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  1. MOPA.GOV.SY EMAIL LEAK #1
  2. Sorry for the poor translation on some of the emails.
  3. #Anonymous #ExpectUs #OpSyria
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  6. b.shaaban@mopa.gov.sy (More to come)
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  10. You curse Rouho to Keep Halorth, and got us Bhik people do not OPML not all. I suggested champion fill
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  13. On Mon 6/02/12 7:16 AM , 3ayeef 7aloo <3ayeef@googlemail.com> wrote:
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  15. ( I curse your soul Haaaaafez)
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  23. Phew you You and Luck
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  26. On Mon 6/02/12 7:17 AM , bassam.skheta@mopa.gov.sy wrote:
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  28.  Curse your soul Keep my Halgehh
  29.  > Alkhalaftwooowo
  30. > ---- Msg sent via @Mail - http://atmail.com/
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  33. ---- Msg sent via @Mail - http://atmail.com/
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  40. Dear Alexander,
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  42. You are always welcome in Syria.
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  44. According to Kuwait Times, I regret the unprofessionality and irresopnsibility of some mass media in Gulf region. It is obvious that such news has no relevence to reality and can not be said either by me or by any other Syrian officials. Needless to say that no other mass media has paid attention to such false statements that might pup up every now and then .
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  46. All the best,
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  48. Bouthaina Shaaban
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  50. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  51. From: Marquardt, Alexander [Alexander.Marquardt@abc.com]
  52. Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 11:14 AM
  53. To: b.shaaban@mopa.gov.sy
  54. Subject: True?
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  57. Dr. Bouthaina,
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  59. I was a real pleasure meeting you last week, thank you again for hosting us in Damascus and for letting me travel to Daraa.
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  61. As I’m sure you’ve seen, there are some comments attributed to you in the Kuwait Times today that I wanted to ask you about. Is this true? Could you expand a little on what it is you have?
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  64. Kuwait Times:
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  66. Meanwhile, the Syrian President's advisor Buthaina Shaaban has allegedly threatened to expose sex tapes involving rulers from Gulf countries. Shaaban briefed a delegation from the Syrian community residing in region after a meeting was held with Bashar Al-Asad. The advisor reportedly said, "officials from Gulf countries will be shown what 'trump' cards we have after we release their sex tapes to internet websites.”
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  69. ---- Msg sent via @Mail - http://atmail.com/
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  71. Dear Mr. Nabil Kuzbari Esquire
  72.  Thank you very much for congratulating stones and ask God to bless you and you in all holiday and you always give it back to health and wellness and more sparkle and to our dear good and safety ..
  73.  Every year, you best be fine ..
  74.  With love
  75.  Shaaban
  76. ---- Msg sent via @Mail - http://atmail.com/
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  87. On Tue 26/07/11 12:41 PM , Isabel beatris Ali <beatrisisabel@yahoo.com> wrote:
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  89. > مطلوب مترجم
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  91. > Links:
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  94. > http://us.mc449.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=HYPERLINK "javascript:top.opencompose('beatrisisabel@yahoo.com','','','1')"beatrisisabel@yahoo.com
  95. > [2]
  96. > http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_182266375160903#!/home.php?sk=gro
  97. > up_182266375160903[3]
  98. > http://www.facebook.com/pages/Palestine-is-Jordan-and-Jordan-is-Palestine-O
  99. > ne-people/125298127554736?ref=ts[4] http://groups.google.com/group/ArabBDM?hl=ar?hl=en
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  102. ---- Msg sent via @Mail - http://atmail.com/
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  111. Mr. Rami Rustum Esquire
  112.  The authenticity, I was very gentle and the contents of the feelings of a sincere love of the homeland and driven to seek his service. The joy was great to meet you here in Syria and trust you and your precious our community in the United States.
  113.  We may actually be proud of the children of our country from people like you who are still failing hearts of love and longing to their home country despite the distance and concerns in the Diaspora.
  114.  I am confident that our country will emerge from this crisis stronger than before thanks to the efforts of the loyal sons of sons like you, whether at home or observing a pure scientific Zamathm honorable abroad.
  115.  Thank you for your interest and sincerity I wish you success, God willing.
  116.  Shaaban
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  118. ---- Msg sent via @Mail - http://atmail.com/
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  127. Dear Sir Jeffrey,
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  129. How assuring it is for me to hear your opinion in what I've said: Thank you for taking the time to write to me; I truly appreciate it. Have a good time in France.
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  131. With my very best wishes to you and your family.
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  133. Bouthaina Shaaban
  134.  
  135. -----Original Message-----
  136. From: jeffreyjowell@aol.com [jeffreyjowell@aol.com]
  137. Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 4:24 PM
  138. To: Bouthaina Shaaban
  139. Subject: Your broadcast
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  141. My dear Bouthaina
  142. I am in France and have just seen you on BBC World. I agreed with every word you said about the quite out-of-order US action. And how clearly and well you said it!
