20 Thousand Syrian Pounds the Monthly Salaries For The Families Of Regime Deaths In Tartous; The Supporters Are Traders Of Aleppo
All regime media keeps praising the victories of regime forces and the backing allies who scarified their souls and blood for the cause of wiping out terrorism that targets the country security and seeks to devastate its understructure and facilities as well as ruining; as if the media is specialized in glorifying those heroic accomplishments in addition to broadcasting some shows that aim to highlight the power of officials regarding their charities and great efforts for the people advantage, certainly at the people’s cost.
It is widely known that most the financial apportionments regarding the military aspect are spent on buying weapons and munitions besides small part set to be paid as salaries for the fighting forces in regime army, where the salaries can be nominal value in comparison with the retreated economical living with high prices of basic materials. Probably this justifies the phenomena of stealing and robbing which regime forces and militias perpetrating in the checkpoints on the streets.
In respect of financial apportionments paid for the families of regime forces deaths, they are defined according to the dead. Assad regime considers these salaries nominal because their blood is priceless- according to what regime claims. Counting on this, social media has been taken by storm about an official of regime who honored the families of regime deaths by presenting goats’ and sheep’s’ heads as a nominal gift to them. A while later, regime officials honored others deaths with a watch with the Syrian Arab Army logo which regime supporters saw it a humiliation to those who had scarified their own blood and soul for the cause of regime remains in power longer. This pushed people to criticize this odious act particularly speaking Alawites.
According to pro regime newspaper “al-Baath”, “For You Syria” facility launched the project ‘one heart’ in cooperation with al-Baath party and Tartous governorate targeting a thousand family of martyrs for a year. Husain Alali the lawyer of the facility explained that the idea of the project launched from an acknowledgment of the favor of Syria martyrs scarifying souls, and to decrease the financial burdens on their relatives. The project covered 100 martyrs’ families, and later to cover 1000 martyrs’ families, where 100 credit cards were distributed so that each family receive 20 thousand Syrian pounds monthly for a year( without working); this money is offered by the traders and industry business men of Aleppo, according to what the newspaper reported.
It is worthy to mention that when regime decided to paid monthly salaries for the families of regime deaths, the salaries were not paid from the government budget, but paid by the traders and merchants of Aleppo city; maybe in favor for their victory in Aleppo as they displaced its citizens against their will.
Probably the reason behind broadcasting the news is the medially promotion for this support to attract similar support in order to clear their reputation before pro regime people and allies, as well as confirming regime keenness to appreciate the efforts of the countrymen. Nevertheless, why were salaries paid for Tartous martyrs? Is it because they are regime favorites or because do they deserve this for the high rate of deaths are from Tartous?
By Samah Alkhaled
Translated by Sabah Najem
Syrian press center