The Canadian political analyst Mark Taliano, who came to Syria and participated in the Trade Union Conference recently held in Sahara complex near Damascus said: ” President Bashar al-Assad is very intelligent and very thoughtful. He is humble. He has humility. He is a leader.”
He went on to say: “I met President Assad. I was with a group from the GFTU conference. There were hundreds of us. He shook everyone’s hand. A person in front of me said that he wished Assad was President of his country. The president laughed and everyone laughed but I share the sentiment. So, what is Assad like??”
The president gave a speech and took questions from people.
“I was in a group consisting of maybe hundreds of people, but I would be very comfortable sitting and talking with him in a small group. He protects Syria against the worst of the worst. This is why Syrians love him,” Taliano concluded.