bashar assad

bashar assad

Faces of Syria

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Fully subscribing to Mark Twain's "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness" Dick Simon and his family recently went to Syria to better understand the human story behind the 'news'. The Syria they experienced was not what they expected, the way our media has portrayed it. Simon says, "We found Syria to be a beautiful place with wonderful people. Our interactions with those we met opened our eyes and changed our perspective. Everyone welcomed us, including an encounter with President Bashar Assad, even after learning we were from the United States, the country which has imposed embargoes and labeled them Axis of Evil." This talk was taped on January 9, 2011.