What we saw in Syria goes against everything we read in the United States

Henry Lowendorf: What we saw in Syria goes against everything we read in the United States

Patterns have long since emerged.  We know that each illegal war of conquest is prefaced by a Public Relations campaign that demonizes the target country’s leader and its government as it lies about on-the-ground realities.  Muammar Gaddafi, for example, was presented to Western media consumers as a lunatic and despot. The Western narratives, however, were contradicted by the fact that he earned broad-based support from Libyans, all of whom enjoyed public services such as free healthcare and schooling, and a high standard of living.  

The same demonization campaign is being waged against the hugely popular Dr. Bashar al-Assad, the democratically –elected President of Syria.

Terrorist –embedded propagandists teach us that he is an evil dictator who kills his own people, and that “he must go”; however, credible evidence inverts this logic.

Henry Lowendorf, a member of the Executive Board of the U.S Peace Council’s Peace and Fact-Finding Delegation to Syria -- recently returned from Syria -- reports, that, “What we saw (in Syria) goes against everything we read in the United States.”

He repudiates the Western media’s demonization campaign against the government of President Assad and the Syrian Arab Army in these words: 

“When you go to Syria, which I did last month, the popularity of the government and the Syrian Arab Army is rampant. It's not out of some dream fantasy. It comes obviously from the government and the army being the only thing between living a secular life on the one hand and the hatred and violence of ISIS and the various other terrorist groups underwritten by the terrorist Saudis and US and their allies on the other. The refugees who don't leave Syria do not flee to the terrorist side, they flee to the government side, in huge numbers. So would all of us in similar circumstances. Syrians do not want their country turned into Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, or any of the other countries the US has liberated.”

" President Assad must stay, for the sake of civilization, and for the sake of destroying Western-backed terrorism."

The reality is an inversion of the propaganda lies fed to Western audiences.  In fact, President Assad must stay, for the sake of civilization, and for the sake of destroying Western-backed terrorism.  Each time Empire succeeds in destroying another country, the problem of terrorism worsens – as might be expected. The destruction of Libya, for example, set the stage for the attempted destruction of Syria.

Weapons stolen from Libyan armouries, thanks to the invasion, were covertly shipped to Syria – all beneath the radar of the U.S Congress.

A recently declassified Department of Defense document indicates that,

“Weapons from the former Libya military stockpiles were shipped from the Port of Benghazi, Libya, to the Port of Banias and the Port of Borj Islam, Syria”

And none of this is accidental. Sustainable Western open-source documentation demonstrates that the growth of terrorism is willful, and according to Western plans.

The propaganda lies, the false flags,  the terrorist-embedded NGOs , and the use of terrorist proxies to criminally destroy one country after another, is not only empowering terrorism world-wide, but it is also leading us to engineered conflict with nuclear-armed countries, in particular,  Russia.

Whereas the propaganda lies further the causes of barbarity and ignorance, as best exemplified by the  women who burn their burqas  --- once freed from terrorist held areas of Syria-- we need a redirection towards the polar opposite: towards trajectories that support civilization, progress, and the rule of law.  

Prof. Chossudovsky explains in “America’s ‘Humanitarian War’ against the World” that

“What is consequently required is a massive redirection of science and technology towards the pursuit of broad societal objectives. In turn, this requires a major shift in what is euphemistically called ‘US Foreign Policy’, namely America’s global military agenda.”

 We need to shift from Death Industries of the Military Industrial Complex, to Life Industries that serve, rather than destroy, humanity. We also need a strong anti-war movement based on a broad-based support of the truth, and a broad-based rejection of the “governing” lies.

*The declassified Department of Defense documents:

 

Mark Taliano

Mark is a retired high school teacher.

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Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

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US Peace Council Representatives on Syria - Press Conference

President Assad has indeed been on behalf of the entire world fighting terrorism

 Had there been a Nobel prize for fighting terrorism, President Bashar Al-Assad should have been so awarded, a just point in light of the ongoing raised by the Editor-in-Chief; the reaction of Prof. Anderson was very supportive and he strongly stated that H.E. President Assad has indeed been on behalf of the entire world fighting terrorism in defense of his citizens as well of all humans worldwide.

