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The Syrian government will resign on Tuesday and a new cabinet will see the light within 24 hours, a high-ranking official in Damascus told AFP.

"The government will tender its resignation today and a new cabinet should be formed within 24 hours," the official said on condition of anonymity.

Syria has been gripped by a wave of deadly dissent since mid-March which has put President Bashar al-Assad under unprecedented pressure as protesters call for reforms.

Assad, who rose to power in 2000, is expected in the days to come to address his people to announce the end of a state of emergency in Syria, in force since the ruling Baath party took power in 1963.

Prime Minister Mohammed Naji Otri formed his government in 2003 and it was last re-shuffled in April 2009.

Pro-Assad rally

We are here to show the real will of the Syrian people, and that is to protect and supporter their president, may God protect him

Raghad, Syrian president supporter

Thousands of supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad poured into central Damascus in a show of support for their leader, who is facing unprecedented domestic pressure amid a wave of dissent.

All roads leading to Sabeh Bahrat ("Seven Seas") square in Damascus were cut off by police armed with batons, as men, women and children raised Syrian flags and pictures of Assad and his father, late president Hafez al-Assad.

"The people want Bashar al-Assad," they chanted in unison, under a massive picture of their blue-eyed president that had been hoisted on Syria's central bank.

"We are here to show the real will of the Syrian people, and that is to protect and supporter their president, may God protect him," said a young woman named Raghad, who turned out early for the rally with her sisters.

"This rally is to stop the plot to destroy Syrian unity," said a man who identified himself as Abu Khodr.

"Bashar al-Assad is the spine of Syria. Without him, our country will be pushed into chaos."

The rally comes after a pledge by the authorities to lift the state of emergency in force since the ruling Baath party took power in 1963, sparked by two weeks of increasingly violent protests against the rule of Assad.

Assad, who came to power in 2000, is expected to address his people in the days to come and announce a string of reforms.

http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/03/29/143406.html

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In your link http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/03/29/143406.html

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"In Damascus, hundreds of thousands of Assad supporters turned out for a massive rally at the Sabeh Bahrat ("Seven Fountains") square on Tuesday, in a state-organized popular show of force."

People had been asked to come out and show support for Assad via the various government controlled media. Those 'supporters' are safe in the knowledge they wont be getting a bullet in the head or a baton across the back of the head, or tear gas, or getting locked up.

When he allows the opposition access to state media to call for a protest, and protesters have no fear of being abused for protesting, then and ONLY then will we see whether he has popular support or whether the masses want him gone.

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In your link http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/03/29/143406.html

It says

"In Damascus, hundreds of thousands of Assad supporters turned out for a massive rally at the Sabeh Bahrat ("Seven Fountains") square on Tuesday, in a state-organized popular show of force."

People had been asked to come out and show support for Assad via the various government controlled media. Those 'supporters' are safe in the knowledge they wont be getting a bullet in the head or a baton across the back of the head, or tear gas, or getting locked up.

When he allows the opposition access to state media to call for a protest, and protesters have no fear of being abused for protesting, then and ONLY then will we see whether he has popular support or whether the masses want him gone.

1) truck loads of weapons was seized coming from Lebanon, which syrians on the border claimed to be coming from the Future Movement thugs

2) Future movement thugs are bribing (or trying to bribe) syrians in Lebanon to go out in protest against Assad... but guess what irishboy, they refused and faced the death threats from the US backed Future movement thugs head on.

So, thing sin Syria are a bit more complicated than your regurgitated blabber of what the west call tyrannical regimes

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1) truck loads of weapons was seized coming from Lebanon, which syrians on the border claimed to be coming from the Future Movement thugs

2) Future movement thugs are bribing (or trying to bribe) syrians in Lebanon to go out in protest against Assad... but guess what irishboy, they refused and faced the death threats from the US backed Future movement thugs head on.

So, thing sin Syria are a bit more complicated than your regurgitated blabber of what the west call tyrannical regimes

Going to back up those claims with valid news sources?

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Seems like a power struggle happened among the Alawite elite due to those protests and the emergency etc and Assad and Co came out on top. Lets just see how reformist they are. A similar thing happened within the Khalifa family in Bahrain during the protests against them. There the supposedly more peaceful king was made to take a back seat by the hardliners led by by his Uncle, the worlds longest serving prime minster who called in the Saudis

Im appalled to see links from AlArabiya here, everyone knows its a Saudi rag. Lets all just stick with nice old presstv.

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http://www.presstv.ir/detail/172139.html :wub:

When he allows the opposition access to state media to call for a protest, and protesters have no fear of being abused for protesting, then and ONLY then will we see whether he has popular support or whether the masses want him gone

Of course he doesn't have popular support. Hes in power because he has the guns. Just like every other ruler in the middle east. The Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions would have been the same as Bahrain or Syra if the military had not turned against the government.

