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Book Review Bahjat Suleiman: "Events in Syria yesterday and today: the revolt or a conspiracy?"
Material posted: Arzumanyan Rach'yaPublication date: 11-05-2015
Published in 2015 in Tunisia, three hundred page book [1] famous Syrian diplomat and soldier, doctor of economic sciences Bahjat Suleiman [2] "The events in Syria yesterday and today: the revolt or a conspiracy?" Can hardly be overestimated.

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Photo 1. Bahdzhat Sulejman.

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Photo 2. A book cover "Events in Syria yesterday and today-revolt or plot?, Tunis:"Pirm", 2015

The book is trying to answer on a set of problems and the questions connected with a present stage of the Syrian crisis [3] from the moment of its beginning and till today. In particular, it is a question of a role of external and internal factors, agency of the regional and extraregional centres of force on the Syrian crisis, methods of the informational war and terrorist activity by means of which are realised the policy directed against interests as the Syrian state, and the Arabian world as a whole. Bahdzhat Sulejman loudly speaks about about what many mass media outside of the Arabian world prefer to be silent. In particular, about "talmudistah-Wahhabites" [4], "pseudo-Moslems" and a media image of "the new Arab» whom impose to the world hostile to the Arabian world arabojazychnye mass media [5]. Abdel Rahmane Rashede [10] and others is a question of Qatar channel "Al-Jazeera" [6], the Jordanian leading publications «Ar-Rai» [7], «Ad-Dustour» [8], also known Saudi publicists of Tareke Hamide [9].

The Syrian war is a total war [11] between truth and lie, between fair people and hypocrites - such definition gives to the Syrian crisis Bahdzhat Sulejman and, thereby, marks out the basic idea of the book. War is conducted, first of all, against three state symbols of Syria - the president, army and a flag. Syria is a fortress which defends the Arabian and Islamic peace, east Christianity, a modern civilisation, true freedom, justice and the worthy future, considers Bahdzhat Sulejman. And the death can be punishment for treachery of Syria only. Being the typical sample of modern Arabian publicistic style, the book is many-sided: on the one hand, it can be observed as an appeal (in certain cases - a ringing), addressed to the Arabian world and an external world to call things by their proper names, with another, as the analytical text offering pragmatical steps for overcoming of the Syrian crisis.

The fact of authorship of the influential Syrian statesman already in itself forms the relation to its work as to a valuable primary source of information of the Syrian political-military establishment. Book fragments have appeared in open access on a row of resources, including on personal pages of Bahdzhata Sulejmana [12] and its son - Hajdary Sulejmana in sotsseti «Facebook» [13]. Introduction (14 p.) [14] and some heads (p. 177-301) [15] has been published. In an introductory unit of the book the general idea about key factors of the Syrian crisis and definition of the basic concepts and terms with which the author operates is given. Habitual for the carrying agent of the Arabian identity terms remain little-known and are seldom used outside of the Arabian world, at least, in Russian-speaking mass media, and the book helps to meet this lack.

From the given point of view discrimination of terms «Al-Arab» is obviously important and «Al-Aarab» (() ()) [16], the disregard with which in not Arabian language medium leads to that sense of the term "Arab" is restricted to value «bunking at limits of the Arabian world carrying agents of the Arabian language». So narrow treatment can lead to erroneous interpretation of the deep-seated reasons of conflicts in the Arabian world and as consequence, to generate the distorted estimations and forecasts.

«In what the difference between“ Al-Arab "and" Al-Aarab ”[17]» consists, - asks Bahdzhat Sulejman and answers: «the Difference between them - as a difference between heaven and earth, between paradise and a hell.“Al-Aarab”are those who has caused suffering to the Prophet and have decided to kill Him. These are what have forced It to leave them and to move in the city of Jasrib (i.e. Medina). These are about whom it is told in the Sacred Koran that they the greatest atheists and hypocrites who have lain that have believed in the Allah, but actually they only have accepted Islam. As to Arabs (“Al-Arab”- comment A.A.) they are carrying agents of Islamic mission, they have accepted the Prophet and have defended, battled side by side to It, rose on Its protection, without feeling sorry for the lives». Negative historical experience appears actual and today, threatening to become an indissoluble unit of the future Arabian world about what the author warns:« This separation still occurs. … Arabs of our time: profess light Islam, Islam of resistance [18] … resist sionizmu and to its allies … speak in pure Arabian language, trust in Arabian and Islamic ummu … while “Al-Aarab” follow tyrannical, takfiristkomu, to destructive Islam of enemies panarabizma and true Islam … they are fanatically cruel concerning Arabs and have a kind feeling to Zionists and their allies … »[19].

