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6 January 2013             06:02 ET

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has delivered a rare TV address, denouncing his opponents as “enemies of God and puppets of the West”.

He lamented the suffering of the people in the civil war, saying a “black cloud” of pain engulfed every corner.

Mr Assad also set out a plan involving a national dialogue conference and a referendum on a national charter.

The UN estimates that more than 60,000 people have been killed in the uprising, which began in March 2011.

‘Live and die’

The speech is Mr Assad’s first public address since June.

He rejected the Syrian opposition movement as puppets fabricated by the West, and said that Syria wanted to negotiate with the “master not the servants”.

Mr Assad said Syria had not rejected diplomatic moves but insisted it would not negotiate with people with “terrorist” ideas.

His speech was interspersed with applause and chants from supporters in the opera house in central Damascus.

He said the opposition against him was not a revolution.

“That would need thinkers and be based on an idea,” he said. “It needs leadership – who is the leader of this revolution?”

Mr Assad accused the rebels of stealing wheat from the people, depriving children of school and cutting off electricity and medical supplies.

He said: “Suffering is overwhelming Syrian land. There is no place for joy while security and stability are absent on the streets of our country.”

Mr Assad called on every citizen to defend the country according to their means.

“The nation is for all and we all must protect it,” he said.

He told them that waiting for help from others would “only lead the country to disaster”.

Mr Assad set out a series of steps he said would provide a solution to the crisis:

  • Outside powers to stop arming what he called “terrorist groups”
  • The army would then halt military operations, while reserving the right to defend state interests
  • The government would then contact what he termed “Syrian individuals and political parties” to engage in a conference of national dialogue
  • The conference would try to establish a national charter that would be put to a referendum, leading to parliamentary elections and a new government

Mr Assad’s last public comments were in November, when he told Russian TV he would “live and die in Syria”.

Rebel advances

Since then opposition rebels have gained control of swathes of territory in northern Syria, and have formed a more inclusive leadership council which has been recognised by the US and the EU.

Petrol station attacked in Damascus, 4 January
Violence is increasing in areas around Damascus as rebels gain ground

But opposition efforts to gain ground in and around major cities including Damascus have been met by stiff resistance and increasingly destructive air strikes.

On Saturday the UK-based activist group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, reported fierce fighting in Harasta and Daraya, suburbs of Damascus.

Diplomatic attempts to end the conflict in Syria have so far failed.

UN and Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has been pushing a plan approved at an international conference in June that would create a transitional government.

But the plan leaves President Assad’s role unclear. The Syrian opposition has insisted that Mr Assad must step down for the conflict to end.

Mr Brahimi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said a week ago that a negotiated solution was the only option.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20924452

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Bashar al-Assad was born on September 11th, 1965 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bashar_al-Assad

September 11th, 1965

September 11th

9 + 11 +2+0+1+2 = 25 = his personal year (from September 11th, 2012 to September 10th, 2013) = Movements.  On the move.  Change of residence.  Rooting for the underdog.

 

25 year + 12 (December) = 37 = his personal month (from December 11th, 2012 to January 10th, 2013) = Playing on your emotions.

 

37 month + 6 (6th of the month on Sunday January 6th, 2013) = 43 = his personal day = This is no fun.  The party’s over.

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July 05, 2012                6:30 PM

Manaf Tlass, the son of former Syrian Defense Minister Mustafa Tlass and once a close friend of Syrian President Bashar Assad, has defected from the army and fled to Turkey, Al-Arabiya reported on Thursday.

Manaf Tlass is a commander of an elite unit in the Syrian army. Mustafa Tlass, his father, was a close friend of Bashar Assad’s father, Hafez Assad, and served as his minister of defense and right-hand man for decades, despite being a member of a Sunni family. Despite this, Tlass was the subject of derision over the years due to his inability to make significant decision in the security field – these decisions were entrusted to Alawite officers.

According to reports in Arab media outlets, Tlass defected from the Syrian army two days ago.

A source in the Syrian defense establishment confirmed the report, and claimed that Tlass fled after he discovered that the Syrian intelligence services found out that he is a member of the opposition and rebel forces.

According to the source, Syrian intelligence was tracking him for an extended period of time and had gathered intelligence on his activities. The source said that Tlass fled after he understood that he would probably be arrested by Assad’s security forces. The Syrian source underplayed the importance of the incident, saying that it looked like Tlass understood that the Assad regime had the upper hand.

Earlier this week, it was reported that 85 soldiers from Assad’s army defected, including a general and 14 officers. The defectors fled to a refugee camp in Turkey, and joined some 2,000 soldiers who have defected from the Syrian army so far.

Earlier on Thursday, the WikiLeaks website began publishing what it said were millions of documents linked to the inner workings of the Assad’s regime. According to a statement released by WikiLeaks, the more than 2.4 million files are derived “from 680 Syria-related entities or domain names, including those of the Ministries of Presidential Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Finance, Information, Transport and Culture.”

from:  http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/report-top-syrian-officer-a-close-friend-of-assad-defects-and-flees-to-turkey-1.449089

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Manaf Tlass

4              1

 

how he loses his heart’s desire = MS = 41 = Things get ugly.  Bashar al-Assad.

