Originally posted by dodgec24
Syria is definitely not the way the media portrays it at all. One of my colleagues from work is originally from Syria and I had an interesting
conversation with him the other day. He told me his brother still resides in one of the major cities (I forget which one) but the story he told me was
that he keeps in constant contact over the phone with his brother. While on the phone with his brother he asked him if he was "OK" and his brother
questioned him to what he was inquiring about. His brother said to him "yes I'm fine, I'm eating lunch in the center of the city with a friend". My
colleague then inquired about the bombings and shootings by the government in Syria, his brother claimed that there was no such uprising or attempt by
the government to attack the citizens.
This is a flat out fabrication of facts. (or lies, call a spade a spade)
I have been to Syria. Things are not as your "colleague" describes!
Maybe he is in the Assad government, or maybe you are??? Newbie.
I have many friends from and in Syria.
My best friend here in Abu Dhabi, an EE with the National Drilling Company, is also from Syria.
His parents fled to Paris a few months ago.
He is always asking why the US is not helping as we did in Libya, etc.
I also point out that the US did not help Bahrain last year either.
The US only helps those where the US can profit, e.g: OIL
Here is a little clip from Al Jazeera (English): (but I guess they are corrupted MSM as well?)
Syrians Flee to Lebanon, March 6, 2012
Thousands of Syrians fleeing a military crackdown by the government of Bashar al-Assad have crossed into neighbouring Lebanon, the United Nations
says. The reports came as the Syrian president told state media that his government was determined to press on with a planned reform programme and to
fight the "terrorists" it blames for the violence.
I guess your "colleague" had a wrong number or the wrong country.
Maybe he is Libyan, not Syrian.
Check the facts for yourself as I did, then come back and relate as to how wonderful and peaceful it is in Syria.
Good luck on your trip to Damascus!
ETA: S&F for you OP. What you say is true, the propaganda is out there but the real situation is still dire!
edit on 7-3-2012 by tomdham because: (no reason given)