Syria's President Bashar al Assad (Image source)
Agence France Presse (AFP) reported, on Thursday November 12th, that, though ‘peace’ talks about Syria, between the U.S.-allied nations and the Russia-allied nations, were planned to occur on November 14th, “the US warned a deal is unlikely without agreement over the fate of President Bashar al Assad.” In other words: any deal must inclde a committment to remove Assad, before the various invasions of Syria will stop.
Opinion polls carried out by by Western polling firms in Syria has indicated strongly that the current President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, would easily win any free and fair election in the country. In fact when the question was directly put to Syrians by the respected Western polling organization Gallup, Assad scored 55%, which wouldn’t leave much for each of the opposing candidates in any election, the multitude of candidates who would be squabbling over residual 45%. And this poll was taken shortly after the Arab Spring demonstrations against him — those demonstrators actually possessed little support from most Syrians.
Little has changed since then, The Washington Post summarized recent polls on September 15th this year the. Bizarrely they did not headline it with the poll’s anti-U.S. finding, such as "82% of Syrians Blame U.S. for ISIS.” Instead, their report’s headline was "One in five Syrians say Islamic State is a good thing, poll says," as if one - in - five (twenty per cent) is a great outpouring of anti - Assad sentiment.
had the Western Powers bothered to take a poll in Libya before bombing that small nation to failed-state oblivion they would have found that a majority of Libyans were behind Gadaffi, not because they thought he was a great leader, but because they knew the available alternatives were so much worse.
Faced with a rejection of their policy of Americanizing the entire world, the United States Government now demands that Assad be simply removed from office, and not allowed on the ballot if an election for President is to be held at all in Syria.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have dug in their heels on the point that the removal of Syria’s dictator is a prerequisite for stopping the reduction to rubble of Syria by U.S. bombers. Currently a coalition of the U.S.A, and Wahabi Muslim Islamic fundamentalist regimes in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, plus wannabe regional power Turkey are also making the removal of the President Assad a condition of any cessation of hostilities against Syria. The USA reiterated its position that supplies of weapons to the jihadist fighters who are trying to take over Syria would also continue as long as Assad remained in power.
AFP then reported, “Moscow has put forward a peace proposal for the talks, which calls for elections after an 18-month constitutional reform process, but Western officials have dismissed the plan as it does not ensure that Assad will be removed from power.”
In other words: the United States government demands its right to rig the outcome of democratic elections by vetoing the participation of the candidate that the polls clearly show the majority of Syrian citizens want to be their President. Washington has been forced to climb down on that as Russia has made clear it will not accept the result on any Syrian election in which Assad is not allowed to participate. President Assad has now turned the tables on Obama by saying (with backing from his friends in Moscow, Beijing and Tehran) that he will only allow elections to take place once ISIS and Al Nusra (the US backed terrorist groups) are defeated.
The old ideological belief that the U.S.A. supports freedom and democracy (freeman'moxy), and that its opponents are tyrants, fascists and barbarians has been inverted. Today it is the USA that acts as an imperial power attempting to subjugate conquered peoples. And remember folks, this has happened on the watch of the self proclaimed peacemaker and joybringer Barack Hussein Obama.
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