President Assad's hacked emails reveal isolation of Syria's leader



Asad’s personal email account was hacked by Anonymous hackers few hours ago and The Guardian then acquired over 3,000 documents from hacked email that according to opposition is the personal email of ruling couple Bashar and Asma al-Assad sam@alshahba.com and ak@alshahba.com

The newspaper said it got the trove of e-mails from a member of the Syrian opposition whom it does not identify. The documents are said to have been intercepted by members of the Supreme Council of the Revolution between June and early February.

According to the Guardian, the e-mails show that Assad regularly received advice from Iran or advisers to Iran about how he should respond to the crisis in his country. He received a memo from his media consultant with advice that was based on "consultations with a good number of people in addition to the media and political adviser for the Iranian ambassador."
 
The memo advised the president to use "powerful and violent" language and to show appreciation for support from "friendly states." It also advised that the regime should "leak more information related to our military capability" to convince the public that it could withstand a military challenge.

The Guardian published a lengthy explanation of why it believes the e-mails are genuine, saying the cache includes private information, such as family photographs and videos, a scan of the president's identity card and other details that, it said, "would be difficult for even the best-resourced hoaxer or intelligence agency to gather or fabricate."
 
In another instance, Assad appeared to share a YouTube video made by regime sympathizers that has toy cars and biscuits represent tanks in Homs.

"Check out this video on YouTube," Assad wrote to his media adviser, Hadeel al-Ali, using the sam@alshahba.com account. "Hahahahahahaha, OMG!!! This is amazing!" she responded.....In the four-minute video..a toy car crudely modified to look like a tank shoots at a pile of biscuits that represents a collapsing Homstower block. Enter the monitor - represented by a plastic toy man who bears a passing resemblance to the Fat Controller in the Thomas the Tank Engine books. The toy "tank" is then disguised by having its barrel removed.
  

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