Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bashar al-Assad threatened Syrian holocaust three years ago

On Wednesday DesertFire responded to the question I raised in Monday's post, Is Assad creating the first holocaust of the 21st century? in a tweet:
The English section of the tweet reads:
May 7, 2012
(05/06/2012) Only hours ago a serious meeting ended in the Republican Palace.

Present at the meeting were Bashar al-Assad, Asef Shawkat, Ali Mamlouk and Buthaina Shaaban on the one hand, and on the other, seven city fathers of Damascus including Ghassan Qal'aat (Surname correct?) of the Douma Chamber of Commerce including Adnan [middle name?] Alnn of the Damascus Chamber of Commerce.

At the meeting, Assad and Asef Shawkat threatened that if the capital becomes surrounded by the rebel army, and the dealers and the people of Damascus line up with the rebels, they will, without further notice, burn and reduce Damascus to ruins as though it were in prehistoric times, and added that they had also heard Adnan Alnn's impudent words that he lacked control over the dealers of Damascus and gave Ghassan Qal'aat message to Hamidiya market traders that they must stop supporting the rebels or this market will be reduced to an archaeological site. At the end of the meeting Ali Mamlouk said they would burn Damascus and sit up in the palace and enjoy the fire.

According to the news, the city fathers of Damascus came out of the meeting stressed.
I'll bet they were stressed.

Assad called this meeting of city leaders as the "Stop the Killing" non-violent protest movement against the government shooting of pro-democracy demonstrators had emerged in the capital, Damascus. According the New York Times "Many of its organizers have been arrested." See, for example GlobalVoices: Activist Rima Dali Arrested in Damascus for Calling for End to Killing, 9 April 2012.

Banner Rima Dali held in front of Syrian Parliament before she was arrested, read
“Stop the killing. We want to build a country for all Syrians.” | 8 Apr 2012


"Stop the Killing" protest near engineering faculty | Damascus-al-Baramkah | 22 Apr 2012

A representative of the Douma Chamber of Commerce was at this meeting and in the past few weeks Assad has subjected Douma to almost continuous shelling and bombing. He is now making good on the threats he made three years ago.

The day after Assad made his apocalyptic promises, he gave an English language interview with Dr. Juergen Todenhoefer on German TV [video][transcript], 7 May 2012. Assad denied his government was killing protesters. He told Todenhoefer that most of the dead were government supporters, killed by terrorists:
Those victims, you are talking about, the majority of them, are government supporters. So, how can you be the criminal and the victim at the same time? The majority are people who support the government and large part of the others are innocent people who have been killed by different groups in Syria.
Then he told Todenhoefer who this opposition is:
They are a mixture, an amalgam of Al Kaida. Other extremists, not necessarily Al Kaida and outlaws who escaped the police for years, mainly smuggling drugs from Europe to the Gulf area and others who were sentenced in different sentences. So it’s a mixture of different things.
ISIS Headquarters in Raqqa wasn't bombed by Assad

No doubt, he was thinking of the jihadists and criminals he had let out of prison after the protests started. Some of the terrorists he freed then would go on to form the Islamic State. Some ISIS "emirs" have been identified as Syrian security officers. He then went on to say that the Houla massacre, and the other crimes his army has been accused of, have been "false flag" operations:

They committed a crime, they published videos, faked videos and they wear solder uniforms, our army uniforms in order to say “that was the army”.
According to Assad this was the strategy of the rebels "[f]rom the very beginning". Assad knows all about "false flag" operations. Witnesses have come forward to testify that most, if not all, of the "terrorist" attacks that took place in this period in Damascus were staged by the security forces and ex-state news people have told how they would receive advanced notice so that they could be well positioned to cover the attacks.

