagandized it to suit American and Saudi interest and painted the rebels as the good guys. So he had to restrict media access of who was coming in and out. Apparently one example of this was the Qatari news station Al-Jazeera making fake films. In these films they were claiming that government forces were killing innocent people. This news Channel which is knows for misleading the public time and time again was paying people to play dead and wounded. They kept on repeatedly using the same people playing dead one day and walking down the street the next. By this stage some TV stations from around the world, had discovered the fake films and apologized to Syria. But it was too late, the films kept being sent around the world. The propaganda machine had now done the damage, it fooled the world and brain washed. As well, 22 members of staff who were displeased with the biased and dishonest coverage of Al-Jazeera announced their resignation on 8 July 2013.

Now moving on to the BBC news, in 2012 it was facing worldwide criticism after using a photo taken in Iraq in 2003 by photographer Marco di Lauro of a child jumping over masses of white body bags. What the BBC painted to the world was that these body bags were of children massacred by the Assad regime in Houla 2012. This photograph left a huge impact on many people that I still see it appearing on my facebook newsfeed with comments such as “Death to Assad” The original photographer Marco Di Lauro told the telegraph “What is amazing it’s that a news organization has a picture proving a massacre that happened yesterday in Syria and instead it’s a picture that was taken in 2003 of a totally different massacre. Someone is using someone else’s picture for propaganda on purpose.”

The only thing I can ask is, if a well known broadcasting cooperation such as the BBC has been caught using a false photo, how many other false information and photos have they got away with?

Photo that was taken in 2003 Iraq, was used by BBC to portray the Houla massacre in 2012
Photo that was taken in 2003 Iraq, was used by BBC to portray the Houla massacre in 2012

Did President Bashar Al-Assad use poison gas against his own people?

So this is what was fishy about this whole situation, the US wants to stage a huge attack that could result in world war III without having a shred of evidence of who was responsible for the poison gas attacks.

However there was much evidence pointing away from the Assad government and towards the rebels. On 26th of January of this year Cyber war news reported that a Malaysian hacker discovered an email exchange between two senior officials. British-based contractor Britam, a British Defense contractor was approached by Qatar at the request of Washington to frame the Assad government with the chemical attacks. Three days later on January 29th British newspaper the ‘The Daily Mail’ ran the article titled ‘U.S Backed Plan To Launch Chemical Attack on Syria And Blame it on The Assad Regime’ and this article was immediately removed from both circulation and the newspapers and archives.

Investigative journalist Michel Collon spoke to RT news several days after the 2013 poison attack in Syria, “I don’t think there will be an investigation from the western side, because actually they don’t look for the truth, they just look for pretext just to overthrow Assad and to take control of Syria. This is really a strategic call, after Syria they will try to get control of Palestinians, Lebanon, Iran and all this actually is part of the general strategy to take control of Russia, against Asia against Russia and china, so they don’t want an investigation they don’t want the truth they just want a pretext.”

As well UN investigations in 2012 have pointed away from the Assad government and towards the US backed rebels.

"According to the testimonies we have gathered, the rebels have used chemical weapons, making use of sarin gas” Carla del Ponte former war crimes prosecutor, who was the leading UN investigator in this case confirmed in an interview to a Swiss radio station in 2012. On top of all that, there were reports of an arrest that was made on the Turkish- Syrian border, where a group of rebels were caught with 2kg of sarin nerve gas. Furthermore just recently foreign policy magazine reported of an intercepted phone conversation by Mossad which was passed onto the U.S government. In this conversation the Syrian minister of defense was in panic demanding answers from the leader of a chemical weapons unit, in regards to the poison gas attacks that killed over 1000 people in August 2013. So let us say that the Assad Government ordered the attack, does it make sense that they would make such phone calls demanding answers? Why is the media and the US government hiding this from us and feeding us misinformation? Is it in order to stage a war, just like they did in Iraq. You remember, the war that was sold to the world on lies of Weapons of Mass Destruction, and destroyed the lives of over 100,000 thousand people and continues to do so. This is the power of propaganda, first you sell it to the world, then you have the key to destroy it as you choose.