  143. With warm wishes.
  144. Jeffrey
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  146. Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device
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  148. ---- Msg sent via @Mail - http://atmail.com/
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  160. HE Dr. Shaaban respectable
  161. Greetings,
  162. Here the most important points discussed in the meeting with the Turkish ambassador on Sunday, July 3, 2011
  163. First, Refugees was emphasized by us as a problematic issue it is useful to make Ankara's efforts to Hlhaltha. He  said: The Turkish government has not given refugee status of the  Syrians "refugee" to now to cut the road to international interventions,  but they will provide aid to them as long as they are. He believes that a number of them will soon return to their country because of the hostile attitude of the state in Syria. It  was clear that "Turkey does not want to internationalize the issue of  Syrian citizens who are on the Turkish territory in order not to disturb  Damascus," but added that this crisis is "the crisis number one" for  Turkey today is believed to be solved will not be easy in the near  future.
  164. As was addressed by the smuggling of weapons. He said: that weapons smuggling because of a request from inside Syria. The  proposal was the possibility of cooperation to prevent the smuggling of  arms and Ankara to make additional efforts in this context. He  also admitted that the weapons actually come to Syria through Turkish  territory, but without the consent of the Turkish government. Effort  in this area should be bilateral or internal pressure Turkey to control  the border without the full cooperation of the Syrian border security  agencies.
  165. Second,  the "Muslim Brotherhood": we confirmed the importance of not insisting  on Turkey to open a dialogue with the Syrian "brothers" because the  Syrians are very sensitive. He  said: For Turkey, it believes that a dialogue with a "Brotherhood" will  strengthen the Islamic moderation, otherwise the Islamist underground  will live and work secretly against Syria. Turkey  does not want to strengthen the organization of the brothers, but you  want to adjust their activities inside and outside Syria, and brought  into the national dialogue to serve Syrian interests.
  166. Third,  the Turkish model: we should not insist on the Turkish government the  "Turkish model" because the Syrians want their own model. It was also emphasized by us of the need not to make public statements explain in Syria as a superstructure.
  167. The visit of Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:
  168. He suggested to the Minister Davutoglu to Damascus to come before the meeting of the consultative dialogue. There  is a difficulty because Erdogan's government needs to adopt and become a  government statement to the Government of normal and not a caretaker.
  169. Mostly Turkish minister will come to Damascus after the consultative meeting, within the limits of any mid-month.
  170. Turkish  Ambassador intends to arrange a dinner meeting at his house for  officials, opponents and independent, which is proposed to include: Dr.  Shaaban, Michel Kilo, Hussein Awdat, Louay Hussein, Riad Seif, Sami  Moubayed, Ibrahim Hamidi.
  171. Writing in the Turkish press:
  172. Enthusiasm  for the idea to write Sami in Turkish press, to express the Syrian  position, and uncle of the need to maintain strategic Syrian-Turkish  relations without preconditions, but the Turkish language, where  articles will be translated by the Turkish Embassy in Damascus.
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  175. ---- Msg sent via @Mail - http://atmail.com/
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  182. Dear Mr. Fallaha,
  183. This is my personal email and it is me who checks it always.
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  188. On Sat 28/05/11 7:30 AM , "Ammar Fallaha" <ammar.fallaha@automata4.com> wrote:
  189. > Dear Dr. Shaaban:
  190. >
  191. > Is it really you who reads this email box or someone else.
  192. >
  193. > I would like to send you a confidential email if you are the one who
  194. > read this email.
  195. > Thanks
  196. > Ammar H. Fallaha
  197. > President/CEO
  198. > -----------------------------------------------------
  199. > AUTOMATA4 Group
  200. > A CMMI LEVEL 3 seeking company
  201. > P.O.Box: 13746
  202. > Aleppo - Syrian Arab Republic
  203. > +963 21 212-3508 Phone
  204. > +963 21 212-0824 Fax
  205. > +963 93 445-0000 Mobile
  206. > ammar.fallaha@automata4.com
  207. > www.automata4.com
  208. > Skype: ammar_fallaha
  209. > -----------------------------------------------------
  210. > Note:
  211. > The information contained in this message may be privileged and
  212. > confidential and protected from disclosure. If the reader of this
  213. > message is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent
  214. > responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient,
  215. > you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or
  216. > copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have
  217. > received this communication in error, please notify me immediately by
  218. > replying to the message and deleting it from your computer.
  219. >
  220. > E-mail transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free
  221. > as information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed,
  222. > arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses. The sender therefore
  223. > does not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the contents
  224. > of this message, which arise as a result of e-mail transmission. If
  225. > verification is required please request a hard-copy version.
  226. >
  227. > The recipient should check this email and any attachments for the
  228. > presence of viruses. We will not accept any liability for any damage
  229. > caused by any virus transmitted by this email
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  233. ---- Msg sent via @Mail - http://atmail.com/
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  243. Dear Ms. Fahdi,
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  245. We received your email and passed it to Dr. Shaaban who is currently investigating into your husband’s case. Could you please give us more information regarding the man who called you and asked to pay for your husband’s realease (name, telephone number, …) as this info will help speeding the work up.
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  247. Best regards,
  248.  
