Thursday, November 24, 2005

Syria must answer Mehlis Tomorrow about sending the 6 to Vienna

Ibrahim Hamidi writes that "Mehlis is expecting Syria`s answer to question 6 people in Vienna before 25th, which means tomorrow is the deadline. That is why many Arab leaders have been contacting Damascus in the last few days. Please see the link."

Cham Press translates an article from al-Khaleej which quotes Syrian sources as saying that:

According to sources, the Syrian self-reliance regarding food, power and a large number of transformed industries will enable Syria to curb the American schemes."It is clear that the Syrian policy which depends on steadfastness and flexibility did not reach a dead lock, on the contrary it is a fruitful policy as Mehlis accepted to interrogate the Syrian officials in a place the Syrian governments approved.

Furthermore, President Al-Assad's speech was absolutely defined Syria's choices and put the Lebanese forces (of Arab trend) to meet its duties and also Arab countries and the world", Sources added. Sources believed that Damascus's openness to the most influential capitals in the world has resulted in changing the attitudes of Mehlis who fears any confrontation with the UN General Secretariat. Sources said that Mehlis's retreat to interrogate Syrian witnesses in Beirut as a big blow Washington received.
Contrasting Hamidi's story about how Asad has received calls or visits from Egypt, Jordan, Sudan and others to respond positively to Mehlis by tomorrow, with that of al-Khaleej, which suggests Syrian officials believe they are undermining UN resolve and are ready to endure sanctions, it is clear we have a classic stand-off. Will Syria take Vienna? I am not putting money on it, but it has backed down before. Asad's message about resistance was clear. We will see.

Nibras Kazimi has a new blog in which he suggests that Syria may not be responsible for killing Hariri. He does this by dissecting the testimony of the second witness against Syria, who has been named ‘the masked witness’; now allegedly identified by New TV as ‘Hosam Taher Hosam.’ This is not Saddiqi. "Mr. Hosam is a Syrian Kurd, born in 1975 in Tel Al-Hefzeiz in the Hasaka Province, Syria. His mother’s name is Zainab Hassan, and his employer is supposedly ‘Syrian Intelligence.’ He claims to have worked directly under people like Assef Shawkat and Rustum Ghazaleh."

Syria Seeks to Limit U.N. Inquiry in Killing
By Irwin Arieff
UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 23 (Reuters) - Syria wants the United Nations investigators looking into the killing of Lebanon's former prime minister to agree to question witnesses and suspects only inside Syria, and with their lawyers present, according to a draft agreement put forward by Syria.

According to the draft, which was obtained by Reuters on Wednesday, the chief United Nations investigator, Detlev Mehlis, would be required to share his findings with Syrian investigators.

Syria denies any role in the killing.

Mr. Mehlis and members of the United Nations Security Council, which authorized him to investigate the assassination of the former prime minister, Rafik al-Hariri, in Beirut, have made it clear that such restrictions would be unacceptable.

In a letter the Syrian foreign minister, Farouk al-Sharaa, asked Secretary General Kofi Annan to intervene with Mr. Mehlis and help negotiate a "cooperation protocol." A United Nations spokesman said Mr. Annan would not get involved.

In an interim report last month, Mr. Mehlis said he had evidence of the involvement of Syrian and Lebanese officials in Mr. Hariri's killing.
Israel: Syria will 'likely' give up "terror"
Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz told cabinet colleagues Sunday that Syria would "likely" soon be forced to abandon its support for terrorism. Mofaz told the weekly meeting of the Israeli cabinet that the broad international pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad, following allegations that officials of his government were implicated in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, was beginning to bear fruit."

Mofaz said that it is likely that the pressure being applied on Assad will lead him to abandon terror and evict terror headquarters from Damascus," reported the Ha'aretz newspaper from Jerusalem. "He regarded this as a positive development for Israel," the paper concluded. The Syrian government denies it is a supporter of terrorism, and says the offices that Palestinian and Lebanese militant groups have in Damascus have purely propaganda and fundraising functions, not terrorist ones.

