[Editor’s note: This article is from the author’s blog post of 28 September 2015. It is being shared here as a reminder to the neo-colonialist world that the Syrian people voted for their president, in 2014.]
by Afraa Dagher
President Obama in the White House is trying to talk by Syrians’ name. Sometimes he talks by the name of minorities, other times by the name of all Syrians, while the only ones he represents are those who chose to stand against their country.
President Bashar Al – Assad is our elected president. He is the president we voted for, under the missiles of the foreign-backed moderate rebels inside Syria. And for the Syrians who live in foreign countries, they have been banned from voting! [ed. note: Most EU countries democratically closed Syrian embassies in early 2012. The US closed the Syrian embassy in early 2014. Without embassies, Syrians in other countries who maintained voting status were physically prevented from doing so.]
Syrians joined the election without any scare of rebels’ missiles which targeted them in Syria. And for expatriates, Syrians out of Syria [they] traveled from Europe, Australia to Lebanon then Syria to raise their voices: We vote for our President Bashar Al – Assad, the one we trust to lead our country to the beach of peace and prosperity. No direct plane[s] to Syria. The West imposed sanctions on Syrian people as a kind of punishment as they stand with their leader, [but] that couldn’t be an obstacle for Syrians.
Maybe I didn’t say new things, however the new is here:
First, the majority of Syrians from all sects voted for President Bashar Al – Assad.
Second, when past president Hafez Al – Assad passed away in the year 2000, Syrians fled to the streets and public squares yelling with one voice, God Syria and Bashar. It was our call and hope for president Bashar to rule Syria. It was our people willing.
الله، سورية، بشار وبس
President Bashar Al – Assad saved Syria from [the] horrible destiny as the one in Libya, as NATO bombed innocent people in Libya.
President Assad has great relations with chosen allies. However he has the fundamental issue and the important element which is the popular base,, and the sacrifices of the Syrian Arab Army, this legend and ideological army. [ed. note: Conscription is mandatory in the Syrian Arab Republic. The SAA is the army of the people of Syria.]
Today Syria is still standing on its own two feet by the willing of its people, the sacrifices of its army, and the support of our allies. The important element in this long and critical period is the faith; Syrians trust their leadership decisions.
To save your country, that needs a high price. It was our blood. However, it is our logo: Homeland, Honor, and Sincerity.
To save Syria you can’t be pro-Syria only. You need to be pro-Assad. How could the ship sail successfully without a great captain?
With or without the transitional government, the Syrian elected president is President Bashar Al – Assad. This was the word of our martyrs. This is the word of Syrians. This is the word of the Syrian Arab Army, the army who fights global terror movement on behalf of the world.
Our president: The will of the people.
[Update August 2017: This report contained a video that YouTube censored]
World must realize what EU – USA- Saudis are doing before our eyes. Their strategy is to completely empty Syria of its people. The USA annihilated Indians in America & Hawaii, Australia & Canada annihilated its Aboriginal Indians, USA & England annihilated people of Diego Garcia. They were imperialists since the world began, and they are still imperialists. They scream “human rights” when it suits them to attack a regime, yet they are the worst violators of human rights. They want to steal Syria’s newly discovered huge oil fields. They know that with Syria’s people killed or living in other lands, their won’t be enough people resistance for Syria to keep its land, even if President Assad wins the next election. It is the people who can resist the puppet president the West hopes to install in Syria. With people gone in Syria & Syria, it will be easier for the imperialists to take over Syrian oil resources & get a pipeline to Europe. Eventually, they will be all together hope to attack Iran- Russia- China to become the cruel rulers of the New World Order. What these imperialists don’t realize is that God is watching them. They obviously have no fear of the Lord, but God says in Bible,” I will be a merciful God to those who were merciful, but I will be a terrible God to those who were terrible.”
There is nothing would be capable of destroying the peoples will. God bless Syria and its people. Syria will rise from the ashes, it is starting to happen now
As well as being terribly aggrieved I have also been intrigued about many things in this Syrian tragedy. I’ve come onto this site to hopefully see “the other side of the story”. I know the WESTERN media are very ante Syrian regime, giving people from the WEST such as myself a perception of Bashar Al Assad as a brutal dictator and terribly repressive of his people. Whilst I see this as potentially and deplorably exaggerated, I do worry when I see pictures in Syrian cities where his Photo image seems to be everpresent. Such images conjure up other images of tyrant dictators in the past from all sorts of nations who erected large portraits or statues of themselves everywhere. It gives me the impression too of a leader who maybe possessed of a large ego and see himself as superior to the masses. I hope this is not the case and that someone please explain this situation to me that makes it seem alright because I have been impressed with some of the dialogue coming from Al Assad and especially the UN ambassador Bashar Jaafari. Please someone, dispel my suspicions of a possible ruthless, repressive dictator.
I feel for the people of Syria. They have a government that has operated as a failed state for some time. Over these years, 5 I believe the real losers are the Syrian people. They have suffered the results of their failed government. But the powers that be are not willing to change, they want things to continue as they have. I will admit I am an American, but people need to be free. Freedom can be tough, but being a slave to your master is hard as well.
To the people of Syria, I can only offer my best wishes. I do not believe that your government can protect you. God bless.
President Assad of Syria, I told you long time ago that the russians were going to sale you out, now the Americans are at your door steps, to do to you as they did to sadam hussin of Irag…………………………………………………………………………..
Sounds like the words of a committed colonialist.