  249. Office of Dr. Bouthiana Shaaban
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  252. From: Fahdi Angela [angela.fahdi@umontreal.ca]
  253. Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 8:17 PM
  254. To: b.shaaban@mopa.gov.sy
  255. Subject: Emergency
  256. Importance: High
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  258. Dr. Shaaban,
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  260. Good morning,
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  262. My name is Angela Fahdi holder of a diploma in civil engineering of Aleppo where I taught during 15 years at the Faculty of civil engineering of Aleppo, at present I work at the Faculty of the higher education and postdoctorales at the University of Montreal in the sector of the scholarship where I manage scholarships for the international and Canadian students who are registered on a program of master's degree or Ph. D. at the University of Montreal. I am married to Wahid Jean Mardenli awarded a diploma by the Faculty of Medicine of Aleppo and holder of Ph. D. in paediatrics from France and student at the University of Montreal. Wahid is an only son his father died for a long time and he has a religious sister Leila Mardenli who was rewarded by the first Lady Asmaa Alassad on the occasion of the Mother's Day two years ago, because Leila takes care of the orphanage of the Roman Catholic Church in Aleppo for years.
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  264. Since January 19th, 2011 we live a nightmare, I do not have any news of my husband Wahid, he was arrested in Aleppo then transferred in Damascus with 16 doctors. There is a few days somebody calls me to announce that all other doctors are freed except Wahid and if I want that he is freed released I have to pay!!!!
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  266. I know nobody whom I can address, there is a big mistake (we live in Canada since 2007), I ask you Dr Shaba to intervene to remove the injustice that we undergo and to end our nightmare.
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  268. Respectful regards from Montreal.
  269.  
  270. Angela Fahdi
  271. Faculté des études supérieures et postdoctorales
  272. Université de Montréal
  273. Tel : 514 343-6111 # 1530
  274. Cel. : 514 577-7944
  275. 2910, Édouard Montpetit # 228
  276. angela.fahdi@umontreal.ca
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  278. P S. I tried to contact you repeatedly unsuccessfully, is there a way to speak to You?
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  280. ---- Msg sent via @Mail - http://atmail.com/
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  288. Dear Bob,
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  290. Thank you so much for your kind and warm message which I relayed to H. E the President. I do feel proud to be your friend and I know how much the president enjoys your company and appreciates your friendship. Your message came at a time that Syria is getting out of the tunnel. HE the president will address the Syrian People tomorrow and today millions of Syrians went out on the streets in most towns to say: NO to sectarianism, and YES to Syria, but during these difficult days we were able to discover our true and lasting friends and allow me to say you are top on the list.
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  292. I hope that you and your family will visit us in the near future and I shall let you know when Ronnie Kasrils will be here as I would love both of you to meet.
  293. My very best wishes to Elaine, Shane and Tess with my warm regards to you,
  294. My personal phone is 00963944005559
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  296. Bouthaina Shaaban
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  298. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  299. From: Robert Sager [bobby@teamsager.org]
  300. Sent: Monday, March 28, 2011 11:24 PM
  301. To: bouthaina@bouthainashaaban.com; b.shaaban@mopa.gov.sy
  302. Subject: Important: Following Up on Our Meeting
  303. Importance: High
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  307. March 25, 2011
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  309. Dear Dr. Bouthaina,
  310. I have been very moved by the time I spent with you and with President Assad.
  311. I take the many insights from our conversations and combine them with first hand perspective I gained from my time spent at Umayyad mosque, the souk, the coffee shops and even the hammam. I leave Syria with a profound sense of connection and a desire to share my understanding with influential friends in the United States and around the world.
  312. The Syria that I spent last week in does not resemble the sensationalist images that are endlessly played and replayed by the international media. Of course there are demonstrations and things that need to be changed, but is the relevant story that thousands of people are demonstrating? Or is it that in a country of approximately 21 million people that less than 1 out of 1000 are participating? The scintillating picture for TV is the mob scene, but the informed perspective is the statistic.
  313. My first hand understanding, without the distorting filters of the media or the haze of distance, compels me to speak out about what I have seen and heard and especially how different my experience has been from the images I have seen on TV.
  314. I feel privileged to consider you and President Assad as friends. As friends, we all find ourselves in a moment of history that requires people of real commitment to stand up and speak loudly in support of constructive change and engagement. History teaches that to be ahead of the curve is to lead the change. I am confident that the change will come in as thoughtful and as prompt a manner as the complex situation allows.
  315. What is important now is for committed friends to be vocal in their support of President Assad’s leadership. After all, real friends stand up and speak the truth when it matters most. I will take my first hand understanding into the world and argue loudly and convincingly that President Assad, far from being the problem, is actually the most critical part of the solution.
  316. Syria’s moment of inspiration and quantum leap forward is at hand. Being ahead of the curve is critical. I stand ready to help in any way, at any time, and in any place.
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  318. With respect, your friend,
  319. Bobby Sager
  320.  
  321. P.S. Dearest Dr. Bouthaina, Please feel free to share this note with President Assad if you feel it is appropriate. If at any time you want to talk to me directly, my personal mobile is +1 857-544-3671.
