"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Monday, February 15, 2016

President al-Assad: Popular organizations are the bridge between government and society, solution to crisis would be through national reconciliations and committing to constitution- SANA

Damascus, SANA-President Bashar al-Assad met on Monday members of the central Bar Association and the affiliated councils in the Syrian cities.
The President affirmed the important role played by popular organizations and syndicates as they can play a basic role and a bridge between the government and society in a lot of sectors.
President al-Assad added that the role of those organizations doesn’t stop at defending the sector they represent, but it goes beyond to raise awareness in the national and political meaning.
The President went on to say that talking about rights and law actually means talking about the safety of society, adding that when this sector is good, the Homeland will be perfect and capable of defending the oppressed, but to do so, all should work for developing the laws and the legal system related to the task of lawyers and judges.
President al-Assad presented a political brief on the latest developments related to the crisis in Syria, saying that the war to which Syria is exposed is not only during the last 5-years, but it was at least during the last three decades, adding “it is a war of terms that has actually started with the emergence of satellites and TV channels that expanded with the coming of internet to each house.”
The President affirmed that the Arabs have failed in this part (the terms), saying “If there were successes in Syria during the past decades, they have been achieved because of our understanding on the political level to those terms.”
President al-Assad added “when we talk about the crisis and the division would be in the political and media discourse on the patriotism and non-patriotism, in other words, at the beginning of the crisis, when one of them said we are against violence of the two sides, simply he/ she didn’t differentiate between the concept of the state and the terrorist, he/she doesn’t know the duties of the state and the duties of the others, who bears weapon and who doesn’t, who has the right to shoot fire and who has not, a lot of people had no distinction between the concept of the government and the state… the government is part of the state, but it is not the whole state… so, we were unable to distinct between opposing the state or opposing the government.”