Assad ended this interview by promising reforms, but then said:
Stand with "Stop the Killing"
[Y]ou have to fight terrorism. There is no question about fighting terrorists. Nowhere in the world. But what you do is somebody kills civilians, kills innocent people, kills children and kills your soldiers and the police and anyone. You have to fight with him if he is not ready for a dialogue. And that’s what we’ve been seeing so far.
He was saying this years before terrorism was a real problem in Syria, but he needed terrorists to justify his war against civilians so now terrorism in Syria is the reality he consciously helped it become.

Three years ago, when Assad threatened this Apocalypse, ten thousand civilians had been killed since he started shooting protesters 14 months before that. Now a quarter-million Syrians are dead and 9 million are homeless.

The motto of the Assad Regime in this fight has always been "Assad or we burn the country."

The city Assad threatened with destruction is one of the oldest inhabited cities on Earth. Assad is already using poison gas, torturing children in front of their parents and burning people alive.

In this meeting more than three years ago, Bashar al-Assad said what his end game would be if he faced defeat and recently he has been losing badly. According to IHS Jane, Assad has lost control of 83% of Syria.

But he can still bomb 100% of it because no one challenges his air supremacy, certainly not US war planes that have joined him in killing civilians and bombing his enemies.

We know his intention. The question this poses for the rest of of is:

Will we once again stand idly by while Assad creates the first holocaust of the 21th Century?

SAA burning citizen's house, saying 'Assad or we will burn the country | 1 Sept 2012


This short two minute video speaks more eloquently than a thousand UN reports about what is happening in Syria. Here we see Assad's Syrian Arab Army burning a family out of their home because they refuse to support his fascist regime. This family is not collateral damage in anybody's war. This family is the target of an attack by the Assad regime. If they fight back, we can call it a war, but from the beginning, the Assad regime has been making war against civilians. They are the targets of Assad's attacks. The Free Syrian Army was formed from SAA soldiers sent to shoot protesters that instead defected and became their protectors. The Islamic State was formed from the jihadists and criminals Assad let out of prison when the revolution started. The thousands of Syria refugees drowning in the Med or suffocating in the back of truck in Austria are victims of this war on civilians. The media calls them all migrants but if they come from Syria, they are refugees not migrants, and that's where the largest number are coming from. A quarter million dead are already victims of Assad's war on civilians.

For four years now, the world has stood by and allowed Assad to carry out his war on civilians. Now, as the curtain is falling upon his hour on the stage, the question remains:

Will the world standby and allow him to apply his final solution?

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Is Assad creating the first holocaust of the 21st century?


Perhaps you have already noticed that the Assad regime has suffered serious set backs on the ground recently and has become more desperate in its fight to save itself. There can be no doubt at it has seen a serious reversal of fortunes since the heady days of Hezbollah's conquest of Qusayr and the "On to Aleppo" campaign. Even with all the international help he is receiving, it is becoming increasingly clear that Bashar al-Assad is going down.

However, he still has one thing going for him. He still has air supremacy, now with US connivance. With his air force he is still free to bomb any area of Syria he wants to and it has become clear that he targets civilians and especially children. Now, as the regime starts to question its own survival and become more desperate, that unopposed campaign of "Death from Above" is being greatly intensified.

Remember that the regime slogan throughout this struggle has always been:

Bashar al-Assad or we burn the country

ASSAD or we burn the country , and they are doing


It is this policy that has already caused a quarter-million Syrian deaths while reducing the population of Syria by 5 million. Now he is engaged in an all out campaign of slaughter. He knows he has nothing to lose. He has already killed so many. If he is allowed to continue, we could all be witnessing the first holocaust of the 21th century. The question this poses for the world as a whole, and each of us as individuals is:

What are we going to do about it? Stand by and let it happen or stop it? 

This is a survey of today's bomb damage, and we'll start with yesterday's new attack on Douma:
Syrians opposition says 34 killed by regime rockets, shelling in Douma

24 Aug 2015
A Syrian opposition activist group said at least 34 people were killed Sunday as a new wave of Assad regime attacks on the western city of Douma killed at least 34 people, CNN reported on August 23rd.

