But a second draft to reform a ban on former Ba'th
Party members from government posts proved divisive.
And in June 2014 he led a coalition of groups other than ISIS including the Ba'th
Party, the Sufi movement of al-Naqshabandia (both lead by Izat Ibrahim al-Douri) and forces from large Sunni Arab tribes.
After a 2006 US air raid killed him in Iraq, Zarqawi's successors ended up with a diabolical man, Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi, an ex-officer of Saddam's Army and member of the Ba'th
The ISIL's top commander in Tikrit - the birthplace of Iraq's executed dictator Saddam Hussein which was held by the ISIL and members of the former Ba'th
party for two weeks - was killed in the Iraqi army operation.
In a video statement denouncing what he called the "brutal" dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad, broadcast on March 8, 2012, by pan-Arab TV networks, Hussamuddin said he had defected to the opposition and renounced all his posts as deputy petroleum minister and member of the Ba'th
After the Ba'th
take-over, a second coup was staged on Feb.
In 1970 Assad's father, Gen Hafez al-Assad, staged a coup d'etat against the civilian wing of the ruling Arab Ba'th
The Pentagon and the State Department reported to George Bush, who was about as famous for his wisdom and sagacity about what was happening in Iraq under the Ba'th
Party as Sheikh Abu Hammad.
Saddam Hussein's Ba'th
Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime, by Joseph Sassoon.
The regime, which itself has armed Shi'a and Sunni radicals and terrorists all over the Middle East for the past three decades, is now warning the world of the rise of Sunni radicals in the case of regime collapse in Syria: Morteza Nematzadeh, former cultural attache at the Iranian embassy in Damascus, has warned the West against the rise of the "giant of Salafism" in Syria should the Ba'th
regime collapse; Asr-e Iran analyst Ali Qaderi has warned Turkey against arming the Syrian rebels with Stinger missiles which could fall into the hands of the Islamist radicals; and former Revolutionary Guards commander Mohsen Rezaei said the developments in Syria have reached their "final phase.
THE STRUGGLE FOR POWER IN SYRIA: POLITICS AND SOCIETY UNDER ASAD AND THE BA'TH
El-Choubaki suggested two possible scenarios in Tunisia; either eradicate the overthrown regime's Constitutional Democratic Rally from the Tunisian political akin to what happened with Al Ba'th
Party in Iraq or gradually hinder the party's ability to participate in the political life - which he said is "more likely.