And if you are interested this is President Assad’s view when asked by Russian newspaper Izvestia about the chemical attacks. An interview you will never see inside a mainstream newspaper.

“As for the UN Commission, we were the first to request a UN investigation when terrorists launched rockets that carried toxic gas in the outskirts of Aleppo. Several months before the attack, American and Western statements were already preparing public opinion of the potential use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government. This raised our suspicion that they were aware of the terrorists’ intentions to use these weapons in order to blame the Syrian government…..“For the sake of argument, if the army had such weapons and decided to use them, is it conceivable that it would use them in areas where its own troops are deployed? Where is the logic in that? Additionally is it really plausible that the use of these weapons in a heavily populated area in the suburbs of the capital did not kill tens of thousands; these substances travel in the air.” Bashar Al-Assad

Now aside from much evidence pointing away from the Assad government in the use of poison gas, let us use our logic for a moment. What motives would the Assad government have to use chemical weapons on their own people who mostly support them? What motives do you think the foreign rebels may have? And what motives do you think the US may have?

Mosques and churches standing side by side in the Soulimanya neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria.  (photo: Spencer Osberg)
Mosques and churches standing side by side in the Soulimanya neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. (photo: Spencer Osberg)

I support Christian Arabs

As a Christian Arab myself, without Bashar Al-Assad I fear for my fellow Christian brothers and sisters in Syria, two and a half million of them who have always co existed in this land alongside Muslims. Since Syria is a secular state, “freedom of religion is guaranteed and the state respect all religions (Article 35/1) the state guarantees the freedom of worship and religious processing provided it does not violate the public order” Christians have had the freedom to practice their religion freely, build churches, have monasteries with priests and nuns. They have the liberty to celebrate religious holidays and practice their religion in their hundreds of churches, which are some of the oldest in the world. As well Damascus was one of the first regions to receive Christianity during the ministry of St Peter. Under the Assad government they cannot favor any religion over the other and they cannot have religion mix with politics.

Did you know that in May 2011, international Christian concern showed that Christians were more fearful of protestors and rebels than the government itself. While rebels are targeting them, their Syrian government has always given them equal treatment and protection. So what do you think would happen to them if these rebels take control? What do you think will happen when the US place another puppet leader who not only destroys the immunity these people once had, but starts to destroy some of the oldest churches in the world, massacres and drive them out and oppresses them from practicing their religion? You may have also have been aware that there has been many current reports of attacks on Christians throughout this whole conflict. Paul Rand a member of the American Republican Party told meet the press “I see Assad who has protected Christians for a number of decades, then I see the Islamic rebels on the other side attacking Christians. I see Al-Qaida on one side, the side we would go in to support and I see it to be murky and I don’t see a clear cut American interest.”

Dr Patrick Sookhdeo, International Director of Barnabas Fund, said, “The Christian community in Syria is already suffering as a result of the unrest there and this will surely only intensify in the event of Western-backed military intervention. Christians in the West should not stand by and allow their governments to destroy Syria – and the Syrian Church – in pursuit of their own political interests in the region. I urge Christians not to accept blindly all the mainstream media reports about this conflict but to read for themselves the carefully considered arguments of dissenting voice”

To make things clear, these violent radical Islamic extremists are not practicing the true teachings of Islam. In fact Islam teaches Muslims to respect other religions and also leave the believers of other religions in peace. In the Koran it states “you have your own religion and I have mine” 29 as well “There shall be no compulsions in religion30

I support freedom of Muslim Arabs

The constitution of the Syrian Arab republic guarantees freedom of religion. I support the right for a Muslim to have autonomy in their own religious affairs. Religion is a personal matter and beliefs enforced upon a person do not work, as it can either cause resentment, false practice or as we see now in Egypt uprising. Why is it that so many people in the Arab nations have been uprising against an authoritarian secular government, yet it is being slowly replaced with a more backwards one which apparently violates human rights. It tells them how to dress, when to pray, how they can socialize. Men and women are segregated. Some Sharia laws are so extreme that stoning, lashing and death sentences for petty crimes are practised. Just to make it clear when I say Sharia law, many of its practices are not derived from the true teachings of Islam, as Islam is about peace, tolerance and forgiveness. Yet a few extremists take the interpretations into their own hands while the western media laps it up and exploit it to the world as what Islam is truly about.