The U.S. government has a patchy relationship with Syria on terrorism issues. On the one hand, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has repeatedly said that Syria is -- at the least -- not doing enough to prevent the infiltration of foreign fighters across its borders into Iraq. Some defense officials privately accuse Assad's security apparatus of harboring senior regime figures and facilitating their insurgency in Iraq. But some intelligence officials say that, behind the scenes, Syrian security has been cooperative against Islamic terror networks. UPI
Al-Baath to give up 500,000 members
Reliable sources said that the Regional Leadership of the Baath Party has taken decisions to re-format the party which suffers from being flabby. The measures aim to adopt a genuine political party formula. One of the decisions provided for reducing members of party branches leadership in governorates and universities from ten to five. Sources expected that the issues of elderly members who do not attend party meetings, who are estimated at half a million, will be tackled.
New American law against Syria

On Tuesday, November 22, 2005, the President signed into law:
S. 1713, the "Iran Nonproliferation Amendments Act of 2005," which amends the Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000 to apply its provisions to Syria; broadens the Act to cover acquisitions from as well as transfers to Iran and Syria.

US pressures Syria to act over Iraq border

James Jeffrey, senior coordinator for Iraq, also warned Iran against its "illegitimate interference" in its war-torn neighbour. "Syria is a police state. We don't like that, we don't approve of that but it is a fact," James Jeffrey told reporters in Jordan in a videoconference from Washington. "They have the means of controlling the transfer of particularly foreigners into their country and the vast majority of foreign fighters are not Syrians but come from elsewhere."

"We don't know why they are not stopping it but we expect results," he said, adding that a "large majority" of suicide bombers who launch attacks in Iraq come from Syria. "One can argue to what degree Syria is encouraging such moves, assisting it, simply tolerating it by not doing enough to stop it," he added.

Asked what practical steps Syria should take, Jeffrey suggested imposing strict visa controls on young males entering the country. "That would be a first step." Jeffrey dismissed suggestions that direct dialogue with the Syrian authorities would resolve the problem, saying: "They don't need dialogue, they need to produce action."


At 11/24/2005 07:48:00 AM, Blogger Joseph ALi Mohammed said...

The obvious thing to me was from day one that this regime that killed thousands of innocent Lebanese inside Lebanon, among them political personalities may be innocent of killing Hariri, unless the men of the regime were really that much ignorant and stupid, a thing that was hard to me to believe as these people know how to survive each time. So, I wasn't ready to accept that soon that the regime was in fact the one that killed Hariri.

However, I am happy this regime is feeling the heat and fears that it has given Syrians for 35 years. I am happy also that this killing of one more (whether they did it, or not) may bring down this savage regime.

This regime must go. It has for long abused all decencies. I am hoping that the US and France will not back down.


Happy Thanksgiving day.

At 11/24/2005 10:25:00 AM, Blogger Syrian Republican Party said...

Wish all those who resides in the United States, native and immigrants a happy Thanksgiving holiday. Despite all, we are trully
the lucky one to have had the opportunity to live and be among the kindest, most polite and professional people on earth.

At 11/24/2005 10:54:00 AM, Blogger Syrian Republican Party said...

Reliable intelligence sources reports indicates that Mehlis is in possession of compelling evidences that he never yet made public or presented to U.N.

These sources confirm that should Mehlis and team determine the accuracy of these evidences, he will be requesting the U.N. to arrest the accused Syrians and extradite them to Lebanon in accordance with standing United Nations Laws and regulation.

At 11/24/2005 01:47:00 PM, Blogger shamee27 said...

To all those living among the kindest, most polite and professional monkeys on earth, stay where you are live among them and love them as much as you like but while you at it keep your fat sickening ugly noses out of Syrian people business because you are not Syrians any more you are yanks or red necks this is how Syrian people who lives in Syria look at you
Happy shame-giving from Syria to all yankis-syrian wana be creatures ;)

At 11/24/2005 02:50:00 PM, Blogger Syrian Republican Party said...

God Bless America. Our second home sweet home. Next year will visit Syria and rejoice in the same way the Jews rejoiced when they returned and built Israel, a country that can eliminate the entire Arab and Moslem world’s armies, including Syria, in just few days and with less than 100 casualties. Israel, a country that was built in 43 years to be one of the most prosperous and technologically advanced country in the world. It's GDP is more than 20 of the 22 Arab countries combined. It has welcomed it's people from all the corner of earth with open arms and gave them prosperous life and security. Israel done all that, all a while, in the same time, Alawites with the help of Arabs and Baathists destroyed Syria and stole all it's wealth, made it one the poorest country in the world and one of the least developed in the region. It has oppressed it’s citizens like no evil ever imagined, it has forced more than a third of it’s citizens to live exile, and restricted their right to return.

On this day of Thanksgiving, we pray that God curse the Alawites-Baathists, Arabs and Moslems who supported them and brought Syria this indignity. God bless Israel and hope that we too shall return next year to our free Syria.

