On February 4, an official White House statement said:
"Assad must halt his campaign of killing and crimes against his own people now. He must step aside and allow a democratic transition to proceed
Since WW II, no combination of nations caused more slaughter, destruction, and human misery globally that America. Moreover, Washington won't
tolerate democracy at home or abroad.
"Assad has no right to lead Syria, and has lost all legitimacy with his people and the international community. The international community must work
to protect the Syrian people from this abhorrent brutality."
International law prohibits interfering in the internal affairs of other nations, including determining the legitimacy of their leaders. Moreover,
Syria's "abhorrent brutality" is entirely Western-backed. It was absent until Washington, key NATO partners, and rogue regional despots intervened,
notably Saudi Arabia, and of course, Israel's very much involved.
"We must work with the Syrian people toward building a brighter future for Syria....The suffering citizens of Syria must know: we are with you, and
the Assad regime must come to an end."
Long-suffering Afghans, Iraqis, Libyans, Somalis, Bahrainis, Yemenis, Palestinians, and many others elsewhere understand the horrors when America
intervenes. So do Syrians. They abhor Washington led meddling in their internal affairs and want no part of it.
In fact, a mid-December Qatar Foundation-funded YouGov Siraj poll found 55% of Syrians back Assad. It contradicts Western discourse of majority
opposition. Except for the London Guardian, the findings were unreported in the West.