"Modern" Al-Aarab »the author names:

«Wahhabites-talmudistov who are covered with Islam»;

Politized salafitov, «not concerning initial Islam»;

And the "brothers-Moslems" [20] created by the British colonialists for struggle against «socialists, left, nationalists, patriots, Arabs, Moslems» [21].

Also the definition of the term "Moslem" is important, the author considers: There are"Moslems","Islamites"and"pseudo-Moslems” », and gives following definitions:

«Moslems: believe in Islam - the Koran and Hadisy, realise the belief through instructions of Islam and do not try to do to it harm;

Islamites: they happen two aspects - those who those who are followers are independent also. First transform Islamic religion into ideology on purpose to realise noble purposes … followers transform religion at way through which they realise personal ambitions and achieve personal benefit, leaning not against the internal maintenance of Islam, and on external signs;

Pseudo-Moslems: the embodiment of Wahhabites and "brothers-Moslems" - the British creatures … Islam which they profess, has no relation to Islam based by Mohammed »[22].

Proceeding from personal experience and knowledge of Bahdzhat Sulejman gives the definitions circulated in world mass media cliches, to terms and concepts on which basis the relation to Near-Eastern processes is formed:

«Creative Chaos» ( ) - the American-Zionist design aimed at destruction of the Arabian societies;

«The Arabian spring» - born in bowels the American foreign policy circles and the term exported to the Arabian countries actually reflects the design which it is possible to name «in the nuclear winter». During its implementation the economy has collapsed and societies in the Arabian countries have broken up, the neo-colonialism has returned to region;

«The international community» - the American-evropejsko-Zionist organisation;

"Resistance" - terror in understanding of "the international community»;

"The Near East" - it is formal so the Arabian and Islamic countries which in a reality are not neither Arabian, nor Islamic are called;

«The new Near East» - fragments of the modern Near East;

«West hegemony» - in understanding of "the international community» a way to democracy and determination of open relations with other world;

«Negation of hegemony of the West» - tyranny and backwardness [23].

The essence of the Syrian conflict of Bahdzhat Sulejman formulates short - «Total war against Syria in which share the NATO, Turks-neoosmantsy,« Al-Aarab »Persian gulf, their henchmen and the neocolonial world» [24]. The purpose of created Syrian chaos also is extreme clear: to reformat the arabo-Israeli conflict in interreligious war sunnitov both Shiits and interethnic war of Arabs against Persians. The Sunnitsky unit of the Islamic world is the basic victim of this plot, warns Bahdzhat Sulejman. To stop the further development of "sunnito-Shiit" antagonism, to rescue traditional Islam, east Christianity and Arabian ummu it is possible if to make a decision to give authorities in power of Saudi Arabia under the international tribunal. Otherwise all Arabian world will be entrained in never-ending chaos.

Speaking about regional safety, the author does not ignore a terrorism problem, in particular, IGIL. In its opinion, IGIL it is doomed, and, sooner or later, Saudi Arabia should face face to face the monster whom she created. Opposition of the Saudi kingdom and IGIL the author treats in a historical key, as «existential war between new and old talmudicheskim a vahhabism» [25]. A neovahhabism embodiment is the Saudi clan, «stolen at Arabs and Moslems their religion and the self-name"Arabs"[26]. Words of Bahdzhata Sulejmana about assignment by the Saudi clan etnonima"Arab"is not the informational sensation for the Arabian world. In the Arabian mass media, the literature, expert community time and again it was told and to be told about the Jewish roots of a clan of Al-Saud.

Arabs accuse the Saudi clan of the composition of the artificial family tree ascending, ostensibly, to a family of Prophet Mohammed. Being confused in a family tree, the Saudi clan attributes itself that to the Arabian tribe of Anaza (عنزة), Tamim (تميم). For example, history of an origin and formation of a clan of Al-Saud the Saudi author Naser Said (in detail sets up a photo 3) [27] in the known book «History of a clan of Al-Saud» ( آل سعود, Tarikh Al-Saud »[28] (the photo 4 see).