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  336. Been detected recently about the balance of President Bashar al-Assad found that a score close to 24 million heart Syrian Bashar al-Assad love spring, and was also detected that it is impossible to freeze this balance because it is not in Switzerland, it is in the hearts of the Syrians.
  337.  Love that cherished. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is the love has no limits, love can not be shaken because it is fixed and rooted in the hearts of the Syrians, because they stem from the heart of originality displayed by the people, because Mr. President in the eyes of the Syrians is the hope, and in their hearts, please, and on the their lips prayer, and the pride and their front Alhmokh.
  338.  This balance can not win no matter how it plots Vmahbh Syrians to Mr. President a stronger and larger than that expect to receive their own hatred.
  339.  24 million center, unified, coherent, pulsing with love, loyalty, and determination of men, this is the balance Nebaha by the United, and we are every day more than willing to pay this balance forward to bypass all the indicators and all measures to keep the title that we carry in our hearts and our souls and our blood is the title of one written blood (Mnhpk).
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  357. Dear Rossini,
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  359. I was so delighted to hear from you. Feel so guilty as I do not keep in touch with you and Mary thought you are always in my thoughts. I have been frantically busy this year and here we are one year older!! I have been following the economic situation in Ireland wih my thoughts fixed on you and Mary.
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  361. May I wish you and Mary a Merry Christmas and very Happy New Year.. With my love and very best wishes..
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  363. Bouthaina Shaaban
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  369. On Tue 7/12/10 8:54 PM , Roisin Nevin <ronevin@gmail.com> wrote:
  370. > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
  371. > From: ROISIN NEVIN
  372. > Date: 6 December 2010 15:36
  373. > Subject: Greetings from Dublin !
  374. > To:
  375. > Dear Bouthaina,
  376. > Its been a long time but hope you and the family are keeping well?How
  377. > are they all?
  378. > I was looking back on some photos of our time in Syria with fond
  379. > memories and I thought Id drop you an email to say hello.
  380. > As you may know Ireland is going through an economic crisis here and
  381. > it recently hit its lowest ebb. It really was not managed all that
  382. > well here and there are lots of lessons our Government must learn.
  383. > But the Irish people are resilient and we will get through this.
  384. > I had been out of work for a short time last year but I was helping
  385. > friends with speeches as some of them are in politics ans there had
  386. > been Local /EU elections last year. Now we maybe faced with a general
  387. > elections early next year but that is no harm at all. I&#39;m now
  388. > working in Trinity University Dublin in Research until middle of next
  389. > year, its a project looking at how people grow old, its very
  390. > interesting.
  391. > Mary Mullin is keeping well too, I was talking to her last Saturday,
  392. > we went to a concert in Dublin, a very enjoyable evening. We are
  393. > always meeting up even since the Mid Ulster Film Festival ended, we
  394. > all made such fabulous friends as a result that would included you
  395. > and all who we met in Syria as part of our friends.
  396. > How is your work going at the moment, I&#39;m sure you are very busy
  397. > ? It would be great to hear from you!
  398. > With kindest regards,
  399. > Roisin Nevin,
  400. > Dublin
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  404. ---- Msg sent via @Mail - http://atmail.com/
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  416. On Sun 19/12/10 7:04 PM , ziad hamzeh <ziad@hamzehmystiquefilms.com> wrote:
  417.  
  418. > FW: Woman Thought you might like to know...
  419. > --
  420. > Ziad
  421. > Ziad@hamzehmystiquefilms.com
  422. > On Dec 19, 2010, at 11:37 AM, Bert wrote:
  423. > FYI - through my friend, Jeanne Hind.
  424. > - B
  425. > Bert Brown
  426. > VP Production
  427. > Hamzeh Mystique Films
  428. > 860-434-0309
  429. > bert@hamzehmystiquefilms.com
  430. > www.hamzehmystiquefilms.com [1]
  431. > ----- Original Message -----
  432. > FROM: Halliday, Birgit
  433. > TO: Bert
  434. > SENT: Thursday, December 16, 2010 11:21 PM
  435. > SUBJECT: RE: Woman
  436. > Dear Bert,
  437. > Thank you very much for your help getting in touch with the
  438. > distributor and being able to purchase the copies f the WOMAN DVD. I
  439. > am very excited about this movie and will cherish it very much, since
  440. > it has been my hope to go to Syria someday to continue my Arabic
  441. > studies. Seeing the movie really confirmed this desire, it is so
  442. > beautifully done!
  443. > Happy holidays to you and thank you so much for your kindness!
  444. > Sincerely,
  445. > Birgit Halliday
  446. > -------------------------
  447. > FROM: Bert [bert@hamzehmystiquefilms.com]
  448. > SENT: Thursday, December 16, 2010 2:36 PM
  449. > TO: Halliday, Birgit
  450. > CC: Ziad; Marc Sandler
  451. > SUBJECT: Re: Woman
  452. > Dear Bridgit,
  453. > Here is the information to get two copies of the WOMAN DVD. Contact
  454. > our distributor, John Sinno at Arab Films/TypecastFilms
  455. > (John@typecastfilms.com) and mention that I had you asked to e-mail
  456. > the request to him directly. Jeanne is a personal friend of mine and
  457. > it would be an honor to fulfill this order. I can't give you the
  458. > pricing information, but John certainly. I hope you and your friends
  459. > truly enjoy the film. And have a happy holiday! Also tell him it's a
  460. > gift and ask him to expedite the shipment. Thank you for your
  461. > request.
