We Would Take the Streets!

A close friend of mine swears that H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad does not like the post of Presidency. Yes, I said smiling that such a post would fit none but H.E. President Al-Assad. Why do the majority of the Syrians think and believe so? Simply because there is no president worldwide who is like him in defending- among many other things- his homeland, people and in defending moderation, secularity, mind and reason. Yes he is the President of the mind, spirit, logic and patriotism. Like father, like son President Bashar is the sight and vision.

The talk continues and gets more emotional; the glittering smile from my friend gave me the hope that H.E. is not to let the Syrians down and would definitely apply for the coming presidential elections, OR, Or what said my friend? We would take the streets as we did in the aftermath of the untimely demise of the late president. Really? Yes and it is now the deliberate criminal slaughtering of Syria and the only hope to steadfast and eliminate terrorism is President Bashar Al-Assad himself. " God, Syria and only Bashar" is indeed the thundering voice of the majority. Should we wait another week of suffering for the candidacy of President Al-Assad or immediately take to the streets!

On July 17th, 2000, H.E. in his Inauguration speech stated" ….and I reiterate it today that I am not after any post nor do I avoid any responsibility. The post is not an end but a means to achieve an end. …. I have assumed the post but I have not occupied the position; the post has changed but the position remains unchanged since I was born and where the Almighty God wanted me to be and where our people desired me to stand since they have known that there is someone who truly loves his people and whose people truly love him and are loyal to him and where my parents and my family wanted me to be and in the place which I am determined to maintain and cherish to be strong by it and through it. This position that never changes is the position from which I serve my people and my country." Yes, H.E. the president of all Presidents has been serving Syria and the Syrians- if not all enlightened and free people worldwide- through the best of all deeds.

"The post is a responsibility but the position has imposed this responsibility on me beforehand. Some might say that the post gives the legitimacy, but the legitimacy is first and foremost the will of the people and their desire. The importance of your vote on my nomination stems from the fact that it is a response to the desire of our people whom you represent in all their different strata." Yes, H.E. President Al-Assad has to be assured that all the sacrifices offered in defense of Syria are offered too in honoring the dignity of Syria, symbolized in the sanctities of the flag, Presidency and Anthem among many other sanctities. The only legitimacy to elect the president belongs only to the Syrians. There will be other candidates to the post of the presidency; one gate, however, would lead to Paradise, says my lovely friend.

"Hence, we can say that the responsibility is towards the interest of the people and the legitimacy is the people's will and their desire. The post is only the framework combines the two and regulates their relationship. Thus this post has added a huge burden to my position, a burden that consists of your love, trust, ambitions and hopes that I shall, with the will of God, be able to shoulder with your help and support." Yes, the majority of the Syrians would drink seas and oceans once you point your finger!

"Our dear people, My trust in you is infinite and so is my love to you. I hope you will allow me to emphasize to you a fact I feel that the man you have known and loved some of his merits and exchanged trust and love with him will not change at all once he assumes his post. He came out of the people and lived with them and shall remain one of them. You may expect to see 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 beloved president, the majority is but only yours; and without all of yours, the majority is but the minority of the extremist, cannibals, terrorists and ignorant.


Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim