When the convulsions of the Arab Spring first became manifest in Syria in March 2011 the Ba'athist
regime was quick to blame the protests on the "Syrian Muslim Brotherhood" and its "Al Qaeda affiliates".
Despite his public calls for reform, Bashar al-Assad grew up in the confines of his father's Ba'athist
Giving a detailed presentation of the current state of the Syrian democratic opposition and dissident community, Ghadry will call for further substantive measures of support to defend freedom, democracy and human rights in Syria in the face of the latest Ba'athist
regime brutal crackdown of Syrian dissidents.
The IFTU contends that the GFTU remains Ba'athist
, while the GFTU claims it has cleansed itself of any regime residue.
He said the coalition should have screened out individuals implicated in abuses by Saddam's Ba'athist
regime, rather than dismissing people wholesale.
In exchange for modest pay-offs, those military commanders--previously denigrated in administration propaganda as Ba'athist
"holdouts" or "dead-enders"--use their influence with the guerrillas to end attacks on U.
Muslims were free to pray and follow their faith, Ramadan replied, 'but if they try to harm the Ba'athist
regime or ridicule its slogans, the regime will break their necks
JIM Davidson, back from inflicting more torture in Baghdad than the past 25 years of Ba'athist
rule, (or "entertaining the troops"), has been bragging about a rapturous reception from cheering mobs as he walked through Basra.
They unnecessarily dissolved the Iraqi Army and fired Ba'athist
civil servants, throwing tens of thousands of angry, unemployed, often armed people, many of them Sunnis, into the streets.
Immediately following the collapse of the Ba'ath regime a year ago, Sadr's last remaining son, Muqtada, who had been living in hiding, used his father's network to establish offices throughout the country, seizing mosques, religious centers, former Ba'athist
headquarters, and even hospitals.
THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION has committed itself to prosecuting Saddam Hussein and other high-ranking Iraqi Ba'athist
leaders before a war crimes tribunal like that established for the former Yugoslavia.
But the same would be true of members of Saddam Hussein's secular Ba'athist