The Hama Massacre – reasons, supporters of the rebellion, by Kathrin Nina Wiedl

By Kathrin Nina Wiedl

Seminar paper from the yr 2006 within the topic Politics - foreign Politics - area: close to East, close to Orient, grade: 1, Ben Gurion collage (Middle East Sciences), path: Israel and Arabs - among battle and peace, seventy six entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: In February 1982, the Syrian urban of Hama grew to become recognized around the globe because the position of the “Hama massacre”. After a wide and long-planned rebellion of Muslim rebels opposed to Asad and the Ba’th get together, typically organised through the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood, Syrian executive forces beaten the uprising with brutal strength. An anticipated variety of 20.000 to 40.000 voters have been killed by means of Syrian military devices less than the regulate of common Ali Haydar, 15.000 lacking folks haven't been came upon till at the present time.
This incident evoked heavy condemnation of the so-called 'pro-Moscow army regime' of Asad within the German press. It was once accused of “beeing one of many bloodiest regimes within the heart East, shaken from worry of espionage and with pro-soviet declarations and refusal of any peace coverage overbidding itself on a daily basis anew.” (Ranke, P.M., „Nur noch mit Gewalt“, Die Welt, 12.2.1982). The Asad regime used to be portrayed in West German newspapers in just an analogous manner as within the writings of the Muslim Brotherhood, as a sectarian minority regime, and little contrast was once made among the pursuits of the Brotherhood and the ambitions of the Syrian humans ordinarily.
This paper analyses the explanations, supporters and outcomes of the Hama bloodbath, focussing at the triangle among Asad, the Muslim Brotherhood and West Germany. i'm going to examine, why the Muslim Brotherhood in exile acted mostly from West Germany in its struggle opposed to Asad, and why West Germany supported or tolerated these activities. i'm going to moreover examine the pursuits of alternative teams and international locations, inner, neighborhood and overseas, occupied with the Hama incident – and tricky why they have been attracted to a destabilisation of Syria. On a world point, i'll think of the Hama incident by way of chilly struggle and the involvement of the Superpowers united states and USSR within the heart East within the early 1980s.

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