As had long been predicted, Syrian President Bashar Assad indeed delivered his Wednesday address on the growing unrest in his nation. But while the speech was expected to be a plea for order and a promise of myriad reforms, it was instead a defiant moment.
No reforms at all were detailed in the speech, broadcast across the nation. Instead he said that the massive protests were part of “an Israeli agenda” and fomented by a broad foreign conspiracy against his continued rule. .
In reality, of course, the protests didn’t start as anything so grandiose. The first rallies were miniscule, and only swelled into a threat to Assad’s rule after violent crackdowns by local security forces provoked growing numbers of people into the streets.
But Assad is in strong company in blaming foreign conspiracies for the protest movement in his nation, following a recent trend by other nations like Yemen and Bahrain seeing growing backlashes against authoritarian rule. In the absence of offering real reforms, it seems most rulers in the region are content to simply invent a plot.
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"it seems most rulers in the region are content to simply invent a plot"
Finally, some words of wisdom from Jason Ditz.
But it's not just Syria. What the world is seeing across the Middle East in fact has very little to do with Israel, and everything to do with the fatal flaws in Arab and Muslim societies.
But hey, blaming Israel works almost all the time, so it's understandable that a desperate tyrant would give it another whirl. I'm sure he'll convince a few lapdogs around here, at least.
What a bunch of crazy people to believe it is a plot from our dear friends which happen to be your relatives. Just because the Likud has adopted a policy called clean break which calls for regime change in every nation in the middle east other than Israel does not change the fact that this call of plot is clearly bigotted to the peace loving people of Israel who would never get involved in other peoples business of course that does not apply to murder in other nations. The fact that it is illegal to murder is no problem to your moral relatives.
Back in 1996, a group of leading neoconservatives led by Richard Perle drafted a memorandum for then (as now) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, recommending that Israel adopt a more aggressive and assertive policy towards its neighbors. They called it a "Clean Break" to suggest that it would be a major shift in policy. …..
They would cite examples like the Iraq War, in which supporters of Israel played an enabling role, as well as the ongoing agitation to attack Iran, which would be a replay of Iraq only much much worse….
Israel’s bad relationship with its Muslim neighbors has led to frequent wars and more limited military actions since the founding of the country. In a normal world, the onus would be on Israel to establish a modus vivendi with its neighbors, but it has regularly chosen to use the mailed fist as its first option. Since it is a small country lacking in resources, it has only been able to In accomplishing its strategic objective of making the United States its permanent protector, Israel and its lobby have also corrupted both Congress and the White House
"Israel’s bad relationship with its Muslim neighbors has led to frequent wars"
No, Israel's bad relationship with intolerant, rejectionist, genocidal, imperialist, fundamentalist sore losers and hypocrites has led to frequent wars.
By the way, if you're going to copy and paste from other sites, you should attribute the source, unless you don't mind being guilty of shameless plagiarism. Now, what's that you were saying about Israel being a thief? ;-))
No, Israel's atrocities and crimes against humanity. Their hubris. Their paranoia. And you realize that when you say "intolerant, rejectionist, genocidal, imperialist, fundamentalist sore losers and hypocrites" it is the US you're describing, right? None of those adjectives describes any of the countries Israel has attacked.
"No, Israel's bad relationship with intolerant, rejectionist, genocidal, imperialist, fundamentalist sore losers and hypocrites has led to frequent wars."
"Why should the Arabs make peace? If I was an Arab leader I would never make terms with Israel. That is natural: we have taken their country. Sure God promised it to us, but what does that matter to them? Our God is not theirs. We come from Israel, it's true, but two thousand years ago, and what is that to them? There has been antisemitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They only see one thing: we have come here and stolen their country. Why should they accept that? They may perhaps forget in one or two generations' time, but for the moment there is no chance. So, it's simple: we have to stay strong and maintain a powerful army. Our whole policy is there. Otherwise the Arabs will wipe us out."
As always Bodkin remains a spokesliar slash apologist for racist criminal Zionism. "Sore losers" is Zionist terminology for the peoples it victimizes. "Rejectionist"?, absolutely. They reject Zionist criminality. "Intolerant"? Yes, they won't tolerate standing by and passively accepting violent criminality directed against them and their fellows. "Genocidal?" Boilerplate paranoid smear. Whatever ACTUAL danger the Zionists face is of their own making and justice-based. If you can't do the time, don't do the crime. "Imperialist"? Pure projection. The Zionist criminal project seeks to steal Muslim land and implant a European-style conquered "colony". There's your imperialism, Zionist imperialism. "Fundamentalist"? Pure religious bigotry. When someone fights back against criminality, it doesn't matter whether they are fundamentalist believers, casual believers, or non-believers. "Fundamentalist" is just zionist-speak (ie lieing) for "Arab terrorist". Just another lie. And "hypocrite"?, make me laugh!
Bodkin and the rest of the Zionist criminals, have two options: surrender to some competent authority, or live under perpetual assault by those who seek justice. If their response is "You'll never take me alive!", then so be it. And whose fault will it be? Look in the mirror, Bodkin.
Five thousand years of the same bullshit. You'd think the Jews, as smart as they are, would have figured it out by now.
Anyway if you want the truth, here is where you'll find it::
These are the crucial sources for understanding the situation the world finds itself in today vis a vis Israel.
