The Syrian army is not only defending the country and the Syrian people, but fighting against terrorism, imported sectarianism, and for the rights of Syrians to live as they did before this concocted crisis began: in safety. Even now, as the elections near and rallies in support of the elections and President Assad are occurring all over Syria, the terrorist-“rebels” are shelling the rallies, killing people who are genuinely supporting democratic efforts (vs the propagandized “democracy-bringing ‘rebels'”).
May 26, 2014, Daily Mail:
British jihadists make up the largest foreign contingent of one of the most violent terrorist groups in Syria, now infamous for beheading, crucifying and stoning to death enemies.
Syrian rebel commander Brigadier-General Abdulellah al-Basheer has urged the UK to send weapons to help fight Sunni Islamist group The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Almost two out of three of ISIS’ fighters are foreign-born and have chosen to join a group bent on creating an Islamic state in the war-torn country and Iraq.
The group is so extreme that it has even been denounced by Al Qaeda.
Lilly Martin, living in Latakia, Syria the past 20+ years, wrote:
Some media have dropped the term civil war, and instead use the term ‘sectarian war’. They try to incorrectly compare the Sunni-Shia divisions we have seen in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq to Syria. Syria is not a Sunni-Shia clash. Syria is 18 different sects. The terrorists in Syria have burnt as many Sunni mosques as churches. The terrorists in Syria have burnt as many Korans as Bibles. It is true that the only sect that had a militia was the Sunni sect, that of the Free Syrian Army, but the men fighting the FSA daily were not exclusively Shites, and were not in a militia; they were Sunni members of the Syrian Arab Army, as well as their fellow soldiers from all 18 sects. The Syrian Arab Army has never been an Alowi army, and has never represented one of the 18 sects exclusively.
Syria has 23 million people and they are from 18 religious sects. The Sunni Muslim sect is the largest at about 60%. Most of the current Presidential cabinet of ministers is from the Sunni sect. The current Parliament, which was voted on by general election during this crisis, is a very mixed group, with the Sunni sect well represented. Syria is a secular government, and the only secular government in the Middle East. After 40 years of socialist and secular type of government, the topic and labels of sects is disgusting to most Syrians. To the broad and educated mind, those are trivial matters that are only focused on by foreign governments, who are secular as well, or monarchies.
The Syrian opposition, SNC, located in Istanbul, Turkey, was founded by Muslim Brotherhood leaders for the purpose of regime change in Syria. The members are mainly followers of radical Islam, which is not a sect but is a political ideology, in direct opposition to both secular ideology and democratic ideology.
The Syrian citizens, who have not been living in Paris, Riyadh, and London for the last 30 years, find the SNC repugnant and out of touch with Syrian society or political views. This is why most of the Syrian public has never followed or supported the SNC. The SNC is supported and followed by western governments and their Arab allies who don’t care what the Syrian public wants.
Syria: Free and Fair Elections Despite Western Sabotage, May 23, NSNBC
A Tale of Two Elections: Syria, Ukraine, and the West’s Double Take on Democracy, May 21, 2014, Oriental Review
Rebel shelling kills Assad supporters at Daraa campaign rally, May 23, 2014, al Akhbar
Syrian elections: democratic reform threatens western ‘regime change’ agenda, May 16, 2014, Tim Anderson
Syrian update prior to Presidential election, May 3, 2014, Lilly Martin, OpEd News
Nusra says behind Homs suicide attack, May 26, 2014, al Akhbar
Harakat Hazm: America’s new favorite jihadist group, May 22, 2014, al Akhbar