Syria has been on behalf of the entire world fighting terrorism and , thanks to the Syrian Army and its allies, is winning the war against terrorism and its backers Turkey and the  Saudi Wahabbis.

The achievements of the Syrian Army and allied forces, especially following the liberation of Palmyra, advances in Aleppo and the Russian airstrikes against daesh smuggling oil conveys, have forced many worldwide to recognize the role of Syria  and the need for such a fight against terrorism in the interest of the world.

The sovereignty of Syria should be respected and the bids to subjugate and dominate Syria failed. The role of Russia, Iran and Hezbollah in fighting terrorism is great and remarkable, Prof Anderson highlighted, citing the role of the Axis of Resistance which has been bolstered and distinguished during the war.

President Al-Assad is in all of his diplomatic and decisive stances the thrilling voice of logic and reason in the world. H.E. the Syrian President is highly cultured and  popular yet he has been at the center of Western and ignorant attacks and propaganda.

I had the honor of meeting President Al-Assad in 2013 when my organization Hands Off Syria requested the meeting as  to show solidarity with the Syrian people.

H.E. is the extraordinary leading voice of reason, Syrian values, culture and rich civilization and the embodiment of bravery, courage, firmness and strength in defending his country, its sovereignty and integrity against terrorism and evil forces of darkness.

 

 

 

 

Bravery, Popular Support More than Most World Leaders

H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad's yesterday field visit to the frontlines with the foreign-backed multinational terrorists has indeed been heroism of leadership and presidency . Among his family members, the hero and brave Army and Defense Forces, President Assad toured and inspected the frontlines with exceptional bravery, determination and humanity! Words are not suffice to describe or give the exact expressions about Assad's heroism and fight against terrorism in defense of all humans everywhere.  Deeds and heroic deeds in defense of sovereignty, independency, freedom, light and civilization could but give a hint regarding President Assad's frequent visits, be announced or not,  to where none can tread but the Lion!

With this in mind , it is a privilege to publish some of the said about H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad:

 

H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad is a highly educated man, highly respected and  has carried out many reforms and changes, including the writing of a new Constitution, and holding Presidential and Parliamentary elections, said Eva, adding that President Assad could have fled his country and lived at ease abroad but that he stayed heroically defending his country and Syrians in fighting terrorism on behalf of the world.

The First Lady, Asma Al-Assad's role and extensive humanitarian work should also be noted.

Last year, before Christmas, I attended an Al-Farah concert. The day before, at choir practice, the President and the First Lady dropped in on the choir. Photos and videos showed thrilled choir members, happy, smiling at the visit.

He has popular support as President more than most world leaders, including notably those in countries like France, Canada, the USA, Germany and others, confidently asserted Eva, by way of example, singing in Arabic what millions of Syrians chant: ' Allah, Syria, and Bashar'. Eva noted the many massive demonstrations in support for President al-Assad, since early 2011 onwards.   

 Eva Bartlett, Prominent Canadian Journalist and co-founder and member of the Steering Committee of the Syria Solidarity Movement (www.syriasolidaritymovement.org, June, 2016.

 

President Bashar Al-Assad is the leader figure who is able  to take decisions, define causes of malfunctioning. President Assad has underscored the necessity for encountering and fighting terrorism defining those who back and support terrorism. H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad is highly respected worldwide. President Assad gained every credibility  for his clarifications about the risks of terrorist with its aftermath consequences against Europe and the world nd the events have proven the accuracy of his clarifications."

Franklin Lamb, a well-known US Professor and peace advocate: June 2016:

 

 Excellent summary of this great statesman!
His moral and intellectual qualities are real and superlative yes!
Certainly, in the West and in the Arab countries, many would like to be like him, many to envy, and many covet its natural right to life and statesman.
Owning moral greatness, in today's world, it is very disturbing ...
Have political resolve, charisma, positive leadership, majority support in his own country, exposed to the world with lucidity and competence, as Dr Assad is on Syria and its government, generates deep resentment from those who do not have a shred , even, of his moral stature.
The impudence, arrogance and immorality of those who invaded the country and attack the legitimacy of his government, and subject to trial in the International Court, if these bodies acted with truth and justice!
I see no other candidate in a position to take a government in Syria !!!!!
He, only He, brings with it the competence, will and love for the nation and its people !!!
This man is admirable, one day, I hope, that history do him justice, and that history severely JüLGE his opponents inside and outside Syria.
He is the only one with this view of aggregation and respect for cultural and religious diversity! Fact nonexistent in Arab countries, and dare I say, even in the West ...
Your wedding is one more proof of his success of his life blessed by God! His beautiful, brave and competent wife is a gift!
Perfect soulmates who met that complement ...
Long life to you, your family! God bless the nation and the Syrian people !!!!

The most honored, indisputable and great response was given by the Syrian people to the West, and especially the countries that are leading the attacks against Syrian nation and its legitimate and honorable President Dr. Assad!
They were puzzled by the strength and unity of the people at the polls!
It is the union that strengthens!
In Syria we see the true meaning of honor, dignity and courage!
Qualities nonexistent enemies of the Nation Syria !!!
Long and blessed life Dr. Bahar al-Assad! God bless your family and your people!

Maria De Fatima Moraes Rodrigues, June, 2016:   a Distinguished Brazilian Peace Activist:

 

Good afternoon. I am a high school teacher in a highly Islamic population around the Detroit area. I wanted to extend my greetings to President Assad. Please let him know he has much support here, and every semester in my class we debater the proposition on whether President Assad is the best choice for Syria. The results among the students are almost always unanimous in favor. I believe that if Americans knew what he stood for, he would have a huge base of support, especially in contract to ISIS and other extremists terrorist organizations. I was wondering if President Assad is open to interviews from people like me in the West who firmly believe that he is the best person to lead Syria.

Thanks for your help.

Best regards,

Anthony Battaglia

7-5-2016

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"Wherever I’ve gone in Syria (as well as many months in various parts of Lebanon, where I’ve met Syrians from all over Syria) I’ve seen wide evidence of broad support for President al-Assad. The pride I’ve seen in a majority of Syrians in their President surfaces in the posters in homes and shops, in patriotic songs and Syrian flags at celebrations and in discussions with average Syrians of all faiths. Most Syrians request that I tell exactly what I have seen and to transmit the message that it is for Syrians to decide their future, that they support their president and army and that the only way to stop the bloodshed is for Western and Gulf nations to stop sending terrorists to Syria, for Turkey to stop warring on Syria, for the West to stop their nonsense talk about “freedom” and “democracy” and leave Syrians to decide their own future."

Eva Bartlett, March, 2016.

 

 

I have learned a great deal from your wonderful website: www.presidentassad.net

 As I am putting together action plans to try to help sway public opinion here in the US about Syria, I wanted to start by sharing this article first that I wrote last fall...

What I Learned about Activism from President Bashar al-Assad

Although I had tried to be an informed and participatory citizen of my country, I was never an activist until I 'met' Syria. My first glimpse through the cracks in the wall of western narratives about the Middle East came from President Assad. Since then, almost all of my words have been modeled on his approach that won me over in a matter of minutes to at least wanting to know more.

Here's what he taught me:

1. Stay calm. The truth gives a confidence that does not require screaming and ranting.

2. Turn the other cheek. President Assad has a brilliant way of just letting insults and accusations deflect off him. He listens and then gives his side - but he doesn't take it all personally.

3. Speak clearly and openly. It wasn't 2 minutes into the first interview I saw with him that I was struck by how he was explaining things in a way I could understand.

4. Be accurate - don't exaggerate. When President Assad knows a number, he gives a number that he can back up - they don't end up getting exaggerated beyond credibility. If he doesn't know a number, he just says he doesn't have a number.

5. Give facts that can be backed up by the reality on the ground and solid sources. When I listened to the US backed Syrian National Council's Muslim Brotherhood leader Moaz al Khatib trying to give an interview the contrast could not have been more stark. President Assad consistently gave facts that could be checked and verified. His 'opposition', Khatib, spoke in generalizations and platitudes and spent an hour saying nothing of substance.

