Tens Of Thousands Syrian Pro Govt Protesters. in Politics/Current Events Posted April 12, 2011 · Report reply It is sometimes the case that foreign elements are attempting to destabilize the domestic politics of some countries. It is also sometimes the case that the peoples' wish to revolt is popular and legitimate. When this societal-wide support is observed, the social transformation is usually straightforward and easy to recognize from the outside. Egypt and Iran were genuine social transformations where the decision was made to throw off the bridle of negative foreign influence. In Bahrain the Shias there were not initially asking for the overthrow of the ruling Khalifa family. Only after the initial repression occurred there did the demands escalate to an overthrow of the family. In Libya, the revolt there may have been legitimate, but the foreign intervention we have witnessed is highly questionable. I cannot really tell you much about Yemen, though we have seen major defections in the government as well as a shifting of tribal allegiances. Sometimes there is foreign intervention, so anyone who attempts to make judgments about the legitimacy of popular uprisings without giving heavy importance to the will of the people is not making their proper due diligence. Syria's government is in tact and the tribal and ethnic leaders give legitimacy to Bashar al-Asad. Even though it would be preferable to actually see Assad's government popularly elected, the consensus there is that given the current political environment, Syria is better off with Bashar al-Assad at the helm. Do you think the Syrians wish to see the anarchy of Iraq visit their society? Why is it so easy to volunteer other nations for war and revolution? As if it is any of our business anyway. The Syrian government was the only Arab government to support Iran during the imposed war of the 1980s. Iran would be foolish to sell out her friends, so let's think rationally about these events.