  462. > Sincerely
  463. > Bert Brown
  464. > VP Production
  465. > Hamzeh Mystique Films
  466. > 860-434-0309
  467. > bert@hamzehmystiquefilms.com
  468. > www.hamzehmystiquefilms.com [4]
  469. > ----- Original Message -----
  470. > FROM: Halliday, Birgit
  471. > TO: bert@hamzehmystiquefilms.com
  472. > SENT: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 4:29 PM
  473. > SUBJECT: Woman
  474. > Dear Bert,
  475. > I hope this message finds you well!
  476. > Jeanne Hindt lent me her copy of the film "Woman" and I really loved
  477. > it. Can you tell how I may order the movie?
  478. > Would like to order two copies, one to give as a gift and one to
  479. > keep.
  480. > Thank you very much for your order instructions and response!
  481. > With best wishes,
  482. > Birgit Halliday
  483. > ------ End of Forwarded Message
  484. >
  485. >
  486. > Links:
  487. > ------
  488. > [1] http://www.hamzehmystiquefilms.com
  489. > [4] http://www.hamzehmystiquefilms.com
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  503. On Fri 3/12/10 10:04 PM , michel samaha <mfsamaha33@hotmail.com> wrote:
  504. > http://www.haaretz.com/misc/article-print-page/lebanon-defense-minister-off
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  521. > LEBANON DEFENSE MINISTER \'OFFERED INVASION ADVICE FOR ISRAEL\'
  522. > ELIAS MURR ADVISED U.S. DIPLOMATS ON HOW ISRAEL COULD \'CLEAN OUT\'
  523. > HEZBOLLAH FROM SOUTHERN LEBANON, WIKILEAKS CABLE SHOWS.
  524. >
  525. > By Haaretz Service Tags: Israel news Lebanon WikiLeaks
  526. >
  527. > Lebanon's Defense Minister offered advice on how Israel could defeat
  528. > Hezbollah if a new war erupted on Israel's northern border, a
  529. > classified U.S. diplomatic cable shows.
  530. >
  531. > In a future replay of its 2006 invasion of southern Lebanon, Israel
  532. > should take care not to antagonize local Christian communities,
  533. > Elias Murr told the United States embassy in Beirut, according to a
  534. > document released by the WikiLeaks group.
  535. >
  536. > "Israel cannot bomb bridges and infrastructure in the Christian
  537. > areas," Murr was quoted as saying in the cable, sent by a U.S.
  538. > diplomat to the State Department in Washington. "The Christians were
  539. > supporting Israel in 2006 until they started bombing their bridges."
  540. >
  541. > Israel fought a month-long war with Hezbollah militants in the
  542. > summer of 2006, sending ground troops into southern Lebanon and
  543. > bombing infrastructure targets as far north as Beirut.
  544. >
  545. > In the run-up to an invasion, the Israel Defense Forces should also
  546. > take care not to enter a United Nations-controlled buffer zone along
  547. > the border, Murr said. He said Hezbollah would use any Israeli
  548. > violation of UN Security Council 1701, which brought an end to the
  549. > 2006 war, to "flood" the area with fighters and weapons.
  550. >
  551. > Murr also told the diplomat that Hezbollah, despite claiming victory
  552. > in 2006, when it inflicted heavy IDF casualties, was far less
  553. > confident of holding off another Israeli attack.
  554. >
  555. > "I am sure Hezbollah is scared and they are preparing for a severe
  556. > lesson this time," he was quoted as saying.
  557. >
  558. > He said Hezbollah felt it had no choice but to respond to the
  559. > assassination of Imad Mughniyeh, a militant commander killed in
  560. > Damascus in 2008. Hezbollah has accused Israel of the attack.
  561. >
  562. > "Murr thinks that an attack in West Africa or South America would be
  563. > easier for Hezbollah but he thinks [the goup's spiritual leader
  564. > Hassan] Nasrallah would prefer to attack inside of Israel if
  565. > possible," Murr said. "Hezbollah will attempt to bring in Syria to
  566. > absorb some of the Israeli response to their attack."
  567. >
  568. > While Israel and Lebanon each classify the other as a hostile
  569. > nation, Murr said that if war broke out, his main concern would be
  570. > to keep the Lebanese Army out of the fighting.
  571. >
  572. > "Murr was especially concerned for members of the 1st and 8th
  573. > Brigades in the Beka'a valley. Murr thinks that these units will be
  574. > cut off from HQ support while Israel is conducting operations
  575. > against Hezbollah," the diplomat reported.
  576. >
  577. > "They will have to turn to the local populace for food, water etc.
