Anti-Assad Narrative Falls Apart at Seams


The Western media narrative about brutal "dictator" Bashar al-Assad is falling apart at the seams, Australian academic Tim Anderson underscores, adding that the leader still enjoys high public support in Syria.

There is a huge gap between the Western ugly "caricature" of the Syrian President and the real political figure of Bashar al-Assad, Syria's popular secular leader, Tim Anderson, Senior Lecturer in Political Economy at the University of Sydney, notes, according to the Russian Sputnik News.

"When I met President Assad, with a group of Australians, his manner was entirely consistent with the pre-2011 image of the mild-mannered eye doctor. He expressed deep concern with the impact on children of witnessing terrorist atrocities while fanatics shout 'God is Great.' The man is certainly no brute, in the manner of Saddam Hussein or George W. Bush," Anderson underscored in his article for Global Research.

If Bashar al-Assad were indeed a brutal tyrant, he and his army would have been abandoned by Syrians and defeated long ago. According to Western media reports, President Assad ' has launched repeated bombings of civilian areas, gassed children and cracked down on the freedom-loving "moderate" opposition.

"Central to the Bashar myth are two closely related stories: that of the 'moderate "rebel"' and the story that conjures 'Assad loyalists' or 'regime forces' in place of a large, dedicated national army, with broad popular support," Anderson elaborated.

Contrary to the Western media narrative, the Syrian Arab Army has much popular support. Furthermore, most of Syrians displaced by the conflict have not fled the country but moved to other parts of it under army protection, the Australian academic stressed, adding that numerous stories of the atrocities allegedly committed by the Syrian Arab Army turned out to be false.

Even so-called "moderate" Syrian "rebels" recognized that the Syrian President and the government forces have about '70 percent' support, as quoted by Western media outlets.

On the other hand, the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood and other sectarian Islamist groups do hate him, according to the academic.

"Quite a number of Syrians have criticized President Assad, but not in the manner of the Western media. Many in Syria regard him as too soft, leading to the name 'Mr. Soft Heart'," the academic remarked.

Meanwhile, the so-called Free Syrian Army brigades, particularly that of Farouk, were spotted blowing up hospitals, conducting ethnic cleansing, killing civilians and suppressing peaceful civilians. Needless to say, much of these atrocities were ignored by major Western media outlets or the blame was simply shifted onto Assad and the Syrian Arab Army.

"The most highly politicized atrocity was the chemical attack of August 2013, in the Eastern Ghouta region, just outside Damascus," Anderson proceeded with his narrative.

While many Western mainstream media journalists, which relied on FSA sources, jumped to conclusions that Bashar al-Assad was behind the notorious chemical attack, a series of independent reports demolished those claims.

Veteran US journalist Seymour Hersh later revealed that the US intelligence evidence had been fabricated and "cherry picked… to justify a strike against Assad," Anderson remarked, adding that "the Saudi backed FSA group Liwa al-Islam was most likely responsible for the chemical attack on Ghouta."

The Australian academic underscored that during the Syrian presidential elections, held in June 2014, Assad received almost 88 percent of votes, despite the war. The high participation rate — 73 percent — also dealt a severe blow to the positions of Assad's antagonists.

"The size of Bashar's win underlines a stark reality: there never was a popular uprising against this man; and his popularity has grown," the academic stressed.


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Le Figaro poll: Over 70% want Syria’s Assad to remain in power


A recent poll carried out by France’s Le Figaro newspaper has indicated that at least 72 percent of respondents want Syrian President Bashar Assad to remain in power.

The survey, published on Thursday, asked: “Should world powers demand Bashar Assad to leave?” At least 28 percent from 21,314 respondents have voted “Yes” so far, while the majority – 72 percent – have said “No”.

The poll was conducted ahead of the Vienna talks, where 19 global powers gathered to find a solution for a nationwide ceasefire in Syria. The fate of Assad remained the stumbling block during discussions, the Russian RT reported.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the Syrian people “should define the future of their country... including Assad's fate.”

Earlier in October, a member of Moscow's parliamentary delegation told TASS that Assad had agreed to hold preliminary elections in the country, provided the move has the people’s backing.

Syria has been caught up in a terrorist war since 2011,. During the turmoil, Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) militants managed to capture large amounts of territory in Syria and Iraq.

