For almost 2 years western media and governments have been leveling a flurry of accusations against the legal and legitimate head of the Syrian state, against his government and against Syria’s military. They try to pass the victim off as the culprit, as they did in Libya and in other free and independent countries. Indeed armed groups some more organized than others, some coming from abroad are spreading terror in Syria. It is therefore normal for the legitimate regime of Syria to send in the police and the military to fight the uprising. According to the most basic legal principles which are the only way to secure peace between nations, governments have the duty to protect the people from domestic and foreign attacks. Ensuring law and order is a government’s main duty. What would our governments do if part of the population took arms to overthrow them with the help of foreign mercenaries ? Wouldn’t they send in the police and the military ? Would they step down without batting an eyelid as they ask the legitimate Syrian government to do ?

The truth is that not only is there an aggression against Syria, there is also an organized propaganda campaign orchestrated at the international, this campaign is aimed at misleading the public and stirring trouble. Some footage on the so called repression from the Syrian army were not even shot in Syria. The aim of that propaganda campaign that blatantly flouts international law is to egg on the uprising, to fuel the civil war and to deny the regime its legitimacy by demonizing it. Those who are orchestrating that campaign are judges and executioners.

Indeed the same countries, their servants and their allies (such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which are cruel and intolerant toward their own people) are on the one hand presenting themselves as the judges of the Syrian Government and the Syrian Army and on the other hand they support, bankroll and give weapons to mercenaries, who are often foreign, who inflict destruction and violence upon Syrian civilians. It is these mercenaries the Syrian military is fighting. The actual criminals are western governments and their servants that is Qatar and Saudi Arabia. They triggered that fratricidal war and they have been fueling it since the very beginning. If it hadn’t been for their support to the rebels and mercenaries, order would have been restored in Syria a long time ago and the western media wouldn’t be able to carry out that propaganda campaign.

Western governments took advantage of the wind of revolt that was sweeping some Muslim countries to spark off armed rebellions in other countries whose leaders they disliked because they were not bowing and scraping to them. Western governments along with subservient media outlets are well intent on taking advantage of the situations they have created to speak out against the legitimate governments of those countries, to discredit them and finally attack them militarily. They have no qualms resorting to lies and falsehoods. They systematically hold the governments in power and their armies responsible for the atrocities committed by foreign aggressors themselves.

Whether it be out of ignorance, cowardice or lack of morals, politicians, journalists, intellectuals, and jurists in Europe, in the Middle East and in other places are part of that propaganda campaign with the blessing of the United states. They all believe they can speak in the name of righteousness and the fight of good against evil.

They are wrong. The signatories of this petition are lawyers from different countries, they don’t want to interfere in Syria’s domestic affairs. They just want to say in the name of reason and dignity that they are outraged by the tactics used against Syria. We support the Syrian government in its just struggle against a domestic and foreign aggression. We condemn all forms of support from abroad to these good-for-nothings who spread terror and death, who are presented by the west as « the free Syrian army ». We pledge to do our utmost to help the Syrian government defend its legitimacy and authority and to bring the truth on this aggression to light. The sole victim of this aggression is the Syrian people. As in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya Western imperialism shamelessly denounces the suffering it has caused in the first place.

The list of signatories
Up to this day the petition has been signed by 10 lawyers from 4 western countries.

Bruno BARDECHE, (Paris).
André CHAMY, (Mulhouse).
Fabrice DELINDE, (Hauts de Seine).
Eric DELCROIX, (Paris).
Pascal JUNOD, (Geneva).
Henri LAQUAY, (Brussels).
Philippe MISSAMOU, (Hauts de Seine).
Bernard RIPERT, (Grenoble).
Stefano SUTTI, (Milan).
Damien VIGUIER, (Ain).