Now under the Assad’s government the citizens of Syria are able to socialize freely. There are thousands of theatres, cafes, bars and clubs where men and women can mix and party until all hours of the morning. You have the freedom to dress as you please, I remember in 1998 walking down the street in Damascus on a hot day wearing a summer dress and not feeling intimidated or out of place. I have some Syrian Muslim friends there, some religious and some not, and they expressed that the last thing they want in their country is Sharia law inflicted upon them. “We see many people come to Syria from places like Saudi with harsh Sharia laws, and these people come here just to drink, party and pick up women, these are false Muslims.” They also are heartbroken to see their country destroyed and in the hands of extremists with Wahabi ideologies and a radial interpretations of Islam. It has been reported that after the hijacking of the Syrian revolution, rebels had already begun imposing Sharia law. An example of this law only happened last year when a young boy from Aleppo, a coffee seller made an innocent offhand comment about the prophet Mohamed. This 14 year old was then condemned to death after he had a small argument with another boy who wanted free coffee. He told him “Not even if the prophet himself returns I would give him a free coffee” this sentence which was meant to be innocent was over heard by three armed rebels. They then summoned him in front of his parent and a crowd while they shouted, “whoever insults the prophet will be killed according to sharia.” They then shot him three times and stamped on him. It is funny that these men are the same psychopaths that the US is supporting and funding. Furthermore the Koran and Hadith offer no clear advice for blasphemy and this law is a jurists’s interpretation by those who are extremists and want to control societies through fear.

European MP Nick Griffin, who was in Damascus in June with a fact finding delegation believes that Syrians are not going to accept the implementations of harsh sharia laws. “We’ve been able to talk with ordinary Syrians at all sorts of levels, something that comes out from out from all those people who we speak to is that Syria wasn’t perfect, but it was a secular and tolerant state where no one even cared if someone was Sunni or Shia or Christians or Jewish,” Griffin told RT news paper in June 2012.

I support women’s rights

Another reason I support the Assad government is because I support feminism and women’s rights. I find it hypocritical that US prides itself in equality and human rights, yet supports one of the most oppressive countries in the world towards women, Saudi Arabia . Under the Assad regime, women maintain a semi equal status to men. The constitution guarantees gender equality and that many women are active in public life. Syria is historically advanced in the field of women’s rights, compared to all of it’s Arab neighbors, except Lebanon and Egypt. In 1953, women were given the right to vote and to be nominated in legislative elections. Many feminists have existed in Syria and still do, with the influence of Marie Ajami a feminists, poet and journalist who established the Women’s Literary Club in 1919. This club, still active today, and is the oldest non-government organization in Syria. The constitution provides for “the right of women to enjoy fair and satisfactory conditions of work.” There is no discrimination between men and women in this respect in Syria, where pregnant women and mothers are given the advantage of motherhood leave of work for several months from the late days of pregnancy and the early days after birth. Although I’m sure that Syria has a long way to go before full equality is implemented, it is quite obvious compared to other women in the middle east, Syrian women are envied. Many women from neighboring countries such as Saudi and Qatar travel to places like Syria and Lebanon for the weekends just to get the taste of freedom that they have been denied all their lives. Apparently there have been reports of rebels who have begun to impose sharia law in the country and are accused of restricting the rights of women and carrying out Sharia-inspired punishments including extra judicial killings.

Once again I will state this is who president Assad is fighting against, and the same people who the US are assisting. There has also been other reports of a fatwa being issued in the town of Appelo where they have banned women from wearing makeup and immodest clothes. "Muslim women are banned from leaving the house in immodest dress, in tight clothing that shows off their bodies or wearing makeup on their face. It is incumbent on all our sisters to obey God and commit to Islamic etiquette," the statement on the Fardous council's Facebook page says as cited by Reuters, which reports that Aleppo residents have confirmed the news.