God bless America, where our children receive the highest care and education, where today on this Thanksgiving I will be celebrating the dinner with the Rabinovich’s and Cohen’s, where my little girl will joyfully play with Israeli born Eli and Borka, among others from Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Ukraine and Russia.

Alawites dictator Bashar wants 10 years to introduce reforms to his corrupt Baathist system. President Bush will be making a big mistake giving this dictator 10 more days.

I am an atheist, the prayer is allegorical. But it is from the heart.

Next year in free Syria

Metaz. K. M. Aldendeshe
Syrian Republican Party

At 11/24/2005 03:45:00 PM, Blogger Joseph ALi Mohammed said...

The Assad Regime will fall on Feb. 9th, 2006.

That is a promise, and a prediction!


At 11/24/2005 03:47:00 PM, Blogger Joseph ALi Mohammed said...

We need to contract with Buldozers companies to remove the Assad Statues from every where they exist in the country!.

Please email your interests!


At 11/24/2005 05:20:00 PM, Blogger shamee27 said...

SPR you are going no where. When king asad falls we the fundamentalists, extremists, conservatives, {gosh i love these big names} will take over Syria and you know it. The minute you step in Damascus airport we will deport you back where you came from, so you can celebrate shame-giving and Hanukah with the brethrens of pigs and monkeys, unless you decided to come back with on American tank then you deportation would be permanent .....

At 11/24/2005 06:03:00 PM, Blogger Syrian Republican Party said...

To ShammeBandouk27
Why are you mad at him Baathist Bankook, you could not be Moslem, extremist or fundamentalist
because they are solidly behind him. Even in a peace drive with Israel. They pledged and promised him to help in freeying Syria from Baathists.

At 11/24/2005 06:13:00 PM, Blogger Alawites for Syria said...

Of course you will, just as fast as you deported the Jews from Israel, freed the Golan Heights and deported all those American out of Iraq at the cost of more than 100k Iraqis. Why don't you deport King Assad first or are you waiting like a coward Alawites for the F18' to depose him in late February-Early March.

At 11/24/2005 07:46:00 PM, Blogger EngineeringChange said...

Ehsani, It is interesting you seem to applaud Israel for building a strong military--yet you condemn Syria trying to establish a legitimate deterrent of Skuds and other weapons.

While the Israeli army could destroy the Syrian forces in 2 weeks--I think that is really irrelevent in the reality of today's wars. The threat/fear of Syrian chemical and/or biological weapons launched against the small population centers in Israel are an effective counterbalance to Israel's obvious military superiority (Hell, I personally would have a superior military than Syria if the US subsidized the entire thing!)

At 11/24/2005 07:47:00 PM, Blogger EngineeringChange said...

We must all recognize and respect that Israel is a very powerful country, with a thriving tech sector producing huge advances in the sciences and engineering. Their economy is doing very well and give their people opportunities for jobs and growth.

But let us not fool ourselves why. They have been able to establish their state as it is today because of a huge influx of funds and 'subsidies' from America and other western powers---something Syria never had.

And let us not forget the Israelis horrible human rights record itself. A country with no constitution, a country where torture is legal where its arab citizens are discriminated against. A country who displaced Palestinians from their land and started the whole terrorist game with their treatment of the Palestinians.

I always love to stay in reality--but for once let me stray and ask what a great place the middle east would be if Zionist leaders had decided to establish their state in Madagaskar (as was their original plan when they saw Palestine was populated) rather than Palestine.

I wonder what the Middle East would look like today if that had happened.

At 11/24/2005 07:53:00 PM, Blogger EngineeringChange said...

Lets not blur the line between the American government and the American people. There is a large difference.

And I agree that Americans are among the kindest and most polite people--there is no need to bash the people for the government's mistakes.

Let us all strive to be polite and professional no matter where we are typing from.

At 11/24/2005 08:06:00 PM, Blogger Joseph ALi Mohammed said...

"""" Let us all strive to be polite and professional no matter where we are typing from.
"""" EC

And on that note, you just deserved my FU, politely!


At 11/24/2005 08:51:00 PM, Blogger Nur-al-Cubicle said...

These pieces of Darryl Issa + Ileana Ros-Lehtinen + Tom Lantos legislation really irk me.

At 11/25/2005 12:19:00 AM, Blogger RM said...

Is it the same people who were posting here on the 9th of March or is it a differnt group?

It is interesting to see that on the ninth of march most posters were of the anonymous kind (see link below)

Do posters lose interst and move on or are they the same people just chaging identity/name?

