Saturday, June 11, 2011
Tuyus jabalieh heading for the slaughterhouse
In Syria we refer to stubborn belligerent idiots as “tuyus jabalieh” or mountain goats. No one can reason with them. They bully, torment, torture and then kill everyone in sight just to prove that they have the firepower and will use it as they please. Yet, when faced with superior power, they do not fight back; they go quiet, squirm and flee. Force is the only language they understand.
The psychopathic Assad family and its close relatives think it is brave to kill the defenceless, mutilate their bodies, bomb their houses, burn their crops and slaughter their animals. Genghis Khan was a brutal warrior; Maher Al Assad is just a coward and spoilt brat with limited intelligence, a bad temper and too much loot soaked with Lebanese and Syrian blood.
Where were he and the rest of the Assad clan when Israeli jets buzzed their palaces in the Alawite Mountains and bombed military sites near Damascus and Deir Al Zor? Have they ever tried to defend the country or fight for the return of the Golan which their father lost through incompetence and stubborn bravado?
Supreme idiocy is in their genes; they are now shooting down their political options one by one, burning their bridges with the civilised world and pushing themselves into a tight corner. In the end they will flee then be pursued and slaughtered. In the meantime many more innocent men women and children will fall victims to the Assads’ insatiable greed and lust for power.
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan has despaired with them after trying hard to save them from themselves and now even the Israelis are giving up on them as true long-term allies! Their naive message to the West that Syria would descend into chaos if they were to fall does not impress anyone. The world can see through their criminal attempts to ignite sectarian wars in a country that respects diversity and religious freedom. The Iranians, Russians and Chinese all have their own agendas and will be quick to switch sides or find new Syrian allies when the Assads are mortally wounded.
Nor will the Syrian public fall for their lies and pitiful tactic of alternating between brutality and apparent civility; more than 1,500 people have already been murdered in cold blood and when the current show of force in Jisr Al-Shugour is over the regime will again (yawn) offer meaningless concessions then shoot down more protesters.
The people are no longer afraid and many are determined to fight for freedom and avenge the death, torture or incarceration of their relatives, friends and other fellow citizens.
The Genie is out of the bottle and will not calm down until it has consigned this regime and its sympathisers to the dustbin of history.