Syria's Ambassador

(Washington Times) Oubai Shahbandar - An urgent dose of democratic reform would prove to be an effective inoculation to the despotism and terror proliferation of Bashar Assad's Syria. Assad's latest weapon of mass deception is his ambassador to the U.S., Imad Moustapha, billed by some as a "reformer" and "fresh face." In reality, this facade is nothing but a cynical attempt to lure our country into a false sense of comfort with the status quo of Syria's dictatorship. In truth, however, Moustapha is merely attempting to repackage the old, tired Ba'athist agenda of despotism, corruption, and terror. In fact, Syria's new PR blitz somewhat mirrors attempts made by the Wahhabi monarchy of Saudi Arabia to make palpable their version of Islamist extremism to the American public. The writer is an activist with the Reform Party of Syria.

2004-02-12 00:00:00

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