Bashar al-Assad was born on September 11th, 1965 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bashar_al-Assad

September 11th, 1965

9 + 11 +1+9+6+5 = 41 = his life lesson

So Bashar’s 41 life lesson indicates that  how Manaf loses his heart’s desire (41) is due to Bashar.

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26 June 2012              22:38 ET

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said his country is in “a state of war”, more than a year after the uprising against his rule began.

Addressing his new cabinet, Mr Assad said that all efforts had to be directed towards winning the war.

Earlier, activists said fierce fighting in the suburbs of the capital Damascus had been the worst there so far.

The fresh clashes came amid heightened tensions with neighbouring Turkey over the downing of a military jet.

“We live in a real state of war from all angles,” President Assad told members of the cabinet who were sworn in on Tuesday.

“When we are in a war, all policies and all sides and all sectors need to be directed at winning this war.”

He criticised countries that have been calling for him to stand down, saying that the West “takes and never gives and this has been proven at every stage”.

President Bashar al-Assad addresses his cabinet. 26 June 2012
President Assad has promised reforms but the opposition says they do not go far enough

He added: “We want good relations with all countries but we must know where our interests lie.”

Earlier the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that fierce clashes took place near Republican Guard positions in Qadsaya and al-Hama, about 8km (5 miles) from the centre of Damascus.

Correspondents say it is rare for fighting to take place near Republican Guard bases and suggests a growing confidence among the rebels.

The elite Republican Guard, led by President Assad’s younger brother Maher, is tasked with protecting the capital.

State TV confirmed Tuesday’s fighting but said dozens of “terrorists” had been killed and many others taken prisoner, including foreign fighters.

The Observatory said that 10 people had been killed by shelling in Qadsaya and some 58 people had died in violence across Syria on Tuesday – 24 soldiers, 30 civilians and four rebels. The figures cannot be independently verified.

Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP news agency: “This is the first time that the regime has used artillery in fighting so close to the capital.”

Heavy shelling was also reported in Homs, where the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) last week tried unsuccessfully to arrange the evacuation of civilians.

Civilians trapped

Also on Tuesday, Turkey said the rules of engagement for its military had changed after Syria shot down a F-4 Phantom jet over the eastern Mediterranean last week.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told parliament that if Syrian troops approached Turkey’s borders, they would be seen as a threat.

Anti-government protest in Jubar near Damascus
Anti-government protests, like this one near Damascus, are continuing across the country

“Every military element approaching Turkey from the Syrian border and representing a security risk and danger will be assessed as a military threat and will be treated as a military target,” he said.

Syria insists that the F-4 Phantom was shot down because it was inside Syrian airspace. Turkey says the plane in international airspace.

Nato, of which Turkey is a member, convened an emergency meeting of its ambassadors on Monday and afterwards expressed “strong solidarity” with Ankara.

In other developments on Tuesday, the head of the UN’s peacekeeping operations, Herve Ladsous, said its monitoring mission in Syria would remain suspended because of mounting violence.

In April, following months of bloodshed, the Syrian government agreed to a six-point peace plan brokered by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan. UN monitors were deployed to Syria to oversee a ceasefire but the truce never took hold.

On Tuesday Russia said its foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, would attend an international conference on Syria which Mr Annan hopes to hold in Geneva on 30 June to revive his peace plan.

However, Moscow is insisting that Iran also be allowed to attend, a move strongly opposed by the US and its allies.

The BBC’s Barbara Plett at UN headquarters in New York says that without an agreement on either the agenda or who will participate, it is not yet clear whether the meeting will go ahead.

Last year, in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings, thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets of Syria’s cities demanding greater freedom and political reform.

The government’s response was a brutal crackdown that left hundreds dead and inspired many opposition supporters to take up arms.

The main rebel fighting group, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), has become increasingly better organised – and armed – and is in effective control of swathes of Idlib province and parts of Aleppo province in the north.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18598533

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Bashar al-Assad was born on September 11th, 1965 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bashar_al-Assad

September 11th, 1965

9 + 11 +1+9+6+5 = 41 = his life lesson = Menace to society.  Things get ugly.

Ace of Cups Tarot card

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September 11th, 1965

September 11th

9 + 11 +2+0+1+1 = 24 = his personal year (from September 11th, 2011 to September 10th, 2012) = Russia.  In charge.  Ruling with an iron fist.

The Queen of Wands Tarot card

24 + 6 (June) = 30 = his personal month (from June 11th, 2012 to July 10th, 2012) = Quality of life.

Four of Wands Tarot card

30 month + 26 (26th of the month on Tuesday June 26th, 2012) = 56 = his personal day = Uncompromising.

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