May 11th, 2011
01:02 PM ET

7 theories to explain failed U.S. policy in Syria

Editor's Note: Elliott Abrams is former senior director for the Near East and deputy national security adviser handling Middle East affairs in the George W. Bush administration. He is now a senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he writes the blog Pressure Points.

by Elliott Abrams, CFR.org

As the days go by and the Assad regime kills more peaceful demonstrators, U.S. policy becomes less and less possible to comprehend, much less defend.

The latest news makes the situation there even clearer and more horrifying: “At least 10,000 protesters have been detained in the past several days in a mass arrest campaign aimed at quelling a seven-week uprising in Syria against the government of President Bashar al-Assad, activists said, as fresh shelling of a residential neighborhood was reported on Wednesday from Homs, the country’s third largest city. The shelling, most intense between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m., appeared to signal a further escalation in the crackdown.”

(Read: For more from Elliott Abrams, visit CFR.org.)

U.S. policy in the face of these horrors has been weak.  Last Friday Secretary Clinton was still saying Assad might be a reformer.  The President has yet to say one word about Syria himself.  A statement was issued a couple of weeks ago, but he has not yet said anything on camera to denounce the regime’s violence or support the demonstrators. Our new sanctions do not name Assad.  The Syrian ambassador remains here in Washington and ours remains in Damascus - even after a member of the embassy staff was detained by Syrian police, hooded, and beaten.  The net effect is to make Syrians and Lebanese who are struggling for freedom wonder why the United States is still supporting Assad.

Good question.  Here are some possibilities.

Theory One: Sheer incompetence.

In this take, the Administration doesn’t want Assad to stay in power but its Middle East hands are overwhelmed by events in the region and very slow to react.

Perhaps this reflects a deep-seated view in the State Department that we must and can do business with Assad.  That view certainly spread to Capitol Hill, where in the last few years then-Speaker Pelosi and Senator John Kerry were among its supporters.

(Watch: Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why we can’t use force in Syria.)

In the Administration’s defense, U.S. policy toward Syria has been unproductive for a long time, under several presidents.  In the Bush Administration, Syria was for some years isolated successfully; we even persuaded EU foreign ministers to stay away.  But it’s evident that there were neither sufficient carrots to get Assad to change nor sufficient sticks to force him to do so or to bring him down.

In those years Syria was jihadi central: every jihadi who wanted to travel to Iraq to kill Americans went through Damascus International Airport, and we did nothing in response.  So failed policies toward Syria are nothing new.

Theory Two: The Vogue View.

Perhaps current policy is explained by the remnants, the detritus, of the older “Bashar is a young reformer” view.  Assad was seen as someone who wanted change, was modern and had lived in London, spoke good English, and - above all! - had a young and glamorous wife.  Secretary Clinton cannot seem to shake this sentiment. (Vogue Magazine has removed the puff piece on Assad’s wife from its internet site, and one can only wish it were as easy to erase from Western minds the underlying nonsense about Assad being a reformer.)

Theory Three: Can’t Admit Mistakes.

Here, the Administration knows the policy approach it had adopted and defended is dead, but is unwilling to admit it - not yet anyway.  It is unwilling, for example, to admit that sending an ambassador to Damascus was a mistake.  This defensiveness is eroding far too slowly but if this theory is right it will not prevent a better policy, sooner or later.  The problem is that the regime will have killed a lot more Syrians by then and may have crushed the protest movement.

Theory Four: The Engagement is Still On.

Under this theory, the Administration is adhering to its initial policy of engagement with Syria (as with Iran).  This would explain its apparent blindness to the remarkable strategic gains for the United States if Iran loses its only Arab ally, its border with Israel (through Hamas), and its Mediterranean port (in northern Syria).

(Read: What lies behind Syria’s crackdown?)

Perhaps the Administration is still praying for Israel-Syria peace talks, especially now that peace talks with the new Hamas/Fatah coalition are obviously impossible.  This would help explain the more general misunderstanding of how important it is that those Arab regimes that resist change with guns must lose, and lose fast.