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Photo 3.

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Photo 4.

About that saudity do not belong to the Arabian tribes of Arabia, it is told and in verses of the known Saudi poet of 18 centuries to Hamidana Ash-Shui'ra. As well as Naser Said, has paid with Ash-Shui'ra with life for the courageous position. To hide the crime, governors of the Saudi kingdom declared the poet mad [29]. Al-Saud in one of the kasyd speaks: «… Father Muhammada ibn Al-Sauda is the Jew by name of Mordechai. … Being covered with a name of Muhammada and religion of Muhammada, sons of Israel have made over us lawlessness and began to kill us on sew to land … to us the animals living in desert are terrible not, and the Jewish wolves in a human appearance … we are afraid that they will instal the authority over Nejd and will force us to submit to their marriage laws - at them the sister marries the brother, at them one thousand illegal concubines» [30].

The Iraq independent publication «Buratha» has published a rare picture (a photo 5) December page of the Egyptian log «Al-Kifah Al-Arabi» from 1920 with paper «Al Saud destroy tombs of associates of the Prophet» [31]. In paper the relics annihilated by them are listed, and also pictures of the destroyed dwellings where are presented:

The prophet collected with the associates;

Imam Ali and his sons of Hasan and Hussein, Fatima were born;

There lived Abi Bakr, Hamza Bin Abdel Mutalib.

They have prized tombs of associates and «have dispelled their ashes», have appropriated [32] gold stored in the Green Cupola and have moulded from it the swords, daggers, belts, rings and bracelets. They have destroyed a cemetery Al-tanks where relatives and associates of the Prophet are buried. They have destroyed a cupola over a tomb of the Prophet and have desecrated its tomb, but round it such noise was made that they have drawn off. The newspaper names their names of Judaic tribes of Saudi Arabia "Bni Kinkaa" and «Bni the Nadir» and "Kurejda".

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Photo 5.

The Syrian-Lebanese informational-analytical publication «Al-Hadath News» has published paper «Truth how a clan of Al - Saud became Arabian» and a photo in which history of an origin of a clan of Al Saud widely known in the Arabian world is retold. The clan originates in 1473 from the Jew by name of Mordechai Ben Ibrahim Bin Moshe ( بن  بن موشي) from a Judaic tribe of Kinka'a (), subsequently taken a name Morhan Bin Ibrahim Bin Musa ( بن  بن موسى) and composed to itself the Arabian family tree. It is mentioned also a meeting of imam Mohammed Bin Saud Bin Muhammada Bin Mukran Bin Morhana with imam Mohammed Bin Abd Al-Vahhab Bin Sulejman Bin Ali Bin Shloman Karkuzi (the Photo 6) - the founder of a vahhabism and the descendant of the Jews-denme running from Spain to Turkey together with Moslems [33].

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Photo 6.

The theme of the Jewish origin of a clan of Al-Saud is very popular in arabojazychnom the Network segment. For example, in a blog «Arab Times» it is told: «to hide the present origin from the local Jew by name of Mordechai, saudity-kriptoevrei employ selling journalists and publicists» [34]. Saudi Arabia is forced to conduct active counter-propaganda, for formation of other opinion. For example, [35] about transfer of Palestin to Jews under whom there is a signature of the king of Saudi Arabia Abdel Aziz Al Sauda, publicists of Naf'a Al-'Atjaui and Naser Ismail Dzharbu'a Al-Jafaui have reacted to the publication of the hand-written deed the publication of the impressive list of [36] names saudovtsev, victims for clearing of Palestin.

About financed and operated from the outside, including from Saudi Arabia and Turkey, external and internal Syrian opposition of Bahdzhat Sulejman responds indignantly: «the Bulk of those who sheds tears over the spilt blood of Syrians, shares in their murder» [37]. «The poverty of the Syrian oppositionists» consists that they prefer to sit out in other countries and to combat against Syria therefrom because are afraid that them in Syria will nab, - writes Bahdzhat Sulejman. Sneering, he writes; «As those who considers itself as fighters and rebels, suddenly so start to be afraid of arrest».