  578. > Since the populace is mainly Hizballah supporters, Murr is afraid
  579. > that these two units could be dragged into the fight, the ultimate
  580. > disaster Murr hopes to avoid."
  581. >
  582. > Later in the meeting, Murr sought information on how long invading
  583. > Israeli troops might take to "clean out" Hezbollah so that supplies
  584. > could be stored for Lebanese units operating in Hezbollah-controlled
  585. > areas.
  586. >
  587. > The defense minister also said he had told the army's commander at
  588. > the time, Michel Sleiman – currently Lebanon's president – to
  589. > keep out of the fighting "when Israel comes".
  590. >
  591. > "Murr's opinion is that an Israeli action against Hizballah would
  592. > not be a war against Lebanon and that Syria and Iran did not ask
  593. > Lebanon's permission to equip Hezballah with its rockets," the
  594. > report said.
  595. >
  596. > "As such, the Lebanese Army has been ordered to not get involved
  597. > with any fighting."
  598. >
  599. > For Murr, the army's strategic objective was to survive a three week
  600. > war "completely intact" and able to take over once Hizballah's
  601. > militia has been destroyed, the report said.
  602. >
  603. > "I do not want thousands of our soldiers to die for no reason," Murr
  604. > was quoted as saying.
  605. > More on this topic
  606. > *Will Hezbollah go to war against Israel to avoid civil strife
  607. > in Lebanon?
  608. > *WikiLeaks founder: Netanyahu believes exposé will aid Mideast
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  656.  
  657.  
  658.  
  659. On Wed 24/11/10 2:43 PM , Akram Elias <elias@capcomgroup.com> wrote:
  660. > Re: Greetings Dear Dr. Bouthaina, It was great seeing you earlier
  661. > this morning. Attached are two documents (one I handed to you and the
  662. > other one we discussed). Let me know what time is most convenient to
  663. > you for us to meet tomorrow morning. My global mobile number is +1
  664. > (202) 439-2606.
  665. > **************************************************************************
  666. > Akram R. Elias President Capital Communications Group, Inc. 1701
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  669. > -------------------------
  670. > FROM: b.shaaban@mopa.gov.sy
  671. > SENT: Mon 10/18/2010 11:36 PM
  672. > TO: Akram Elias; b.shaaban@mopa.gov.sy
  673. > SUBJECT: Re: Greetings
  674. > Dear Mr. Elias,
  675. >
  676. > Thank you for your email. We can meet on Wednesday November 24th at
  677. > 11.00 at my office. If you have any questions you call my office
  678. > 011-3341716 / 011-3341550: Mr. Majed or Ms. Raghad who can be of good
  679. > assist to you
  680. >
  681. > With best regards,
  682. >
  683. > Dr. Bouthaina
  684. > On Sat 16/10/10 11:46 PM , "Akram Elias" wrote:
  685. > > Dear Dr. Shaaban,
  686. > > I truly enjoyed our meeting and conversation in Damascus last
  687. > month.
  688. > > As a follow up to the exchange of ideas that we had, I am
  689. > preparing a
  690. > > comprehensive document with a proposed action plan that covers in
  691. > > depth the subject matter we discussed. I plan to be in the region
  692. > > from November 23rd through November 27th. Would it be possible to
  693. > > meet with you on one those dates? Please let me know at your
  694. > > earliest convenience. All the best!
  695. > >
  696. > **************************************************************************
  697. > >
  698. > >
  699. > > AKRAM R. ELIAS
  700. > >
  701. > > President
  702. > >
  703. > > CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.
  704. > >
  705. > > 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 300
  706. > >
  707. > > Washington, DC 20006
  708. > >
  709. > > Telephone: + 1 (202) 349-1444
  710. > >
  711. > > Fax: +1 (202) 349-1445
  712. > >
  713. > > Email:
  714. > >
  715. > > Website: www.capcomgroup.com [2]
  716. > > _ORDO AB CHAO_
  717. > >
  718. > >
  719. > >
  720. > > Links:
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  722. > > [2] http://www.capcomgroup.com/ [2]
  723. > >
  724. > >
  725. > ---- Msg sent via @Mail - http://atmail.com/ [3]
  726. >
  727. >
  728. > Links:
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  730. > [2] http://www.capcomgroup.com/
  731. > [3] http://atmail.com/
  732. >
  733. >
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  735.  
  736.    
  737.  
  738. Dear Dr. Radi:
  739. Thank you for your email.
  740. I wish you too a happy Adha.
  741.  
  742. I would like also to share with you the attached letter and see what you think of such a project.
  743. I already told them to keep their contact exclusively with Damascus University as it is the party concerned with such issue.
  744. Could you please let me know of your opinion about such a project, especially given the fact that the Catalonian Region in Spain has some separatist aspirations.
  745. Best Wishes,
  746. Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban
  747. Political and media advisor at the Syrian Presidency
  748.  
  749. upc@upc-eu.com
  750.  
  751.  
  752.  
  753.  
  754. On Tue 16/11/10 2:48 PM , upc@upc-eu.com wrote:
  755. > Find the inclosed attachment, please.
