Thursday, March 31, 2011

Syria, Assad speaks to the country: "Who wants the war, will." The anger of the citizens

The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad "We do not accept foreign interference in our lands. Who wants the war from Syria, has. " The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad finally pronounce the long-awaited address to the nation during a meeting of the Damascus parliament and broadcast live on television. "We are confronting the conspiracies against our country but we will overcome them, a great plot, not only external but also internal.

But not everyone took to the streets they are part of "attacks. The President is not responsible for the violent repression of protests in Dara, who would have done at least 150 dead according to the opposition. He blames the Pan-Arab media, without mentioning Al Jazeera, and threatens those who work in style Libyan unlikely fan: "Who wants the war, will." The "carrot" is offered in the middle of reforms, no mention of the gesture most anticipated withdrawal of the Emergency Law since '63 that holds the country under the iron heel of military control.

"We hope that recent events took place in Arab countries could give more support to the Palestinian cause. On the domestic front, the structure of the country is growing. We must return to work in a structured way to give greater stability to Syria. We have seen what happens in the Arab world - Assad says - we are not insulated from the Arab world but we are different from other countries.

". To appease the protests, the paper tries Assad or at least of the promises of reform. "He's right those who want change now, we're late but we'll start from today. E 'duty of governments to listen to the demands of their people. " The reforms, the President promised, "will start from today" even if "we worked according to certain priorities, the law on political parties and the state of emergency was already studying the parliament." "We were already working on the reforms - he adds - but by a method, because the reforms are not a campaign season." Assad insists that the state "can not support the chaos of recent days" and that the situation in the country "is back to normal." "The region of Dara is in the heart of all the Syrian people will not accept any responsibility for what happened.

I gave clear provisions as not to hurt any citizen. I'm sorry for the victims, and I feel sad for them, we will investigate the events that led to the deaths of our fellow citizens. Who's wrong will pay, "said Assad, saying that the amateur video of the clashes" are all false. " "The pan-Arab TV, SMS messages, for weeks foment sedition," he adds.

Hard attack, even if not explicitly, to Al Jazeera: "Part of the blame is on the Internet and on TV who has falsified the news. The divisions have started weeks ago through the satellite channels. " "Not an excuse for the massacre of Dara, not even a promise of real reform." In a cafe in Damascus, a young Syrian who has just heard on TV the speech by President Bashar al-Assad, the first dall'esplodere protests in the country, said that his state of mind corresponding to the Guardian.

The disappointment is palpable from the capital to Dara, and the return of demonstrators in the square there is a hypothesis more concrete. "This is the end of Syria - still young - This attitude only manages to annoy us more, should at least have to apologize for all those deaths." E 'to Dara, in the south, the demonstrations for democracy have reached a peak of violence, following a crackdown by the security forces.

"The speech was meaningless and has only given security forces a green light to continue their oppression of the people," said a resident of British Daraa the head. Assad has promised to start a process of reform and an increase in salaries, but there was the much-awaited announcement on the repeal of laws on the immediate state of emergency in the country since 1963.

"Assad knows only use the specter of sectarianism in order to encourage the Syrians to hate each other," said the resident of Dara. Among them members of the Baath Party chairman, meandering disappointment. "Many Baathists this morning welcomed the imminent removal of the state of emergency - says a Christian entrepreneur - but now you have the people with empty hands." According to a local analyst, to push Assad to give so little to his people - who also had high expectations for the speech today, a day after the government has resigned - were the statements of support came from many neighboring countries.

"This allowed him to make few concessions - the analyst said on condition of anonymity - The reforms have been cited as part of a plan that is already underway. In this way, Assad said that he is not reacting to the discontent of the people, implying that there is discontent. " For activists, the lack of Assad's promises do nothing but fuel the fire of the protests, which could upsurge soon.

"Assad has to go, there is no other solution," writes one of the members to the Facebook page 'Syrian Uprising 2011'. And on Twitter bounces the message: "Assad said nothing, absolutely nothing. This is just another Arab dictator in a speech. "

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