Bashar al-Assad....President of Syria
By Susan Steffen-Kraft
As someone who tried his hand at reforming his country, he brought in newspapers and legalized satellite TV which allowed Syrians to connect and become educated in the ways of the world. In fact, one plus is that Syria, before the war, was the most developed country in the Middle East and had better health care then the USA. President al-Assad began to see the flaws in the Syrian system, but by opening up Syria to the world, which had been a very closed society, he perhaps, didn't fully realize he was sowing his own demise, and perhaps that is partly why there is revolution today. In truth the protests are for many reasons, but as far as the man himself, many Syrians have liked him very much.
Truth of the matter is this; Hillary Clinton, as far back as March 2011, made the contrast between President al-Assad and his father. She remarked that U.S. lawmakers who recently have visited Damascus regarded him as a “reformer.”
She made the startling comment while explaining why the United States will not intervene on behalf of Syrian civilians revolting against the regime, as it has done in the case of Libya. Oh, be careful Mrs. Clinton what you say, because the tune you were singing is so much different now.
President Obama and his administration have been flooding Syria with U.S. taxpayer funds and weapons. They have even tried using military force to get rid of Assad. Assad, in fact, would have probably been replaced with jihadist rulers however the public and congress have been reluctant to get involved any deeper in the war in Syria.
Our country has been supporting the rebels, and we are starting to see the results of it. Of course, I have no doubt that poison gas was used in Syria. But there is every reason to believe it was used not by the Syrian Army, but by opposition forces or rebels, many of whom are also known as ISIS. This is done to provoke intervention by their powerful foreign patrons, who having their own agenda are siding with the fundamentalists.
President Assad has never before been accused of gassing citizens and Carla del Ponte, who is a U.N. commissioner on Syria, has concluded that the rebels, and not President Assad were probably responsible. June 16, 2013, testimony from a United Nations panel is reported to demonstrate that rebel groups – not the al-Assad regime – was responsible for the use of chemical weapons in general, Sarin gas in particular. Many believe that some rebels received chemical weapons via the Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan. Aug. 31, 2013 the Associated Press via reporter Dale Gavlak reports in MintPress news that firsthand accounts indicate that the Chemical weapons attack was the result of the rebels’ mishandling of them.
According to Gavlak, the weapons came from Saudi Arabia’s Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and were given to rebels who did not know what the weapons were or how to store them, nor were they trained how to use them and were responsible for carrying out the gas attack. Also on Sept 03, 2013, Yossef Bodansky was published on September 1st, and he implies that it is possible – or even likely – based on “a growing volume of new evidence” that the August 21st chemical attack was carried out by the rebels against themselves in order to push an agenda that would involve getting the U.S. to attack President al-Assad. Yes, indeed, the rebels know the U.S. is gullible to fall for this nonsense.
Worse than this, however, is that Bodansky makes the case for the likelihood that the Obama administration knew about the attack in advance. While Bodansky’s findings differ from those of Gavlak, both seem to reach the conclusion that the rebels were the ones responsible for the attack. Add that to the fact that the Saudi's are very interested in toppling Bashar al-Assad and you have an interesting picture, plus the fact that many rebels have said that their salaries come from the Saudi's! No shocker there in my view.
The purpose is so that the US can claim that the other “moderate” rebels are worthy of continued direct support and this would include air support if attacked. This is why it appears the US is fighting ISIS but in reality they evade targets that would really damage ISIS. Empty buildings and lone pickup trucks plus the individual may appear fine but lets not destroy major weapon depots or conglomerations of heavy military equipment. There are various groups who are trying to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. They have ample incentive to get the U.S. more deeply involved in support of that effort!
Mitt Romney, the Republican choice to 2012 even criticized Obama for not cracking down on Bashar al-Assad. Anything to get a vote, right Romney? Of course Hilary who ran against Obama for the Democrat nomination and who is running for 2016 has been trying to get anyone and everyone she can to dump Assad for various reasons. Makes me wonder why both parties are for this move. What goes on over there is none of our business anyhow and if we stopped our infernal meddling we would not be in this mess.
In fact, he met with Mr. al-Assad at least 6 times, and the above happened in Feb. 2009. Now I said I would prove things about Kerry and his relationship with al-Assad. Here it is, "Kerry was leading a delegation to Syria to discuss peace in the region at the time. According to French news agency AFP, President al-Assad told Kerry during that visit that America needed a “proper understanding” of issues Syria faces." This is quite reasonable.
Mr. Kerry further stated at a press conference during the visit: "President Barack Obama's administration considers Syria a key player in Washington's efforts to revive the stalled Middle East peace process".
"Syria is an essential player in bringing peace and stability to the region." Kerry has met with President Basshar al-Assad on numerous occasions and in 2011 praised the President as being a “very generous” man. This is according to the "Weekly Standard."
My my! How things have changed in attitude towards al-Assad. It is a dangerous thing to piss off the United States when you are supposedly friends with them. Obviously, it does not matter if you did nothing wrong. If they want you to do something and you do not jump the way they want then our government betrays that friendship. John Kerry is an idiot and a stooge to those who want to interfere for their many and varied reasons; but then again, many in our government are.
Associated Press reporter Dale Gavlak reports in MintPress news that firsthand accounts indicate that the Chemical weapons attack was the result of the rebels’ mishandling of them. According to Gavlak, the weapons came from Saudi Arabia’s Prince Bandar bin Sultan and were given to rebels who did not know what the weapons were or how to store them, nor were they trained how to use them.
As per an article in the New American written in Dec. 2013 " estimates suggest that well over 100,000 Syrians have died in the war so far, with potentially millions of refugees fleeing to neighboring countries. According to the United Nations, which has been exploiting the crisis in Syria to justify its power grabs while at least one of its refugee camps served as a haven for jihadists, both sides in the conflict have perpetrated war crimes. With all factions in the war holding firm, however, it appears that absent a negotiated deal, the bloodshed will continue, regardless of how the alliances shift."
Unfortunately, they ran into a buzz saw as Senator McCain does not want anything to stop his pets from being armed. He proceeded to storm out of a closed-door meeting with the Syrian clergy officials last week. It was held in the Senate Arms Services Committee meeting room. Also there, were Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. All were Democrats except Graham.
According to a high level source that was also at the meeting, McCain marched into the committee room yelling and then quickly stormed out. “He was incredibly rude,” the source told Judicial Watch “because he didn’t think the Syrian church leaders should even be allowed in the room.” Following the tantrum McCain reentered the room and sat briefly but he absolutely refused to make eye contact with the participants, instead ignoring them by looking down at what appeared to be random papers. What a rude person he is to have done this and he showed his true colors. I have no respect for Senator McCain whatsoever.
Senator Graham, also an advocate of U.S. military intervention in Syria, apologized for McCain’s disturbing outburst because McCain's behavior was so disgraceful and dare I say it....disturbing for a man who has been a Senator for many years. “Graham actually apologized to the group for McCain’s behavior,” according to the high level source, who sat through the entire meeting. “It was truly unbelievable.” He has figuratively spit in the faces of the Syrian Christians by this behavior not caring that his pet rebels in Syria are killing these Christians and that they were here to ask for help.
As long as those with agendas can oust President al-Assad they do not care who gets hurt, murdered or tortured. They will lie and manipulate the happenings over there for their own agenda. In so doing many will be put, if you believe these things about President al-Assad from the frying pan into the fire.
I personally want al-Assad to stay because I believe it will be best for that country and their people. If they trust someone like John McCain and Obama to decide they will be very sorry! They will wish they had Bashar al-Assad back in power.
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