Syrians' Decision to Nominate President Al-Assad for every Presidential Elections (8)

The Syria Times takes pleasure in publishing some of the just, accurate and exact statements made about H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad since the untimely demise of Syria's great builder, the late Hafez Al-Assad, the father of modern Syria. Still the memories and bitter tears of June 10th 2000 alive inside the lucky among the Syrians who have had the opportunity to be eye witnesses to the late Al-Assad's epic of steadfastness, correction, liberation and resistance.

The Syrians who in millions took to the streets on that day are but to take the streets and in more numbers celebrating the victory of all Syria and Arab masses and the free world against al-Qaeda Wahabi and Takfiri terrorism. The millions along with their post-2000 born family members are now to chant ''Allah, Syria, Bashar''. Bashar has proved himself to be not only the man of humanity, hope, amity, fraternity, salvation and safety, but as the invincible President of all presidents and leaders. His Excellency President Al-Assad ''came out of the people and lived with them'' and has remained one of them. The Syrians have seen him ''everywhere whether in the work place or on the streets or in your picnics in order to learn from you and sharpen his determination by his contact with you and shall work for you as he has always done. The man who has become a president is the same man who was a doctor and an officer and first and foremost is the citizen.'' ''Our dear people, My trust in you is infinite and so is my love to you.'' And so, your Excellency, you are the savior, guardian and the majority does adore, trust and believe in you. The following is but some of the statements issued during 2008:

“After eight and a half years at Syria's helm, President Bashar Assad is gaining the respect and admiration that had been reserved for his father Hafez. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been courting him enthusiastically with the help of a Turkish matchmaker, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. European leaders are standing in line to meet with him. Close associates of U.S. president-elect Barack Obama see Syria as the basis for a new balance of power in the region.”

 Aluf Benn, Haaretz Correspondent, December 26, 2008.

 “President Al-Assad is the father of the grand Syrian Family, with a heart full of noble feelings; he is the tender-hearted, watchful, just father, who defends every victim of injustice, and every oppressed.”

 His Beatitude Gregorios III Laham, Patriarch of Antioch and of All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, December 25, 2008.

 ‏“Assad's easy demeanor suggested that he's more firmly in charge now. The Bush administration's attempt to isolate Syria has failed, even in the judgment of senior White House officials. That leaves Assad in the catbird seat, courted by European and Arab nations and conducting back-channel talks through Turkey with his erstwhile enemy Israel.”

 David Ignatius, the Washington Post, December 24, 2008.

 “Assad is receiving a stream of visiting diplomats. He looks like a ready partner for Obama's diplomacy, but a cautious one -- waiting to see what's on offer before he shows more of his hand.”

 David Ignatius, the Washington Post, December 24, 2008.

 “President Bashar Al-Assad, the Leader of  Syria Al-Assad, is THE historic Leader hoisting the banner of the civilized Arabism; he is the defender of the National Rights.”

 Mr. Talal Arslan, the Lebanese Democratic Party President, Minister of Youth & Sports, December 12, 2008.

“Once again the road to Damascus is jammed with foreign dignitaries coming to hold court with President Bashar al-Assad.”

 Martin Asser, BBC News, December 8, 2008.

 “President Bashar Al-Assad cements the National harmony and coexistence, hoisting high the flags of the deep-rooted Syrian Civilization, as to make of our people proud of the bright glory of this Civilization, presenting it, with pride, as the rich priceless heritage for every visitor, tourist and every friend. President Al-Assad himself has been encouraging us since the first moment to go ahead in the achievement of the project of the bringing into view of the Maronite heritage places in Brad as well as in Kalouta Castel.”

 His Exc. Bishop Youssef - Anis Abi Aad, the Patriarch of the Maronite Diocese of Aleppo.

 President Bashar Al-Assad “has quietly liberalised what was a stolid, socialist economy, welcomed private banks and foreign investment and begun to open up the internet. Syria is suddenly being featured in travel supplements as a hip new destination.”

 Margarette Driscoll , a well-known British Journalist, December 7, 2008.

 "Based on my knowledge, on my personal experience, on my readings, I consider President Bashar Al Assad the best ME Leader nowadays in charge. Though of his young age and limited past experience in politics, he has reached soon after his nomination a deep knowledge of all political aspects internally and internationally. He is open-minded, frank and careful towards his Country's people from whom he has gained respect and trust. He is fully aware of what are Country's lacks and needs and he is doing his best to solve them in Country's benefit, improvement and development. His approach towards World leaders has always been clear and frank;  the efforts he is doing to reach peace in ME, and consequently in the rest of the world,  are really remarkable and praiseworthy."

 Luciana Di Floriano, ME Researcher, Italy, December 4, 2008.

 "His Excellency President Bashar Al-Assad is a Statesman, who has been able to present a clear-cut vision of tackling international issues, presenting useful solutions for world crises, demonstrating the principles of courage in decision-takings, not to mention the clarity of vision.”

