Assad's Courage and Integrity

It's interesting how westerners who spend time in Syria end up supporting President Bashar al-Assad. Why is that? Why does he have the support of 80% or more of his people when "leaders" in the west struggle to get into double digits? (Hollande in France - 4% support!) Well, I'll tell you why I support him:

1. His courage and integrity. "Anyone can be president. I'm Syrian. I was born in Syria and I'll die in Syria" he said. And he meant it. He could have run from Syria with a blank check by the Saudis; his wife and children safe. But they stayed. Like the captain of a ship he determined to stay at the helm. He is known throughout Syria to be incorruptible. He and his wife are steadfast in their devotion to the people.

2. He is a unifying figure. His support comes from every religious and people group in Syria. The majority of Sunnis (Sunnis make up about 70%+ of the population), the Alawites, the Christians, and other minorities support him. They despise the "rebels" and their fanatical religious fundamentalism.

3. His total commitment to secular government. Syria is predominantly Muslim but everyone is free to practice their own religion without any persecution. He has a fierce dedication to education - free, quality, secular education and positive initiatives for young people. Sports, the arts and sciences. Care and protection of all historic and archaeological sites. Quality healthcare.

4. Women's rights. Women are engaged in every aspect of Syrian society. They can wear miniskirts or burkas - it's up to them and their families. They are leaders in government, scientists, business owners, professors - you name it.

5. Non-aggressive. Bashar al-Assad has never invaded another country. He had always wanted positive relations with the west - but he was unwilling to be our puppet. He is not a puppet or proxy for Russia or Iran btw but is committed to maintaining Syria's sovereignty and independence.

6. His patience and wisdom. Even while being continuously and maliciously slandered by the west and our allies, his calm and pragmatic nature and message have not wavered. He has told the truth of this conflict from the beginning. Both he and his wife Asma have modeled the highest standard of conduct in the face of terrible danger - and unending false horrific accusations by western and gulf media.

7. His reforms. Syria has plenty of problems to deal with especially being at the heart of the Middle East - a region subject to intense pressures from regional and global factors and factions. Yet Assad has been patiently working on improving the lives of all Syrians while building a strong foundation for a functioning and maintainable democracy. I'm sorry if it offends people in the west that he is a "dictator". But as long as our governments keep bowing down to the utterly depraved despots, the absolute monarchy, the ISIS and al Qaeda godfathers - of Saudi Arabia - who behead more people than ISIS, who allow no religious freedom whatsoever, and who consider women as property - I will keep laughing at this "offense". Truth is when you're in a region as volatile as the Middle East with the Saudis bankrolling violent fundamentalism and terrorism wherever they go, and every global power wanting to control your gas and oil, you've got to have a strong man in charge.

8. His warmth. He's just a likable guy. When I first showed my husband an interview with him in 2012, Syd said, "I want to have that guy over for dinner!" He drives himself around Damascus often. Wherever he or his wife are, the people swarm around him, get so close. Would never happen in the US.

9. His accomplishments are many. President Assad was voted Most Popular Arab Leader in regional polls in 2008 and 2009. Syria was one of the 5 safest countries in the world to live in before 2011. It was becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The economy was opening up and improving. Syria has gone from one recognized political party to over 20. They have a popularly ratified constitution and have held elections for parliament and president even while at war.

But the bottom line is this...whether anyone likes Assad or doesn't...what is reality it what he said himself: ONLY the Syrian people can and should decide their leader and government. Not the US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey. Not the Muslim Brotherhood. ONLY Syrians.

I said before, I make no apologies for President Assad. In EVERY other country in the world, the forces he is fighting are called terrorists. Terrorists is what they are and have always been. It is impossible to fight terrorists without killing people, without bombs. There would be no terrorists in Syria to fight if the United States had not been using them to perform our illegal regime change coup against this popular and positive president.

 

 

Janice Kortkamp added 32 new photos.

 Taylorstown, VA, United States ·

December 13 2016

 

 

 

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

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Janice Kortkamp, a US Peace Activist

Why He Is Popular…

"Assad wasn't targeted to create stability in Syria"

Thank You President Assad

 

Congratulation

Leandra Oliveira

 

Happy birthday to our dear President!! 11/09/1965

God bless the great lion of Damascus!! #BasharHafezAlAssad

Viva a Síria al-Assad!! We love you Mr. President!!

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Janice Kortkamp

Leesburg, VA, United States ·

In honor of President Bashar al-Assad's birthday tomorrow...a video tribute to beloved Syria. God bless her with victory, peace, safety and prosperity once again - soon!