6. Be genuine. President Assad's love of Syrians and Syria shows in everything he says and does. He walks the walk instead of just talking the talk.

7. Don't just preach to the choir. I think this is what really limits the effectiveness of activism. While we all need to learn from and support each other, it is critical to be able to relate to people who don't understand in a way that is not offensive or insulting. Most people just plain to do not know about these situations. They work long hours, they have families, what little news they get comes from main stream media. It's a part time/full time job trying to stay on top of ONE issue for me. President Assad has given so many interviews with belligerent media and nations - it is a great example.

8. Engage with people. I went to a demonstration against the proposed bombing of Syria in Washington. The protesters walked around in a circle and just kept repeating slogans some woman kept shouting in a megaphone creating a wall of noise. I quickly left the group and just walked among the people and tried to answer questions and engage in conversation. I ended up on Iraqi TV.

9. Unfortunately, photos of dead children and other victims are not very effective as a sole means of getting sympathy for the cause. Anyone with a heart should be moved by the plight of the most innocent victims but the sad truth is, it doesn't really work.

10. Be an ambassador. The most effective activism is person to person. When I got to know Syrians my intellectual curiosity changed to genuine compassion and a hunger for the truth. President Assad is a very personal and gracious man. When I showed his interview to my husband, Syd said "I want to have that man over for dinner." In so many interviews I've seen of his, often you can watch the interviewer coming around to President Assad's point of view because he is really present WITH the person, listening carefully to them, then he responds to them and to the question. He's not just taking an opportunity to spout an agenda. Whoever he's with, whether children or foreign dignitaries, he is always gives the people he is with his full attention.

So that's it. He is called 'brutal'. He is called worse. But what he should be called is "Mr. President". And he is a great example of an effective activist.

 Janice Kortkamp,   a prominent US peace Activist, May, 2016.

 

 I’m tired too much about all lie, fake photo facts and faked-up news articles about my country and Syria.
This is the copy of my reply to one of Fb friends’s article.
This is for those who have doubts....

Irina Pomeranseva Support President Bashar al-Assad cause he is the real Leader of his country, elected by a majority vote at the elections. He is well-educated person with European manners, progressive-minded & noble. His only guilt was that he started to support Russia & Eurasian Economic Union. Thats why he became the terrible ... like my President V.Putin. I want to advise to all Western & US propagandists to resign cause modern Russia is not the USSR. We have strong business community and we'll protect our country ( honor and dignity of our respected and beloved President), Syria and many other our allies. All the best.

Irina Pomeranseva, Russian Peace Activist, May 2016.

 

 'I admire the democratically-elected popular President Bashar Al-Assad, who made in a very short time many reforms and took scores of democratic measures, where now international opposition operate on the ground and political parties mushroom… in just a few years of time, President Assad managed to make great developments. He is indeed a great president living among and with his people, whom he has been defending and often going out to meet and interact with,''

Chris Janseen, a veteran journalist from Belgium, who is also the Chairman of Syrian Friendship Association, May 2016.

 

 Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

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Why He Is Popular…

 The man whom the US calls a "brutal dictator" and his beautiful wife out and about in Damascus yesterday... President Bashar al-Assad.

Now a leader being popular and having charisma does not mean he is good and it does not mean he is bad. We have to look at why he is popular; what he stands for; and his words, policies and actions.

Compare President Assad to our candidates for president.

1. He was offered a blank check by the wicked Saudis to leave Syria. At the same time there is a blank check for anyone who kills him. But he refused, saying anyone can be president, but I am Syrian, I was born in Syria and I will die in Syria. He and his wife and children live in a modest home and he often drives himself around the city. He has the support and approval of about 75% of Syrians: Sunnis, Alawites, Christians and Druze.

Syrians Real Treasure!

