Some people wonder whether there is a link between the Ghouta massacre in Damascus committed by the Assad regime and the massacre committed by Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in the Rabaa Al-Adawiyya and Al-Nahda Squares. Yes, there is; it is the same brutal and cowardly hand that wants to violate our countries. This hand is not concerned by the blood that flows; it is only concerned with clinging to power at any cost. It is not moved by the tears of children, the cries of the mothers who have lost their babies, the pain of bereaved wives who have lost their husbands and sole providers, or the mourning families. Such things do not move the thugs’ consciences.
Sadly, the thugs are being helped and encouraged by unjust forces in the world which go against the teachings of Islam and Muslims. Such people refuse to allow Muslims to be in government and have been joined by some Arab states which claim to govern in accordance with the book of God and the teachings of His Messenger, all the while ruling with tyranny and corruption. They fear that the revolution will reach their countries and shake their thrones so they have made a deal with the Zionists in America and Israel to overthrow the Islamic regime in Egypt and prevent the Islamic project in the region. They are doing the same in Syria, even though they claim to support the Syrian Revolution and are demanding the overthrow of Assad; in truth, they support the brute.
Ask the Director of Saudi intelligence, Bandar bin Sultan, who sent his representatives to the regime in Damascus with funds to buy weapons from Russia in order to turn the situation into a civil war. Forget about his statements calling for a US strike to overthrow the Assad regime rather than it being “limited”, which is what Obama wants. The US president is happy to see the dictator stay in power and even increase his strength. Unless he is removed, Assad’s popularity will grow because he will be seen as a hero who stood up to the US; the people will forget about the Ghouta massacre, along with the other crimes he has committed over the past two and a half years. This is exactly what they did with Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1956 and Saddam Hussein in the nineties; the scenario is being repeated, with tyrants turned into heroes for a while, until the West deems that they have served their purpose. In Assad’s case, he hasn’t fully destroyed Syria yet, so they will keep him in power until he has completed the job.
The same can be said for Egypt and Al-Sisi, whose personality was studied carefully by US intelligence, as happens with all of their agents. They know that he is a man with a lust for power and authoritarianism; this was confirmed by the US delegation which visited him post-coup. He was chosen over others to carry out America’s plans in Egypt, so his image has been polished and he is described as a strong man. Moreover, the media has compared him to Nasser to appeal to the nostalgia of Arab nationalism and hostility towards Israel, as well as all the other false dawns promoted by Nasser, Hafez Al-Assad, Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi until they settled on Basher Al-Assad. Like father like son, Assad the younger has never fired a shot in anger against Israel despite it occupying Syrian land for more than 30 years. Instead, the Assads have acted as guard dogs for Israel’s security agencies, along with that other “strategic treasure” Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. That came to an abrupt halt with the election of Mohamed Morsi as president in Egypt, which is why he had to be removed and replaced by someone, Al-Sisi, who fits the bill as a US-Israeli stooge.
There is little or no difference between Bashar Al-Assad and Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi; they are two sides of the same coin that only has value in the Zio-American market, which now covers Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt. So the struggle has to go on, and the people of Egypt and Syria will not rest until they defeat the forces of oppression and rid themselves of Assad and Al-Sisi, each part of the same brutal hand of corruption.
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