PUPPETS AND PUPPETMASTERS
Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad has been very well-recognized by many different groups and organizations. He graduated from the University of Damascus in 1988, post-graduate at Western Eye Hospital, in London. The short message is this man has been taught how to think critically, and what logic teaches as the difference between right and wrong. His personal balance sheet describes a very successful business and investment decision maker [ Assad had amassed for himself, his family and associates a fortune of perhaps $1.5bn, which is held in Russia, Hong Kong and offshore tax havens to spread the risk of seizure., Wikipedia Bashar al-Assad ] Syria also has foreign military based dotting their coastline, which may be casting harassing Electronic signals and / or Surveillance Ops. [ Tartus naval base, electronic surveillance facility in Latakia and airbase facilities at Tadmur (Palmyra)[452 wiki, Syrian civil war]. Syria’s emblem is the golden eagle.
The Syrian Ba’ath party seems to have the bone structure of a democratic or parliamentary-like assembly. This would lead me to believe in a free voice society, the population of Syria loves their home, however varied the tribal backgrounds and religions may be. Can the flesh be sewn back to the cleaved bones? Hanna Batatu, an American Immigrant Historian born in Jerusalem wrote, “Under Assad the character of the Ba’ath changed … Whatever independence of opinion its members enjoyed in the past was now curtailed, a premium being placed on conformity and internal discipline. The party became in effect another instrument by which the regime sought to control the community at large or to rally it behind its policies. The party’s cadres turned more and more into bureaucrats and careerists, and were no longer vibrantly alive ideologically as in the 1950s and 1960s, unconditional fidelity to Assad having ultimately overridden fidelity to old beliefs.” [Wiki, Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party – Syria Region]
Is Bashar al-Asad acting on his own free will and accord, or is he being motivated [positively or negatively] into betraying the logic, freedoms, and rights that he has learned and appointed to his selected friends. For further investigation, can a tribal assembly consisting of the many varying ethnicities meet in assembly, speak peacefully, vote their conscience and respect law passage, regardless of how order is determined.
[Sunni account for 59-60% of the population, while 13% are Shia (Alawite, Twelvers, and Ismailis combined), 10% Christian (the majority Antiochian Orthodox, the rest include Greek Catholic, Assyrian Church of the East, Armenian Orthodox, Protestants and other denominations), and 3% Druze. Druze number around 500,000, and concentrate mainly in the southern area of Jabal al-Druze.President Bashar al-Assad’s family is Alawite and Alawites dominate the government of Syria and hold key military positions. [wiki, Syria]
The complication of being a writer living in America is our GOP party has been sluggish and partially destructive in their subjective governing, and their continued refusal to debate correctly and logically recognize women’s rights, freedoms of speech and privacy, worker rights to a living wage, rights to basic health care, and equal support in fortifying the foundation of the U.S. government. On August 30th, 2013, an interview with our past President George W. Bush on MSNBC recorded President Bush as describing al-Assad as a “leader who likes to make mischief.” No government is perfect. And as Secretary Kerry has mentioned, respect should be paid to the U.N. inspectors, and the work they do. A quick solution may bring some type of current justice, but can it retro-actively affect decisions that were made years past. History shows that government works best when it incorporates the thoughts, will and collective consciousness of all its citizens. That requires citizens to remain alive and healthy, or be allowed to leave; by their own free will and accord.