NATO Data: 70% Syrians Support Assad, Only 10% Support Foreign Backed Rebel Terrorists


Aug. 6, 2013


LONDON — After two years of civil war, support for the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad was said to have sharply increased.

NATO has been studying data that told of a sharp rise in support for Assad. The data, compiled by Western-sponsored activists and organizations, showed that a majority of Syrians were alarmed by the Al Qaida takeover of the Sunni revolt and preferred to return to Assad, Middle East Newsline reported.

“The people are sick of the war and hate the jihadists more than Assad,” a Western source familiar with the data said. “Assad is winning the war mostly because the people are cooperating with him against the rebels.”

The data, relayed to NATO over the last month, asserted that 70 percent of Syrians support the Assad regime. Another 20 percent were deemed neutral and the remaining 10 percent expressed support for the rebels.

The sources said no formal polling was taken in Syria, racked by two years of civil war in which 90,000 people were reported killed. They said the data came from a range of activists and independent organizations that were working in Syria, particularly in relief efforts.

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    Rehmat 13 August, 2013 at 04:21 Reply

    “At issue is Syria, Hizbullah, Iran and Hamas. Israel wants all regional rivals removed. It’s part of its Greater Middle East agenda. It’s willing to wage regional war,” says Stephen Lendman, an American Jewish writer, June 24, 2013.

    Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al- Assad has made impressive military gains in recent weeks over the western-funded rebels in Qusayr and other strategic areas bordering Israel and Turkey. Furthermore, Lebanese army with the help of Hizbullah has succeeded in taking-over Syrian rebel enclave in Sidon. Ahmad al-Assir, the Salafi supporter of anti-Assad rebels, along with dozens of his supporters are killed or captured in the process.

    As result of these recent set-backs, the pro-US/Israel/NATO ‘Friends of Syria’ met in Doha, Qatar this week. The members of the group (the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, and Qatar) are the same who destroyed Africa’s most prosperous and liberal Muslim nation of Libya – because Qaddafi regime posed a threat to Israel.

    “I would not have done if I had not been Jewish. I wore my flag in fidelity to my name and my loyalty to Zionism and Israel,” French Jewish scholar Bernard-Henri Levy told 900 Jewish delegates attending French Israel Lobby (CRIF) conference in Paris in November 2011. Levy is close associate and adviser to former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and the current president Francois Hollande. Both Sarkozy and Hollande were born into Jewish families.

    Early this month, French Jewish Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, warned the western powers that the recent military gains by the Syrian military loyal to Bashar al-Assad should be stopped before reaching the province of Aleppo, part of which is controlled by western-armed rebels.

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