I have answered a call by the Voice of America for “pro Assad view”, which was completely flooded by the Muslim Brotherhood trying to rewrite the history of their bloody insurrection in the 80s and their current bloody terrorism. I sidestepped them and directly hit at the critical issue: the voice of America will never give me a voice.
First off, I don’t think its balanced to ask for a “pro Assad view” and not ask for anything in between. Syrians are not simple people, some people will be for Assad but against the government, some people may be against Assad but for stability and so on.
Either way, I will answer as someone who opposes religious extremists (Muslim Brotherhood, who has blood on its hands that Syrians will never forgive, Salafists and so on, I don’t want to get too deeply into it) and fake democracy activists, cashed up by the west. The latter act as cover for the former, so that they can destabilise the country.
I’m neither for or against Democracy, having lived in one, I feel disillusioned that my voice will be heard. That said, I’m against corruption and whatever brings more accountability to the Syrian government is welcomed by me. I feel the reforms under way, if executed correctly, will be good for Syria — I am complete for reform. We definitely need and deserve it. I also believe Bashar is being genuine, he has upheld his word so far.
Have the “protesters” upheld theirs? No, they never acknowledged a single step forward by the government they demanded. The calls have escalated without a single concrete demand, other than calling for war on their own country and for the government to step down (to whom? this they never answer). There was an initial call for reforms, which quickly vanished once foreign snipers gave the fake protesters a causus belli. We saw this formula in so many countries which suffered “coloured revolutions” driven by the usual suspects.
We, the real Syrian people, do have many demands. None of them involve the destruction of Syria or the violent (or “peaceful”/”coloured”) removal of this government. Speak of it what you will, but it is our best chance for reform. The sanctions on the Syrian economy, prove the west does not care at all for our people. How can I send my sick aunt money? None of your financial entities will allow it. How can we take your empty words seriously?
In brief conclusion, though I haven’t expanded on my own views, I really have no illusions about what is happening here. You want someone to demonise as “pro Assad loyalist” in the same fashion we saw in all the countries your nations have destabilised. I will not play this game. Take my views for what they are… the views of just another Syrian.
I was then politely asked how I would reconciled my views with those of the terrorist supporters who call themselves the “revolution”. It’s not difficult to answer this question.
It’s hard to speak over all the above people’s empty rhetoric, youtube videos and other garbage we have become accustomed to from this failed “revolution”. But for you good sir, I shall answer the good question you have provided, as you have conducted yourself many miles above these electronic thugs.
Your question “What is the best way to come to a reasonable compromise?”, can be answered simply: they have nothing to say. Their view is simple: the government must fall. It will not fall, no matter how much terrorism the west funds.
So right away, we can eliminate the majority of these online activists and the paid street protesters from the conversation. The only people worth paying attention to then, are the initial and genuine protesters, not represented by these thugs at all.
They have demands, indeed, not many people agree on how Syria should go. On the economic front, many are advocating a return isolationism and some are advocating an expansion of trade with China. This is just a taste of the political life that has been rejuvenated into Syria while these slobs moan all day.
The answer is simple, if you have popular support and can abide by the multiparty law (i.e. no religious or sectarian party allowed), form a party that stands for your opinions. Nothing can be said for exiles and their families. These people are no doubt either traitors or Muslim brotherhood terrorist families, they will never return to Syria after the attempt to throw NATO on her.
You asked about a fair constitution. This is an absolute requirement. Free access to media by all parties is already promised, and required, but we need to see this in action once new parties are on the scene. There is a coalition between the SSNP/Communist party now, that means they are breaking off from the progressive front. The mechanisms for assignment of the president need to be discussed.
A lot of the constitution needs to be revised and modernised. Syria must go forwards, not backwards. The blood of our martyrs in the army and the innocent victims of terror must not go to waste. The reform process must be accelerated as soon as stability is re-achieved, which will be very soon by the look of it.
One should note that my responses were sandwich inbetween the usual fabricated youtube videos and empty chants along with denial of connection to the MB or other exiled criminals. There’s absolutely nothing they can say to contradict my accurate assessment of them.