Have you lost your minds? Or have you no shame?
April 21, Butcher of Damascus.
Baby Killer of Syria. He has now become the top Mideast villain, the man we love to hate. As a veteran Mideast watcher, I find all this hard to swallow. Compared to other brutal Mideast leaders, Assad is pretty weak tea. Saudi rulers are reverently treated by the US media and government in spite of leading the world in executions.
Last year, 44 people were publicly beheaded. In some years, around people have been beheaded in Saudi Arabia, often a quarter of them Pakistani guest workers.
Having been arrested by the Saudi religious police, I can tell you that the kingdom is a police state with sand dunes and camels.
Saudi vassal states Bahrain and the Emirates are better, but not much. Morocco, a key US ally, is notorious for its ghastly prisons and brutal torture. Iraq and Afghanistan, now under US control, are even worse.
Israel, the largest recipient of US aid, holds close to 7, Palestinian political prisoners, among them children, and is gunning down Palestinian demonstrators on the Gaza border. Syria has always been a repressive police state. Its various police forces are notorious for brutality and torture.
In fact, until recently, the US actually sent captive suspects to Syria to be tortured and jailed. While looking at the current western hate campaigns against Syria and Iran, keep in mind the history of the modern Mideast.
We are again seeing the era lies from London about Belgian babies speared on German bayonets. Any Arab or Iranian leader who sought an independent policy or refused the tutelage of London and then Washington was delegitimized, excoriated, and demonized.
Imam Khomeini of Iran and President Ahmadinejad, both favored targets of western media invective, and both compared to the much overused Hitler. Bashar al-Assad was a mild-mannered ophthalmologist living in London with his British-born wife.
When his rash elder brother Basil was killed in a car crash, Bashar was compelled to return to Syria and become the nominal political leader after the death of his very tough, ruthless father, Hafez al-Assad. The shy, retiring Bashar was forced to become war leader in a bloody civil conflict as his nation disintegrated.
Margolis This post is in: Why Iran is so keen to build his bases in Syria, the answer is every ones guess, Iran wanted to wipe Israel from the world map, this was the vision of the late lunatic ayothullah khomeni of Iran.
The attack and shooting of the iranian army personnel by Israel in Syria is a powerful message to iran in particular. Israel never called for war neither vowed to remove iran from the world map.
Currently there are political prisoners in Israel, who are these ? I respect his honesty, in 25 years time no one will remember his 25 years dream.Propaganda poster of President Bashar al-Assad, his father Hafez al-Assad, and Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah.
Photo: angelaostafichuk / RF “After five years of war,” Tobias Schneider writes at War on the Rocks, “the government’s fighting force today consists of a dizzying array of hyper-local militias aligned with various.
Dec 10, · The rollback of Islamic State must come as a shock to those who spent years insisting that such progress would never happen without toppling the regime of Bashar Assad. Apr 14, · (Hassan Ammar / AP) Assad denies he has used chemical weapons, and the Trump administration has yet to present hard evidence of what it says precipitated the allied missiles attack: a .
Turkey Says U.S. Ally Kurds Use Same Chemical Weapons Assad Is Accused of Possessing in Syria. Hafez al-Assad (Arabic: حافظ الأسد Ḥāfiẓ al-ʾAsad, Levantine pronunciation: [ˈħaːfezˤ elˈʔasad] Modern Standard Arabic: [ħaːfɪðˤ al'ʔasad]; 6 October – 10 June ) was a Syrian politician who served as President of Syria from to Apr 08, · A reported chemical attack on a Damascus suburb seems to raise the political and military stakes as President Trump charts the United States’ future in Syria.