At 11/25/2005 12:29:00 AM, Blogger RM said...

My respect to all those from the modern land of Syria who are able to distance themeselves from the shameful rethoric of the Baathist regime.

A simple thought no?

At 11/25/2005 12:56:00 AM, Blogger shamee27 said...

TO SRP or should I say ABLP{AMERICAN-BUTTS LICKER PARTY}I never claimed to be extremist , fundamentalists or any of that but this is how you refer to us . The reality is that we are simple Muslim Syrians , we love our faith and our country and therefore we will make sure when the regime falls, someone with an agenda like your party the ABLP WILL NOT COME TO POWER even if this mean CIVIL WAR.

At 11/25/2005 01:27:00 AM, Blogger Alawites for Syria said...

There will be no civil war, becasue your Baathist masters will flee Syria, as they already doing, leaves you helpless to fend for yourself. Baathist scums like you will not dare to face the angry Syrian mobs squads, let alone starting a civil war.

If one Sunni Moslem will make an attack inside Syria, we will launch an all out attack on the grave of Mohammad and the Kabaa. If one Shia Moslem launch an atatck inside Syria, we shall launch an all out attack on the grave of Ali, Khadija and Sitti Zainab graves will be filled with horse shit and cow manure.

If an Alawites launches an atatck inside Syria, that wil be the end of the Alawites faith on planet earth.

My advise to you is if you are a true Moslem, and I know taht you are a fucking Baathist-Alawites human scum, but for those Moslems out there, I would say try to appreciate our efforts and try to resoect your religion becaus eif you don't, then we should not either.

Give it Baathist, scare tactics and intimidation will no longer works on W. He is getting from US now straight, not through the Baathist agents at teh CIA and State Department.

I am sure that any moslem is now repulsed by your comment and is understanding of the gravity of your Alawites scheem in Syria.

Give it up fucker. Commit sucide peace of shit Alawites peasant ass licker.

At 11/25/2005 03:30:00 AM, Blogger Abu Arab said...

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At 11/25/2005 03:32:00 AM, Blogger Abu Arab said...

There is no place in Syria for traitors, they will all go to hell if they try to touch syria. Only honest syrians, who love their home and people are welcome...

look what happened to Mr. Labwani, even the opposition parties in Syria abandoned him bcause he puts his hands with the Americans'.

The Palestinians free fighters have the power to kick the Israeli from Gaza and soon from westbank.....ispite of Israel's high-tech weapons they have and inspite of their brutality..

If Israel recieves all these weapons from the west and particularly US, Syria will receive thousands of fighters from all over the arab world, and inflirtation will be allover the syrian boarders..??

things are changing guys.. if the Americans are loosing dozens of soldiers everyday in Iraq, what do you think will happen to Israel. Its true we don't have high-tech weapons, but we defenitly have high-tech hearts.

god bless Syria, Iraq and Palesitne... and all the Arabs

At 11/25/2005 03:53:00 AM, Blogger EngineeringChange said...

I believe Israel's biggest fear right now is that the American-made Jihadis bring the war to Jordan and bring down the monarchy there and then bring the insurgency to Israel itself. The ME would be consumed in violence and war for years to come and it could spread like wildfire to Europe and yes even one day our thanksgiving dinners in the U.S. of A.

So let us hope Peretz wins the Israeli election and can somehow make peace with the Palestinians and give the Golan back to Syria. Israel/Palestine is the key. It is the root of all the violence in the Middle East and it must be tackled--it must be solved before the violence spirals beyond our control and into the darkness of an abyss.

I only hope it is not too late.

At 11/25/2005 04:06:00 AM, Blogger BP said...

Too late, indeed.

BTW chaos is working for isreal, weak neighbors killing themselves.

Where, Abu Arab, have you been when the US occupied iraq? Arabs killed and imprisoned more arabs than the jews will ever do. Ever heard that jews kill jews?

At 11/25/2005 04:25:00 AM, Blogger Abu Arab said...

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At 11/25/2005 04:26:00 AM, Blogger Abu Arab said...

Its true the US occupied Iraq, but the pure truth is that they are loosing their war in Iraq at all levels.. that's what's important now..

2100 Soldiers died (US record??????)
$250.000.000 cost of war
Exit strategy is the only thing the americans talk about now.
Stronger Iran than ever
Weaker Israel than ever (Going back to square one, Occupation & resistance)
Stronger Mulsims than ever
Stronger China than ever
Weaker Europe than ever (human rights & equality & free media .e.g uk)

finally, Americans are now the most hated people among mankind and they are targeted everywhere?

I wonder where would you be when US will be kicked out of Iraq..??

I am right here fighting for my right to live in my homeland & not moving one single inch.

At 11/25/2005 04:54:00 AM, Blogger BP said...

just look inside your country. Ruled by isolated thugs. There is no reason to put your finger on others.

Time is money here in the west, Abu Arrak. Keep your intelligent comments and may be for yourself and Landis.

At 11/25/2005 05:20:00 AM, Blogger Abu Arab said...

Here we go another democracy instructor.

I thought you learned from the French how to debat with others.. If I don't agree with you does not mean that I am radical, uncivilized..

Not because you live in the West means you are cleverer or knows more about democracy..come on be more civilized..

Here in the East..Time is for work and pray and also spending good time with fellows in Cafe'a .. money laso means something for us but not everything in our life..its not the only source of happiness..
as I just said above, the US spent £250.000.000 only to loose 2100 soldiers in Iraq.. and eventually will leave Iraq loosing the war they started and gets weaker than before..

At 11/25/2005 06:04:00 AM, Blogger shamee27 said...

Hey alwaite for yourself

When you refer to we we who are you talking about? Americans? Because as far as I know Muslims lunched attack on American targets all over the world even inside the united snakes itself yet msha allah our kaba still there and the grave of our beloved prophet still there we didn’t you bomb them?
Stop saying words that you can’t do.
Once again a civil war is not inevitable in Syria , but you have to understand that we the Sunnis of Syria will not allowed for scum bags coming on American tank to control our country we will fight you the same way we fought the alwites

At 11/25/2005 06:15:00 AM, Blogger BP said...

Abu Arrak,

6 is more than 18 ooo ooo in syria

Even so they want Mehlis guaranty that the 6 are innocent before they get tried.

And the whole world is wondering except 18 000 000. Morons? The intellectuals are abroad.

At 11/25/2005 06:19:00 AM, Blogger BP said...

For your government, mister shame, you mean nothing.

At 11/25/2005 06:42:00 AM, Blogger trytolearn said...

I'm an American and I've had it with foreign criticism of the US using military force to affect change in the Middle East. Most of the world has made it pretty clear it doesn't like it when the US flexes its military forget it...As much as I want to see regime change in Syria, I'm tired of American being criticized for everything it does, even when its doing the right thing. SO I AM AGAINST THE IDEA OF BOMBING SYRIA.

The way the US gets criticcized these days, you'd think they overthrew Ghandi not Sadaam Hussein. I'm an American and I'm against military action in Syria because I'm sick and tired of my country being blamed, demonized, and criticized when it acts with strength against the true demons of the world.


At 11/25/2005 06:55:00 AM, Blogger Abu Arab said...

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At 11/25/2005 06:58:00 AM, Blogger adonis syria said...

Shamee,there are syrian national figures like the economist Aref Dalila in asad's prisons and they belong to the alawite the same time the religious figures like shami,habbash or hassoun are agents for the regime and are happy to sell all their honors in exchange of some mercedes and villas...As said Dr Labwani,the syrian mafia(regime)is not limited to one community but they are scum of syria.

At 11/25/2005 06:59:00 AM, Blogger Abu Arab said...

But for Syria and the Syrians I mean alot.

in fact syria asked that Mehlis interogate the 6 officals first and then charge them.. if they are guilty,

what Mehlis want is to impreson them and then interogate them? Guilty unless proved the opposit??

They ask for lawyers, they ask to be interogated in Syria.. all of these requests are legal ones..

I don,t think we should give up our national dginity for the sack of Mr. Mehlis..
We all saw Saddam Hussien on TV... how the so called most demcratic state in the world treated a prisoner of war??
this is why it is suspecious.. in deed Mehlis is not coorporating with the Syrian government who asked signing a legal protocol for this investigatio. infact he is Coorporating for the sake of the US purposes in the region...??

Your french Government by the way blocked an investigation about Mr Arafat's death?? any reason, or is it because he is not that important for their porpuses at this stage..

Can you tell me why the Eu & US asked the Lybian government to free the five nurses who injected more than 400 child with HIV.. where is the WHO and Human rights groups and these crapy stuff? just vanished?? why there is no Mehlis..

Why no investigations were conducted when the Isreal destroyed Jinin camp and killed most of its people I cant see terry Rod Larcen speaking nowadays about that, he only remebers that Hizbulah is threatning israel,, where is the results of that investigation..??

