Saturday, February 4, 2012

Who is Helping Assad?


The question that the public are fed with carefully selected answers to give an impression that the Syrian president Bashar Al Assad is isolated and only is supported by a country or two which their leaders share something not appreciated by the public with Assad, so Who is Helping Assad?


In a recent survey conducted by 'YouGov Siraj' commissioned by Al-Jazeera’s Doha Debates, which are funded by the Qatar Foundation (foes conducting a survey for Assad's popularity) they found that president Assad enjoys more than 55% of the Syrian population's support! So the people of Syria in mass majority support their president.


The Syrian army and the Syrian security forces amounting to more than 600,000 troops are obviously united in full behind president Assad. And these are not imported from somewhere else, they are Syrians.


We add a small fact that the major riots over the past 11 months were in remote villages near the borders with neighbouring countries and that the following major cities didn't see a single riot against president Assad: Damascus & Aleppo (over 11 million alone out of 23 million), then add Latakia, Suwaida, Rigga, Hasaka, Tartous and Qunaitra out of the 14 main provincial centres in Syria.


All that inside Syria, and we move to the international support, the NATO and allies try to focus on two parties: Iran and Russia, while using Iran in an ugly 'ethnic and religious' way while keeping Russia as they 'might change their minds' or 'bargain and sell their ally as they did before' and such hysterical methods.


One should draw the following remarks: 
1. Iran is ruled by Shia leaders obviously because Iran is composed of vast majority of Shias elected democratically.
2. Russia is ruled by a political party reached to power through democratic elections, and in case you'd like to doubt how democratic the elections were, keep in mind they're much more democratic than those held in the USA and for an example: in 2004 presidential elections Al Gore won the elections and George W. Bush took the office. In Russia, there are 7 main political parties with 4 of them are represented in the Duma (the Assembly) with seats between 56 and 238 members, while ask yourself: how many political parties are there in the USA? And how many of them are represented in the Congress?!


So Iran and Russia support president Assad and each one speaks a different language, have different religions, history, political establishment and maybe their differences are much more than what's in common between them and they differ totally with Syria.


Now add:
China: A totally different political system, religious and language.
India: The biggest democracy in the world, again different political system, religions and languages.
Brasil: A major democracy in South America with different religion and different language.
South Africa: A major democracy in Africa with different religion and different language.
ALBA group of countries: 9 self-efficient South and Central America states.
Some of the heavyweight Arab countries like: Algeria, Iraq, Sudan and Mauritania.




All these countries, successful, wealthy, self-efficient with no major public or international debt, combining more than half of the world's population, support president Assad against the failing economies of the NATO group and their failing democracies allies. So, ask again: Who is supporting Assad?


3 comments:

  1. Thank you for pointing out the support for this dictator. You said that 600.000 man are in the security apparatus. Does this number include the official members of the muhabarat including the unofficial members who spy on their fellow countrymen?
    You name the Doha debatte poll, interesstingly the numbers of Syrian nationals who participated is quite unrepresantive. I mean if you count out of 1012 participants 212 coming out of the Levante region ( 46% Syria: 97 votes, 20%Jordan:42 votes, 16% of Palestine: 33 votes, 12% Lebanon: 25 votes and 5%Iraq: 10 votes) you will just have 97 syrian votes. Out of those 55% voted in favor of the President. If i take the numbers of the "elections" in Syria numbers of 55% suggest one thing for me: this number has at least some credibility.

    In total by the way 77% of the Levantine voted in favor of the regime change.

    I find an interesting finding in the poll. They asked the poll participants: If President Assad was to resign, which one of the following options would you be most in favour of?
    Answers were:

    1.President Assad alone resigns and a new president is democratically elected

    2. President Assad and the top people in his regime resign but the current political ‘structure’ is kept in place to ensure political stability
    3. The entire political regime needs to change to ensure similar practices do not take over once again

    The participants from the Levante choosed 75% in favor of answer 3, 19% of answer 2, and 6% choosed answer number 1.


