Comments on: If Egypt falls, Syria must follow Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: KINGFISHER Sat, 05 Feb 2011 19:58:41 +0000 I have gone through the article and the comments of my learned commenter friends.

The entire contents of the article becomes very clear that out of political acrimony the article was presented to damage a harmonious political system already working that has the support of all the religious entity living in Syria may be to politically gain advantage to clime to power. However I will leave the matter here and ventilate that the article surprised me and will do the same to other readers too.

Everything is fair in war love and politics should not mean to destroy a genuine good working system however old or new the system may be would be considered to be fair for a politician first the public thereafter.

The political leader must have farsightedness progressive vision for the well being of the nation not for personal political gain to make wealth at the cost of the nation’s depredation in any form.

I would think the the Syrian government should carry out effective reforms so the job and per ca pita income increases further and any other immediate necessary reform that is required.

However, having said all the above I must reveal the fact that because of the article and discussion the author will be informed and realize certain aspect of the issue more vividly before embarking into action and avert confronting the dire consequences.

By: abulandalus Tue, 01 Feb 2011 02:28:53 +0000 I was in syria a week ago for 40 days. I am a syrian american and have resided in america for 35 years.
I have never felt more safe in any country I have visited other than syria. They do not tollerate violence, theft, or any petty crime. The citizen or tourist is treated with the utmost respect. My children can walk the street at midnight with no fear. They have the best technology available in stores for less than we do in america. They have access to the internet and all satelite channels.
They have more fruit and vegitable variety available than I’ve seen in america at cheap prices. They have the best dining experience even at a fast food restaurant.
They are generous and helpful people and they love thier leader Bashar al assad who in my opinion is the most genuine good hearted and generous leader in the world.
And his wife is second to none in relation to humanitarian works in syria and abroad. Not to mention the helpful police and dedicated millitary. I am now working on leaving america and relocating in homs.

By: altruistic Mon, 31 Jan 2011 06:05:56 +0000 Is Syria ready to be a Democracy? I think yes. FerasM do not be afraid, trust in the light that is more powerful than the darkness. Iraq was sabotaged by the Saudis, who influenced the Sunnis in Iraq, that is why so many people died. The Saudis do not want a successful Democracy in Iraq. Iran would sabotage a Democratic Syria, because it is not in their interest.

By: Albertabound Mon, 31 Jan 2011 00:43:53 +0000 We are all spectators now… how quickly we forgot Tiananmen Square where the regime used the military to quell the protests. This is clearly an option for the Egyptians – it worked. Is there any doubt that it North Korea wouldn’t go this far? The irony is that if the military is used, the USA can be blamed, if it isn’t and an Islamic regime replaces the current one, the USA will be blamed as well. It’s a no win scenario for the West. Frankly, the Egyptians have the constitutional right to internal strife under the philosophy entrenched in the US constitution expressed as the right to bear arms.

By: mheld45 Sun, 30 Jan 2011 22:19:36 +0000 This article has major grammatical and stylistic problems. The first two paragraphs are hardly up to the standard of professional writing.

By: Mico Sun, 30 Jan 2011 14:23:03 +0000 Good article, must address the maturity, or coming to age of the Arab world. That means the Arab world can no longer be run an unpopular group, Military or religious. This is a clear message to the Mullahs of Iran, they have now been put on notice. So it should be clear to the Syrian dictator, the age of blaming all the wrong on the Jewish state makes no sense. The only way to protect the people and their leaders is to elect from the populace leaders for a predetermined period.
Manipulation of media and manipulation of the thougts of people in the age of the internet, is plain ridiculous and will recoil at the instigators.
This said, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Katar are using TV to penetrate and influence the Arab Public beyobd their countries, or their legitimate borders.
They forget that they are sitting as ilegitimate governments themselves (not elected).
The Arab world is definitly gaining education and thus, ultimately, will gain the right to chose.

By: Farfoor Sun, 30 Jan 2011 09:36:01 +0000 @ d3v: right on brother, go do an internet search on Mr Farid Ghadry.

You will understand everything, including how you are being hand-fed your news by the media.

By: jophoenix Sun, 30 Jan 2011 05:45:48 +0000 Gandhi wrote ” Whan I dispare, I rember that all through histroy the ways of truth and love always won. Ther have been tytants and murders, and for a time they can seem invuncuble, but in the end they fall. Think about it always.” that said WHY and how can anyone be surprised?
While we have our wants and needs so to have others and although I see the precived fear the time of is now for honesty about expections that the land grab in the middle east is over, President Carter is the man with answers and no one wants to go there if we dont turn to Carter the light of any hope in Egypt will be lost just as the 30 year opening has gone so to will ANY hope go..
Good luck seeing truth..with deep sadness jw

By: Sinbad1 Sun, 30 Jan 2011 05:00:11 +0000 The Egyptian Government is seen as a puppet of the US.

The Syrian Government is not seen as a puppet of the US and can even use the antagonism of the US towards Syria as an excuse for its poor performance. So it seems that the Syrian Government will probably survive because of its stance against Israel and the US.
Jordan will probably be the next to fall.

By: Farfoor Sun, 30 Jan 2011 02:05:57 +0000 y

Do you know who Farid Ghadry is?
Do you know that he is an pro-Israeli and a member of the AIPCA?
Do you know how representative that is in the Arab world?
Do you know that this self-styled champion of Syrian and Arab freedom goes by the name of Frank Ghadry in the US?
Do you know that he has been out of the country since the age of 10?

Reuters tells you “The opinions expressed are his own” in the preamble to Ghadry’s article. But then someone has to pick his article amongst others, don’t they? Someone has to promote his, ie Israel’s, cause.

Do you know the reason why Al-Jazeera is so popular amongst Arabs who have become disillusioned with Western media since the first Gulf War? You’re looking at it right here.