President Assad rejected the opposition movement in Syria as "enemies of the people, the enemies of God" and branded them "puppets" created by the West.
Eventually they resorted to terrorism to terrorise the people. They call it a revolution, but it has nothing to do with revolution. That would need thinkers and be based on an idea. It needs leadership - who is the leader of this revolution?
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