"The identified person, who has been an active Ba'athist
during the era of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, seized the opportunity and chanted slogans against the Iraqi resistance and Iran during the Saturday protests," he added.
The Milibiyya operation highlights the Islamic State's deviation from traditional Ba'athist
Ashes of Hama uncovers the major aspects of the Islamist struggle: from the Brotherhood's radicalisation and its "jihad" against the Ba'athist
regime and subsequent exile, to a spectacular comeback at the forefront of the Syrian revolution in 2011--a remarkable turnaround for an Islamist movement which all analysts had pronounced dead amid the ruins of Hama in 1982.
"Bashar is not simply a Ba'athist
thug," argues Ammar Abdulhamid, a Syrian author who has lived in the Washington, D.C., area since last year, when, he says, he left Syria after being threatened for criticizing the regime in print.
The raid had Muhsin and his followers equating American intimidation with Ba'athist
He remains commander of the Popular Army, the Ba'athist
militia, but is now considered to be a secondary figure.
Some observers see these developments as signs of the Ba'athist
regime's impending collapse but that is an overreach.
Army and Ba'ath Party soon after taking office, then partly reversed that move a year later, in April 2004, when he reinstated former Ba'athist
officers relatively untainted by the old regime.
Satar's employee Jalil had spent two years in a Ba'athist
prison for selling tapes of subversive sermons.
THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION has committed itself to prosecuting Saddam Hussein and other high-ranking Iraqi Ba'athist
leaders before a war crimes tribunal like that established for the former Yugoslavia.
AS THE CIVIL WAR in Syria rages on, there is ample evidence pointing to the activities of foreign interests--nation states and non-state actors--opposed to the Ba'athist
regime in Damascus.
But the same would be true of members of Saddam Hussein's secular Ba'athist