Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Bashar al Assad thought Syria was stable

"Syria seemed relatively stable before massive protests erupted last week in the city of Daraa, a small city south of the capital. Demonstrators chanted for freedom and for the end of corruption.

These protests were met with violence from security forces that claimed the lives of five innocent civilians. In a rare interview accorded to the Wall Street Journal at the end of January, Bashar al-Assad claimed that Syria was immune from such unrest because he had always been close to his people and he, unlike Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak, understood his people's needs."


Maury said...

His people need Asswad to scoot on out the door.

David All said...

Probably what the Giraffe (Bashir Assad) really meant was that Syrians were utterly terrified by the Bathist's police state, the most repressive in all of the Middle East, that no one would dare protest against his rule. It looks like Bashir was wrong. "Violence erupts around Syria, protestors shot" at;cbsCarousel