by Montse Alarcón Flix
An open letter:
Mr. President Bashar Al-Assad,
First, greetings and peace to you and your family and I wish prosperity for your country.
The main purpose of this letter is to thank the “Syrian Electronic Army” on behalf of persons who read the hashtag #Tsarnaev. We are folks around the world who want to get relief for a young man who was falsely imprisoned – and is now on Death Row – for a so-called bombing, that took place at the Marathon race in Boston in 2013.
I’m referring to the hacking of CBS News by your clever “SEA” – the Syrian Electronic Army. I’ll interrupt here to explain how I understand this. Many governments have teams of personnel whose job is to monitor the Internet for items they oppose. A week after the Marathon bombing, CBS and other propagandist networks pointed to the Tsarnaev brothers as the guilty party.
But since the Day One, which was 15th April, 2013, the SEA hacked into these big networks and rightly pointed to Obama as the guilty party and even specified the involvement of the mercenary group “Craft International.”
It was awesome to see online the frustration of viewers seeking to be fed with more hate propaganda, tweeting about how they tuned into CBS or Boston.com and instead found the sentence “The Syrian Electronic Army was here”. I’m grateful that this intervention opened so many eyes about how hate propaganda works.
Brothers in Truth
I’m not Muslim but I rejoiced in the unity demonstrated by Islam’s followers — when an Alawite government supported the defense of these two framed boys of Sunni faith without any other concern than showing the truth.
Truth makes us all brothers; beliefs are a secondary matter. After I saw the Syrian Arab Army defending Christian churches and rebuilding them I was persuaded that the Syrian Electronic Army would have defended the truth of the Boston hoax no matter if the Tsarnaevs were atheists.
Syrians have love of the truth and their values are learned in a country with a really secular state. Even persons who, still fooled by the media, are falsely accusing your government of crimes against the civilian population, must recognize that Syria has always been an example of religious tolerance. The non-confessional state that many countries have as an ideal, is, in Syria, real! For centuries it has been maintained even in the middle of the most atrocious wars.
Chemical False Flag
Just a few weeks after the 2013 Marathon there was the chemical false flag attack in Syria — perpetrated in a very similar way to the Boston fake bombing, with a drill conducted in the vicinity, and false reports from media, etc. – but in Syria’s case with surely real victims.
The Syrian government was cleared of any participation in this attack, by the offices of the UN and also by public opinion for the most part.
I believe that the way we have had to learn to deny false media’s claims (as in the false Boston story) has indeed helped people to see the truth on the Syrian chemical weapons false flag. Oh, how it must have hurt you to be blamed!
I was helped by this GlobalResearch article written by a Syrian in Syria who says it is no civil war. The author says:
“The terrorists are sent…. They are al Qaeda Jabhat al Nusra Wahhabi Salafists Talibans etc and the extremist jihadists sent by the West, the Saudis, Qatar and Turkey.”
Mr President, you got help from Russia, and an end to the conflict seemed to be close at hand. But your alliance with Russia caused some of my friends to condemn me because I support that alliance. Still, how could I reject it if it helps your country to protect its freedom and to re-establish peace?
Through the Eyes of Aunt Roza
Let me now introduce a problem to you.
In the US, the media was assisted in framing the Tsarnaev boys by a carryover of Russian propaganda that had for years portrayed Chechens as terrorists. This biased the general public. I quote on this matter from Roza Tsarnaev, the aunt of Jahar Tsarnaev, the Death Row boy. She says:
“The position of the Russian mass media, which supported the USA’s gangster policies (I emphasize the word “gangster”) in relation to this false Boston story, is totally incomprehensible. It is clear that the Americans are hatching their plan of unleashing [more] conflicts in the Caucasus and Central Asia.”
As I said, I support the Russian intervention in Syria (in which Caucasians, too, collaborate) but only to the extent that the Syrian legitimate government requested it. I emphatically don’t condone the Russian policy in the former Soviet republics. It uses their land, people and resources as a mere subject of colonial exploitation for its oil.
This has been especially true following the murder of Dudayev, the President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, and the invasion of this independent republic by Russian forces.
Maybe this is my problem: I support Assad’s government but I don’t like the fact that he has been forced to seek the help of alleged war criminal Putin. The FSB and Putin plot staged terrorist events to blame them on Chechen resistance – an old trick.
I feel that Russian occupants in Caucasus lands are using the Syrian cause to disguise as legitimate, actions that are blatantly criminal. They play the role of defender of a country invaded by imperialists — while asking us to forget that they are invaders in other countries.
Probably you have heard that a majority of the 3,800 Caucasians joining ISIS in Syria are Chechen. I assume they are in the Middle East because they don’t feel safe in their home, owing to Russian persecution.
Many of them suffered years of jail and torture in Russian hands. Now the CIA takes advantage of this circumstance – using them against the legitimate Syrian government in exchange for $400 a month salary (at best).
And the Syrian government, instead of killing them all as invaders, offers amnesty for the ones willing and able to drop their militancy. Thank you!
One young man, Rustan, who looks a bit like Boston’s Jahar, was recently killed in Daguestan, The FBS surrounded his home, claiming of course that everyone inside was a terrorist, and sent in a weaponized robot to do the murders. I read about this in an article by Paul Antonopoulos.
I immediately wrote to that author to say it is not fair to identify Caucasus people as terrorists. He responded, saying of Rustan, “He even poses with Al-Qaeda flag”. But you know that this flag appears to be the Sahada, a beloved flag in the Caucasus from time immemorial. It’s not an Al-Qaeda. In my opinion the flag of Al-Qaeda should contain the logos of the CIA and the Mossad, not Arabic script.
I pointed out the possibility that Rustan wasn’t an ISIS fighter at all — he was probably killed for being nationalist and for believing in the international laws that grant the right of self-determination of the nations that Chechenya joined before of the invasion by Russia for a “Greater Russia”!
President Assad, back to the matter of the SEA’s contribution, regarding our Boston prisoner, Jahar, I wanted to let you know that it arrived profoundly to my heart — and that of many other people.
I don’t think you would excuse any murder by state agents in countries that are enjoying peace. and I really hope that a moment will arrive soon in which the situation in Syria will be so good that we won’t excuse either any kind of execution, not judicial, extra- judicial, or by state agents or by anyone.
Montse Alarcón Flix
P.S. I am told that you are an eye-doctor. Good. I was once helped by an eye doctor and don’t have to wear glasses anymore. But could you prescribe a treatment for the eye problem I have when I look at Jahar’s backpack and see white, while the FBI tells me I must see black?
- Montse Alarcon Flix is a fiction writer in the Catalan language and is a volunteer in the defense of Death Row inmate Dzhokhar Tsarnaev falsely accused of terrorism.
Photo credit of Rustan: warnewsupdates.blogspot.com.au