Describing Assad as a dictator means nothing, Assad is no dictator, we have no dictators in the Arab world, we have stooges and Assad is NOT one. It is necessary to have a true image of Assad to get through all the falsities that are being diffused and misused. There ar no dictators in our part of the country , there are oppressors appointed by the outside who serve their masters and Assad is not one of them.
Life in Syria is good and it is a good country better than Lebanon in many aspects, it is a peaceful country as well with excellent potential. Being myself married to a Syrian I could feel that the popularity of Assad has grown lately and many Syrians have become convinced that he is the right person in the right place and the campaign against him has given adverse effects and his popularity has grown. What is amazing is that Assad father and son have been described as dictators while no one mentions the rule of Al Saoud that is the worst rule ever witnessed world wide but they are protected by the world media as well as other Gulf regimes who criticize Syria but who do not rule according to a constitution because they have none.
If the Syrians are in want of some freedom, it is not Assad’s fault, the situation and the great pressure exerted by the world order over Syria is responsible and also the pressure exerted on behalf of Israel, definitely Assad will do his best to stabilize the situation and to fight corruption and spread security, the people will help him for he is a beloved president otherwise he would not have remained in power despite the great conspiracy that is targeting him not because he is a dictator of any sort but because he refused to sever ties with Hizbullah and Iran.