Süleyman Sensoy, TASAM Chairman, November 25, 2008.

 “Notwithstanding the regional as well as international complications, H. E. President Al-Assad has made of Syria a very fundamental center to make decisions and a key regional player,”

Süleyman Sensoy, TASAM Chairman, November 25, 2008.

  “President Al-Assad, with all of his wisdom and skill, has been able to move Syria forward to a more advanced phase and more up to date in keeping pace with Modern Life and Technology in realization of the friendly Syrian people ambitions, especially  in the fields of development and modernization.”

Süleyman Sensoy, TASAM Chairman, November 25, 2008.

  “Under the leadership of President Bashar Al-Assad, the stances of Syria and her approach in support of the honest resistance in rejection for whatever unjust settlement, is the credit for all the freedom fighters and resistance men.”

Samir Al-Quntar, the Lebanese Liberated Captive, November 25, 2008

 “President Bashar Al-Assad with his deep vision represents the spirit of the Arab Nation and her resistant voice against all hegemony schemes and conspiracies.”

Samir Al-Quntar, the Lebanese Liberated Captive, November 24, 2008

"Under the leadership of President Bashar Al-Assad, Syria has encountered steadfastly the US-Israeli scheme in the region achieving successes to be registered by history. The immortal leader Hafez Al-Assad himself had underlined the importance of Syria, her role, and position formulating her national choice increased under the leadership of President Bashar Al-Assad making of Syria taking her suitable international position.”

Nasser Qandil, former Lebanese MP, November 20, 2008.

 “The wise policy of President Bashar Al-Assad has foiled all bids against Syria,”

Azmi Bishara, the well-known Palestinian Intellectual, October 21, 2008.

 “We love and admire the dynamic character of President Bashar Al-Assad, whose wise policy has been able to make Syria surmount the many of challenges.”

 Maxim Shiftchinco, Russian Social Council member, August 20, 2008

 “President Bashar Al-Assad is self-confident, humble, and fond of dialogue; he masters the art of listening before taking decisions and knows how to bet; he has won the bet in international politics.”

The French ‘Le Figaro’, July 11, 2008.

 “President Bashar Al-Assad is the national Arab Leader leading his country to development and prosperity.”

Sitram Yatishuri, Indian MP, June 15, 2008.

 “President Bashar Al-Assad has a comprehensive open vision regarding Arab issues and whatever pertains to the region.”

Dr. Mahmoud Al-Mashahadani, Iraqi Parliament Chairman, May 28, 2008.

 “History records for President Bashar Al-Assad his strength in defense of his country; he leads a country with international presence, where no one would dare to inflict harm on any Syrian citizen. I want all to learn from President Al-Assad how to protect our citizens.”

Majida Al-Roumi, the well-known Lebanese Singer, May 10, 2008.

“President Bashar Al-Assad’s vision for Arab National Thought stems from the necessity of modernizing the reality to be more capable and efficient as to stand up to the challenges surrounding the Nation.”

Issam Nouman, Lebanese former Minister, April 16, 2008.

 “President Bashar Al-Assad is very keen on the unity and solidarity of Arabs.”

Mohamad Said Idris, an Egyptian Intellectual, April 16, 2008.

 “President Bashar Al-Assad has a clear-cut political and human vision, and confidence in the future.”

Hassan Joni, Lebanese Intellectual, April 16, 2008.

  President Bashar Al-Assad has a political and intellectual depth and a spirit of dialogue. Syria under his leadership is the formidable castle for the Arab Nation.” Soubhi Gandour, Lebanese Intellectual, April 16, 2008.

   “President Bashar Al-Assad is transparent and franc; His Excellency has a political presence accompanied with thought and capacity to analyze cleverly and quietly all domestic, regional as well as international factors.”

Sarkis Abu Zayid, Lebanese Thinker, April 16, 2008.

 “President Bashar Al-Assad’s reading of the reality is very comprehensive and strategic based on the history-deducted lessons.”

Rafiq Naserallah Khouri, Lebanese journalist, April 16, 2008.

“President Bashar Al-Assad has a very deep vision in the reading of changes in the region, which makes us feel optimistic and satisfied.”

Mrs. Tojan Al-Faysal, Jordanian former MP, April 16, 2008.

  “My meeting with President Bashar Al-Assad is the most interesting one of my life ever. Syria is to remain ever the country of free men, heroes, the country of loyalty, generosity and hospitality.”

Wadi Al-Safi, the well-known Lebanese Singer, March 3, 2008.

 “President Bashar Al-Assad has a deep vision for the bolstering of relations with Europe, especially with France, based on cultural and historic bases.”

Gérard Bapt, Chairman of the French- Syrian Friendship Association at the French National Assembly, January 9, 2008.


Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim