"Assad’s secret e-mails": Guardian and Independent escalate the war propaganda

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“Assad’s secret e-mails”: The Guardian and The Independent's anti-Syria propaganda shifts into higher gear

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compiled by Cem Ertür

16 March 2012



excerpt from: Exclusive: secret emails lift lid on life of Assad's inner circle

Syrian leader advised by Iran during uprising
President privately mocked promised reforms
Wife spent thousands on internet shopping

by Robert Booth, Mona Mahmood and Luke Harding, The Guardian, 15 March 2012

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 several thousand emails received and sent by the Syrian leader and his wife.

The Syrian leader was also briefed in detail about the presence of western journalists in the Baba Amr district of Homs and urged to "tighten the security grip" on the opposition-held city in November.

The revelations are contained in more than 3,000 documents that activists say are emails downloaded from private accounts belonging to Assad and his wife Asma.

The messages, which have been obtained by the Guardian, are said to have been intercepted by members of the opposition Supreme Council of the Revolution group between June and early February.

The documents, which emerge on the first anniversary of the rebellion that has seen more than 8,000 Syrians killed, paint a portrait of a first family remarkably insulated from the mounting crisis and continuing to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle.

They appear to show the president's wife spending thousands of dollars over the internet for designer goods while he swaps entertaining internet links on his iPad and downloads music from iTunes.

As the world watched in horror at the brutal suppression of protests across the country and many Syrians faced food shortages and other hardships, Mrs Assad spent more than £10,000 on candlesticks, tables and chandeliers from Paris and instructed an aide to order a fondue set from Amazon.


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