Theory Five: Defeatism.

Perhaps the Administration has concluded that Assad simply will not lose, but will survive under any realistic set of circumstances.  The Sunni elites and the Army have not deserted the regime and will not, they may think, so he’ll be there and there is no point in making relations with him worse or in prolonging the violence.

This, if true, would be a remarkably defeatist policy and I would argue a dishonorable one.  It will have a broad impact in the region, especially on how those fighting for democracy - and those fighting against it - view the United States.

Theory Six: The Brotherhood is Coming

It may be that the Administration agrees with those who say any successor regime in Damascus will be worse, as it will come under the control of the Muslim Brotherhood or some other form of extremism. No evidence is ever offered for this conclusion, though it is a mantra I have heard for years.

The Brotherhood is very weak in Syria - far weaker than in Egypt, where the Administration called for Mubarak’s departure.

Assad’s jails are full of political prisoners who could man a new government, and in the protest movement itself there is no evidence of extremist influences - yet.

(Watch: CNN's Syria coverage.)

And here is the fatal flaw of this argument: surely if Assad wins and wreaks vengeance with a further reign of terror, extremists will gain influence.  This whole experience would have led many Syrians to conclude that peaceful protest led by moderates is a bad bet, and the only real way forward is through terror and bloodshed.

Theory Seven: We Are Helpless.

This is the theory that we have no real influence in Syria and there isn’t anything we can do anyway. But there are things we can do.  We can act to make Syria a pariah state, as it now even more clearly deserves.

We should seek a joint agreement with the EU and Canada that none of our foreign ministers will visit there nor will theirs be received in any Western capital.  We should impose harsher sanctions, targeting more regime officials and starting at the top with Assad.

(Read: Steven Cook on how Syria is bringing Israel, Iran and Saudi Arabia together.)

We should put top regime officials and cronies on no-fly lists and bottle them up in Syria, and start denying landing rights to Syrian Arab Airlines.  We should go after regime corruption, which is vast.  We should supply more money for the opposition in Syria and in exile, if they want it and can make use of it.  We should push again and again at the UN Human Rights Council and in other international bodies to keep Syria on the defensive and to show our moral and political support for the democracy movement.

It isn’t possible for someone outside the White House to know which of these theories explaining its behavior are valid, and to what extent.  But it is possible to see that whatever the basis for U.S. policy, it is failing and must be abandoned in favor of a far more assertive opposition to the vicious Assad regime and a far more energetic defense of the Syrians now struggling, and dying, to end a regime that has brought decades of repression, violence and terror.

(Click here for more analyses of the situation in Syria.)

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  1. james2

    Here is theory 8: The US does not want to give the Assad regime a political tool to strengthen its hand before the Syrian people. The US gave about $6 million dollars to Syrian opposition groups based in London in the past. All that served to do was allow Assad to use the "we will never succumb to foreign pressure" line and turn the Syrian people against them. Wes Clark Jr., son of reitred Army general Wesley Clark, provides a comparison to the protests in Iran from 2009 in this video:
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0oTJ1JgUF0&w=640&h=390]

    May 11, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Reply
    • Unknown Soldier

      CNN doesn't know the half of it.

      My soldiers and I were attacked by Syria with in the past (1-5) years when we were searching for bad guys on the boarder. We were lucky we didn't lose anyone but I KNOW Syria lost quite a few in that battle. I can not confirm or deny that I am a US Soldier and I also can not confirm or deny the truth of this statement therefor I have provided a FAKE email address so NO ONE can get in contact with me as I was NEVER told this possible event was classified but... I don't want to risk it.

      *Syria is the mode of transportation of evil into Iraq*

      May 12, 2011 at 3:06 am | Reply
      • Unknown Soldier

        When I say "Attacked by Syria" I am possibly saying the Military of Syria and not civilians. Or I might be a troll.

        May 12, 2011 at 3:07 am |
      • Unknown Soldier

        Do not quote me on any of this.

