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Bashar Assad's mother defects
American Thinker ^ | 01/28/2013 | Rick Moran

Posted on 01/28/2013 9:38:02 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Al-Arabiya is reporting that Syrian President Bashar Assad's mother has defected. She joined her daughter Bushra in the UAE, who had left the country last fall.

President Bashar al-Assad's mother Anisa Makhlouf and other members of his inner circle have fled to the United Arab Emirates as the regime of the embattled president appeared to disintegrate, recent reports confirmed.

Anisa has joined her daughter, Bushra, who had previously fled to Dubai, the London-based Asharq al-Awsat quoted Robert Ford, U.S. ambassador to Syria until the break of the relations between the two countries.

Anisa, the widow of late president Hafez al-Assad, is believed to be in her late seventies.

Her daughter Bushra fled Syria with her children following the killing of her husband Assef Shawkat who was the deputy Minister of Defense of Syria. He was killed in a targeted operation by opposition forces in July 2012.

Ford was also quoted by CNN earlier this week as saying: "Members of the regime, little by little, are flaking off." "They themselves know they are losing," he added, stressing that Anisa's latest escape to UAE was a sign that Assad's regime was crumbling.

Syrian residents in the Gulf emirate said Bushra had enrolled her five children at a private school in Dubai where she had moved in September.

Analysts say that Assad is increasingly relying on the tightly-knit circle surrounding him, which includes Maher, his only brother still alive and who commands the army's notorious Fourth Brigade.


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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: assad; basharassad; defection; syria

1 posted on 01/28/2013 9:38:11 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind; sickoflibs; Gilbo_3; GOPsterinMA; Impy

“...Anisa has joined her daughter, Bushra, ...”

Wow...how’boutdat?

They loved and admired Dubya so much they named their DAUGHTER after him!!!

Nice!

(yeah, yeah...I know... but hey, it’s Monday, and ya gotta take humor wherever you find it these days)


2 posted on 01/28/2013 9:44:32 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow that’s the pits when your mom defects on you.


3 posted on 01/28/2013 9:49:42 AM PST by Wiggins
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To: SeekAndFind

Hmmm... “Mrs.” Assad, why do you have a full moustache and look exactly like Bashar Assad in a Burka?


4 posted on 01/28/2013 9:50:36 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Wiggins

She told him when he was a child that she liked him as a friend.

(With apologies to Rodney Dangerfield)


5 posted on 01/28/2013 9:51:04 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: NFHale

Like to see the headline, “ Sasha Obama’s mother is defective.”


6 posted on 01/28/2013 9:55:57 AM PST by DPMD
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To: SeekAndFind

There is a difference between defecting and just getting out of harm’s way. Unless she’s actively providing information and Intel, the term is a bit misplaced.


7 posted on 01/28/2013 9:56:12 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: dfwgator
She told him when he was a child that she liked him as a friend. (With apologies to Rodney Dangerfield)

Lol. I thought maybe she confused him with the pet Ferret.

8 posted on 01/28/2013 9:56:42 AM PST by Wiggins
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To: NFHale

RE: “...Anisa has joined her daughter, Bushra, ...”

Wow...how’boutdat?

They loved and admired Dubya so much they named their DAUGHTER after him!!!

___________________

I encourage you to try out as the scriptwriter for Jay Leno or David Letterman :)


9 posted on 01/28/2013 10:05:51 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: NFHale

Bushra’s fault!


10 posted on 01/28/2013 10:06:52 AM PST by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: Boogieman

RE: Hmmm... “Mrs.” Assad, why do you have a full moustache and look exactly like Bashar Assad in a Burka?

That would make a great SNL skit :)

In reality, if Bashar would ever try that stunt, he would at least shave.


11 posted on 01/28/2013 10:08:16 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“..I encourage you to try out as the scriptwriter for Jay Leno or ..”

They love Leno so much they named their OTHER daughter...

“Lenora...”?

Try the veal...here till Tuesday!!!


12 posted on 01/28/2013 10:09:17 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: edpc
There is a difference between defecting and just getting out of harm’s way. Unless she’s actively providing information and Intel, the term is a bit misplaced.

That's the way I took it also. She is not defecting, she is just getting out of Dodge while she can.
Defecting would have been joining the islamic rebels.

13 posted on 01/28/2013 10:09:17 AM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: SeekAndFind

I doubt this is “defecting” as much as “fleeing with the loot”. The big indicator will be if she has a contingent of bodyguards who are still loyal to pencilneck.


14 posted on 01/28/2013 10:09:33 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: NFHale

RE: They love Leno so much they named their OTHER daughter...

“Lenora...”?

__________________

You’re on a roll... how about doing something for Letterman? :)


15 posted on 01/28/2013 10:40:12 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

They love Letterman so much they named their LAST daughter...

“Douchebagra...”

Ba-da-BING!


16 posted on 01/28/2013 11:11:06 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: SeekAndFind

That pretty mess up if your mom turn her back against you LOL!


17 posted on 01/28/2013 1:39:46 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: NFHale

Unlike Lenora’s other sister, your comment was immensely funny. :-)


18 posted on 01/28/2013 7:38:20 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: NFHale

She must be named after Pappy Bush as she was born in 1960.

You know if she married Al Gore she’d be Bushra Gore.

If she moved to Japan it would be Godzilla versus Bushra.


19 posted on 01/29/2013 12:36:36 AM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: lbryce; Impy; SeekAndFind; Gilbo_3

Bushra, Douchbagra, and Lenora had a brother too; he was a real pr*ck from what I understand...

His name was...

..wait for it....

... VIAGRA!!!!

(My God, I’m cracking myself up over here...)


20 posted on 01/29/2013 5:30:05 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Impy

“...Godzilla versus Bushra....”

Heeheehee....NICE!!!!


21 posted on 01/29/2013 5:34:57 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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