The Assad regime in Syria has survived for 40 years dominating the country and the regional politics in two ways: a subjugation strategy carried out by secret security services which kill without hesitation, and the creation of fake institutions under various popular titles. This is how it all began when Hafez al-Assad led the coup under the Baathist slogan “one Arab nation, bearing an eternal message.”
At the time, the slogan was bright and patriotic, but in fact, it was nothing but propaganda for Assad to legitimize his coup, and later his reign, killing his comrades and his opponents. Then Hafez al-Assad invented other “Arab nationalism” entities, for those who were opposed to the Baath party. When he discovered that Iran’s Khomeini regime was rallying popularity under the name of Islam, Assad created extremist Islamic entities with the help of Iran, and established the first Shiite entity in southern Lebanon, and another Sunni one in northern Lebanon, linking both groups to Iran, and among the Sunni leaders was the late Sheikh Saeed Shaaban.
Exploiting the Palestinian cause
There is no doubt that Assad was the one who had exploited the Palestinian cause the most, followed by Iran, jeopardizing the region’s people and imposing his supremacy under the pretext of liberating Palestine. Both parties were the ones to abuse Palestinians’ rights the most and use them to dominate Lebanon and the Palestinian forces, and then strike at the Arab regimes that opposed them. In fact, they have never threatened Israel.
Those who were shocked today by the acts of Ahmed Jibril and his group the “Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command” (PFLP-GC), because they openly participated in the killing of the Syrian people as well as the sons of the Palestinian refugee camps in support of Assad, did not understand what we have been saying for years about our doubts and our rejection of the groups that have been linked to Iran and Syria, and previously to Saddam in Iraq, such as the “Abu Nidal Organization”. Today, those who refuse to believe what we are saying about other similar groups, will discover tomorrow something that will not please them, because all entities that have worked with the Syrian and Iranian regimes have surely soiled their hands with the people’s blood.
For years, Assad misled a super power, the United States, claiming he was against Islamic extremist groups and al-Qaeda. The Americans believed him to an extent that they shared with him their dataAbdulrahman al-Rashed
But what does all the above mentioned have to do with the title and Moaz al-Khatib, the President of the National Coalition for Opposition Forces and the Syrian Revolution, i.e. the man responsible today for the Syrian uprising?
When he took over the leadership of the organization, many statements and groups emerged against him; the statements were directed to the West claiming that he is an Islamic extremist who was secretly linked to “al-Qaeda”, and many other contrasting statements were issued under the Islamic, national and revolutionary names, attacking and claiming that he is an Israeli and American agent. In fact all these statements emerged from one source: the Syrian regime that has mastered misleading campaigns and forgery. This is similar to what the Syrian regime used to do in Iraq where it used to issue statements on behalf of al-Qaeda and the different national Iraqi forces, while at the same time, it was working with Iran to appoint Nuri al-Maliki as prime minister despite Iyad Allawi’s victory in the elections; this is a documented story to be told later on.
For years, Assad misled a super power, the United States, claiming he was against Islamic extremist groups and al-Qaeda. The Americans believed him to an extent that they shared with him their data; they have even sent him al-Qaeda suspects so that his security services would investigate them, while his intelligence service officers with false beards, claimed to be Jihad leaders secretly working in Syria, receiving Arab, Gulf, Libyans and other misled soldiers, and trained them to kill and lead unprecedented terrorism operations that our region has never witnessed in its contemporary history.