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Fri Mar 16, 2012, 04:55 AM

Assad's wife shops while protests rage, leaks reveal

SYRIAN President Bashar al-Assad took advice from Iran on how to handle the uprising against his rule, according to a cache of what appear to be thousands of emails received and sent by Dr Assad and his wife.

The Syrian dictator was also briefed in detail about the presence of Western journalists in the Baba Amro district of Homs and urged to ''tighten the security grip'' on the opposition-held city in November.

The revelations are contained in more than 3000 documents that activists say are emails downloaded from private accounts belonging to Dr Assad and his wife, Asma. The emails also appear to show that:

■Dr Assad made light of reforms he had promised in an attempt to defuse the crisis, referring to ''rubbish laws of parties, elections, media''.

■A daughter of Qatari emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani this year advised Asma al-Assad and her husband to leave Syria and suggested that Doha may offer them exile.



Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/world/assads-wife-shops-while-protests-rage-leaks-reveal-20120315-1v819.html#ixzz1pGwEGPAc

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Violet_Crumble Mar 2012 OP
azurnoir Mar 2012 #1
ellisonz Mar 2012 #2
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ellisonz Mar 2012 #4

Response to Violet_Crumble (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 11:11 AM

1. sounds like Condoleezza Rice or Imelda Marcos

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women that apparently think their above or just 'stone' to the suffering going on around them the Assad's need to go period and the ICJ needs to take at look at Mr Assad at the very least

I would have added Marie Antoinette to the women above but well we all know how that turned out

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 06:34 PM

2. Worse than Imelda IMHO.

Marcos was a thieving murdering dictator, but he didn't massacre unarmed protestors to my knowledge.

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 02:39 AM

3. point on Marcos vs Assad taken

but the attitudes of the women involved is much the same

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 10:30 AM

4. Complete muppets - the lot of them.

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