H.E. President Bashar Hafez Al-Assad has been, at least for the past 5 years, the target for a sinister campaign by  the disillusioned non-Syrians ever living in heavily-guarded garrisons of treason, blackmail, exploitation and shadows of past colonialism. The President of the Syrian Arab Republic, H.E. Bashar  Al-Assad is living among his citizens, and for the majority, is living in the hearts of their hearts, as their defender, protector and savior, at least  from the ongoing foreign-backed terrorist war!

The Leader against Al-Qaeda and Wahabbi affiliated terrorists  is President Assad. The treasures for President Assad are the majority of the Syrians, true friends and brothers. Simply and accurately speaking, for the majority he is everything sacred and noble and priceless.

What is more of demonization, distortions  and fabrications? Nonsense! Futile, stupid!  The majority's spiritual umbilical cord with their President  is unshakeable, non-penetrable and unbreakable. Here we all, children, women, men, elderly.. live, study, work, struggle  together : one for all and all for one. The Syrians real treasure is their president, whose only real treasure is the victory against terrorism. It is here in Syria, not in Europe, US or even Panama! Where the history is made and orchestrated by the Syrians, their President, valiant Army, true friends and allies.

The Syria Times Online, with this in mind, publishes some of the comments  by a respected  Brazilian reader:

 Maria De Fatima Moraes Rodrigues :

 "A de facto leader! A leader who loves his country and his people, who fought and fight for the preservation of their country! I had never experienced such a fierce fight against a legitimate ruler, elected by its people! And the whole world (Corrupt and invaders from different countries) fighting to destroy it! Proof of its legitimacy and the full support of the majority of the Syrian people! He yes, one of the few statesmen of our time! The other is Putin!!!!!"


"Always, Dr. Assad is clear, consistent, educated in their statements ... I can understand perfectly their views. He is a man created for project  to Syria, the government of Damascus is the representative for the people and anything else...Assad is decent.

Really a Great Leader! A Great Statesman! I hope that history, free of manipulation, can do justice to this great man. There is currently no ruler with its characteristics: Equilibrio, culture, courage, tenacity, true love for your country and your people. An exemplary man, admirable, I am your unconditional admirer! The world does not recognize the myriad benefits and changes implemented by it! The West and some Arab countries want is to destroy and steal Syria! They use the most sordid means to do so. Congratulations matter, excellent! Congratulations Dr Bashar Al-Assad. My respects."

 "As always, watch / read an interview with Dr. Assad is a lesson of leadership, coherence, morality, ethics, detachment, clarity, honesty, competence, intelligence ... and more ... I have no doubt that the brilliance of Dr Assad, bother, deeply mediocre Western leaders and the world arabic! It annoys me deeply, the press in those countries and leaders, with their leading questions, pre formatted according to the vision of the rulers of their countries.
Germany Merkel, yes they lost their sovereignty, as repeated in full the US speech, NATO, etc ...A country today with a high degree of blood of thousands of innocents in Syria, Libya and Iraq ....They have no moral framework! The lucidity and the level of knowledge of Dr. Assad is awesome!"

 

Just wonderful! One of the most compelling evidence of leadership, credibility and love of the Syrian people for their ruler, Dr. Assad and support with full affection statements to Him!

Dr. Assad and the Syrian nation, won terrorism! When we talk about terrorism, we include not only Islamic extremists, too, all the invaders from the West and the Arab world! Consider them the worst terrorists, in the name of a "supposed" democracy (they are unaware of the true democracy) invade, destroy, depose legitimate rulers, sucateiam the enconomia, infrastructure, covet the land not belonging les!


The countries of the coalition, the allies ever with invading spirit and colonialist not defeated the Syrian people, not deposed President Assad!

This is a great victory in recent times! The course of history they wrote was changed!



Won Sovereignty! Won the constitution of a people! Won the legitimacy of the vote! Won the true friendship between people who respect each other, that they honor their word, alliances of a lifetime!

Dr. Assad and his allies, they presented the world with a victory against terrorism plaguing the world and Propios countries shamefully undermined the Nation Syria! The proof that we can defeat terrorism is through the non-acceptance and partnership with countries that support, feed and use the terrismo to abject purposes, shameful, unscrupulous.

Onward Nation Syria!

 

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

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