        May 12, 2011 at 3:09 am |
      • SB

        Lets face it US cannot do anything unilaterally – we definitely lost that privilege after Iraq! So now all we can do is sit by the sidelines and watch. This may not be a bad thing, unless each people fight and win their own freedom, they are not going to value it. For too long we have been poking our nose into every situation and it is about time we stopped. Even in a puny country like Bahrain – we are silent on the wrong side!? Just because they have given us a port to use as a base? Where we need to speak up we dont and where we dont need to we do? Surely we aren't confused?

        May 15, 2011 at 9:14 pm |
  2. RAJ

    Humanity is failing where heart is failing and dictators are ruthlessly ruliung where cunning self centered mind is ruling with the support of collective confused minds.

    May 11, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Reply
    • leeintulsa

      Puff puff give, you're screwing up the rotation!

      May 11, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Reply
    • peej

      whadup taj!!

      May 12, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Reply
    • Bachary

      This is all false. Not true...

      May 16, 2011 at 11:14 am | Reply
  3. j. von hettlingen

    At least Ellliot Abrams' stance is more honest and consequent than Hilary Clinton's. The way she condemned Gaddafi and how she engaged the country into the foray against Libya lost vigour when it comes to Syria. Comparing her to her predecessor Condolezza Rice, Hilary Clinton is definitely someone with strong mother instinct . One saw her concerned face on the night of May 1 watching the raid in Pakistan. Maybe this controversy that Abrams pointed out could have been avoided, if Richard Holbrooke were still around.

    May 11, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Reply
    • peej

      DONT WORRY GUYS WE CAUGHT OSAMA!!!! USA USA USA USA P.S CINNAMON IS DELINIMON

      May 12, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Reply
  4. C.L. Acevedo

    There is much more at stake engaging Syria than there was in Libya. Libya was never a major ally of Iran, and has almost nothing to do with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. A small force was able to put a stop to Gaddafi's intentions. It was a minimal investment. Military action against Syria would involve a much larger, expensive force. The United States and NATO could take action because it had broad international support. Military action in Syria would garner no such coalition.

    May 12, 2011 at 9:57 am | Reply
    • Bachary

      You are right, but also. There are too many lies in the news about Syria. There are armed people in the protests that attack and kill other people and police in a horrible way. These are not peaceful protesters. Some of the protesters are even forced to go out with crowd otherwise they would retaliate against them.

      May 16, 2011 at 11:17 am | Reply
  5. TowelHeadsAreMorons

    That's theory #8.

    May 12, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Reply
  6. peet

    these niggas is crezy

    May 12, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Reply
    • peet

      so true my N word, whats happening to the world????????! :)

      May 12, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Reply
      • peej

        teeeeeeeeeeee! :( :) ;( ;) :")

        May 12, 2011 at 4:13 pm |
  7. peej

    jeep + peej = peeeej

    May 12, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Reply
  8. peej

    jacko bin is my circulin

    May 12, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Reply
    • Keej

      I get no plinky wen dem samms be comin home yahea?

      Oooooh lawd!

      May 12, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Reply
  9. Roger

    Abrams should keep his Republican mouth shut. These situations are difficult enough without comments from the failed past administration.

    May 12, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Reply
  10. American Citizen

    The problem with this whole thing is that the current Syrian government is afraid of loosing power. Personally I think this author needs to check into a mental hospital..... Just kidding. The US has it's own problems and we certainly have enough problems of our own. We need to start on those first. Next, I know we have been getting involved in wars to make other countries appear democratic and it is foolish and unrealistic to do so. This isn't a way to peace and I am not sure this author has it right either.

    May 12, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Reply
  11. billied

    I think that this proves that the only nuggets that have any action in this country is big oil, wall street, large corporations and the military
    I'm just glad the military is on my side. The rest of the accused are far from it.
    Thier time is gonna come.....

