After US President Barack Obama declared on 18 August 2011: “For the sake of the Syrian people, the time has come for President Assad to step aside.” . . .
Haneen Khaddour (18 August 2011): “Here we go again #american intervention. No one wants you in #syria”
Sate (18 August 2011): “Ya’ aha Obama. So someone injected in your brain the idea that you represent us Syrians? Gee thanks for lettin us know. Now buzz off. #Syria”
Maher Al Shaaban (18 August 2011): “Heard Obama say ‘Syria would be better without Assad’, well guess what Mr President ‘the whole universe would be better without the US'”; “And of course by the US I mean United States government #previoustweet”
3arabiSouri (19 August 2011): “#Syria – #Obama still thinks he’s the leader of the super power that carries the role of world policeman, via fro.gy/1bz1h”
Oulabi (18 August 2011): “Any demonstrations happening tomorrow would probably be viewed as a pro-western pro-Obama speech demo, like to see the outcome. #Syria”
Bassam AlKadi (18 August 2011): “If you leave now, Bashar, you’re a traitor . . . and beat it ye servants of NATO!”
Okeanos963 (18 August 2011): “Yup. Bashar can leave at any other time but not now. We can’t afford the alternative. #Syria #Assad #Homs #Hama #Latakia #Damascus”
Cf. “#Syria-n Hoax Amina blog, false account of protestors, fake babies in Hama, death of Ali Habib, ‘Naval Shelling’ and now ‘stadium stories'” (KsarSham, 18 August 2011); “Back from Syria, & have to say had a great holiday with the family, out and about like every year, no near the problems as the ‘news’ claim” (Lema Oulabi, 18 August 2011); “Assad should ‘step aside’, Turkish attacks in north Iraq, Kurdish lethal attacks inside Turkey, qualitative operation inside Israel (with RPGs mind you) . . . and, most importantly, the extension of some sort of US presence in Iraq!” (“The Big Bazaar Is Wide Open!” Friday Lunch Club, 18 August 2011).
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