Jumblatt: Assad is completely detached from reality

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt  commented on Syrian President Bashar Assad’s speech on Sunday  by saying   “It demonstrates that he is completely detached from reality.”

His speech was a far cry from the sophisticated setting of the opera house where he made his address because the speech was repetitive and reminiscent of the speech he made during the beginning of the conflict,” he noted  in his weekly editorial in the PSP-affiliated al-Anbaa.

Assad delivered the speech in a theater   packed  with his supporters who interrupted his speech   with applause and chants of “God, Bashar and our brave army!”

According to observers  the theater was packed with   exclusively male audience mobbing Assad onstage with hugs and other displays of devotion, presumably intended to remind the world that he still enjoys staunch support.

The only difference between his first few speeches and the last one is the death toll in Syria, which at the time of the first address had exceeded 3,000, while now latest estimates place the figure at over 60,000,   Jumblatt said.

“Assad’s detachment from reality has reached such an extent that his ‘political proposal to end the crisis’ is nothing more than a number of steps that were suspiciously implemented in the past,” he added.

“The new constitution, superficial reform, and illusory elections were carried out during the previous phase over the bodies of the Syrian people,” said the PSP leader.

“These measures were required before the eruption of the crisis,” he stressed.

“The proposals are now nothing more than soap bubbles because they are no longer able to tackle the heart of the problem,” he stated.

“The speech shut the door against all Arab and international political initiatives, no matter how weak they are, in order to exploit the international community’s unwillingness to intervene in Syria to continue the regime’s violence against the people,” Jumblatt lamented.

Jumblatt predicts the war in Syria wont be over any time soon .

Addressing the Lebanese rival factions he urged them to  restore contacts now …don’t wait for the  Syrian crisis to end  :“Those seeking to make their political plans based on the belief that the Syrian crisis will end soon are mistaken.” He said

Naharnet/ WP

  • Michaelinlondon1234

    It is interesting to see the various propaganda twists in the media. The only thing I agree with is the last two paragraphs

  • Michaelinlondon1234

    It is interesting to see the various propaganda twists in the media. The only thing I agree with is the last two paragraphs

  • nagy_michael2

    Mr Jumblatt I agree with you but also did you ever help bring back the christians you help detached from the mountains? did you ever help the displaced??? you’re also detached from reality long time ago..

  • nagy_michael2

    Mr Jumblatt I agree with you but also did you ever help bring back the christians you help detached from the mountains? did you ever help the displaced??? you’re also detached from reality long time ago..

  • libnan1

    Raccoon 

  • libnan1

    Raccoon 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PZUP5FQOGLZX2CDKYSMHWI4YRI Omeriko Omeriko

    I’m affraid the Druze, Christians, and moderate or secular muslims are pressed between 2 evils – Assad-Iran-Hezbollah axis Vs Saudis-Qatar-Turkey-Egypt-Al-Qaeda axis. Both rival sides are very cruel and disregard human life.

    Erdogan, Mursi, Ahmadinejad – are playing their Shiite-Sunni chess game on the back of the Syrian population from all sections.

    • Michaelinlondon1234

       You left out the true master manipulators; the US and pro Israel lobbies in the EU and US.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/PZUP5FQOGLZX2CDKYSMHWI4YRI Omeriko Omeriko

        Rubbish. Israel has nothing to gain from the ongoing civil war in Syria and I believe Israel is not even slightly involved, except for some warnings about the use of chemical weapons.

        Who should the pro Israel lobby assist? The radical islamist leadership of Turkey? Al Qaeda? The Muslim Brotherhood? or the opposite axis of Assad or Hizbollah? You can ask yourself that question and reach yourself the conclusion that Israel is not involved.

        • Michaelinlondon1234

           Make a study of the Pro Israel lobbies in the EU, US and UK.
          It takes pressure of Israel
          As an example the US gave Egypt over a billion dollars after the last election.
          But as part of the deal the fake pro democracy group that they had been running in Egypt had to be reinstated.
          Turkey before this conflict had a large standing army. Since then the US/EU has sold arms, given money and taken advantage to start installing its own armed forces.
          It is doing exactly the same in Lebanon. (Why do you think the price of fuel has risen so much in Lebanon. The average US/ UN military machine consumes huge quantities of fuel)
          All of the Middle east has fake US funded democracy groups with the exception of Iran. (The US is setting up an external government to take over when the time is right in Iran. The same as the one it has recruited for Syria)
          This is not a political conflict. It is purely a How much will it cost to sell your sovereignty. With the slaughter of anyone who is not willing to sell. They do pay locals to murder their neighbours. It is to be noted that even if sovereignty is sold. If there is a historical reason for vengeance the US will take a lot of lives to satisfy (Iraq, Afghanistan) (I think they will organise a lot of slaughter in Lebanon as they take greater control..Perhaps laws to force declaration of funding might slow this down?
          Then look at Mubarak. The government of the day was receiving large sums from the US to keep the peace with Israel. And yet was quite happy to throw him to the wolves. part of whom were US funded. Where was most of the Egyptian governments funds/ debts….. in the EU and US. Who still controls arms supplies… the US. Who still controls Funds/Debts….US and EU.. the list goes on Resources, Aid etc
          Why do you think the US/ EU have never imposed sanctions on Israel?