    May 12, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Reply
  12. cprincess

    Elliott Abrahams-I see you were in Bush 2's administration which might explain your ignorance of what Syria is really about…
    First of all-do you know what the Baath party ideology is about…..its about Arab nationalism and Syria is a pretty good example of seeing it in action….
    To state that the Muslim brotherhood is weak in Syria is beside the point except of course someone from the Bush administration of course will be terrified of any movement that may be religious-funny how we only apply those principles to other countries and not to our own isn't it?
    AS for making Syria a "pariah state-"well Bush declared them part of the axis of evil and what did that do?-nothing…
    Let me break it down for you….
    The regime will not fall-the army officers are alawite -they will not desert Bashar,t he sunni merchant class have a good arrangement with them,the christians are sprinkled around the multiple security agencies, Syria's neighbors are alarmed by the prospect of the regime change-most of all Israel.
    Engagement with the regime is right…as awful as what is happening there is-the regime is no worse than many others..the Bush policies of isolation only made things worse and pushed them further toward Iran who are a major problem in the region.
    You can forget about any peace in the middle east until the isolation stops…theres no war without Egypt and no peace without Syria...

    May 13, 2011 at 12:21 am | Reply
  13. Canadian eh

    Why would you spend all your time on Syria? What about what is happening Bahrain and Yemen and Ivory Coast and Democratic (not really) Republic of the Congo (or something like that) where thousands of people are dead or being tortured by their own governments for supporting the right to live in freedom and in ademocratic country without fear of reprisal from the government? Thousands of girls are raped as a warning to the people that they to could have the same thing done to them or worse. In Bahrain, the government brought in mercenaries from other countries, one of which should never have agreed to this and now doctors and healthcare workers are being arrested for helping the injuried protestors. Why is the US not voicing (loudly) their concerns about what is happening in those countries??? Why did it take the US so long to realize that Bin Laden was in Pakistan? I have thought that and written comments to that affect for several years now. With everyday that passes under the rule of a dictator, even if he calls himself a "prince", is unconscionable . Stop making excuses for these murderers and speak up to what is happening. Let the governments know that is unacceptable and will not be tolerated and if push comes to shove, their representatives should be sent packing.

    May 13, 2011 at 8:03 am | Reply
  14. Belj

    What an interesting analysis;it certainly has been noticeable that while the Syrian regime murders hundreds of unarmed protesters, the world including US has been reticent in criticism, compared with reaction to Libya particularly. I saw a comment online last week by a Syrian activist who was angered, putting it mildly, saying that H Clinton had told Assad that reforms were still possible. Clear message being sent there, a murderious and oppressive regime is acceptable to the US, regardless of what Syrian people want. However Obama has this week said more strongly that the Syrian regime's legitimacy is questionable, and the UK are apparently calling in the Syrian ambassador to warn of sanctions if violence continues. It is somewhat disconcerting however, how little attention seems to have been given to the violence that already took place. There seems no threat of 'extremism' and it is known that the TV propaganda being produced by the regime that their armed forces are fighting 'terrorist groups' is false. Numerous videos and first hand descriptions show unarmed civilians being fired on, including at funerals for other unarmed protestors already shot. Some of the Syrian Army who refused to shoot protesters were also shot, and some have defected to the protesters' side. Hopefully the UN might speak up more on Syria, the regime clearly needs to go and be replaced by a more democratic Government which does not practice oppression and murder. Thank goodness Vogue removed that awful piece about Assad's wife, which looked as if it had been written by a Syrian 'Propaganda Dept' if they have one, instead of which a presumably very naive journalist did the job for them. While the US view is clearly important it should be international condemnation of the regime and support of the protesters.

    May 13, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Reply
  15. CharlieSeattle

    Like the USA should care.

    I have not problem with Arabs helping each other go to heaven.

    When Arabs attack Arabs, Israel wins. When Muslims attack Muslims, Israel wins.

    When both attack Israel, Israel wins.

    Nope, I do not see a problem with current policy.

    May 13, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Reply
  16. Rajab

    It's sad to see this, US did not have any policy in the middle east beside 2 clear points:

    1- Don't bother Israel.
    2- Keep your pumps open.

