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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Syrians have every possible reason to remain angry

When I was working in Syrian TV in the early 1990s, I did an interview with an American hostage taken in the late 1980s in Lebanon by Hezbollah of Nasrullah who is an agent of the Mullahs of Iran. I asked the hostage: “Why are you so pale, so white?” He said: “For six continuous years, I did not see the sun.” Then I asked him: “How could you tolerate those six years?” He said: “I remained angry.”

Syrians have not only been hostages but have also been subjected to a real holocaust at the hands of the Assad regime with all sorts of weapons being used against them

Yahya Alaridi

Syria has been hostage now for over half a century taken by the Assad regime, first the father, and now the son.

For the last twelve years, Syrians have not only been hostages but have also been subjected to a real holocaust at the hands of the Assad regime with all sorts of weapons being used against them including those of Russia and Iran as their two occupation forces were brought in to protect the Assad regime.

Syrians were killed, jailed, displaced, and subjected to the use of chemical weapons. Everybody knows that recently a report by a UN investigation committee indicted the Assad regime for using chemical weapons in Douma to the east of Damascus.

Also, the U.S. passed a law indicting the Assad regime for manufacturing and distributing captagon and other kinds of drugs.

I urge Syrians to remain angry like that American hostage and to continue their struggle against the Assad regime and to form a public opinion to mobilize and pressure its governments to rid itself of this tyranny

Yahya Alaridi

And before that, there was the Caesar Act which indicted the Assad regime for killing thousands of Syrians in its jails. All this is happening while the world continues to turn a blind eye to the Syrian holocaust.

That is why I urge Syrians to remain angry like that American hostage and to continue their struggle against the Assad regime and to form a public opinion to mobilize and pressure its governments to rid itself of this tyranny because if it does not move and come to the rescue of Syria and its people, the world will be encountering more dictators and more criminals.

World public opinion has to wake up before more Syrias, and more Ukraines, get killed, wounded or displaced

Yahya Alaridi

Putin and what he has done in Ukraine is a case in point. Had this world stopped Assad and stopped Putin from coming to aid him, the world would not have seen Putin in Ukraine committing the same crimes he had committed in Syria. World public opinion has to wake up before more Syrias, and more Ukraines, get killed, wounded or displaced.

Yahya Alaridi
Yahya Alaridi
PhD in Media and Linguistics, George Town University, USA; Former Dean of the College of Media, Damascus University; Former Director of Channel Two (broadcasting in English), Syrian TV.

1 COMMENT

  1. Dr. Yahia .. thank you 🙏
    we appreciate all your efforts..
    you said the truth ..
    we must remin our angry.. it is will our motivation to reach our victory

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