Government forces shelled and launched rockets on the city in the countryside outside Damascus, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The group said the death toll is expected to rise, as many of those injured are in critical condition and there are people missing -- possibly buried under rubble.

Sunday’s violence marks another bloody day in Syria’s 4-year-old civil war. More...









The Syrian regime says, 'Al Assad or we'll burn the country down'


UPDATE: According to this new IHS Jane's report, the Assad regime no longer controls 83% of the country.

However, he can still bomb 100% of it. When will this end?

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BREAKING: Heavy fighting in Damascus as coup attempt reported in progress
Assad's jets bomb Palestinian refugee camp
Jabhat al-Nusra is a Threat to the Syrian Revolution
AP weighs in on Obama's Green Light for Assad's slaughter in Syria
Syrian opposition says "Thanks but No Thanks!" to foreign intervention
BREAKING: Assad firing Scud missiles at Syria
Is Assad using white phosphorus in Syria?
BREAKING: Obama recognizes opposition in Syria
Speaking for the murderous regime in Syria
State of the war in Syria: Most of Damascus now in FSA hands!
Syria: Obama's moves Assad's "red line" back as SOHR reports 42,000 dead!
UPDATED: Syria goes dark as "cleansing" begins in Damascus
BREAKING: Assad's Troops Wipe Out a Playground Full of Children in #Syria
BREAKING: Russia denies Syrian army on brink of collapse
BREAKING in Syria: Explosion rocks Damascus as people use "Truce Day" to protest regime
We condemn Israel. So why the silence on Syria?
Norodom Sihanouk at his finest & more on Syria
Meet a Syrian who doesn't think both sides are equally bad and is betting her life on it!
Two statements about Syria
Syria Today: New videos from the revolutionary war
Syrian Defector: Assad behind "terrorist" bombs
09/17/2012Barack Obama's Courtship of Bashar al-Assad
LIVE VIDEO: ?World Silence is Killing Syria? Rally in DC
Free Syria responds to Robert Fisk
UPDATED: Assad: "Syria doesn't need a green light!"
Obama opposes French support for Assad's opposition in Syria
BREAKING: Amnesty site hacked, Assad propaganda posted
BREAKING: 630 Slaughtered in new massacre in Syria
Special message from Syrian children to Obama
Assad's Redline and Obama's Greenlight!
General Meade at Gettysburg
Tell US gov't to stop endangering Syrian activists
UPDATED: Obama "green lights" Assad's slaughter in Syria
Syria: Turning Battlegrounds into Playgrounds
BREAKING: Bashar al-Assad is alive as deaths in Syria reach 25,000
The Left and the Arab Spring
Iran increasing its intervention in Syria
Syria: Images from the Battle of Aleppo
Fears grow of WMD attack in Syria
UPDATED: FSA says it killed Russian General in Syria
BREAKING: Syria releases new images of Bashar al- Assad | Are they fakes?
UPDATED: Syrian prime minister defects
Syria: FSA says Iranian pilgrims really Republican Guard
Syria: Aleppo under Siege!
BREAKING: UN votes to condemn Assad Regime as Reuters posts false story on Syria
BREAKING: Kofi Annan resigns as envoy to Syria
Syria: Bashar al-Assad not heard from on Armed Forces Day!
07/30/2012BREAKING: Senior Syrian diplomat to Armenia defects
07/30/2012BREAKING: Big Explosion hits Damascus Syria
07/29/2012UPDATED: Syria's Charge D'Affaires Quits London Post
07/27/2012BREAKING: Ground assault on Aleppo begins!
07/27/2012BREAKING: Protests across Syria in spite of Assad regime violence
07/26/2012ALEPPO: Step outside the Matrix and witness the Horror
07/26/2012UPDATED: US fears massacre in Aleppo, Syria
