The dictator had doubtless not need much praise to serve the international community that would not leave his throne under any circumstances. It is already begun on January 6. Before an audience of supporters angry, gathered at the House of Culture and Arts of Damascus, the President assured that the conflict in his country did not oppose the government and the opposition, but "the homeland and its enemies" wishing its partition. "In this twilight atmosphere of the opera, he showed the pathos of an end to his regime last 500 supporters gathering to be applauded as the former dictators of the last century," says a French diplomat.
A denial of reality that affects his wife Asma. E-mails exchanged by the couple Assad, released in March 2012 by the British newspaper The Guardian, indicate that while the army bombed civilian populations in the summer of 2011, the first lady spent thousands of dollars on Internet to offer the latest jewelery, chandeliers, paintings and furniture trend in Europe. Previously described by Voguecomme "freshest and most magnetic of first ladies" of the Middle East, "Desert Rose", a symbol of her husband opening to the West in the 2000s, must now pay the price this bloody repression.