In fact there are many crims commited and with the knowledge of the west.. but not investigations were carried out ,,, simply because they just don't care.. unless they care.. we will not care ..

The west has a blak history of double standard stances with the East, no one believe them, not only the syrians but also any ordinary arabs??

At 11/25/2005 07:55:00 AM, Blogger Atassi said...

Mehlis NEEDS to interogate the 6 officals first. No way around it. It will be done you like it or NOT. the syrian mafia & company are selling out and "going out of Syria sale". tust me on this one.
Next one in line for interogatation will be the CEO of the company Dr. Bashar and his CFO's..

At 11/25/2005 08:07:00 AM, Blogger Abu Arab said...

OK, why the 4 lebanese officials are still in jail? if they are guilty, then there is a need to charge them, you can't just jail them without a charge? Mehlis knows that very well?

At 11/25/2005 08:24:00 AM, Blogger BP said...

The story about the six Innocent Criminals:

November 25, 2005, 2:42 PM (GMT+02:00)

He was told: hand over the six Syrian officers wanted for questioning in the Hariri assassination by the end of Friday, Nov. 25 – or face a charge of non-cooperation to the UN Security Council.

According to DEBKAfile sources, two new witnesses, Syrian officers, have given the UN investigation further testimony on Syrian military intelligence involvement in the murder of the former Lebanese prime minister last February.

Mehlis insists on interrogating the officers outside Syria. Assad is posing legal barriers against making them available overseas. Among the suspects are the president’s brother-in-law Gen. Assef Shawqat, head of Syrian military intelligence and strongman of the Baath regime, and Gen. Rustum Ghazaleh, Syrian intelligence chief in Lebanon at the time of the murder and current overlord of all Syria’s intelligence agencies.

At 11/25/2005 08:32:00 AM, Blogger Atassi said...

They will have there time in the Internationl court soon. Mehlis has all what he needs to charge the lebanes and Syrians as Bashar& company knows.
The CEO will not give up the six. doing so is like a requesting death heart.
Baath era is gone for ever.. Face it. Why do I feel like I seen this movie before !! can someone please tell us how it ended?

At 11/25/2005 08:39:00 AM, Blogger BP said...

Assad will get the same fate as Arafat got. By the end he will sit in his palace sourrounded by his cowards and without any lira to pay his food or doctor. And after his death there will be no probe, was is murder or suicide. All the billions on foreign accounts for the widow.

At 11/25/2005 08:51:00 AM, Blogger Hashem said...

If you are guilty, this then is the best way to respond to the Mehlis commission: Delaying tactics. The Syrian regime must have calculated that if it can out-survive Bush, Blair and Chirac, then it has a better chance of survival than going along with the commission's demands to interrogate Syrian suspects, who will probably spill the beans on all involved including, the Commander in Chief of the Army and Armed Forces, the Secretary General of the Socialist Arab Baath Party, the president of the Syrian Arab Republic: Mr Bashar Al-Ass ad.

Of course, teaching people to chant Bilrouh-Bildam, Nafdika ya Bashar was always deliberate. Had it been: Bilrouh, bildam Nafdiki Ya Souria, then we could have easily asked Bashar et al to do the honours. But, they will sacrifice all for their own sakes.

The problem is they think they are being clever, and in this case it might actually work for them. Keep delaying Mehlis, reform, peoples stay in prisons, and actually the entire progress of Syria! KEEP DELAYING Mr Ass ad.


At 11/25/2005 09:33:00 AM, Blogger Joseph ALi Mohammed said...

This regime is unbelievably inhumane. Even when it is facing the danger of its life, this regime refuses to release the political prisonners, and its head, the Ass Hole Of Syria, Bashar Assad speaks as if he is the legal owner of the country: " I need at least 5-10 years to introduce Political reform,...and release prisonners. Because---I am slow by my nature"..Is a country of 18 million people dependant of the particular nature of one man? What a fucking ass hole he must be!

Mafrk my word, soon he will release all criminals from jails, and still keep Seif, Homsi, Dalilah, and all of the innocent others he is terrorizing in his prisons! This "Western Educated" who spent 9 month in London seems to have graduated from his father's institutions with honour!


At 11/25/2005 09:51:00 AM, Blogger Abu Arab said...


President Arafa'at, died among his people and fought for his people's aim of building a viable state and Alquds is its capital. he resisted all the American pressure and the israeli siege and arrest, he is a hero EVEN in the eyes OF his enemies... god bless him

At 11/25/2005 10:17:00 AM, Blogger Nafdik said...