07/25/2012BREAKING: Reports of clashes between Jordan Army & Assad's Syrian army
07/25/2012BRAKING: Obama stops Putin from re-arming Assad in Syria
07/24/2012Syria: Foreign meddling increases as crisis builds
07/23/2012BREAKING: Aleppo, Syria bombed with fighter jets
07/22/2012BREAKING: Syria issues a correction, it has no WMD to use
07/22/2012Arab League asks Assad to step down!
07/21/2012Bashar al-Assad: New images released as slaughter continues
07/20/2012no blood for oil
BREAKING: Activists report toxic gas attack in Deir ez-Zor, Syria
07/19/2012Glenn Greenwald sees Islamist Terrorism as main issue in Syria
07/19/2012Will Assad make a chemical attack in Damascus on Saturday?
07/19/2012BREAKING: I know where Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is!
07/19/2012Massive Fire near Assad's Presidential Palace in Damascus, Syria
07/17/12BREAKING: Is Syria's Bashar al-Assad dead or dying?
07/17/2012Damascus explosion kills Defense Minister, other key figures
07/16/2012The battle for Damascus is coming
BREAKING: General Strike in Damascus
07/14/2012BREAKING: Intense fighting reported in Damascus now!
07/14/2012Syrian defector spills beans as important new defection reported.
07/13/2012Does Syria's Assad have something on Kofi Annan?
07/12/2012Tremseh Massacre in Syria: What we know
07/11/2012 ~227 reported massacred by Assad's forces in Tremseh,today!
07/10/2012Syria: Is Assad regime on the verge of collapse?
07/09/2012BREAKING: Russian Warships reported in Syria
07/08/2012Russia changing on Assad but not as fast as conditions in Syria
07/05/2012UN Observers say violence in Syria is ?Unprecedented?
07/05/2012BREAKING: Defection of major Assad insider reported in Syria
07/05/2012BREAKING: WikiLeaks releases 2.4 million Syria emails
07/03/2012When did "Never Again" become "Whenever?" | Douma
07/02/2012BREAKING: Incredible mass rally in Aleppo, Syria today!
07/02/2012BREAKING: HRW releases torture report on Syria
07/01/2012BREAKING: Syrian General defects with 293 to Turkey
07/01/2012BREAKING: Items not in the MSM on Syria
06/30/2012To Phyllis Bennis: Where is the non-violent opposition in Syria?
06/29/2012SAF attacks Douma, 10m from Damascus, thousands flee
06/29/2012BREAKING: As Syria Burns, UN Blows More Smoke
06/27/2012BREAKING: Kofi Annan to propose Syrian unity gov't sans Assad!
06/27/2012Douma, Syria under massive attack, another massacre feared
06/26/2012BREAKING: Another mass defection from Syrian army
06/25/2012BREAKING: NATO says No War in Syria shoot down of Turkey jet
06/24/2012NATO meetup tomorrow as more defect from Syria
06/23/2012Turkey calls for NATO consult on downing of jet by Syria
06/21/2012BREAKING: Senior Syrian Officers Defect
06/20/2012UPDATED: Russia reported to be preparing to evacuate from Syria
06/20/2012BREAKING: Syria fighter pilot defects
06/17/2012Britain stops Russian ship carrying attack helicopters for Syria
06/15/2012BREAKING: Russian troops headed to Syria
06/15/2012Qaddafi forces Strike Back in Libya
06/15/2012BREAKING: UN suspends mission in Syria
06/14/2012Libya & Syria - two videos - no comment
06/12/2012BREAKING: Russia denies supplying Syria with NEW attack helicopters
06/06/2012Syrian people rise up against the massacre
06/06/2012Another "Houla style" massacre in Syria
05/29/2012Fake Houla Massacre Photo: Was the BBC set up?
05/03/2012Idlib, Syria protest today on anniversary of Kent State killings
04/19/2012BREAKING: Massive protests in Syria following Friday pray
04/12/2012Syria is bleeding
04/11/2012Syria: Ceasefire faltering as mass protests breakout