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Assad 'Having Trouble Sleeping', Says Syrian Journalist
Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/9/12 | Elad Benari

Posted on 09/08/2012 1:45:27 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

After nearly 18 months of dealing with an uprising in his country, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is having trouble sleeping at night, according to a Syrian journalist who previously worked at the presidential palace.

The journalist, Abdallah Omar, said in an interview quoted by Channel 10 News that Assad “can sleep for only an hour or two at night.”

Omar, who recently defected from Syria because of the ongoing violence in the country, said that the Syrian president watches from his office no less than 16 TV channels belonging to the rebel forces in the country. According to Omar, the official Syrian television is “less interesting for Assad.”

“Assad sits all day watching TV with a remote control,” said Omar. “He listens to each satellite channel. Every time he gets nervous and angry, he looks out the window at the view of Damascus.”

According to Omar, Assad knew in advance of any official who defected. “Assad receives detailed daily reports from Syrian embassies around the world, including news that is published about Syria and people who defected and left the country.”

The Syrian journalist also claimed that officials in the Assad regime plan to flee into Russia...

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: assad; insomnia; russia; syria
Don't cry for me, Syriaaa The truth is, I've never left you...
1 posted on 09/08/2012 1:45:34 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

He can sleep when he’s dead.


2 posted on 09/08/2012 1:48:00 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1328 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Eleutheria5

If I had thousands of people wanting to cut my head off I would have trouble sleeping too.


3 posted on 09/08/2012 1:48:47 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Imagine that: murdering your countrymen and women and children by the thousands causes restless nights.


4 posted on 09/08/2012 1:49:39 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Eleutheria5

There’s a permanent cure for that


5 posted on 09/08/2012 1:51:13 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Eleutheria5

,,,, I guess so with all those bombs going off and constant rifle fire .,


6 posted on 09/08/2012 1:52:46 PM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: null and void

Yeah, no kidding.

Well, he could listen to an Obama speech. That would put anyone to sleep real quick.


7 posted on 09/08/2012 2:04:26 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Lionheartusa1

If he left now, he could do a product endorsement for Sominex. Imagine how the commercial would look.


8 posted on 09/08/2012 2:05:21 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: mojito

You know, I was thinking of some sarcastic reply in regard to Assad’s insomnia predicament, but then my mind flashed back onto this little gem attributed to Josef Stalin:

“The greatest delight is to mark one’s enemy, prepare everything, avenge oneself thoroughly, and then go to sleep.”

I guess Assad’s not looking at things the right way.


9 posted on 09/08/2012 2:09:14 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: mojito
Imagine that: murdering your countrymen and women and children by the thousands causes restless nights.

If thousands of rebels in America tried to overthrow our president by force then our president might use force too in order to try and stop them.

10 posted on 09/08/2012 2:09:17 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

If the rebels are the Constitutionalists, I’d join up


11 posted on 09/08/2012 2:10:59 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Eleutheria5
Assad must have billions stashed. Isn't there some country in the world he could fly to for sanctuary/no extradiction that would welcome his bucks? Better than a beheading ... anyone?
12 posted on 09/08/2012 2:14:07 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Tunehead54

A homicidal dictator and his head are eventually parted.


13 posted on 09/08/2012 2:26:38 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: null and void

look the truth is, the “revolutionaries” or the “freedom fighters” or whatever they are trying to sell are simply out for wealth and power and they are complete barbarians. Not to say Assad isn’t a strongman, ut the “revolutionaries” are NOT GOOD GUYS. Witness Egypt. It’s just that when there is a little bit of a power vacuum, other bad nasty people will fight to control it. Way it is.


14 posted on 09/08/2012 3:09:23 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: mojito

you know, kemosabe, the revolutionaries were throwing bodies of postal workers off buildings. If you really think they will be some big improvement, you are delusional.


15 posted on 09/08/2012 3:10:31 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

It’s an area with few good guys. They’ve been inbreeding and selecting for stupid fanatics for far too many generations for there to be an easy earthly solution.


16 posted on 09/08/2012 3:19:52 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1328 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Eleutheria5

From Dune that Assad apparently has not read......

Litany against fear

The litany against fear is an incantation used by the Bene Gesserit throughout the series to focus their minds and calm themselves in times of peril. The litany is as follows:

I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.[2]


17 posted on 09/08/2012 3:44:32 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Eleutheria5

Then there is the General Patton Quote Assad has not heard.....

Do not take counsel of your fears


18 posted on 09/08/2012 3:45:59 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Eleutheria5
ya think???
19 posted on 09/08/2012 3:46:49 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Eleutheria5

Maybe, as tired as he is, tomorrow he needs a dirt nap!


20 posted on 09/08/2012 3:52:12 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Eleutheria5.
The journalist, Abdallah Omar, said in an interview quoted by Channel 10 News that Assad "can sleep for only an hour or two at night." Omar, who recently defected from Syria because of the ongoing violence... said that [Assad] watches from his office no less than 16 TV channels belonging to the rebel forces in the country... the official Syrian television is "less interesting for Assad... He listens to each satellite channel. Every time he gets nervous and angry, he looks out the window at the view of Damascus." ...knew in advance of any official who defected... The Syrian journalist also claimed that officials in the Assad regime plan to flee into Russia...

21 posted on 09/08/2012 4:28:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Eleutheria5

Somebody could make a great parody of the Hitler in the bunker video, but with Assad and his cronies.


22 posted on 09/08/2012 5:21:10 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Cementjungle

What if America was ruled by a genocidal muslim dictator who was never elected?


23 posted on 09/08/2012 7:30:05 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

We’ll see... perhaps sooner than later.


24 posted on 09/08/2012 9:58:58 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Or perhaps after, living in Moscow. “It isn’t easy sleeping without the sound of automatic rifles and bombs. It’s as if something is missing here, and drunken singing and knife fights in the alley downstairs simply is no replacement. Thank Allah I take Nyquill. It helps me sleep even in exile.”


25 posted on 09/09/2012 12:09:56 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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