FIRST POST – JULY 18, 2012 – THIS IS A DAY TO REMEMBER THE DIVERSITY OF SYRIA IN THE DEATHS OF THREE IMPORTANT MILITARY FIGURES STRUCK DOWN IN THEIR PRIME BY A TRUSTED DEGENERATE.
I will not delve into any of the details of the assassination yesterday of three important military men killed by a bomb placed in a meeting room by a traitor. The first was Lt. General Dawood Rahiha, the Syrian Defense Minister, and highest ranking Orthodox Christian in the government. The second was Maj. Gen. Assef Shawkat, Deputy Chief of Staff and Brother-in-Law of President Assad. The third killed was Lt. Gen. Hassan Turkmani, retired general of the Syrian army, former Defense Minister and until yesterday, chief of security affairs for the Presidential Palace. The first was Christian; the second was Alawi; the third was a Sunni Muslim. I will have lots about this as calls come in and I see more reports from the Middle East.
In the meantime, I am preparing a letter, in Arabic, for Dr. Assad which I shall send via the Embassy of Syria in Washington.
Lt. General Dawood Rajiha. Defense Minister of Syria. In Pace Requiescat.
Maj. Gen. Assef Shawkat. He was Deputy Defense Minister. Former Director of Military Intelligence. RIP.
Lt. General Hassan Turkmani enjoyed an illustrious career as a military man in Syria. IPR
Heads must roll. This breach of security was not ordinary. We will discuss it another time.