    Before talking about Syrian's elected president which one might argue it's not the best elections ( what about the US in 2000 ? ) let's be brave and say we do not have the guts to apply the same standards to other dictators who are sending us Oil and Cheap goods, otherwise let's leave the syrians take care of their own problems.
    Syrians see the great examples of democracy in Lebanon ( 200,000 died between 1975-1991 ) and Iraq ( about 650,000 ) between 2003-still counting... Probably the majority of syrians do not want this for their country and that's why the largest demonstration so far March 29th, 2011 was Pro-Assad. Thanks.

    May 14, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Reply
  17. Fairouz

    The US is keeping mouth shut on the syrian regime because it can not handle this regime, Iran, and Hezb allah at the same time . Hezb allah and Iran behind it ,sent the thugs and snipers that killed the syrian demonstrators. these three are the axis of evil.
    the regime and its thugs killed 1000. arrested and tortured 10,000 others just because they protested peacefully against the arrest and torture of children of Daraa and two female doctors. the regime will go to the history's garbage dump. there's no brotherhood in syria. most syirans have very libral understanding and pratice of relegion and they are too intellegent and educated to let a group like the brotherhood to take over.

    Freedom to SYRIA comes with a price, ony syrians can, and will, pay this price.

    " The bright anger is comming,my heart is full of faith"–Fairouz

    May 14, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Reply
  18. Al

    It is astonishing that the U.S. government is allowing Bashar Assad and the Syrian government to commit genocide against their own people? Why isn't Obama shouting from the rooftop that Bashar has to go? Mubarak did not kill his people yet he was asked to leave, so what gives here? The Syrian government is a menace to the whole region. They are allies of Iran and are the major obstacle to a settlement with Israel, and they have been continuously trying to destroy Lebanon, killing the former Prime Minister by supporting Hezbollah, a terrorist organization. If Obama and this administration do not call for Assad's departure, I will be voting for the Republicans in the next election!

    May 14, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Reply
  19. Gopal Raj Kumar

    As it has done many time before in many other places throughout history. It is evident and to be found in a pattern of its foreign policy, the US is quick to implement and enforce radical change thorugh its policies such as supporting an adversary through nurturing, arming and funding armed insurrections inplaces as Libya and Egypt but gets confused as to how to be part of its consequences. This I suspect is because tge government of the US is a function of its powerful lobbies and not the people who elect it into office.

    Ho Chi Minh was after all an ally and an agent of the OSS the predecessor to the CIA. So too was Fidel Castro who it tried to cultivate for a while before he bucked and kicked them off. There is then of course the most glaring example of US foreign policy failures in the arming and support of the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan out of which came that monster to bite them in their proverbials. That was a foreign policy blunder driven by an anti Indian axis as well as it was anti Soviet. But it had nothing to do with the morality of resisting an invasion or defeating communism. Thas because on the other side of the equation the US was helping the other communist giant China develop into an investment centre for US capital ignoring China's atrocities in Cambodia by it proxies there the Khemer Rogue at the same time.

    It is odder still that Elliot Abrahams uses the term 'peaceful demonstrators' when describing the organized armed (even if only lightly) Sunni thugs who clearly are out gunned and out numbered by Assad's troops. The same terminology is applied inconcistently to the other failed but more bloody rebellion (an armed one at that) in Libya sponsored and financed by the US and its allies in NATO clearly in breach of international law.

    When a group of people, however well intentioned break into armouries and without a mandate other than a procession in the streets that turns violent, the normal course of action of a legitimate de jure government, an internaitonally recognized one at that, is to react in the same way the Libyan and Syrian governments have.

    Syria and Libya are reacting in the same thing with greater legitimacy than did the British government in Ireland agains the Irish republicans and the Apartheid government in South Africa which Thatcher and Reagan gave their full blessings, diplomatic and financial support to.

    First things first. In order to understand the situation in places as far away as Syria and Libya the US needs to ask itself what it proposes to achieve in the end then work on a plan. Regime change itself for the sake of change is not good policy. In supporting the Egyptian chaos which they called 'people power' amongst other things, the US and its allies may have gotten something more than that they had bargained for in the first place.

    The re entry of Iran to the region via the Suez canal by a Sunni dominated army and government now in Egypt says that US policy makers have once again failed to read the tea leaves properly.