  756. > Dr. Radi Al-Shuaibi
  757. >
  758. >
  759. ---- Msg sent via @Mail - http://atmail.com/
  760.  
  761.    
  762.  
  763. Dear Emma,
  764. Thank you for your email regarding the appeal to ban (FGM). I highly commend your efforts with all the other participants to get to worldwide ban on such a phenomenon which should not take place anywhere in the world in the 21st century.
  765. However such an issue is does not exist in our country. And therefore I think it would be more effective if you have the votes of those who are most affected by this practice.
  766. I wish you all success in such an honest undertaking.
  767. Best Regards,
  768.  
  769. Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban
  770. Political and Media Advisor at the Syrian Presidency
  771.  
  772.  
  773.  
  774. On Sat 16/10/10 3:11 PM , emma.bonino@senato.it wrote:
  775. > Dear Bouthaina,
  776. > On behalf of H.E. Mrs Chantal Compaor&eacute;, First Lady of Burkina
  777. > Faso, Dr.
  778. > Moushira Khattab, Egytian Minister of State for Family and
  779. > Population, and
  780. > myself, please find below the appeal for a worldwide ban on Female
  781. > Genital
  782. > Mutilations (FGM).
  783. > Thanks to the commitment of Arab and African activists, we are now
  784. > on the
  785. > verge of a truly historic achievement: the possibility for millions
  786. > of
  787. > women to witness the adoption of a United Nations General Assembly
  788. > Resolution banning FGM.
  789. > We are honored to invite you to join your voice to those of the
  790. > activists
  791. > in this final sprint and hope you will accept to sign the appeal.
  792. > Thank you very much in advance and best regards.
  793. > Emma
  794. > Appeal for a worldwide ban on Female Genital Mutilation by the
  795. > United
  796. > Nations General Assembly in 2010
  797. > We, the undersigned, human rights activists and citizens worldwide,
  798. > joining
  799. > together after years of struggle for female genital mutilation to be
  800. > recognized and condemned as a violation of the human right to
  801. > physical
  802. > integrity, and conscious that a United Nations ban will give new
  803. > strength
  804. > and impetus to the efforts that are still needed to end the practice
  805. > worldwide;
  806. > - call upon the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly
  807. > to
  808. > adopt a Resolution to ban female genital mutilation worldwide;
  809. > - call upon all governments, and upon all international and regional
  810. > organizations, to support and promote the adoption of this
  811. > Resolution in
  812. > 2010;
  813. > - invite all citizens of the world to support this initiative and
  814. > sign the
  815. > petition to put an end to this widespread and systematic form of
  816. > violence
  817. > committed against women and girls, in violation of their
  818. > fundamental right
  819. > to physical and personal integrity.
  820. >
  821. >
  822.  
  823.  
  824.  
  825.  
  826.  
  827.    
  828.  
  829.  
  830.  
  831.  
  832. On Thu 16/09/10 10:07 PM , Abdulsalam Haykal <a@haykal.com> wrote:
  833. > Dear Dr. Bouthaina:
  834. > I hope you are well. Please find the email and attached document. I
  835. > hope we can discuss it early next week.
  836. > Very sincerely,
  837. > Abdulsalam
  838. >
  839. > From: Matthew Miller/World Economic Forum
  840. > To: Abdulsalam Haykal
  841. > Date: 07/09/2010 18:23
  842. > Subject: Re: From the World Economic Forum
  843. > -------------------------
  844. > Dear Abdul.
  845. > It was such a pleasure meeting you and speaking with you on Sunday.
  846. > Thank you for making the time. I enjoyed our conversation on matters
  847. > of mutual concern and hope that we can continue the discussion at
  848. > some point in the near future.
  849. > As discussed, the Forum is embarking on the Panel on the Middle East
  850. > under Conditions of Peace and having consulted internally we would
  851. > like to invite you to share your perspectives and those of Syria. I
  852. > sincerely hope that you will be able to join the Panel and in early
  853. > October. If not we can discuss other options for involving you but I
  854. > am certain that your personal participation would be highly valuable
  855. > and extremely important.
  856. > Many thanks,
  857. > Matt
  858. > Matthew A. Miller
  859. > Global Leadership Fellow, Middle East
  860. > _______________________
  861. > World Economic Forum
  862. > 91-93 route de la Capite
  863. > CH-1223 Cologny/Geneva
  864. > T: +41(22) 869 3706
  865. > M:+41(79) 571 8204
  866. > F: +41(22) 786 2744
  867. > E-mail:
  868. > Visit our website at http://www.weforum.org [3]
  869. >
  870. >
  871. > Links:
  872. > ------
  873. > [3] http://www.weforum.org/
  874. >
  875. >
  876.  
  877.    
  878. Your Excellency dear Ambassador and honourable lady Dr Shaaban,
  879.  
  880. Assalam o Aleukum.
  881. Thank you for your beautiful reply. I knew that I could rely on you and the last Arab country in this historic endeavour.
