posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 10:13 AM
A woman I know that emigrated here from Syria about 20 years ago just came back from visiting family in Syria, she told me that there was nothing
going on like what is being reported on the news here. The people, according to her, have never been as united as they are now. She had nothing very
negative to say about al – Assad; it was not like she was praising him either. Her family apparently owns a successful store in Syria and they are
She even said that once her youngest child finishes schooling here that they are moving back to Syria because, as she said, the United States is not
what they want you to think it is. The economy is horrible, something is ‘very wrong with the people’, and our government/media are compulsive
liars. Then she asked if I wanted to kill her family and people, I said “why would I want to kill any of you? You are a very nice person, and I
assume your family is much like you”. Which was honest on my part, I despise the wars and military intervention in the Middle East.
Then it led to her asking if I would like to go to Syria when she returns, I could help run the store. Obviously I kindly said no, I do not know much
about the country nor can I speak Arabic. But my point here is that, much, if not all, of what you hear from the media are outright LIES. I would
trust someone who has been there within the past month, who has firsthand experience, to give me a more honest review, even if slightly biased, than
our US warmongering media and government.