On September 30, Moscow launched a military operation targeting IS positions following a formal request from H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad.


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President Al-Assad Enjoys Strong Support of Syrian People: Former Czech PM

PRAGUE, (ST)-“President Bashar Al-Assad enjoys the strong support of the Syrian people,” Former Czech Prime Minister Jiri Paroubek has stressed, pointing out that “this is something that needs to be taken into consideration when talking about any political arrangements regarding the situation in Syria within the framework of the political solution of the crisis in the country.

In an article Published on the website on Wednesday, Paroubek said “the participation of President Al-Assad in any coming presidential elections after the defeat of ISIL is logical,” adding that “President Al-Assad was elected in 2014 in one of the most democratic elections ever held in the Arab world.”

the best chance for achieving stability

President Bashar Assad’s government provides the Syrian people with the best chance for achieving stability and finding a genuine political solution, former White House National Security Council advisor Gwenyth Todd told Sputnik, October 7, 2015.

"The Assad regime, whatever one's personal view of it, is Syria's best and almost certainly only hope for long-term change," Todd explained. "Legitimate political change in Syria must come from a foundation of stability."

"No country in the West enjoys unanimous popular love for or agreement with its leadership," Todd noted, "But most citizens realize that change is an evolutionary, not revolutionary process."

Violent revolutionary groups exist in many countries, including the United States, but no reasonable citizen wishes them success in overthrowing the government, Todd observed.

 "The Assad REGIME no what matter what one's personal view of it." Excuse me, Syria under Assad is far more democratic and transparent than is the despicable U.S. Inc. Besides, just who the **** do the impudent Americans think they are; They need reminding, with a bomb or two if necessary, that the neither the U.S. nor any other country has the right to 'regime change'.

 Michael Walsh  

Professional Writer and Poet at Michael Walsh Poems

  What a funny story. There is no anyone in the West interested in peace and stability in Syria. The ongoing chaos is created by design but the planners are now in panic of Russians help can suffice in restoring peace in Syria.

Dragan Radulovic

CEO & Funder at The School for Advanced Studies 'Galileo'

  the point is the usa and co, don´t want stability, no money in stability.

 Steven Churchill

 yes is true Steven USA need to created wars for business as Iraq -Iran war to sell weapon to both sides.

Narcisa Mcleavy

  The United States has an outstanding record of promoting and supporting regime change that results in changing a working, if imperfect state, into a Failed State, that assassinates and kills millions, decimates the educated and productive classes, drives out protected minorities, and foments Sunni Salafi Terrorists. The United States is justly feared as the most dangerous nation in the World.
I am a Proud U.S. Marine, an eccentric Major, USMCR(Retired), but I am ashamed of my country.
President Eisenhower warned us of the Military Industrial Complex. Marine Maj.Gen. Smedley D. Butler warned us in the 30's: "War is a RACKET." Our Patriot Forefathers warned us to avoid foreign entanglements. For years there was a strong isolationist movement (which I thought went too far), that has virtually disappeared from both parties.

Barry Wendell Jackson

Engineer of Political Economy at Self-Employed

 "Syria's internal balance of power is absolutely transparent: President Bashar al-Assad has won an overwhelming majority in Syria and enjoys wide public support…t he only politician, who is able to form a national unity government, is Bashar al-Assad,"

French historian Thomas Flichy de la Neuville, the Sputnik, October 16, 2015.



“The one who is nearing the final victory is Bashar al-Assad, as the symbol of resistance in Syria, and those countries which are helping the Syrian people,”

 Ali Akbar Velayati, Adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, October 16, 2015.


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The Sole Guarantee for Stability



"President Bashar Al-Assad is the sole guarantee for stability,"

Miloslav Ransdorf, European Parliament Member said on September 20, 2015.

On July 13th, 2015, the well-known Czech official, underscored that H.E.  President Bashar Al-Assad is ''the guarantee for Secular State continuity in Syria; so it is necessary to support him, and  not to do the opposite like the American administration is doing.''



"President Bashar Al-Assad is the legend of steadfastness in safeguarding the national dignity for his people as well as for all Arabs. The hero leader Bashar Al-Assad  has a far sighted clear vision and is the symbol of steadfastness and power; long live Bashar Al-Al-Assad."


Sabreen Diab, the distinguished Palestinian freedom-fighter, September 2015.




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