Saturday, May 7, 2011

Syria's activists reach out to Assad: "You will be the pride of contemporary Syria ... You're not Kadhafi!"

AFP - "Syrian opposition figures called on President Bashar al-Assad Saturday to embrace democracy and hold elections within six months, saying he could transform the country and become a source of pride. Addressing Assad, The Syrian Revolution 2011 Facebook page said "The solution is simple: Stop shooting at demonstrators, allow peaceful demonstrations, remove all your photos and those of your father, release all political prisoners, allow political pluralism and free elections in six months." The page, a motor of anti-regime protests, said "you will be the pride of contemporary Syria if you can transform Syria from a dictatorship into a democracy. Syrians would be grateful for that, and it is possible to do."
This is the first time that anyone in the opposition has offered such detailed proposals in seven weeks of protests in which hundreds have been killed in a violent crackdown.
"You have been the head of the government for 11 years, and that is enough for a democrat," the statement said. "You are not Kadhafi,... You are young, civilised, intelligent and open. Why do you act like him. Why do you want blood flowing? Why do you want Syria to fall into the an abyss?"
It also asked Assad to sack his advisers...
"If you do this, you will save Syria, and Israel will tremble with fear. Otherwise it is Israel which wins and Syria who loses. You have always talked about resistance against Israel. The time has arrived to confirm this with action not words."

1 comment:

Murad said...

These "activists" are Muslim Brotherhood as has been previously proven.