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Im appalled to see links from AlArabiya here, everyone knows its a Saudi rag. Lets all just stick with nice old presstv.

I just copied in the link from the OP. As for PressTV, unfortuately they cant be considered impartial towards Syria either, as Syria is a major ally of Iran. Likewise Al-Manar, as Hezbollah is very close to Assad. Its hard to find unbiased news sources when it comes to Syria.

Of course he doesn't have popular support. Hes in power because he has the guns. Just like every other ruler in the middle east. The Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions would have been the same as Bahrain or Syra if the military had not turned against the government.

Good analysis :)

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The lion of Syria promised to punish the "conspirators" and to bring to justice the Saudi-Zionist agents. Aljazeerra reports

Yeah, the muderous dictator Assad promised to follow in the footsteps of his murderous father by ordering his security forces to crush those legitimate protestors who want democratic reform in their country, just like fellow protestors recently have been protesting for in many Middle Eastern countries. I guess the 'Emergency' law introduced by his father 48 years ago, is going to stay since this must be the longest emegency in history. At least Assad has the courtesy to back up his claims with solid evidence of "outside conspirators". Oh wait...., he offered no solid evidence at all!!

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Yeah, the muderous dictator Assad promised to follow in the footsteps of his murderous father by ordering his security forces to crush those legitimate protestors who want democratic reform in their country, just like fellow protestors recently have been protesting for in many Middle Eastern countries. I guess the 'Emergency' law introduced by his father 48 years ago, is going to stay since this must be the longest emegency in history. At least Assad has the courtesy to back up his claims with solid evidence of "outside conspirators". Oh wait...., he offered no solid evidence at all!!

The West will not succeed in turning Syria into one of their monarchy or dictator puppets to serve the Zionist hegemonic colonialists: insha'Allah! Bashar al-Assad is loved by his people and this was shown in Damascus for the world to see and nobody can deny it.

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The West will not succeed in turning Syria into one of their monarchy or dictator puppets to serve the Zionist hegemonic colonialists: insha'Allah! Bashar al-Assad is loved by his people and this was shown in Damascus for the world to see and nobody can deny it.

Well as Reuters is considered a valid source of news to quote from in the Bahrain thread on protests, I guess its accepted as a good news source, even for Syria news.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/news/world-news/4824587/Syria-mobilises-thousands-for-pro-Assad-marches

President Bashar al-Assad sought to deflect the greatest challenge to his 11-year rule by mobilising tens of thousands of Syrians in mass rallies across the country on Tuesday in response to pro-democracy protests.

But the government-organised show of mass support suggested Assad was seeking to address his people from a position of strength, adopting a strategy to counter unrest that was once unthinkable in this most tightly controlled of Arab states.

Employees and members of unions controlled by Assad's Baath Party, in power since 1963, said they had been ordered to attend the rallies, where there was heavy presence of security police.

Employees and members of unions controlled by Assad's Baath Party, in power since 1963, said they had been ordered to attend the rallies, where there was heavy presence of security police.

All gatherings and demonstrations not sponsored by the state are banned in Syria, a country of 22 million at the sensitive heart of generations of Middle East conflict.

Yeah, puzzling why a few thousand turn out to back Assad, totally safe in the knowledge no bullets will be heading their way, and also that they wont be sacked the next day. Unlike anti-Dictator protestors being shot and killed and beaten with sticks and locked up without trial due to 'emergency' law in place for 48 years :lol:

Of course the majority of Syrians love ASS'ad :lol:

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The West will not succeed in turning Syria into one of their monarchy or dictator puppets to serve the Zionist hegemonic colonialists: insha'Allah! Bashar al-Assad is loved by his people and this was shown in Damascus for the world to see and nobody can deny it.

Lets just ait and see how this plays out in the coming weeks. Assad may not be loved by the majority but he is better than the alternative. I dont think a Turkey type secular and democratic Syria is likely, Syria might just go the way of Pakistan if he is booted out, Egypt seems to be going in Pakistan's direction too with the military being the real power. Better Asad than a stooge of the chubby Gulf Arabs.

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Seems like a power struggle happened among the Alawite elite due to those protests and the emergency etc and Assad and Co came out on top. Lets just see how reformist they are. A similar thing happened within the Khalifa family in Bahrain during the protests against them. There the supposedly more peaceful king was made to take a back seat by the hardliners led by by his Uncle, the worlds longest serving prime minster who called in the Saudis

Im appalled to see links from AlArabiya here, everyone knows its a Saudi rag. Lets all just stick with nice old presstv.