Abu Arab,

I hope you cant say the same for Pres Assad Jr???

At 11/25/2005 10:27:00 AM, Blogger norman said...

Syria agreed to the intervew in Viena for 5 not 6.!

At 11/25/2005 11:18:00 AM, Blogger Lebanon Divided said...

Who's out? Bashar / Assef?

At 11/25/2005 11:35:00 AM, Blogger adonis syria said...

no comparison,Arafat was democratically elected by the palestinian people and the rightful representative of the palestinians,bashar the usurper ,is a coward dictator ,criminal son of criminal.

At 11/25/2005 11:39:00 AM, Blogger EHSANI2 said...

A few days ago, I alluded to the existence of a CD that keeps playing in Arab heads from the day they are born. This CD played “America supports Israel. Israel mistreats the Palestinians. Syria is targeted”. Never does the CD contain any lyrics about the disastrous record of our leaders. Never does the CD attempt to ask our people to look in the mirror for faults of their own. The so-called anti Americans here act and write as if they own the high morale ground. They think that they are more nationalistic, have more dignity, and love their land more than their Syrian counterparts abroad. They see America and Israel as the two evils that are the only ones to blame for our predicament. Even Dr. Landis seemed somewhat perplexed by the different way Syrians inside and outside think as far the future of Syria is concerned.

Dr. Landis, I have an easy explanation for you. Almost from the day a Syrian child is born, the Baath indoctrination kicks into gear. By the time, he or she attends elementary school, they have been taught to hate the imperialists America, Britain and France, and of course the Zionist Israel. They memorize the Baath party slogans almost as early as they learn how to speak and write. They attend the idiotic Baath summer military camps “Talaeh Al-Baath”. This indoctrination is spread to their school curriculums, TV, and newspapers. By the time the child has become a young man, he has grown to become a solid Syrian citizen that only knows an Assad as a president. He will come to regard every word that his God-like President uttered in public as divine and eternal. These quotes make it to the brain cells and reside there till death. Not a single positive accomplishment of the West and America find their way through to these cells. The indoctrination is so total, so complete that the brain learns to reject any criticism of the regime and party and come to view anyone who dares to criticize with shock, dismay and shame. How dare a Syrian brain escape from the Baath party lab? In truth, the regime and party were able to find a way to address such escapees. Through an incredibly effective and efficient security system, every grown up Syrian learns to keep his feelings and views deep down to himself. The risk/reward trade off is so massively skewed to avoiding the risk of thinking and talking freely that every Syrian citizen learns that he is better off sticking to the infamous CD. Syrians abroad enjoy the benefit of freeing their brain cells from the incredible indoctrination lab. They learn to ask, learn, read and see a different world. Their brains get free and become inquisitive. They start to realize that their country’s state of affairs is not natural. They now face a different risk/reward dynamic. They no longer fear that knock on their front doors by a fearsome looking Mukhabarat accusing them of sabotaging the security of their country because they dared to criticize something or someone in public. Dr. Landis, you seem surprised that Syrians abroad seem to think differently than the Syrians you see inside. Sir, You should only be surprised if the situation was the opposite. If people inside were to think like people outside, it would mean that the indoctrination labs that work tirelessly to send every Syrian brain cell into a coma, have failed to do their job. It would mean that the security systems are no longer feared. You are surprised about the weakness of the opposition. We Syrians abroad are not. We know how effective our Baath labs and security services are. By definition, if you have grown to be a credible opposition thinker, then this would mean that the System has failed. Only pressure and only fear of American firepower work with this regime. They act tough and talk tough only to back down at the final critical moments. This time, after all the empty rhetoric, the regime agreed to send some of the suspects to Vienna. Acting tough is only a show. Deep down they know that they are on the wrong side of history. They know that their record has been nothing but a disaster. One can only feel sorry for the people that support them. Their brain cells have been dead after being injected with Baath party poison for the past 40 years. They need our sympathy not out attacks. Dr. Landis, we hear that you are about to return to your homeland. Perhaps just in time as the poison seems to be finding its way to your obviously inquisitive mind.

At 11/25/2005 12:03:00 PM, Blogger adonis syria said...

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At 11/25/2005 12:09:00 PM, Blogger Nafdik said...

Ihsani I am not so sure that the reason Syrians in Syria have a different view is that they are indoctrinated.

