Anorak | Asma Al-Assad is the power behind Bashar’s throne

Asma Al-Assad is the power behind Bashar’s throne

by | 19th, March 2012

ASMA Al-Assad’s biggest mistake was to have been born a woman. While Bashar al-Assad approves use of extreme violence against his countrymen, the press guns for his British-born wife.

Having read Vogue’s hagiography to the Asma slender ankle (with apology)- no GQ repot on Bashar’s preference for the sack, crack and back – the Telegraph  looks though the couple’s apparently leaked emails and notes that “Mrs Assad, 36, displays no misgivings about the regime’s bloody crackdown, which has accounted for most of the estimated 8,000 lives lost”.

Well, quite. As Asma’s wedding vows might have gone: “In sickness and in health, in times of mass murder and State-sanctioned rape, when you can’t find the remote control or your Right Said Fred LP and blame me, I do take thee to be my lawfully wedded wife.”

Asma did not order the killings. But she has yet to murder her husband in his sleep, flee the country or publicly call him a bastard.

We see the contents of what is presented as an email sent by Asma to a family friend on Jan 10. SHe says her husband right to be “very strong, no more messing around”.

On Jan 17, she circulated an email cracking a joke at the expense of the people

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