:wub:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/172139.html :wub:

Of course he doesn't have popular support. Hes in power because he has the guns. Just like every other ruler in the middle east. The Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions would have been the same as Bahrain or Syra if the military had not turned against the government.

Everyone knows that PressTV is just an IRI propaganda rag.

The West will not succeed in turning Syria into one of their monarchy or dictator puppets to serve the Zionist hegemonic colonialists: insha'Allah! Bashar al-Assad is loved by his people and this was shown in Damascus for the world to see and nobody can deny it.

It's all the Zionists fault, eh?

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Yeah, the muderous dictator Assad promised to follow in the footsteps of his murderous father by ordering his security forces to crush those legitimate protestors who want democratic reform in their country, just like fellow protestors recently have been protesting for in many Middle Eastern countries. I guess the 'Emergency' law introduced by his father 48 years ago, is going to stay since this must be the longest emegency in history. At least Assad has the courtesy to back up his claims with solid evidence of "outside conspirators". Oh wait...., he offered no solid evidence at all!!

LOL what can you do about it? except to cry like a BH. Go and sleep on the laps of your little dictator friend, Al-Khalifa of Bahrain. You HYPOCRITES! Getting very emotional when it comes to rival countries, ehhh? But, losing all humanity and becoming the worst supporters of dictators when it comes to puppet friendly dictators (Saudi, Bahrain, Jordan and 10s of more).

Emergency law should be there for at least 400 years. That is what country needs to progress and achieve democratic reforms against Zionist agents and terrorist rats (as Qaddafi described them). ;- )

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LOL what can you do about it? except to cry like a BH. Go and sleep on the laps of your little dictator friend, Al-Khalifa of Bahrain. You HYPOCRITES! Getting very emotional when it comes to rival countries, ehhh? But, losing all humanity and becoming the worst supporters of dictators when it comes to puppet friendly dictators (Saudi, Bahrain, Jordan and 10s of more).

Emergency law should be there for at least 400 years. That is what country needs to progress and achieve democratic reforms against Zionist agents and terrorist rats (as Qaddafi described them). ;- )

Oh the irony, considering the signature picture in your post with "Freedom For Bahrain, No To The Killer Dictator" above it, yet "No Freedom for Syria, and Long live the killer Dictator" and may his emergency laws stay another 400 years :lol:

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Oh the irony, considering the signature picture in your post with "Freedom For Bahrain, No To The Killer Dictator" above it, yet "No Freedom for Syria, and Long live the killer Dictator" and may his emergency laws stay another 400 years :lol:

:D Mr. Irishpotato, the 'emergency laws' are implemented to keep out the Zionist backed dictators. What part of it so difficult to understand? Syria is already free. You failed to provide any evidence of Assad, the son to describe him as a dictator. Unlike western leaders who impose their wills on their own people and other countries who are well known dictators. Just because they are elected doesn't mean they do not run a dictatorial system and agendas. Isn't Obama a dictator? Or British PM?

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:D Mr. Irishpotato, the 'emergency laws' are implemented to keep out the Zionist backed dictators.

Dictators always try find a reason to justify their own dictatorship. I'm sure the Sunni's in Hama were Zionists also :lol:

What part of it so difficult to understand? Syria is already free.

Shame the people are not, since the emergency laws in that near 50 year emergency means they can lock up anyone without trial and throw away the key.

You failed to provide any evidence of Assad, the son to describe him as a dictator.

Yeah, when he was working as a Doctor in the UK and his older brother died, and he was called back to be groomed as the next leader, in an almost monarchy style of succession, without any choice from the people of Syria itself. I guess Bahrain leaders are legitimate leaders also :)

Unlike western leaders who impose their wills on their own people and other countries who are well known dictators. Just because they are elected doesn't mean they do not run a dictatorial system and agendas. Isn't Obama a dictator? Or British PM?

The US Presidential term lasts 4 years and you are only allowed 2 terms, so you can never stay in power more than 8 years. In UK, like most countries, parties are voted in and parties choose their leaders. Labour were unliked and voted out, so Prime Minister is gone. People decide their news leaders, not Daddy :lol:

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^You have no idea what you are talking about, do you? People pick and vote for the candidates from a few limited parties... THE SYSTEM does the rest. more than 70% are declaring themselves against the war, 10% no vote and 20% supports a or the war(s) and imposing their wills on other people. The next time you see the dictatorial systems and governments attacking and gong for the war. Similar examples could be given on other issues as well.

