Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has won a landslide victory in the Syrian presidential poll with 88.7 percent of the vote. This will secure him a third seven-year term in office amidst a bloody civil war, which stemmed from protests against his rule.
“I declare the victory of Dr Bashar Hafez Assad as president of the Syrian Arab Republic with an absolute majority of the votes cast in the election,” parliament speaker Mohammad Laham said in a televised address from his office in the Syrian parliament.
The heavy turn-out by voters in Syria and abroad has proved beyond any doubt that president Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian people believe in democracy even after under attack for the last three years by United States and its “willing thugs” to destroy another stable Arab country for Israel.
Tehran has praised the heavy turn-out of Syrians to cast a vote in spite of threats by the foreign-funded rebels, as a sign of victory for a democratic rule in Syria.
“We firmly support democracy and the choice of Syrian people,” Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Wednesday.
As expected, the Jewish Lobby controlled Obama administration rejected the Syrian election, calling it “a disgrace”. “Today’s presidential election in Syria is a disgrace. Bashar al-Assad has no more credibility today than he did yesterday,” US State Department spokeswoman Marie Elizabeth Harf told reporters on Tuesday in Washington. Harf is former employee of CIA and Jewish advocacy group, Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Her husband is Jewish.
The great majority of 15 million registered voters believe that their participation in the election is not just to endorse the existing Ba’athist regime of al-Assad, but to tell the US and its stooges to get lost and let Syrians decide their own fate.
“This is our duty, we can’t allow people from outside to decide for us. Our duty is to vote – in order to protect our country,” says Usam Hammami, a Damascus resident.
Ali Neezam, a nut shop assistant gets emotional: “Even if there are mortar bombs like the terrorists promise us, we’ll go and vote for Bashar Assad. This is our right!”
According to a recent survey conducted by Zogby Research Center among six Arab countries, shows that despite the repeated insistence by a number of western-puppet Arab leaders — as well as American Zionist lobby groups — that the US should do more militarily to oust al-Assad, significant majorities in all surveyed countries opposed any form of U.S. military engagement, including establishing “no-fly zones,” carrying out air strikes, or even supplying more advanced weapons to rebel forces.
As I posted here many times that the West is not interested in bringing democracy to any Muslim-majority state, as it has always turned out to be anti-Israel regime. The so-called “Arab Spring” was given birth by the US State Department and several Jewish think tanks to hijack the public outcry against the pro-US repressive regimes in the Middle East. The questions of democratic legitimacy have never determined US relationships with any state where the US had strategic and economic interests. If a commitment to democracy and democratic governance was the determining factor for US support, the Obama Administration would not be in alliance with the dictatorship of the royalists in the Gulf states, it would have condemned the coups in Honduras and Egypt, not given diplomatic or economic support to the coup in Ukraine, and would not be supporting right-wing elements in Venezuela attempting to destabilize the democratically-elected government in that country.
“International politics is not governed by principles. It is a set of interests that meet or contradict. And such interests can be typically applied in Syria. For, the sympathy or hate which some feel for the Syrian regime remain useless feelings. And the most important thing is the international balance of powers,” wrote Al-Akhbar Daily.
Three Canadians, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Elias Hazineh and Tony Seed along with distinguished parliamentarians and independent observers and NGOs from four continents – from Venezuela, Bolivia and Brazil to Pakistan, India and the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, from Uganda to the Russian Federation, are in Syria to monitor the election.
The Zionist controlled mainstream media accounts of Syria paint a desolate, sectarian picture of the country where people in areas secured by the Syrian army are miserable and where people, above all, want to see President Bashar al-Assad gone. On the contrary, Eva Bartlett who visited Syria recently, found widespread support for president al-Assad.