According to Bahdzhata Sulejmana, ways of the political solution of the Syrian crisis depend, first of all, on that, how much regional and extraregional centres of force are ready in practice, instead of in words to struggle against terrorism, to refuse financing and armament of terrorist "pseudo-Islamic" groups, to stop «blockade of the Syrian people», to remove the international sanctions inflicted on Syria, to stop interfering in internal affairs of Syria. Those who speaks about creation of front of rescue of Syria, should admit, first of all, own errors, the author speaks. They should admit that staked on an axis presented by Zionists, atlantists, seldzhukidami, Wahhabites and "brothers-Moslems" and to refuse the former sights which impaired to interests of the Syrian people and the Syrian army. Otherwise they are waited by a sad fate similar to them «coalitions and councils», acting on a pointer of Turkey and Saudi Arabia [38]. The relation to political Islam of Bahdzhat Sulejman explains so: «Not the religion represents a state threat to security, and religious parties» [39].

These are some of the problems observed in the book. The author offers, stating an estimation to the Syrian crisis, to take into consideration a historical context, including its deep seams which are referring to to times of formation of Islam and the moment of a fatal meeting between Muhammadom Bin Saudom - the father of a dynasty of Al-Saud - and Muhammadom Ibn Al-Vahhabom - the vahhabism founder. Such approach throws down a challenge to modern interpretations of roots of the Syrian conflict, preferring to be restricted to consideration of contemporary history and armed opposition between a ruling clan Asadov and the Syrian people.

Both arguments, and a conclusion of the author that the Syrian crisis grows out of a geopolitical play and is developed not only in territory of Syria, but all Near East, look convincing. Using rigid formulations, the author is aimed to introduce in consciousness of the reader images and symbols which cannot be used within the limits of the accepted standards of expert texts and mass-media, carrying by them through all book and repeating again and again.

Thus are called and internal problems of the Syrian state are not ignored: traitors, corruption, "pseudo-Moslems" etc. Bahdzhat Sulejman calls things by their proper names, and puts corruption in one row the terrorism, observed as the pivotal threats to security of the Syrian state [40]. The author accurately separates Syria, as a state and people embodiment, from the destructive phenomena and trends of internal life. In realities of the Near East enemy to the Arabian world and Syria forces cannot be is univocal recognised by friendly, under what philanthropic slogans they would not act. Thought which tries to inform to reader Bahdzhat Sulejman. Syria and the Arabian world are destroyed coolly and consistently. Not to see and not to admit this fact means unwillingness or inability to see true scales of the catastrophe which have comprehended the Arabian world.


[1 300 ص2015 تونس, دار "بيرم" , هل ما جرى  في  (ثورة) أم (), بهجت  (Bahjat Sulaiman)

[2] Bahdzhat Sulejman (Bahjat Sulaiman) - was born in 1949 in the Syrian city of Latakia, has ended a military college in 1970, served in ranks of the army SAR, has a rank of the major general. The commander of tank troops of northern direction during the arabo-Israeli war of 1973, the participant of the livano-Israeli war of 1982, the former head of the ministry of internal security of Syria. In 2009 Bahdzhat Sulejman has been appointed by ambassador SAR in Jordan, in May, 2014 of authority of the country declared its "persona non grata" with the demand to leave the country within the proximal 24 hours. As the reason of diplomatic scandal between both countries the open criticism has served from the Syrian ambassador to the authorities of Jordan supporting to the politician of the Antisyrian camp. The Syrian publication «Baladna» considers Bahdzhata Sulejmana «as one of outstanding Syrian diplomats» thanks to the active position manifested by it in the Syrian question not only on international scene, but also through daily publications on the personal page in сoцсети «Facebook» under a pseudonym «Khatira Abu l Majd» ( أبو ). «Baladna», March 25, 2015, April 14, 2015

[3] Tragical events originate since March, 2011 when in Syria under the pretext of «struggle of the Syrian people against a tyrannical regime of Bashara Asada» dragged-out war «all against all» with participation of the terrorist groups which have been made up with foreign mercenaries has been provoked. The bloody conflict for some years has turned to war of attrition and proceeds today.

[4] Bahdzhat Sulejman, Events in Syria yesterday and today-revolt or plot?, Tunis, "Pirm", 2015, p. 229

[5] «Inbaa», January 25, 2013, April 13, 2015

[6] «Al-Jazeera», April 27, 2015

[7] «Ar-Rai», April 27, 2015

[8] «Ad-Dustour», April 27, 2015

[9] Tarek Hamid - the Saudi publicist, the former editor-in-chief of the Saudi publication published in London «Al-Sharq Al-Awsat», the former correspondent in Washington one their Saudi publications, gained a trade of the journalist in the USA.

