Clashes continued today in several parts of Syria, but they didn’t stop the referendum announced earlier this month from going ahead. The referendum concerns the question of a new Syrian constitution, one which promises some key reforms but which opponents also say could allow Bashar Assad to remain president for another 16 years.
US and other Western leaders were quick to condemn the referendum, as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the vote was “phony” and that the true heroes of Syria would be the ones who refused to take part.
Despite this and the number of rebels calling for a boycott, major crowds were seen in Damascus among supporters of the new constitution, and there does seem to be some interest, though it remains to be seen how strong the turnout will actually be.
Though Clinton loudly condemned the idea of reform, she once again downplayed the prospect of the US arming the rebels they support, saying the US are concerned the weapons could inadvertently lead to support for al-Qaeda or Hamas, who are both also backing the rebels.
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Democracy is not what Hillary Clinton says it is, no single person in this world is qualified nor they are capable to enforce democracy by any other means then peoples will.
Once again the western policy toward a nation in Middle East is about what west says and wants and again the people vote is ignored. Syrian people voted for constitutional referendums and it was presented by the Syrian people for the Syrian government to implement it, this document is about Syria and for the Syrian people no one have the right to call it anything but a good start for the people of Syria. Western diplomats and governments can call it “sham” or whatever they want, it is their right, their right is simply given to them by not being a Syrian, nor living in Syria, nor having any knowledge of Syrian culture nor understanding the Syrian people. By calling such historical change a “sham” western politics toward Middle East nations or for that matter any other nation, once again has proven that it is their say and not what people say or the peoples government dose or do for its people, is always western politics which is right and therefore west is enforcing its policies by policing the world and by their military and other from of atrocities toward nations calling it “Democracy”. Is always the western cynical and supremacy in everything which have been the reason for west being at war for last 60 years, is always the west politics which acted and acts as a god, deciding for other nations, meanwhile this god or the other been lying to its people for the few and by the few.
Once again a western diplomacy is failed not because of the latitude or the attitude of democracy but rather the west falsified democracy and disrespect for democracy and its principals. President Obama or Hillary Clinton can bet on anything that they have lost the trust of the people of Middle East, that they have lost all kind of credits that was given to them when they started the rhetoric in peace, the closer of US prison in Cuba, to end the Afghanistan war and help rebuilding America and etc. Hillary Clinton can call upon her investors in her “betting" when she have pointed out that:
“ Assad will be replaced by the Syrian military”, this is yet another form of deception toward investors in her gamble, is simply acknowledging the fact that US and EU are running out of any trick by their “falsified democracy” , using all other options even their fantasy justifying the bet. If that was the case and she was right about her words it means two things. One: US want and always wanted a regime change not what people of Syria want. Two: US rather having a military dictatorial regime installed by US and EU government rather then having a social referendum or people given rights toward a home grown democracy, US would rather have and deal with a dictatorial regime then giving the peoples right to chose what is their right to chose.
US and EU present governments are about a dictatorial regimes and not democracy, US and EU governments in terms of social economic and social politics is indicating the fact that a new form of fascism is on the rise, this fascism is not about Third Reich but is rather about vulture Capitalism and its state of imperialism, the empire is dead what is left of the matter is capitalism and its brutal economic system trying to hold on to what is left of it, having said that, the system will define democracy in anything and everything to gain time, meanwhile if it would start a war which would bring some power to the system it will use and abuse people as Obama and Cameron or Sarkozi or Markel and off course the Swedish government have done, there is no shame in what they do but when people rights are given to people then by the western standard is considered a sham. There is an old say that: a liar thinks that everyone is lying and a thieve always consider others as thieves.
PLEASE. Nothing tops the "elections" in Yemen, which took the notion of "phony" to new heights. Naturally, Hillary hailed the "single-man on the ballot "ruse in Yemen since it's a client regime. It's crap like this which make Americans look like the biggest hypocrites on the planet.
They ARE the biggest hypocrites on the planet…
Yemen good. Syria bad. Or so goes Hillary and her latest meme. Is she "mental" or what? It's is indeed the height of absurd hypocrisy that the West decries this while propping up crooked regimes elsewhere. And why should she and the State Department care where the weapons go. Just call it "Operation Fast and Furious: Mideast Redux" and make sure Holder runs cover for the op. He has the experience and a poodle press that won't take his lordship to task.
Predictable – the referendum is deemed to have been rigged if the outcome is not what the West (=US/Israel) wants.
Perhaps Assad's mistake was holding it at such short notice – that didn't allow the NED, the IRI, the DNI and Freedom House enough time to educate the Syrians in the American ways of democracy – i.e., pucker up and kiss Washington's a*** (or a** for those who use the American idiom).
"I think the regime will fall…. I am not a fortuneteller. I cannot tell you when that will happen," Clinton said in an interview Sunday with Morocco's 2M television channel during a visit to the Moroccan capital Rabat.
Are you sure she wasn't talking about the Obama, Cameron and Sarkozy regimes?
"It was a difficult day, meanwhile, for the main Syrian opposition group, the Syrian National Council. Senior figures announced they were forming a new group, criticizing infighting within the council. The development was the latest sign of the divisions within the Syrian opposition that seeks to oust the government of President Bashar Assad”.
The plot against a sovereign country and its government was domed to fail from day one, now everyone from Hillary Clinton to the entire EU government running for cover and wanting to find a way, from a falsified democracy to even sorcery blaming game. As we said from the beginning, Syria is not Libya nor is Iraq in 2003, Syrian people are well aware of what is going on, who to trust and what to believe. US politicians, EU and the rest who gambled on Syria, get your head out of where ever it is and see the truth about your falsified democracy, you need to restart and rethinking your democracy implementing it for real with real people whom are after democracy for the people, not ones whom are your servant, as those who gave you Iraq to be destroyed. Forget about the Middle East, what happened to your democracy at home…?
Not knowing “them" from beginning yet supporting “them" blindly is and was the mistake that is and was made by US and EU, the entire matter and its importance was about a regime change for US and EU governments, not democracy nor the US or EU is about democracy, rest assure now they admitting to the fact but with a twist here and there. Read what Hillary says in regard to arming the Syrian “Rebel”. If nothing els is comic.
WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday warned against the United States arming rebels in Syria because such a move could inadvertently lead to support for Al-Qaeda and Hamas.
Senior leaders of both groups — which Washington classify as terrorist organizations — have expressed their support for the loose-knit collection of Syrian rebels who have taken up arms against the regime of embattled President Bashar al-Assad.
US officials, too, have expressed backing for those intent on toppling Assad, and senior lawmakers including Senator John McCain have said it's time to consider arming the rebel groups.
Clinton poured cold water on such action.
"We really don't know who it is that would be armed," the top US diplomat told CBS News during a visit to Morocco, as she noted that Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has expressed support for the Syrian rebels.
"Are we supporting Al-Qaeda in Syria?" she said. "Hamas is now supporting the opposition. Are we supporting Hamas in Syria?"
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