Who am I going to support?

So in the end who am I going to support? A hypocritical USA that preaches about their fight on terrorism and yet continue to support groups like Al-Qaida and create monsters like Bin laden? Am I going to support their imperialism that fabricates stories to support false wars on countries such as Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan? Am I going to support their false democracy that keeps torture prisons running such as Guantanamo bay and Abu Ghraib? The world supported them in their fight against communism, where millions of young soldiers and innocent Vietnamese civilians died. The world supported them on their war against terrorism, where it was exposed that they had trained and funded the so called terrorists for many years. The world supported them on their false war on weapons of mass destruction, when in fact they just wanted to steal oil and destroy a country. Is the world going to support them in their agenda of total world domination? Is the world still going to support imperialism? Are we still going to fall for their lies? Are we going to allow the brain washing to continue until today where millions still believe that the good protagonist America will save us from the evil antagonist Syria? The Assad Government may not have been perfect, and did have a long way to go before it politically satisfied some of it’s citizens, and yes I will admit it did not give freedom of speech to political opposition. However it was quite transparent and much more advanced than most of its Arab neighbors in human freedom, and equality. But these atrocities by the US who are funding a bunch of sick terrorists, has left me with no choice but to see the positives that Bashar Al-Assad has to offer to Syria. I support his transparency, and the fact that greed did not get the better of him. I support that he has not sold his country out to terrorists like the rest of the gutless Arab puppets. I support his courage, that he could have easily run away to Russia, but instead he is defending his country. He has proven to be a man of principle, a man who will only die in Syria and for Syria. This is what a true leader should look like. At the end of the day I don’t expect you to agree with everything I write or even believe it as gospel, however what I urge you to do is at least open your mind and do your own research.

''Today there are many Western politicians, but very few statesmen. Some of these politicians do not read history or even learn from it, whilst others do not even remember recent events. Have these politicians learned any lessons from the past 50 years at least? Have they not realised that since the Vietnam War, all the wars their predecessors have waged have failed? Have they not learned that they have gained nothing from these wars but the destruction of the countries they fought, which has had a destabilising effect on the Middle East and other parts of the world? Have they not comprehended that all of these wars have not made people in the region appreciate them or believe in their policies?

From another perspective, these politicians should know that terrorism is not a winning card you play when it suits you and keep it in your pocket when it doesn’t. Terrorism is like a scorpion; it can unexpectedly sting you at any time. Therefore, you cannot support terrorism in Syria whilst fighting it in Mali; you cannot support terrorism in Chechnya and fight it in Afghanistan.

To be very precise, I am referring to the West and not all world leaders, if these western leaders are looking to achieve their interests, they need to listen to their own constituents and to the people in this region rather than seeking to install ‘puppet’ leaders, in the hope that they would be able to deliver their objectives. In doing so, western policy may become more realistic in the region.

Our message to the world is straightforward: Syria will never become a Western ‘puppet’ state. We are an independent country; we will fight terrorism and we will freely build relationships with countries in a way that best serves the interests of the Syrian people.'' Bashar Al-Assad

First Bashar Al-assad interview with an American news outlet since 2011. Charlie Rose Interviews the president on September 9th 2013

Did western media show you this footage of 11 million Syrians marching to support their president?


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      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      I am not a Syrian or fan of brotherhood.I am a cosmopolitan and a Muslim .I feel so much attached to Muslims because they are my brothers in humanity and religion and others in humanity.I think this is my right to love whoever I want and no one has right to impose on me such dictations.

      According to teachings of Islam,Muslims should treat each other as brothers and sisters. Every Muslim has a right to be taken care of, protected and respected by the other Muslims.This bond should be untainted by any worldly interests or ulterior motives.That s why you see Muslims from other countries cross the borders travel to join the free Syrian army(as they did before in Bosna when Serbians starts commiting genocides against Muslims and whole world sat idly,watching the ethnic cleansing,supported by Russia in the heart of Eroupe).I read recently that an 18-year-old Muslim from Aurora, Illinois was arrested in Chicago airport because he wanted to go to fight alongside with what FBI called al Qaeda and US Michigan woman,Nicole Lynn Mansfield of Flint,who died in Syria while fighting with opposition forces against the government of President Bashar al-Assad !West and Christians fail to understand that brotherhood and sisterhood in Islam is strong bond and different from Christianity s perspective.

