Assad, king of Israel

An article published in the Haaretz newspaper reveals that Syrian president Bashar al Assad is Israel’s favorite dictator. He has so much support there as though he is the king of Israel.

According to the article the so called  Syrian “resistance” government has not uttered a peep on the Golan front since 1973.  Instead, the “resistance” regime was and still is ready to fight Israel to the last Lebanese, and if that doesn’t do the trick – then to the last Palestinian.

Here is the complete article as appeared in the Haaretz newspaper on March 29,2011

As strange as it sounds, everyone in Israel loves Arab dictators. When I say everyone I mean both Jews and Arabs. The favorite dictator of all is president Assad. As Assad junior inherited the oppressive regime in Syria, so did both Jews and Arabs transfer their affection for the dictator from Damascus from Assad senior to his son.

Following the intifada in the Arab states, Bashar al-Assad maintained in an interview to the Wall Street Journal that the situation in Syria is different, adding that Syria is not like Egypt. He also emphasized that Syria was not susceptible to sliding into a similar situation, because it was in the “resistance” front and belongs to the anti-American, anti-Israeli axis.

Well, Assad is right. The situation in Syria is indeed different. The Syrian regime is more like Saddam’s defunct regime. The Ba’ath Party that ruled Iraq and the one still ruling Syria both held aloft flags of pan-Arab national ideology. But slogans are one thing and reality is another. All the ideological sweet talk was only talk. For the Ba’ath Party, both in Iraq and in Syria, constituted a political platform to perpetuate tribal, ethnic oppression.

Indeed, the situation in Egypt is completely different. If we put aside the Coptic minority, then Egyptian society is homogenous religiously and not tribal at all. The demoted Egyptian president, Mubarak, never had a tribal-ethnic crutch to lean on. The Egyptian army is also different and not at all like the Syrian or Iraqi armies.

For example, when the United States invaded Iraq, the Iraqi army splintered into its tribal and ethnic fragments. The soldiers took off their uniforms and each joined his tribe and ethnic community. Saddam too adhered to those tribal codes. He did not flee Iraq but went to hide in the well-protected areas of his tribesmen. This is what happens in these societies. In the land of the cedars, as soon as the civil war broke out, the Lebanese army dissolved into its ethnic components and disappeared.

True, Syria is not Egypt. Syria is also different in terms of the price in blood inflicted by the tyrannical Syrian regime. The Syrian tribal government is based on the force exercised by the security branches ruled by the tribesmen and their interested allies.

Inherently, a tribal regime of this kind will always be seen as a foreign reign. This kind of reign can be called tribal imperialism, which rules by operating brutal terror and oppression. This is underscored when a minority tribe rules, like in Syria. Thus every undermining of the government is seen as a challenge to the tribal hegemony and a danger to the ruling tribe’s survival. Such a regime by its very nature is totally immersed in a bloodbath.

This map shows the occupied Golan Heights. The so called "resistance" regime was and still is ready to fight Israel to the last Lebanese, and if that doesn't do the trick - then to the last Palestinian.

Both Assad senior and Assad junior advocated resistance against Israel. This slogan was hollow, serving the regime merely as an insurance policy against any demand for freedom and democracy. The Syrian “resistance” government has not uttered a peep on the Golan front since 1973. Instead, the “resistance” regime was and still is ready to fight Israel to the last Lebanese, and if that doesn’t do the trick – then to the last Palestinian.

As voices in Israel have recently spoken out in favor of Hamas’ continued rule in Gaza, so many Israelis are worried these days over the Syrian regime’s welfare. Astonishingly, not only Jews are praying secretly for the Damascus regime’s survival, but many in the Arab parties as well. These parties’ leaders have been dumbstruck, their voices have been muted and no outcry has been raised against the Syrian regime’s massacre of civilians.

All the hypocrites, Jews and Arabs alike, have united. It seems Assad has wall-to-wall support here, as though he were king of Israel

Haaretz

  • ghzayel

    this love and hate situation between israel and the syrian regime is very puzzling if it turned out to be true.
    this situation could also raise a whole lot of questions regarding the declared and hidden political standings of both israel and syria’s so called strategic allies; meaning the united states and the west on one side and iran, hezballah and hamas on the other.

    these hypocitical double standards should teach a valuable lesson for small countries like lebanon.

    this situation should force the “lebanese leaders”, now or never, to turn their attention inward and solve their problems with no outside interference, before getting involved once again in a wider regional bloody conflict where they could end up paying the heaviest price.

    • nagy_michael2000

      Of course there always has been a love hate relationship between Israel and Syria. Take it from the days Syrian entered Lebanon in the mid 70’s where they agreed where Israel has the Air and Syria has the ground and no interference between each other. Those Lebanese who accuses the Christians of aligning themselves with the Enemy Israel tend to always forgot how cozy the relationship can get sometimes between these two nations. Syria indirectly and sometimes openly says it wants to negotiate peace agreement with Israel. Yet when Gemayl signed one, it was called Treason by Syria and Lebanese allies. How could any lebanese accept these terms Syria sets for us and they don’t even say one damned word against Syria. Hezbollah all they care is destroying Israel because they not only want to control Lebanon but also lots of countries under the rules of the Mullahs. But do not underestimate the Israeli intelligence they already have managed to cause lots of chaos in Ira where they attacked their nuclear plants software with Stuxnet. they managed to kill high technichians in that area. They have managed to have several of them even defect to the west. But in the end Khameini wants to control Lebanon and using proxies like Hezbollah and Hezbollah using Aoun and his stupid followers to accomplish the political level and HA uses the intimidations and killing in order to complete the job. Anyone wants to convince us otherwise while its so obvious is a liar and one hell of a Son Of Bitch.

