Son Of Syrian President Assad, Hafez Assad, Apparently Rants On Facebook
And here we all thought President Obama didn't have international support for his prepared Syrian missile strike.
The son of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, 11-year-old Hafez Assad, appears to have posted an explosive Facebook rant daring America to strike the Western Asian country. "I just want them to attack sooo much," he wrote, "because I want them to make this huge mistake of beginning something that they don't know they end of."
Granted, Assad Jnr. wouldn't be privy to the diplomatic reasonings of his father and his aides, but the general sentiment indicates that Assad's supporters aren't afraid of President Obama's punitive strikes. "Some people may comment that America is more powerful than us," Hafez wrote. "My response is that first you don't know what we have, second maybe they are stronger, maybe they will destroy the army, but they will never destroy these remnants and little bits of resistance, it's who we are, we were born to fight and resist, we will fight them everywhere until they get out."
On Thursday, his father — accused of murdering hundreds of his own people, and poisoning thousands more, using chemical weapons — swore that Syria would defend itself against an attack. "Syria will defend itself against any aggression," Assad said, according to a Syrian news agency. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom officially withdrew its initially-offered support for a Western strike against the country, when members of parliament voted down Prime Minister David Cameron's motion to support the U.S.
Western reporters in Syria at the time noted that there was a sense of "gloating" amongst Syrian authorities in response to Cameron's failed motion.
It's unconfirmed that the account holder is truly Assad's son, but judging by the number of Facebook "likes" and comments from the children and grandchildren of Assad's political contemporaries, the New York Times is calling it: bar a "very elaborate" hoax involving dozens of fake accounts, they wrote, all signs point to it being real.