[10] Abd Ar-Rahman Rashed - the editor-in-chief of Saudi channel "Al-Arabiya" conducting an observer and the former editor of the Saudi publication «Al-Sharq Al-Awsat». The liberal criticising Islamic conservatism.

[11] Bahdzhat Sulejman, Events in Syria yesterday and today, p. 229.

[12] «Facebook», April 14, 2015

[13] «Facebook», April 14, 2015

[14] Lebanese publication «Inbaa» as an exclusive has published an introductory unit of the book «Inbaa», date publ. It is not specified, April 13, 2015

[15] «Facebook», April 27, 2015

[16] Term «Al-Aarab» () is mentioned in the Koran, and further in the Arabian explanatory dictionaries, a press and works of the Arabian scientists for differentiation of inhabitants of Arabian peninsula - beduinov which unessentially are ethnic Arabs.

[17] Terms «Al-Arab» and «Al-Aarab» in the Arabian original - () ().

[18] Author means «the Resistance Axis», is formal in it Iran, Syria and Lebanon in the name of Shiit political-military organisation "Хезбола" enter. In a reality this term is meant as those forces in the Arabian world which resist to the Israeli policy, without dependence from their ethnoreligious fitting. In the Antisyrian camp it is accepted to use the narrow term «Shiit axis» that is incorrect: farly not each Shiit is the sworn enemy of Israel just as not everyone sunnit necessarily is the supporter of the Jewish state.

[19] «Inbaa», January 21, 2013, April 15, 2015

[20] «Any they not brothers and not Moslems», - the author in an introductory unit of the book writes and further names their "traitors", beating values of the Arabian words «الاخوان» (Al-Ikhwan - "brother") and خوان (Khuwan - "traitors").

[21] Bahdzhat Sulejman, Events in Syria yesterday and today, p. 177

[22] «Inbaa», January 21, 2013, April 15, 2015

[23] «Inbaa», January 21, 2013, April 15, 2015

[24] «Inbaa», January 21, 2013, April 15, 2015

[25] Bahdzhat Sulejman, Events in Syria yesterday and today, p. 177

[26] Ibid., p. 242

[27] Naser Said - one of the first Saudi oppositionists, has been nabed for the oppositional activity and appeals to assist Palestin. After death of king Abdel Aziz in 1953 has got out prison. In 1956 new Saudi the authorities have sentenced Nasera Saida to execution for appeals to create the constitution and to observe human rights. Ran to Egypt, therefrom to Yemen, Syria and Lebanon where has been killed by unknown persons in 1979. The author of some the books, the most known products, besides the aforementioned book books « عن  السعودي» («Truth about the Saudi tyranny»), « أم خالد» («Plot of Umm Halid») are also. «Marefa», April 27, 2015 ; «Goodreads», April 27, 2015

[28] «تاريخ آل سعود», 663 p., April 17, 2015 ; the book can be ordered on electronic library "Goodreads", April 27, 2015 <>

[29]   - شاعر بلا قيود

«You Tube», November 09, 2012, April 27, 2015

[30] ( نسبة الى جبل  ) «Google», June 14, 2013, April 27, 2015

[31] «Buratha», January 12, 2014, March 10, 2014

[32] Green Cupola - was called earlier also as Dark blue and White. Towers over a room where there lived the Prophet together with the wife Aishej. Under a cupola there is also Mohammed's tomb. It is arranged in the Mosque of the Prophet in the city of Medina.

[33] «Al-Hadath News», August 21, 2012, March 12, 2014

[34] «Arab Times», May 16, 2010, February 24, 2014

[35] «Al-Shaab Al-Jadid», August 18, 2013, February 24, 2014

[36] «Alsrdaab» November 15, 2009, March 10, 2014

[37] «Inbaa», January 21, 2013, April 15, 2015

[38] Bahdzhat Sulejman, Events in Syria yesterday and today, p. 236.

[39] «Inbaa», January 21, 2013, April 15, 2015

[40] Bahdzhat Sulejman, Events in Syria yesterday and today, p. 228.

Armine Akopjan

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