I think there are 2 reasons:

1) They are afraid to speak up against the regime as anybody including Josh could be Moukhabarat

2) They are afraid of the consequences of the fall of the regime. Those who are outside, including myself, can wish anything but will not suffer the consequences of our wishes. Poeple who live in Syria might see their livelihood destroyed by a civil war or an Islamic republic, etc. Their fears are well founded, even though I think the long term benefit for the country is clearly to get rid of this gang.

At 11/25/2005 12:29:00 PM, Blogger Syrian Republican Party said...

Nafdik is nothing more than MOUNAFEK

He is either non-Syrian or too ignorant of Syrian Social make up. Most likely just a Baathist MOUNAFEK or Christian.

The fact is, there will be only one circumstance that lslamists gain power, not by ballot but military campaign that is supported by Nationalists.

The more America procsinate in helping seculars and Nationalists oppositions, the more likely Islamist will become the replacement for support.

At 11/25/2005 12:29:00 PM, Blogger EHSANI2 said...

Our people have become like sheep. The Syrian Pound has traded 64 to the Dollar. No one would dare voice a single voice of protest. The regime acts tough but the knees got weak when it mattered the most. They backed down just at the final moment just like daddy did when the Turkish army threatened to be in Damascus in three hours. It is all one big facade. Strength and toughness only on their own citizens. Backing off and suffer shaking knee syndrome when it comes to the real s--called enemies that they advocate to be fighting against. What a disgrace

At 11/25/2005 12:33:00 PM, Blogger Alawites for Syria said...

It is even a bigger disgrace for the world that will allow this regime to breath.

At 11/25/2005 01:14:00 PM, Blogger EHSANI2 said...

I cannot agree with you more. Arabs have always claimed that the US protects regimes like Assad's and Saddam's. Here comes the US to remove Saddam and hints at doing the same to Bashar. Now, the very same people are complaining about the new US intentions of removing the very same regimes that they were supposedly protecting. Hate the US no matter, The easiest past time for the Arab mind

At 11/25/2005 01:18:00 PM, Blogger Vox Populi - Agent Provocateur said...

If Abu Arab knew what he was talking about, he would know that the 4 generals jailed in Lebanon for the Syrian-sponsered terrorist attacks were formally charged with the assassination of Rafic Hariri in September.

At 11/25/2005 01:20:00 PM, Blogger Vox Populi - Agent Provocateur said...

"Dr. Landis, I have an easy explanation for you. Almost from the day a Syrian child is born, the Baath indoctrination kicks into gear."

That is the legacy of the Baath fascism. Just look at Abu Arab. Even if the regime collapses, Syria will take decades to heal - if it's not infected by the Islamist disease first.

At 11/25/2005 01:53:00 PM, Blogger BP said...

Well, yes, I agree with you. If you live abroad sometimes it is painful realizing what our people in syria, our family miss, the view from far may be better. If we would not love our homeland, how could we hate all this so much. It will take decades to heal, you are so right Vox Populi.
The bill is open and they have to pay for that.


At 11/25/2005 03:11:00 PM, Blogger Innocent_Criminal said...

its amazing to see so many dillusional people here, from both sides of the spectrum. by the way they just reached a deal to interogate FIVE not six syrian officals. Did they spare Assef Shawkat? no one knows yet who is the odd one out. but maybe he will be interigated somewhere closer to home.

At 11/25/2005 03:26:00 PM, Blogger norman said...

Few points ,if the US was attacked on 9/11 because if the support of Arab goverment these goverment are the saudies and egypt which explain why 17 of 19 are saudies and the leader was Atta from Egypt not Syria or Iraq i gues we attacked the wrong country in Iraq and we are trying to attack the other secular wrong country in Syria ,second Mehles and the US goverment wanted to question the Syrians in Lebanon Syria suggested third country ,the meating will happen in Viena ,i do not understand how you consider that a defeat to Syria,

At 11/25/2005 03:34:00 PM, Blogger Nafdik said...

SRP is accusing me of being " Most likely just a Baathist MOUNAFEK or Christian."

Now I feel wounded :(

ehhh, and BTW wich is worse??

At 11/25/2005 03:40:00 PM, Blogger norman said...

name calling should not undermind the idea that is presented or deter it,s messenger.

At 11/26/2005 02:10:00 AM, Blogger shamee27 said...

It is very easy to label people. Look how pathetic you are guys.Living amongst the West, and you guys believe you on holy mission to spread your stinky man-made democracy to uneducated uncivilized Syrians and yet you accuse others of being agents to the regime just because they disagree with you(now that’s what I call democracy lol.)


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