        • FreetheME

          Poor little Israel, never hurts anybody. They were beaten in 2006 by Hezbollah and again in 2012 by little old Palestine . Let them try and test Iran. As Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said, I will wipe Israel of the face of the earth. God willing. Israel is a illegitimate country which has come to power through theft and killing while manipulating the world.. However people have woken up. The time is coming, Israel will face a force never seen before. A force that will make Hitler look like Childs play. So get ready.If history has taught us anything, every powerful country who thinks they are above God will fall. A category Israel falls into.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PZUP5FQOGLZX2CDKYSMHWI4YRI Omeriko Omeriko

    I’m affraid the Druze, Christians, and moderate or secular muslims are pressed between 2 evils – Assad-Iran-Hezbollah axis Vs Saudis-Qatar-Turkey-Egypt-Al-Qaeda axis. Both rival sides are very cruel and disregard human life.

    Erdogan, Mursi, Ahmadinejad – are playing their Shiite-Sunni chess game on the back of the Syrian population from all sections.

    • Michaelinlondon1234

       You left out the true master manipulators; the US and pro Israel lobbies in the EU and US.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/PZUP5FQOGLZX2CDKYSMHWI4YRI Omeriko Omeriko

        Rubbish. Israel has nothing to gain from the ongoing civil war in Syria and I believe Israel is not even slightly involved, except for some warnings about the use of chemical weapons.

        Who should the pro Israel lobby assist? The radical islamist leadership of Turkey? Al Qaeda? The Muslim Brotherhood? or the opposite axis of Assad or Hizbollah? You can ask yourself that question and reach yourself the conclusion that Israel is not involved.

        • Michaelinlondon1234

           Make a study of the Pro Israel lobbies in the EU, US and UK.
          It takes pressure of Israel
          As an example the US gave Egypt over a billion dollars after the last election.
          But as part of the deal the fake pro democracy group that they had been running in Egypt had to be reinstated.
          Turkey before this conflict had a large standing army. Since then the US/EU has sold arms, given money and taken advantage to start installing its own armed forces.
          It is doing exactly the same in Lebanon. (Why do you think the price of fuel has risen so much in Lebanon. The average US/ UN military machine consumes huge quantities of fuel)
          All of the Middle east has fake US funded democracy groups with the exception of Iran. (The US is setting up an external government to take over when the time is right in Iran. The same as the one it has recruited for Syria)
          This is not a political conflict. It is purely a How much will it cost to sell your sovereignty. With the slaughter of anyone who is not willing to sell. They do pay locals to murder their neighbours. It is to be noted that even if sovereignty is sold. If there is a historical reason for vengeance the US will take a lot of lives to satisfy (Iraq, Afghanistan) (I think they will organise a lot of slaughter in Lebanon as they take greater control..Perhaps laws to force declaration of funding might slow this down?
          Then look at Mubarak. The government of the day was receiving large sums from the US to keep the peace with Israel. And yet was quite happy to throw him to the wolves. part of whom were US funded. Where was most of the Egyptian governments funds/ debts….. in the EU and US. Who still controls arms supplies… the US. Who still controls Funds/Debts….US and EU.. the list goes on Resources, Aid etc
          Why do you think the US/ EU have never imposed sanctions on Israel?

        • FreetheME

          Poor little Israel, never hurts anybody. They were beaten in 2006 by Hezbollah and again in 2012 by little old Palestine . Let them try and test Iran. As Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said, I will wipe Israel of the face of the earth. God willing. Israel is a illegitimate country which has come to power through theft and killing while manipulating the world.. However people have woken up. The time is coming, Israel will face a force never seen before. A force that will make Hitler look like Childs play. So get ready.If history has taught us anything, every powerful country who thinks they are above God will fall. A category Israel falls into.