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In what should surprise no one who is familiar with the Syrian political situation, President Bashar Al-Assad has been re-elected in a landslide victory on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014.
Assad won with 88.7% of the vote, securing a third term in office and seven more years as president of Syria.
Jihad Lahan, Speaker of the Syrian Parliament, announced the results earlier, also stating that Hassan Al-Nouri won 4.3% and Maher Hajjar took 3.2% of the vote.
Syria’s Supreme Constitutional Court deemed the voter turnout to be 73.42 percent.
After the announcement of the election results, Damascus erupted with joy and celebration as well as pro-Assad chants. Meanwhile, in Beruit, U.S. Secretary of State and Skull and Bones member John Kerry, erupted in fits of rage and tired propaganda talking points.
Kerry made no mention of the fact, of course, that the conflict, terror, and killing was organized, funded and directed by the United States and the Anglo-Europeans. Indeed, it is clear that John Kerry himself is responsible for more dead Syrians than Bashar Assad could ever dream to be.
Kerry also stated that the Syrian election cannot be considered fair, “because you can’t have an election where millions of your people don’t even have an ability to vote.”
Again, Kerry leveled no criticism against Saudi Arabia, Israel or Ukraine. Saudi Arabia, of course, has no presidential elections at all, while Israel and Ukraine fit the very description that Kerry applies to Syria.
The European Union predictably followed the U.S. in condemning the election results.
Assad was expected to win the election not because the elections were rigged, but because he was seen as a reformer even before the destabilization effort and a liberator afterwards. With the Western onslaught of terrorism against the Syrian people, Assad’s popularity only grew larger.
In the end, while the Syrian elections may anger the Anglo-Americans and Anglo-Europeans, they have also shown the hypocrisy of the West when it comes to its support for a vague concept of “democracy.” These elections were as much a rejection of Western imperialism as they were a choice of president and an embrace of self-rule.
Not only must we respect the decisions of the Syrian people, we must congratulate them in their resilience and their resistance to imperialism and Western-backed terrorism.
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Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, and The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria. Turbeville has published over 300 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.