'I did not join the armed forces to see this army harm its own people'--General Tlas urging defections


by FG

In a subpost at Syria comment, Joshua Landis includes a copy of a declaration fro Syria's top defector who writes, " I call for all my comrades in armed forces, whatever their rank in the hierarchy, who are dragged into this fight against their Syrian fellows and against their own ideals, to end supporting this regime."

I also like Landis analysis.  Landis writes:

The Tlas defection sends the sign that the regime is done for. No longer is this uprising merely about angry young men in the countryside. It has reached to the very top. The elite Sunnis are looking for the exit door – but it will be hard to replicate this defection. Manaf got the golden parachute into Paris. His family is all out – his father, brother, wife and children. He planned this carefully. He has the power and the means.

Other generals have no bodyguards, no visas, no money…. It will be a long and painful process for most to defect (but you can bet that many want out, as in Iran, where they and their families are also threatened  by a very similar regime).

What is more the Alawite officers have their backs to the wall. 

See: //syriacomment.com/


Significantly, on the day following Syria's big defection, Iranian Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi hinted of what all Iranians alread know--that the Khamenei regime is ready, willing and able to unleash an Assad like slaughter of civilians, their property, their lives and their relatives if they get any ideas of protesting for freedom and justice.  From Enduring America:

Heidar Moslehi says the repetition of the unrest that followed the 2009 presidential elections will not be allowed in the country....

Moslehi noted that some leaders of that “sedition” are thinking about restarting political activities and posing new challenges to the Islamic Revolution....

“The Intelligence Ministry is completely monitoring all such currents and will handle them so that people will not face any challenges or even feel [they are being] challenged,” he added. 


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The Truth always Prevails

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The reality is that the shiism is false just like the so caled "democracy" in Iran and Syria.  The iranian and syrian people are sick of the criminals ruling their countries.  Assad and Khamenei know this but they are more interested in delaying the inevitable, i.e. getting hung from a lamppost.  

General Tlas did the right thing by abandoning the alawi dictatorship persecuting the Sunni Muslim majority in Syria.  When the iranian people muster enough guts to fight the shiite terrorists ruling them, then they too will have their freedom.

Arash Kamangir

Sardaran of Sepah to learn

by Arash Kamangir on

The sardaran of sepah pasdaran should learn from this honest syrian general as similar fate for pasdaran will soon follow up in Iran.


Are these 3 Syrian attitudes also widespread in Iran as well?

by FG on


1. Many state employees in Syria have turned against the regime but are staying in their jobs, he added, saying they are "defecting silently."

2.  Few government officials believe the government's version of Syria's uprising, which holds that the regime is battling foreign-backed terrorists. "Everyone inside government knows exactly what is going on," he said.

3.  Political alliances are hard to keep secret in a state institution, he said. "From the security guard at the gate to the highest post in the institution, it's known to everyone and especially the authorities what the political position of the person is," he said.

(The descriptions come from a Wall Street Journal article which Syria Comment mentions.

See: //online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303684004577508982056619046.html   

Either way, the clear message of both regimes to their people is: "BEHAVE OR WE'LL KILL YOU ALL"   Yet both regimes claim legitimacy and popularity which is long since gone.