  • Anonymous

    this love and hate situation between israel and the syrian regime is very puzzling if it turned out to be true.
    this situation could also raise a whole lot of questions regarding the declared and hidden political standings of both israel and syria’s so called strategic allies; meaning the united states and the west on one side and iran, hezballah and hamas on the other.

    these hypocitical double standards should teach a valuable lesson for small countries like lebanon.

    this situation should force the “lebanese leaders”, now or never, to turn their attention inward and solve their problems with no outside interference, before getting involved once again in a wider regional bloody conflict where they could end up paying the heaviest price.

    • Anonymous

      Of course there always has been a love hate relationship between Israel and Syria. Take it from the days Syrian entered Lebanon in the mid 70’s where they agreed where Israel has the Air and Syria has the ground and no interference between each other. Those Lebanese who accuses the Christians of aligning themselves with the Enemy Israel tend to always forgot how cozy the relationship can get sometimes between these two nations. Syria indirectly and sometimes openly says it wants to negotiate peace agreement with Israel. Yet when Gemayl signed one, it was called Treason by Syria and Lebanese allies. How could any lebanese accept these terms Syria sets for us and they don’t even say one damned word against Syria. Hezbollah all they care is destroying Israel because they not only want to control Lebanon but also lots of countries under the rules of the Mullahs. But do not underestimate the Israeli intelligence they already have managed to cause lots of chaos in Ira where they attacked their nuclear plants software with Stuxnet. they managed to kill high technichians in that area. They have managed to have several of them even defect to the west. But in the end Khameini wants to control Lebanon and using proxies like Hezbollah and Hezbollah using Aoun and his stupid followers to accomplish the political level and HA uses the intimidations and killing in order to complete the job. Anyone wants to convince us otherwise while its so obvious is a liar and one hell of a Son Of Bitch.

    • Anonymous

      Of course there always has been a love hate relationship between Israel and Syria. Take it from the days Syrian entered Lebanon in the mid 70’s where they agreed where Israel has the Air and Syria has the ground and no interference between each other. Those Lebanese who accuses the Christians of aligning themselves with the Enemy Israel tend to always forgot how cozy the relationship can get sometimes between these two nations. Syria indirectly and sometimes openly says it wants to negotiate peace agreement with Israel. Yet when Gemayl signed one, it was called Treason by Syria and Lebanese allies. How could any lebanese accept these terms Syria sets for us and they don’t even say one damned word against Syria. Hezbollah all they care is destroying Israel because they not only want to control Lebanon but also lots of countries under the rules of the Mullahs. But do not underestimate the Israeli intelligence they already have managed to cause lots of chaos in Ira where they attacked their nuclear plants software with Stuxnet. they managed to kill high technichians in that area. They have managed to have several of them even defect to the west. But in the end Khameini wants to control Lebanon and using proxies like Hezbollah and Hezbollah using Aoun and his stupid followers to accomplish the political level and HA uses the intimidations and killing in order to complete the job. Anyone wants to convince us otherwise while its so obvious is a liar and one hell of a Son Of Bitch.

  • Amine123

    Of course they like him, he is a pussy cat, did you ever heard of any conflict between the Syrian army and Israel?

  • Anonymous

    Of course they like him, he is a pussy cat, did you ever heard of any conflict between the Syrian army and Israel?

  • josephphdman
  • I live in Israel. There is not one Jewish person in the country who likes Assad.

    • Guest

      I think the Jewish people will “not like” him even more if the pussycat, I mean Assad, was picking a fight with Israel. Not to say that civil society should condone unprovoked violence.

    • Guest

      I think the Jewish people will “not like” him even more if the pussycat, I mean Assad, was picking a fight with Israel. Not to say that civil society should condone unprovoked violence.

  • I live in Israel. There is not one Jewish person in the country who likes Assad.

    • VVF

      I think the Jewish people will “not like” him more if the pussycat, I mean Assad, was picking a fight with Israel. Not to say that civil society should condone unprovoked violence.

  • Guest

    When will the average Middle Eastern finally realize who the real and immediate enemy is on the ground giving you false promises and fears.

    As to the Lebanese people, we’ve suffered enough with neck breaking burdens inflicted on us. How many Lebanese have died since the civil war, for whose interest, why? It is amazing how much Lebanese people achieve outside Lebanon, but when it comes for her domestic interests they seem to forget their well being and rely on others to blindly herd them to one disaster after another.

  • VVF

    When will the average Middle Eastern finally realize who the real and immediate enemy is on the ground giving you false promises and fears.

    As to the Lebanese people, we’ve suffered enough with neck breaking burdens inflicted on us. How many Lebanese have died since the civil war, for whose interest, why? It is amazing how much Lebanese people achieve outside Lebanon, but when it comes for her domestic interests they seem to forget their well being and rely on others to blindly herd them to one disaster after another.

  • syrianpatriot

    Here is why he is the king of Israel

    http://imgur.com/2q7QS

  • syrianpatriot

    Here is why he is the king of Israel

    http://imgur.com/2q7QS

  • syrianpatriot

    Here is why he is the King of Israel:

    http://imgur.com/2q7QS

  • syrianpatriot

    Here is why he is the King of Israel:

    http://imgur.com/2q7QS

  • Anonymous

    Here is why he is the King of Israel:

    http://imgur.com/2q7QS

  • UrOtherSide

    Yeah but I doubt they like him freely supporting HA in Lebanon. So let’s be fair, they do like the quite Golan heights but not the support to HA which no other arab dictator does. Things are not black or white.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah but I doubt they like him freely supporting HA in Lebanon. So let’s be fair, they do like the quite Golan heights but not the support to HA which no other arab dictator does. Things are not black or white.