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Asma and Bashar Assad’s amazing emails – The Guardian’s scoop puts Right Said Fred on the map

by | 15th, March 2012

AS her husband Syrian president Bashar Assad bombed his countrymen in Homs, his wife Asma – that subject of  Vogue’s praise –  spent £10,000 shopping for stuff on the web. The Assad’s used secret email accounts.

According to 3,000 emails allegedly intercepted by rebels between June 2011 and February 6 2012 and now released for the world’s horror, Asma and Assad bought:

* Chandeliers, tables and silver candlesticks from Paris.

* Instructed an aide to order a fondue set from Amazon.

* He downloaded I’m Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO and Right Said Fred’s Don’t Talk Just Kiss on iTunes.

* He forwarded a link to a YouTube clip re-enacting the assault on Homs with the help of toy guns and biscuits.

* She asked a mate to send her a DVD of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

* She ordered a £6,257 table.

* On 3 February 2012, one email headed “Christian Louboutin shoes coming shortly”, Asma sent a friend details of a pair of crystal-encrusted shoes costing £3,795. She asked: “Does anything catch your eye – these pieces are not made for general public.”

A hacker tells the Guardian:

“We had to be quick with Bashar’s e-mails. He would delete most as soon as they arrived in his inbox, whereas his wife wouldn’t. So as soon as they went from unread to read we had to get them fast.”

Is the Supreme Council of the Revolution telling the truth? Did a government worker in March last year send them emails? Is this a propaganda effort to win the media war and turn Asma of the nice ankles into a Marie Antoinette, awoman who spands £3,000 on a vase form Harrod’s?

One email has Assad wooing his wife with lyrics from Blake Shelton tune:

“I’ve been a walking heartache / I’ve made a mess of me / The person that I’ve been lately / Ain’t who I wanna be.”

One email to Asma is from Mayassa al-Thani, the daughter of the Emir of Qatar. she writes:

“In all honesty — looking at the tide of history and the escalation of recent events — we’ve seen two results — leaders stepping down and getting political asylum or leaders being brutally attacked. I honestly think this is a good opportunity to leave … I only pray that you will convince the President to take this opportunity to exit without having to face charges. The region needs to stabilise, but not more than you need peace of mind. I am sure you have many places to turn to, including Doha.”

Nothing of it. Asma might have already escaped the country by taping herself into a Net A Porter box and returning to sender…

 

 



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