    May 15, 2011 at 12:53 am | Reply
    • Philippe

      Very well said Gopal
      Peace and Love

      May 15, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Reply
    • DogOwnerMD

      This commentary is well written and hits the nail squarely on the head.

      May 16, 2011 at 10:57 am | Reply
  20. Daniel

    Syria only matters to the USA because Syria matters to Israel.

    May 15, 2011 at 8:50 am | Reply
  21. David

    US can influence the Syrian regime. When The Syrians were ordered to pull the troops from Lebanon or else, they did pull the Syrian troops in no time. The Syrian regime is as corrupt and coward as Sadam's and will fall in no time if threatened with force. Apparently, no body cares in Washington about the innocent civillians who are being slaughtered by Assads in Syria now. Why was the life of one person who died in 2005 (Rafiq Harriri) more important than thousands of Syrians?
    I am voting Republican next time.

    May 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Reply
  22. lex

    Obama's standard is that if you are good at killing your own people and have a ruthless strategy for staying in power that works, he will do little or nothing

    May 15, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Reply
  23. Myles

    The Syrian people don't like us any more than the Syrian government does. We have no reason to help them. What sense does it make to go from one terrorist regime to another? We have no reason to help them because there is no outcome that will benefit us. Until either the Middle East is wiped clean of Muslims, or America goes the way of Rome, those people over there will hate us.

    The only reason we should ever go there is for the oil and natural gas, but they have so little in comparison to other Middle Eastern countries that it just isn't worth it. Those people can rot as America is concerned. I don't think that's failed policy. I think that's perfect policy.

    May 15, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Reply
  24. A Syrian Man

    You guys have got it all wrong. There is a big Western-Fundementalist conspiracy to change the system in Syria. Not because they like the Syrians to have freedom(those extremist elements will never brong freedom to Syria), but because they want to change Syrian policies. These videos and the news you are getting are all fakes. They are produced in some studios in Tripoli, Jordan, Iraq, or the Golf. The extremists elements, incited by outside forces, savagely attacked and killed innocent people, police officer, and aoliders in a horrible way, in some cases dismemerbing their bodies and mutilating the dead... This is insane...You are insane if you believe that these protests are peaceful...Go do your homework and check the news that you receiving. They are full of lies....

    May 16, 2011 at 11:11 am | Reply
  25. Bachary

    You guys have got it all wrong. There is a big Western-Fundementalist conspiracy to change the system in Syria. Not because they like the Syrians to have freedom(those extremist elements will never brong freedom to Syria), but because they want to change Syrian policies. These videos and the news you are getting are all fakes. They are produced in some studios in Tripoli, Jordan, Iraq, or the Golf. The extremists elements, incited by outside forces, savagely attacked and killed innocent people, police officer, and aoliders in a horrible way, in some cases dismemerbing their bodies and mutilating the dead... This is insane......Go do your homework and check the news that you receiving. The news you have got is full of lies....

    May 16, 2011 at 11:13 am | Reply
  26. george jacob

    If it would of French writer (Inas Ramnh) and who served the Department Allomomond Monde Diplomatique newspaper ..

    Known author of the book (the tyranny of the image and communication) – which I wrote about in an earlier article .. – To restrict the publication of his book of 1999 again today .. To take it that the media and without the slightest hesitation, and he became the undisputed first place in the control and dominate the minds ..

    After that represented the fourth power in the past and turned in the nineties to power second only to the economy .. Due to the enormous technical sophistication of the media which is dominated by the imperialist and Zionist capital .. I'm sure that (Ramnp) today would be considered public information and means of communication is the power the number one .. and no rival ..!!