      Of course,I am not with war or defending such atrocities carried out by some individuals.What I am trying to say is if the world intervene to defend democracy in Syria ,there would not be militants from other countries.Since there is no peace in the world and only double standards,the whole world will never be in peace or at ease.I think Security Councile should be banned and created an other one based on real justice or they should add other countries who hold the right of veto.

      Concerning Sharia law,As I belong to Muslim world,there is no country in the Arab world or even Iran itself practice Sharia Law .It is,in fact, not the terrorist-fueling radicalism .It is not a system designed to convert everyone to Islam: Vast numbers of Muslims, even in theocratic states, support religious freedom and strongly believe the right to practice your own religion is a benefit to society.It is not meant to convert people to live culturally like Muslims: Sharia law only ever applies to Muslims.Christians under the rule of Muslim Caliphas were respected,defended and allowed to practice their laws.Besides,it is not a system of cutting off a hand of a poor man or woman who steals a chicken to feed his kids and left those who steal the oil wells.Does Sharia Law says that a Gulf Muslim Prince should spend HALF A MILLION DOLLARS just for 15-minutes with the pretty Twilight actress,Kristen Stewart and let his brothers and sisters in Horn Africa,Palestine,Syrian refugees in Jordan,Lebanon,Turky dying from hunger,coldness in camps and in the deep sea in attempt to find a warm nice shelter in Europe where people are treated as humans?.The ridiculous thing is that Kristen Stewart needed that sum of money to help the victims of the Hurricane Sandy .what makes this story even more incredible? The Prince paid in CASH. It is better to shut my mouth,the list is too long about the Gulf and generally the Arab rulers corruption.That is why the Arab world revolt and that is why Saudi Arabia,Jordan,Emirates fund and support the Military coup in Egypt.

      Concerning Assad regime:Like father like a son,the brutal response of his father to a 1982 rebellion appears to be the model for Basher's handling of today's uprising (and President Assad admitted as much in his interview with Charlie Rose .If you want to know more about Assad's years in power, Morley Safer's 1991 report ( Sixty Minutes show) to be an informative backgrounder.As Safer reported, Hafez al-Assad escaped international scrutiny and punishment for his human rights abuses. Will his son manage to do the same?I think he does since he is a puppet and the real perpetrator hand of the western powers,especially USA.Can you explain to me why till now Golan Heights is still under the Israel control ? for 40 years the regime has never spoke about Golan or even tried to enter in negotiations with Israel or even condemned when Mossad carried out crimes inside Syria against Israel oppenents?Where was the sovereignty that now the dictator speaks about?Iran itself is far from the teachings of Islam.For many years we hear that they call USA bad names and now they shake hands with USA and Hizbollah comes from Amal party,the comunist party, which was responsible about killing Palestinians in 1982 in south Lebanon.Thank To Allah,its mask has dropped and its baloon is deflating .Dressing the mask of defending the sovereignty of Lebanon or fighting forthe cause of Allah was a real propaganda ,Shiis doctrine itself is based on some Tulmudic thoughts and ideas .Thus,the so-called Hizbullah with his slogan "The Resistance" is executing a Syrian-Iranian direct agenda with the explicit support of Russia and China from one side and the implicit coordination with the Israelis and the cover of American from another side.