Compare Assad to Bush or Obama, and see how many dictatorial decisions against their own people and against other people of the world they all took.... then you will understand the point here. Yea, sure every 8 years they change, but NOTHING CHANGE in the plans and agendas of tyrants who produce such little presidents, bring them to the top of a few known parties, and ppl who have no choice but to choose one of 'the few' and vote for them. And I am not going to discuss the turnouts...where majority of ppl mostly do not vote at all.

lol older brother died and he went from the UK, that is why he is a brutal dictator like the father? And that is your evidence?

Again, you failed to mention anything about your buddies the Saudi and Bahraini dictators? :D

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You have no idea what you are talking about, do you? People pick and vote for the candidates from a few limited parties... THE SYSTEM does the rest. more than 70% are declaring themselves against the war, 10% no vote and 20% supports a or the war(s) and imposing their wills on other people. The next time you see the dictatorial systems and governments attacking and gong for the war. Similar examples could be given on other issues as well.

Compare Assad to Bush or Obama, and see how many dictatorial decisions against their own people and against other people of the world they all took.... then you will understand the point here. Yea, sure every 8 years they change, but NOTHING CHANGE in the plans and agendas of tyrants who produce such little presidents, bring them to the top of a few known parties, and ppl who have no choice but to choose one of 'the few' and vote for them. And I am not going to discuss the turnouts...where majority of ppl mostly do not vote at all.

Usual drivel!!

lol older brother died and he went from the UK, that is why he is a brutal dictator like the father? And that is your evidence?

It was reply to your "You failed to provide any evidence of Assad, the son to describe him as a dictator.", I did not see you ask for evidence he was a 'brutal' dictator, just a dictator.

Again, you failed to mention anything about your buddies the Saudi and Bahraini dictators? :D

Was not relevant to answer your questions, but keep trying to deflect attention away from your favourite dictator Assad :)

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^You have no idea what you are talking about, do you? People pick and vote for the candidates from a few limited parties... THE SYSTEM does the rest. more than 70% are declaring themselves against the war, 10% no vote and 20% supports a or the war(s) and imposing their wills on other people. The next time you see the dictatorial systems and governments attacking and gong for the war. Similar examples could be given on other issues as well.

Compare Assad to Bush or Obama, and see how many dictatorial decisions against their own people and against other people of the world they all took.... then you will understand the point here. Yea, sure every 8 years they change, but NOTHING CHANGE in the plans and agendas of tyrants who produce such little presidents, bring them to the top of a few known parties, and ppl who have no choice but to choose one of 'the few' and vote for them. And I am not going to discuss the turnouts...where majority of ppl mostly do not vote at all.

lol older brother died and he went from the UK, that is why he is a brutal dictator like the father? And that is your evidence?

Again, you failed to mention anything about your buddies the Saudi and Bahraini dictators? :D

The problem is that there were no other candidates running for the elder Assads post when he died. Bashir was the only candidate to choose from.

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Iraq, Turkey support Syrian president

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has received messages from Iraq and Turkey that support him against conspiracies targeting the country's stability.

Abdul Rahim al-Zuhairi, an advisor to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, and member of the Iraqi parliament, met Assad on Sunday and stressed that the Iraqi government stands by Syria.

Both sides touched on the recent events in Syria and the measures being taken to overcome this stage on the official and popular levels.

Meanwhile, Turkey has said that it will not accept any attempt at destabilizing Syria and underlined that it cares for security, stability and prosperity of the Syrian people as much as it does for its own people.

"Turkey can in no way accept, at this critical and sensitive time, any attempt that may lead to destabilizing Syria or harm the will of reforms in this friendly and brotherly country," spokesman of the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

The spokesman reiterated Ankara's strong support to what President Assad has offered in terms of political, social and economic reforms, expressing full confidence that the Syrian leadership has a pioneering role in this regard.

"It is evident that Syria will set the reforms in motion soon to meet the aspirations of the Syrian people," the statement concluded.

Syrian officials have condemned dissident rallies against the government as part of an enemy plot to divide Syrians and denounced attempts to sow sedition and target the coexistence among Syrian people.

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"It is evident that Syria will set the reforms in motion soon to meet the aspirations of the Syrian people," the statement concluded.

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I suppose he is only 11 years in power and the 'emergency' laws have only been in place 48 years. Give him time :lol:

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People who were silent on Bahrain have no right speak against Assad.

Well, Barak Obama wasn't silent about Bahrain.He asked the king of Bahrain to refrain from violence against protesters.

So I guess you have no problem with him speaking against Assad :

"The United States stands for a set of universal rights, including the freedom of expression and assembly, and believes that governments, including the Syrian government, must address the legitimate aspirations of their people,” Tommy Vietor, spokesman for President Barack Obama’s National Security Council, said today in an e-mailed statement."

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/BNALL-BNCOPY-BNSTAFF-BNTEAMS/2011/03/18/id/389998

If anyone has double standards, it's Khamenei.

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