The lyrics to this song...just seemed perfect:

"Rise"

I won't just survive
Oh, you will see me thrive
Can't write my story
I'm beyond the archetype

I won't just conform
No matter how you shake my core
'Cause my roots—they run deep, oh

Oh, ye of so little faith
Don't doubt it, don't doubt it
Victory is in my veins
I know it, I know it
And I will not negotiate
I'll fight it, I'll fight it
I will transform

When, when the fire's at my feet again
And the vultures all start circling
They're whispering, "You're out of time,"
But still I rise

This is no mistake, no accident
When you think the final nail is in
Think again
Don't be surprised
I will still rise

I must stay conscious
Through the madness and chaos
So I call on my angels
They say

Oh, ye of so little faith
Don't doubt it, don't doubt it
Victory is in your veins
You know it, you know it
And you will not negotiate
Just fight it, just fight it
And be transformed

'Cause when, when the fire's at my feet again
And the vultures all start circling
They're whispering, "You're out of time,"
But still I rise

This is no mistake, no accident
When you think the final nail is in
Think again
Don't be surprised
I will still rise

Don't doubt it, don't doubt it
Oh, oh, oh, oh
You know it, you know it
Still rise
Just fight it, just fight it
Don't be surprised
I will still rise

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Eleonora Ilieva

 

I never sow in my entire life a nation to respect , love and totally adore so much his president like Syrians ....
Never!
Happy birthday Mr. President Assad !
Big respect from me and Bulgaria.

 

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President Assad, 

 

I am a US citizen, and I am so deeply ashamed of my country and their involvement in your country.  There are many like me who are so angry at the actions of our government.  I wish I was able to adopt all your young children and bring them to this country to get them the medical treatments they need, to feed and clothe them, to give them comfortable sleep without fear.  I just want to cry when I think of how sad all this devastation is on your people, young and old.  We have been lied to by our government, but we are slowly opening up our eyes to the truth.  I will pray for your country, your people, and you to keep strength in your convictions.  I applaud your people for not allowing another country to further divide your people by religious convictions.  

The US has already done as much division of it's own people, not only in religion, but nationality, financial capability, political party, race, sex, and I find it unacceptable and unforgivable.  I realize the reason they do this as well.  They do it to divide people to be confused and misdirected to take away our own personal power in our own politics.  Many of us are fighting this problem and wanting unity among our people, as people that all bleed red.  That's the only division any human being should have as a marker of mankind, the fact that we all bleed red.  There is no reason for people to be divided, not if they are intelligent, educated peoples.  There has to be rational communication to settle differences, peaceful protests, not violence.  Unfortunately, the US seems to feel it has the right to interfere with regime change.  I do not.  Many of us do not.  We are scared for our own people since we do not trust our own government any longer.  Again, I pray for your country to survive this assault on all of you.  May the god of your faith give you strength, courage, and the ability to withstand what you all face.   I'm so sorry for what my country is doing to you.  

 

Karen Clarke  

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Happy Birthday to Mr.President from Slovakia

Ivica Schmiedtová

Happy Birthday to Mr.President Assad from Slovakia. From our heart we wish him all the best, happiness and good health.

We are his fans. We are with him, in our thoughts, our heart, our prayers,  and we hope, there will be peace in Syria one day very soon thanks to cooperation with Mr.Putin.

We would like to ask for a photograph of Mr. President Assad with his autograph. We will be very happy and proud to have it.

Thank you very very much.

Sincerely

Ivica Schmiedtova with father

( I´m 44 yeras old woman and my fahter is 75, retiree )

Ivica Schmiedtova

Kuzmanyho 247/16

039 01 Turčianske Teplice

Slovak Republic

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Happy Birthday to His Excellency, Legal President of the Syrian Arab Republic, Doctor Bashar Hafez al-Assad! (11/9/1965)
Thank you Dear President for the offerings you made for the Syrian People. Only a Lion could have stand for more than 5 years, when the whole West Plotted to overtrow you. Overthrow, 'cause you refused to disarm #Hezbollah & the Palestinian Military Camp. Overthrow, 'Cause you refused to become a puppet for the West.

The Syrian People will never abandon you!
Long live Syria al-Assad! Allah, Syria, Bashar W Basssss!

Leandra Oliveira with Mario Heinemann Jaillet

 

Leader of All Honest Arabs

 

"President Bashar Al-Assad is the leader of Arab Nationalism and of all honest Arabs, who are defending the Arab people's independence and sovereignty. President Al-Assad will triumph in the war waged  against Syria by the hawks of the U.S. Democratic Party, Britain, France, Israel and the Unites States' agents in Ankara, Doha and Riyadh. Syria under President Al-Assad  is indeed the last defense line for civilization and Europe is indebted to the Syrians who have been defending civilizations against terrorists."

Magdalena Tasheva,  Bulgarian Member of Parliament, August 2016.

 

 

 

They Said About The President

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.