      Scandalizing facts:

      1. The assassination of Rafic Al Hariri in 2005

      2. July war 2006

      3. May 7, 2008 invasion to Beirut

      4. The Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the military court and the Telecoms chapter.

      5. The fear from change in Syria and from Saad Al Hariri

      1. Killing Rafic Al Hariri

      The prime minister Rafic al Hariri was assassinated on February 14, 2005 during the Syrian occupation to Lebanon(I wonder as you are Lebanese you still defend your colonizer) On the same day the leader of so-called Hizbullah had announced the strong bond with Hariri and revealed meeting with him secretly. After the assassination, Lebanese were split to March 14 who accused the Syrian regime in the assassination versus March 8 coalition which has accused the Israelis in the assassination. The Syrian troops left Lebanon under the manifestation pressure leaving behind them a country with escalated conflicts, but empowering the so-called Hizbullah to take their role.

      Pro-Syrians in Lebanon have claimed the Lebanese to ask the question who benefits from Hariri's assassination? They added that Killing Hariri was the reason behind the Syrian's withdrawal from Lebanon and thus they defended the innocence of Syrians from the explosion.

      In fact, the massacres in Syria nowadays are an indicator of such criminal regime who is killing not only men but also children and woman. Also, the so-called Hizbullah's leader Hassan Nasrallah had announced on screens he will not permit the collapse of the Syrian regime and already his party is fighting there.

      Moreover, before they killed Rafic Hariri in 2005, the pro-Syrian parties in Lebanon had communicated a wrong message to Syrian about "Hariri loss of popularity". Because of that message, who killed Hariri didn't expect the Lebanese will revolt on Syrian and he considered Lebanese will forget easily.

    • Ranzi profile imageAUTHOR

      Cut The Bullshit 

      5 years ago from All Over

      Hi James, nice to see you here. Although I may not agree with your opinion, I respect your right to having it. Having read your stuff and through discussions with you via comments I'm well aware that you're not a big fan of the Syrian government and you had wanted American intervention. To be honest with you neither was I a fan of the Assads and neither is most of my family in Lebanon. Why you may ask? Because our perceptions is filled with bias. We as Lebanese people see Syria as the enemy, remember them as the antagonists in our long civil war and cannot ignore the thousands of political prisoners they had kidnapped.

      Now when I began my article, I had to forget that I'm a lebanese person who grew up hating the Assad government, but as just a person with no nationality, perceptions and just look at both sides. I mean my opinion has been filled with just one side, 30 years of Assad hatred and as well the American propaganda machine for two years. I had never intended for the article to be 6000 words (I congratulate anyone that read the whole thing) and I too like you James also held the opinion that Assad is a tyrant murdering his own people. Let me tell you that before even commencing my article it took 100 hours of research. And as I began writing, it took another 50 hours. Two months for a hub to complete, as hubpages articles on average take me 7 hours. Throughout this time I began to unravel another side. No one can say 100% this other side is wrong or it's right. However I believe that this other side in this conflict alone is 80% in the right. As well since our television screens are filled with American propaganda tailored towards the western world and saudi/Qatari propaganda for the Arab world, then it's my duty to show the other side that is being silenced.

      It's apparent how many muslims that I know personally are dying to leave or leaving countries which have sharia laws because they are seeking a so called democracy (they must also be islamaphobes) And it's sad how the Egyptian people were fooled into thinking that they were fighting for a democracy, yet to be over taken by a far worse oppressive one which includes the monitoring of how they dress, socialise, eat and what they believe. Atheism is a death sentence under sharia law ( i personally know so many Muslim Egyptians who will never accept Sharia law) I guess they must also be islamaphobes as well. But to be fair I also know some other Muslim friends living here in Australia who tell me that Sharia law is a beautiful thing, it's a fundamental part of Islam and that they wish we had sharia law in Australia. (I guess they might be democracyphobes) Either way I have no problem with Sharia law if the majority want it, yet it's ironic how people who are fighting against oppression would want another form of oppression.

      Let me ask you a few questions . Are you a supporter of the Muslim brother hood? Are you a supporter of Sharia law? What positives would have come from American intervention? How do you know for sure that the Assad government is responsible for ghouta? How do you think that the Syrian government was able to survive for 2.5 years without support from the people?