    And confirms our words, this massive campaign, focused and directed specifically toward Syria and is unprecedented as has been thrown by major media organizations in this campaign of revisionism (the island and their offshoots + Arab + Albi. My C + France 24 and the satellite channels with pay-owned Syrian (Barada + OCC) Add to satellite rotten with the logic of sectarian dirty funded Gulf pave the way for sectarian fighting in Syria (description + communion) While demanding that these Alvdhaiitan liberties of the Syrian people and specifically to one of the sects Blessed repression in Bahrain .. and shut up silence prostitutes freedoms forbidden *? in its simplest form Mhmshee for the poor and of Saudi Arabia, accompanied by this campaign assistance, such as satellite channels (and the future mtv) and the like, and a number of newspapers and internet sites, etc. ..

    This media has managed to leave its impact is clear when a section of the Syrian street because of the weak and the bureaucracy and delays in the Syrian media, which has its appeal, credibility and lack of flexibility .. And the lack of notoriety to the concerns and issues of people and is confined to the glorification of the authoritarian and news pasteurized, and his estrangement from the national political forces this means, especially television, long periods. But can today to Syrian media to play a real role by telling the truth and find out how you can say (especially with the errors made by the imperialist and Zionist media, speaking in Arabic, which became too numerous to list). By detecting these errors and fabrications and lies and to clarify the methods adopted by these means. All of this coupled with the fact of course ..!!

    Surely these stations are not professional, as they say and channels of opinion and other opinion as rumors are inherently more evil than the mummified state media .. But the advantage of flexibility and potential of the large technical and material .. And mastery of the game media this media published a lot of lies and fabrications of the facts and fact-blended in one way or another, the views can be confusing on the work plan and policy are required to implement .. At a time when the focus is on certain areas (Syria) are ignored elsewhere, and the opacity (Bahrain, Saudi Arabia), while highlighting the figures are worthless .. Are polished and paste the titles .. And drumming, and honking her, while being excluded characters that can be objectively and are often replaced by people who are vulnerable or people who may provoke them so that their answers are not in the interest of what they want to defend him .... The other came in Oijabat does not satisfy the institution – especially if the record is deleted answer or cancellation.

    It was also with Dr. (Ali Haider) – for example – the President of the National Party and Social Council (out front) where she held with France 24 to meet for half an hour, declined to station (justice – freedom – equality) on the broadcast because his view is not compatible with the view of the channel and that refused to wear a dress the opposition, which wanted to anchor him to wear ..!!

    We can understand (although we are not with it), told state television to hide or to ignore or cut some of the events he is eventually declared as a Party and that the mouthpiece of the Authority .. But what if .. and mind of the alleged and claimed that these institutions of imperialism .. Democracy .. Opinion and other opinion and that an independent ..!! And professional, and these myths ..!!? But these institutions to do what you do the institution of the media .. This reveals the role of political service and proved to be a party as it weaves in the dark tracks (the requirement to think critically) Reports of the island or any of these stations would not doubt for one moment so .. These stations, hide and seize and remove aspects of the truth .. It is without doubt one of the morally regressive and more despicable than others .. As long as the claims of neutrality and Altehranip .. It's a bitch that dress she wore chastity ..!

    How and how much of the news that uncover them and show fabricated, how much and how many false witnesses who later found their lies?! At the beginning of the events that took place in the shield .. I used to hear a witness .. Says: I am near the Omari Mosque .. In the dark I'm walking on the bodies .. There are more than five hundred people ..! This was in the beginning of the events .. (and here we do not underestimate the killing an ant or flower .. let alone in the killing of human beings ..! But only refer to the hype, which aims to excite people ..) and so much more exposed after the Syrian media .. But what does it mean to resign, media personalities of these methods have a reputation of national and professional good .. What does it mean to make agency Reuters as an apology to the French channel because it provided them with images of false events in Syria ..!! And then to apologize to Syria this agency in particular.