The last three are long, scholarly, and frankly, a bit dry. However, the first, for obvious reasons, is quite entertaining.
"Concerning the Jews" by Mark Twain http://classiclit.about.com/library/bl-etexts/mtw…
The Hidden History of Zionism http://www.marxists.de/middleast/schoenman/
Behind the Balfour Declaration http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v06/v06p389_John.html#ftn1…
Benjamin Freedman http://www.sweetliberty.org/issues/israel/freedma…
"Five thousand years of the same bullsh-t"
Good way to sum up the one-note symphonies you call posts.
"implant a European-style conquered colony"
Funny how Arabs living in that "colony" don't leave for other Arab nations. Oh wait – those nations are the ones currently on fire, right?
If you had any inkling at all what a "colony" is, you wouldn't be describing Israel as one. Who was Israel's parent state at its founding, pray tell? What colonizing empire are you referring to? Were the yids conquering territory for the glory of Germany? Of Poland?
I think you're just pissed that your smug little predictions haven't come true. One, I'm still here. Two, your army of robots has yet to "fan out" across the internet, spreading the gospel of their omniscient commander. Kinda irksome, huh? ;-))
Gee what a moral person. I at least have back up to my statements. In 1967 Israel sent its air force to attach the Egyptian air force which was changing shifts. In april of 1967 the Israel government caused a major complaint over a small water dispute suddenly the Syrian air force was attacked without warning by the IAF. This allowed a couple later the IAF so send all its jets against the Egyptian air force. A couple days later in the only action against a ship not in a harbor the IAF and the Israeli navy attacked the USA liberty. A couple days after that the Israel government received at 2 am the Syrians formal acceptance of the cease fire with the acceptance of every Israel demand. At 7 am or 5 hours after receiving the acceptance the IDF attacked the Golan heights. The Israle govenrment planted a Spy in the Syrian government who breached his loyality to provide information on the Syrian defense position on the Golan heights.
I would post tags on thise fact but will just ignore the facts and call me names. The about is pretty must a 4 month of the israel history. I happen to believe it to be a more honorable period of Israel history. How is that possible? Read the history of Israel and the above 4 months period is the high mark of honor for your beloved Israel.
Assad makes a convincing case.
Looks like blatant Israeli interference.
Watching the Jewish controlled MSM's attitude and comments make it quite obvious where I write from. Murdoch!
They can't wait for Syria, a secular state, to fall. Put the knife into Assad with every sentence.
So, you've become the resident troll at AntiWar. How nice! How blessed we are with your presence and the fact that you have chosen us to troll.
Darn right Israel is to blame. Just because Americans have been brainwashed to believe Muslims want to kill us all, we should give all leaders some credibilty. For those who say Israel is our friend are misguided and ignorant. We are sending our young people to spill blood and spend taxpayer dollars to support Israel. You need to ask yourself if your child in the military if they know they are risking their lives for a foreign nation and NOT America? Do some real research and find out who is always behind the scenes of horrible human rights abuses….. that would be the USA, England & Israel. We all work together to invade and take everything from the brown sand people. Of course they're angry at us.
Why are we even in the Middle East? Iran, Iraq, Syria and all the other "despot" nations can't do anything to us over here. So, this is really about stealing more natural resources and clearing out the region for Israel's "promised land" to expand.
"" it seems most rulers in the region are content to simply invent a plot. ""
Wait- I thought this article was about Syria, and not the United States.
I like that. Ha ha! It's neither better nor worse than Qaddafi saying that the youth were on hallucinogens. However, it's good to see that the Zionists are getting some flock from these despots. If they haven't done it, I'm sure that at least they know who has.
Now that the usual suspects (CIA, MI6, et. al.) have turned up as having been in Libya all along, it will be more difficult to counter such positions as we see Assad taking. Here again we see where "western" intervention serves only to make things worse. We wont see the long terms effects, read blowback, for sometime. We arm them and train them to "fight for freedom", then ~20 years later we have to go and bomb them because "they hate us for our freedom". Never underestimate the predictability of stupidity.
those wolves , thare alot like sharks, when the sleepre term awakes, alot like 40 year or so monarchs on the other side of the continental town,one big happy vampire convention,except for Egypt,US ,? hmm,not so much,Kent State on horroids
Sure the protests started with "first rallies" that were "miniscule" and that swelled after security crack-downs, but that doesn't mean that Mossad and western spy agencies aren't opportunistically taking advantage of this opportunity to aid and abet regime-change.
It's just like 9-11. No, the U.S. government didn't blow up anything (aside, of course, from its long history of blowing up other people's countries). But the U.S. government sure as the dickens did take opportunistic advantage of 9-11; and considering the history of Mossad, the CIA, MI-6, and the rest of this alphabet stew, it would be amazing if the "usual suspects" weren't opportunistically taking advantage of originally "miniscule" protests to seize whatever advantages they can seize for Zionism and for western imperialist interests.
Every day, peacefully living Christian and Muslims together both say that the so-called "conspiracy theory" is true. Both sides agree there need to be changes which they say Pres. Assad is making, but that is NOT the agend of the Mossad/CIA. This nightmare has been created to bring down the Assad regime so to take over the region! They were also present and responsible in Egypt! Now, they are in Libya! THINGS ARE NEVER AS THEY APPEAR!
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