      Dictatorship or not, do you think that it's okay that some pakistasni psychopath is now in Syria raping women pretending to be a freedom fighter. Or some other Yemeni psychopath who enjoys chopping people's heads off and is using the Syrian conflict to fund his sickness. There are even sickos like this from places such as France, United kingdom and even Australia. But you seem to be fine with all that. You seem to be fine with America's historical war crimes and how they turned Iraq into their own little play ground. You seem to have no problem with their divide and conquer tactics America is staging. No problem that they are helping the same guys responsible for September 11th. The Syria Government is only doing their job and trying to get illegal terrorists off their land. After all they have 70% support from their people. I support this government which is the only one in the middle East with enough balls to say NO to the U.S

      Do you care about the displaced Palestinian people? Then let me ask you this. Why is it out of the whole Arab world, the only three that are standing up for the Palestinians are the Syrian government, hezboallah and Iranian government? That's right, and the rest of the Arab world seems to be swayed by greed, have no back bone and is kissing Americas ass.

      In 2003 US Secretary of State Collin Powell visited Bashar and handed him a list of demands including:

      1. Cutting all ties with the five main Palestinian factions in Syria,

      2. Severing Syria’s relations with Iran in exchange for a promise of better relations with some Arab states.

      3. Signing a peace treaty with Israel similar to one Syria had already refused.

      4. Removing books from schools with any enmity towards Israel.

      5. Allowing western banks and companies unhindered access to Syrian markets and resources along with other neo-liberal reforms.

      Bashar refused these demands in the face of the nearly 200,000 coalition troops across the Syrian border in Iraq. Instead Bashar sought to hinder the occupation of Iraq and demanded that the occupied forces withdraw. So this lucky day has now come for the U.S. They can now finally have these demands, and sadly with the blood of 100,000

    • James-wolve profile image

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      Your article is far from the truth.You are misled by the islamophobia ,sorry to say that .Micheal Kilo himself has anounced that he would be very happy if what you called here Islamists and Jihadists ruled the country and Sharia Law practiced according to Islam teachings,because as he says Christians were betteroff under the Islam rule.Bashar uses proaganda :War Against Terrorism in order to kiss up the West and justify his crimes,the same thing is doing by Sisi in Egypt nowadays.

      The the USA threat of intervention in Syria was a fig leave to cover the moral obscenity in Egypt: almost 7000 of civilians were killed in two sit ins by the security forces and police.The whole world get involved quickly in other issue and give it much attention when Bashar committed that henious attack in Ghouta and that wasnt the first time.He had already did .

      Those who say that the rebels are terrorists are just trying to trick the world and hide the fact that the Russians and Iranians are fighting with the Syrian dictator.Besides,The rebels before taking weapons were just demonstrating peacefully,but the president took the weapons to exterminate them.After killing many people,some border countries provided them weapons and men to support them.That s what I call Fraternity!

      With much respect,


    • Ranzi profile imageAUTHOR

      Cut The Bullshit 

      5 years ago from All Over

      Pramodgokhale, definitely. If anti government forces were truly freedom fighters and looking out for the people then I'm sure they would've defeated the government by now, as the people would have also gone againt the Assad government. Instead seeing that their country has turned into a play ground for foreign psychopaths who are using the the excuse of a jihad to murder, rape, loot and run havoc, many people are waking up and seeing who the true perpetrators in this whole conflict are. Thanks for stopping by and your insight.

    • pramodgokhale profile image


      5 years ago from Pune( India)

      Yes ,

      Anti government forces in Syria are fundamentalists and it will destroy Syria's social fabric.

      killings should be stopped. Comments which i read here found biased and Russian puppets. In Pakistan American puppet regimes are in power and USA gave 3 billion $ as aid which never used to uplift poor of Pakistan

      If it would have been American puppet in Syria , then it would be genuine.

      pramod gokhale

    • Ranzi profile imageAUTHOR

      Cut The Bullshit 

      5 years ago from All Over

      Hi Uzma, thanks for your comment. Yes it doesn't justify the death of 100,000 people just so the US can get their way. The war would have being easily won by the Syrian Army if it wasn't for countries such as US, USA and Qatar supporting the foreign invaders. Let us see what happens and pray it is going to get better for the Syrian people.

