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July 3, 2013 - 11:29 am

When dictators make a funny (from the AP):

The Syrian regime, which is seeking to crush a more than two-year revolt against its own rule, is urging Egypt’s president to step down in line with his people’s wishes.

Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi says the only way Egypt can overcome its crisis is if President Mohammed Morsi realizes that the overwhelming majority of the Egyptian people reject his presence and want him out.

Al-Zoubi told reporters in Damascus Wednesday that Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood is a “terrorist” organization and a “U.S. tool.”

Morsi last month enraged Syrian officials by announcing he was severing ties with Damascus and closing its embassy in the Syrian capital.

The Syrian uprising began because Syrians who wanted to follow in the footsteps of other oppressed Arab Spring countries rose up in peaceful protest against Assad but were met with snipers, artillery fire, air attacks and chemical weapons.

While the cable news networks are obsessed with the George Zimmerman trial, you can at least follow Tahrir Square via the Reuters livestream.

 

 

Bridget Johnson is a career journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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There are many differences between the situation in Syria and Egypt. Muslim Brotherhood islamists are fighting Syrian people together with Salafists. The Syrian Army is trying to get rid of these islamists as they are terrorizing the Syrian people.

President Assad is still in power because he has a strong support by the Syrian people, a support that is growing as the islamists are getting more violent and extreme, a while back they beheaded 30 shia men who tried to flee from their besieged town near Aleppo. They put their heads on poles near the various entrances of that shia-village.

That's the kind of mentality that the Syrian Army is fighting. It's this kind of mentality that is potentially behind Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood, who is funded by Qatar and the US.

As a European it is rather shocking to see the way president Assad is portrayed as an evil dictator who would have met peaceful demonstrators with rifles, whereas the situation was quite different: peaceful demonstrators started to burn police-stations and they started to shoot at policemen.

Now Takfiri-muslims are waging a jihad against shia-muslims and sunni-muslims who are not extreme enough.

President Assad has every right to say that President Morsi should step down, because the people in Tahrir-square in Egypt and Assad know the evil ways of extreme islamism.
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Nice to see Assad hasn't lost his sense of humor.
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Hahaha. That is funny. That's Assad's little dig for for working to bring Assad down. Buh-bye Morsi.
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