Video of Landis Commentary on Assad’s Speech

Speech to the Syrian Parliament by President Bashar al-Assad: Wednesday, March 30, 2011.

President Bashar al-Assad’s Speech to the Syrian Parliament, Wednesday, March 30, 2011, following the wave of demonstrations, protest, and counter demonstrations that swept the country for the previous two weeks. Mr. Speaker, Ladies and gentlemen, members of the People’s Assembly, It gives me a great pleasure to meet you once again in this distinguished place, […]

“Syria: the boldness of Bashar al-Assad” by Brian Whitaker

Brian Whitaker has the best commentary on the Assad speech that I have read so far – and not just because he quotes from Syria Comment – although it helps. Syria: the boldness of Bashar al-Assad Brian Whitaker, Guardian, Thursday 31 March 2011 Bashar al-Assad’s seemingly relaxed attitude to reform is either supreme confidence or […]

Syrian Reactions to the President’s Speech

These are comments by Syrians and one Israeli living abroad who heard the President’s speech: I just got a call from some of my hard core syrian friends. This is what one said: “Finally, i respect bashar. He has showed that he is a real man. He has spared the country bloodshed. Any sign of […]