    • uzma shaheen profile image

      Uzma Shaheen Bhatti 

      5 years ago from Lahore,Pakistan

      Ranzi, what a great piece of work. I am glad there are people who stand for truth and don't fall into lies of media. I personally don't like the dictatorship of Asad but it doesn't justify the invasion plan of US/ I know a Arab Christian girl from Palestine who tells how Muslims and Christians lived there fro centuries with love, peace and harmony.

      I am going to share your hub with my Fb friends as it deserves to be spread.

    • Ranzi profile imageAUTHOR

      Cut The Bullshit 

      5 years ago from All Over

      I know I have the same reaction every time I watch a puppet reporter stating BS about this whole Syrian conflict. The injustice of it all is just frustrating and what's more is that the majority are eating it up. Nations are getting hypnotised and no one seems to care. And the British media is another story all together, I live in London and avoid their stupid newspapers like the plague. But I mean they did well voting against war for the first time in like 100 years. Thanks for stopping by

    • Thomas Swan profile image

      Thomas Swan 

      5 years ago from New Zealand

      I also had that uneasy feeling that something wasn't quite right. America were condemning Assad and talking about invasion before the evidence was in. The government-backed media were presenting it in the same way. I just kept shouting at my screen "you don't know that!", but none of the speakers or journalists seemed to care. No-one ever raised the point that the rebels have captured entire cities with chemical weapons stores and factories within. Now they say that Assad is guilty because he issued gas masks to his soldiers. Well, if the rebels were using chemical weapons, gas marks were a necessity for Assad's soldiers! The British media are telling me that because Britain voted against intervention, we are less important on the world stage. They're just trying to incite patriotism to get what they want now. It's all garbage, so I completely agree with you.

    • Ranzi profile imageAUTHOR

      Cut The Bullshit 

      5 years ago from All Over

      Great point Thief12... Political topics and debates usually end up in name calling. It is a very complex issue and just one article doesn't do it justice. Thanks for your comment.

    • Thief12 profile image


      5 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Good hub! And I admire your effort to express your point in a civilized manner, instead of resorting to name-calling and simplistic arguments about what is truly a complex issue.

    • Ranzi profile imageAUTHOR

      Cut The Bullshit 

      5 years ago from All Over

      Yes of course I have looked at both sides as I started off believing all the media reports about Assad the ruthless tyrant. My opinion is far from prejudice as I grew up in a country where most hate the Assad government and Syria, and that influenced me to be against him for a long time. At the same time, I was one of those children that prayed that the hero America will save us from war. I can sit on the sideline for so long with an objective opinion before the injustice of it all out weights being objective, and siding with what's best for the Syrian people. The Syrian people remind me of those women who complain about a unloving negligent husband, only to end up with another who is far worse, abuses and ends up killing her.

      Frank, I too don't often follow politics, but I can't stand by and see injustice, and media fabrication. My opinion on this issue is not popular in the world, as what's popular is what the media and American government tells us. Thanks for reading and comment :)

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      Im not for any political conflict but we are all entitled to say as we feel great hub anyhow :)

    • perrya profile image


      5 years ago

      But, are you REALLY looking at both sides? free of prejudice and bias? I don't think so.

    • Ranzi profile imageAUTHOR

      Cut The Bullshit 

      5 years ago from All Over

      Yes you're absolutely right, war and politics are not so black and white. What is black and white thought, is that America is siding with terrorists. What is black and white is that we are been fed biased one sided propaganda. What is black and white, is the brutal treatment of Arabs by US soldiers in war time is leaving many orphans who are already being groomed as we speak for future terrorism and revenge. As much as I love the American people, the sociopaths who run their country is destroying it for the future generations. September 11th didn't need to happen, and there's many september 11ths happening around the world as we speak. I don't expect people to agree or even believe me, but as intelligent human beings to question everything and look at both sides. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment

    • perrya profile image


      5 years ago

      Well, Syria was a puppet state of Russia from 1967-85 and you ask many questions that have dual answers. Nothing is black and white in war and politics.


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