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    A friend told me that the youth of the so-called revolutionaries in the towns have prepared lists of honor on the Internet .. And lists of shame .. Unfortunately, however, did not honor me the opportunity to see these lists .. Nor on which of these people (priests Bcoarb long) who divided the people to the people of Paradise and the people of the fire .. And the balance of the sentences uttered by Althorgip wonderful .. But ask them to add only disagreed with her stance and opinion .. Democrats understand without a doubt .. But to increase them the names of the thieves and corrupt people who work in some institutions .. And driving in and exercising with them revolutionary action bar Corruption is corruption, whether the thief authoritarian mother was a thief Thorgia .. because corruption betrayal of national and privilege is not it?! We propose to add the names of those who rejoice, and relied on the U.S. occupation of Iraq under the pretext of democracy and human rights ..! Which Ohrq blood more than a million people (or those you are not a mortal human beings?!) Who stated in the July war they would like to volunteer if the Israeli army to fight the fundamentalist Hassan Nasrallah ..!?

    Or those who threatened the U.S. Ambassador Balastnejad day meeting of the Damascus Declaration group in my town ..!! Or is it that American imperialism has become or the revolutions of these rebels .. ! O defect Shum .. Of course, we do not doubt that, on the other side there is opposition between national and these young people are against America and Israel until the last breath .. And are not endorsed clean hands, engaged in corruption .. Disagree with the opinion .. This is true .. We can Nhaoarham .. We can in many cases to raise our hat to them .. As long as they Istzlon tree home .. And face the winds of imperialism .. Poisoned.

    May 26, 2011 at 9:56 am | Reply
  27. george jacob

    Sorry Obama

    If Obama entered the White House, it will become our chessboard where the black square one, which refers to the dark color of Obama with the White House and the rest of the players.

    Comment does not matter one at the time it came on what appears to militants who do not wish to enter the President to the White House of the assets of black, but I returned back a bit and I remembered Tours Obama before his election to most countries of the world that care about her and her weight in the success or failure in the elections.

    When Obama went to Israel, put on his hood that distinguish Jews and went to the Wailing Wall and stop with the Jews pray and plodding (This may be a source word Jew) with them in front of the wall and the cameras from behind the movement is to all the world, but when he visited one of the European countries ( and Sothfez mentioned), the situation of Mr. Obama's cross on his chest and came to the church ...., The iPod Uncle Obama puts a turban on his head and enters the mosque of the Muslim mosques to ensure also voices of Muslims in America, but for the fear of the Zionist lobby, which we all know he controlled the heads of the White House and in control of their decisions, and entry and exit.

    Obama, who rejoiced blacks in America its success, does not change the situation something could not be issued a special resolution of their lightened for them, the humiliation in which they live in some U.S. states, and without some respect for the person of the president to remain signs in some restaurants of America, which he wrote it (not enter the Negroes and dogs to this restaurant).

    I am surprised at who the Salt of their own tamper security of the homeland to every area of ​​Arab land, that bet on Obama's position and look forward to him good, as the saying goes, has deliberately to put the image on the top of my article to show the house that was home to Obama in his youth with his relatives, and I , do not I pick him, but I do not want him to forget who it was, before that threatens Arab states Baqhobath that does not look like frogs, but crowing in the night Zlme.

    Before that puts Obama's turban, and after he found out that Syria does not fear President White and Black, it was necessary for him to reveal his legs to announce the site hatred against Syria, he asked to give up the resistance and Hezbollah, and all concerned Racsth, Israel, on Arab land, a so Ejerna between support us or support for the rioters on home ground, but the Syrian response was not new, not before and not after them, there is opposition, because the position of Syria Kaajaib world does not change no matter how long days.

    Farah left behind from their homes penalties issued by Obama to their country, they dream of returning to their homes on the bodies of young people, women and children, including a chair to make their role even before the day of their death, and the flimsiest of houses is the spider's web if they only knew .....

    Mr. President Bashar al-Assad: The errors are found and solutions ...., but the owl but refuses to eat carrion, the fox can not find the thrill of the food only if the left Sidon .... Each of the garments Obama, I say:

    Congratulations to you Obama, who has destroyed Iraq and Libya and the Palestinian people, who put on his cap and Jews to wear the cross, and wished to be apportioned on the Koran, to get their votes, we did not know she belongs to any religion?

    But we will not fear threats to Obama and his ilk, and Stdhul nebula from home, God willing, we will provide and the blood of our young people to bring water to the land of Palestine.

    May 26, 2011 at 10:07 am | Reply

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