    You stated that in Iran the elections are held democratically. You can name Iran many names but its sure no democracy or elsewise you may want to suggest me that they have undemocratic decision making policies and yet have democratic elections. The biggest fraud was observed in the 2009 elections. Yet you call them a democratic election, i suppose you may have never yet faced an open and fair democratic election.

    Russia has 4-5 opposition parties. Can you name me the ones who get no funding of the kremlin or are run by friends of the russian president? Even the UN is filing reports about election frauds, but surely its all an big conspirancy, as the protests take on the roads in Russia, Putin always says that those in opposition to him are part of an foreign conspiracy, what an easy answer to dictatorian rule over ones own people.

    By the way, you have to cross out India and South Africa as they have let the Syrian regime down by voting in favor of an resolution.

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    1. Thanks for taking the effort to reply with your valuable comments, really valuable, but just note:
      1. As a Syrian I can't care less what the Levant thinks of my country or who rule it or how, I care what Syrians want and of course whatever the Lebanese, Palestinians, Jordanians and your friends the settlers in occupied Palestine, whatever they think doesn't matter at all. Levant!.
      2. What you are trying to do is just going around a figure the poll reached of 55% favor president Assad and if you want to go within the percentages thing then try to explain less than 200 opposition figures abroad running the SNC or FSA or whatever resemble out of the Syrian population of almost 25 million now, 23 million was back in 2010 statistics.
      3. Iran is a democracy as much as the USA is or even better, remember 2004 elections in USA when Al Gore won the elections and George W. took the office? for instance, or the number of political parties in the USA in Congress who DON'T take money from AIPAC or AIPAC linked institutes like: Goldman Sachs. This also answers your pointing to Russia and the Kremlin paying opponent political parties to beat it out!
      As for India and South Africa who voted in favor of the latest dead UN resolution, remember the latest resolution rules out military intervention which is against the will of the 200 Syrian opposition members abroad, so the states voted in favor of the dead UN resolution did so against the will of the entire Syrian population including the 200 or less members of those of Syrian origins opposing Assad.
      A small advice to a brainwashed: Try to take a break off foxNews and its friends, they're not good for your health. There's a previous blog post I quoted a Japanese professor who did a study about the dangers of Al Jazeera (the Arabic version of foxNews) but the study is in Arabic, you can find it here: http://democratic-syria.blogspot.com/2011/09/blog-post.html

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  2. Thank you for replying.

    Dont worry i am not brainwashed,never have been so. I do not watch Foxnews, even when i lived in the states i never watched it. I dont know if you by any chance ever had the opportunity to see free press working. In my country( Germany) we have a wide range of newspapers and all of them are not under government control. I choose a wide range of publications, german, english and swiss publications, i do not want to hear just one opinion. If you blame Foxnews, be fair enough to say that Aldunia or state tv is no better. Nor is SANA an credible institution. I doubt that in Syria is even an Journalist who can work freely. I have two friends who wrote about social issues- the so called honor killings which occur in all syrian religions, its a big issue. Until 2006 you will not get punished by law for killing a family member in such matters. They raised the issue as any journalist would do, but at the end they both got a 6 month prison term just for writing that. There are many red lines in Syria, if you talk about them you will face severe consequences. About the media: I saw one time in July state tv reported from demonstrations in damascus. They actually showed the protests. I was truly surprised. But they said the following: It has rained finally in Damascus. See how the people rejoice. Thats what i call stupid propaganda. Not even Syrians used to such propaganda will believe this kind. If you ask any syrian on the street how he feels about the President you will hear just what you can expect, Syrians learn that from day1, what others will expect to hear. You will hear the true opinion just among friends.
    When you question the credibility of the other participants in the Doha debatte, its your given right to choose your own conclusions. My conclusion is that 97 syrians who voted in the poll out of 1012 is not what an scientist will call an represantive result. I am with you, i think too that just Syrians should have been asked. I am not aware if you know this survey which was conducted by american scientists in Syria with only syrian partipants:


    http://www.pepperdine.edu/pr/images/press-releases/2010/august/Syria%20Survey%20Report_August%205_final.pdf

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