  882. Given the shortness of the time (we leave London Casablanca Doha on September 18th, and these three columns joined by big contingents from Turkey Jordan and Lebanon hope to sail from Latakia aboard the Mavi Marmara between October 5-7th) can I respectfully request that you task officials in Damascus and and Latakia to make contact with my comrades in advance of your arrival back to Syria?
  883. I remind you they are Kevin Ovenden kevin.ovenden@gmail.com and Dr Zaher Birawi zkb2002@hotmail.com
  884. This would be very helpful to us.
  885. I hope you are enjoying your travels and have a safe journey back to Damascus.
  886. With all my good wishes,
  887. Yours fraternally
  888. George Galloway
  889. VivaPalestinaArabia
  890.  
  891.  
  892.  
  893.  
  894.  
  895.    
  896.  
  897. Your Excellency:
  898.  
  899.  
  900.  
  901. RAMADAN KARIM!
  902.  
  903.  
  904.  
  905. As you will remember, I had previously mentioned to you that I am sponsoring the costs of researching and printing a report on the Golan Heights to be done by ADC of Washington DC (American-Arab Antidiscrimination Committee) and sent you on April 19th a copy of their preliminary proposal.
  906.  
  907.  
  908.  
  909. The report will be sent to:
  910.  
  911.  
  912.  
  913. · White House
  914.  
  915. · State Department
  916.  
  917. · Congress
  918.  
  919. · U.S. and International media, Arab-American media
  920.  
  921. · Church groups and Peace and Justice Organizations and Activists
  922.  
  923. · Library of Congress/Congressional Research Service
  924.  
  925. · Middle East Studies Departments at Universities
  926.  
  927. · ADC Members and Chapters
  928.  
  929.  
  930.  
  931. and posted on the ADC website.
  932.  
  933.  
  934.  
  935. Now they have sent their final draft, enclosed please find same for your perusal. I realize that you personally have very limited spare time, but perhaps you could have one of your expert staff take a careful look and let me know soonest (by latest August 20th as they will start publication on August 25th) if any changes should be made.
  936.  
  937.  
  938.  
  939. I look forward to hearing from you and remain
  940.  
  941.  
  942.  
  943. With best personal regards
  944.  
  945. Nabil R. Kuzbari
  946.  
  947.  
  948.  
  949. Vimpex Handelsges.m.b.H.
  950.  
  951. Kärntner Ring 4
  952.  
  953. 1010 Vienna
  954.  
  955. Austria
  956.  
  957.  
  958.  
  959. Tel: +431 / 501 51-0
  960.  
  961. Fax: +431 / 501 511
  962.  
  963. web: www.vimpex.at
  964.  
  965.  
  966.  
  967.  
  968.  
  969. GOLAN DRAFT 8 8 10.doc 589.5 kb
  970.  
  971.  
  972.  
  973.  
  974.  
  975.    
  976. Dear George
  977. Thank you very much for your email which I was delighted to receive. God bless your amazing efforts and I will be honored to be part and parcel of it and to be the catalyst for my country too. I am now abroad for about 10 days and expected to be back in Syria on August 24. If we can touch base then and get further details about what is really required and from whom in more details you will find me happy to put my time and energy to help with this most important cause of the Twenty Firtst Century. I hope you are following my writings in Counter Punch. Take care and God bless you and your efforts.
  978. As ever
  979. Bouthaina
  980.  
  981.  
  982.  
  983. On Wed 11/08/10 3:05 PM , Ayesha Bajwa <office@georgegalloway.com> wrote:
  984. > Your Excellency Dr Bouthaina Sha&#39;aban
  985. > Special Advisor to President Bashar al Asad
  986. > President of the Syrian Arab Republic
  987. > Damascus
  988. > By e-mail
  989. >
  990. >
  991. > Your Excellency, dear Dr Sha&#39;aban
  992. >
  993. > I hope this letter finds you well. Please be assured of my warmest
  994. > fraternal greetings always. I am writing on behalf of Viva Palestina
  995. > whose world-wide family of solidarity organisiations and registered
  996. > charities will soon be setting out for beseiged Gaza again with our
  997. > fifth convoy of aid. You will recall the outstanding assistance
  998. > afforded us in Syria on previous occasions over the last period. I am
  999. > writing once again to ask for Syria&#39;s co-operation although I do
  1000. > not doubt it for one moment. Syria is as I have often said is the
  1001. > last castle of Arab dignity. My only regret is to have to ask for
  1002. > your help again.
  1003. >
  1004. > This convoy sets out simulataneously on September 18th 2010 from
  1005. > London, from Casablanca and from the Gulf. The London and Gulf
  1006. > columns of vehicles would like to converge on Latakia and sail from
  1007. > there to Al Arish. The Casablanca column hopes to join us in Al Arish
  1008. > and we hope all three columns - hundreds of vehicles strong - will
  1009. > enter Gaza through Rafah without hinderance.
  1010. >
  1011. > The aid on board the vehicles will be 50% medical equipment and 50%
  1012. > educational, construction and other aid.
  1013. >
  1014. > The organisers of the convoy are Viva Palestina UK, Viva Palestina
  1015. > USA, Viva Palestina Arabia, Viva Palestina Malaysia, Viva Palestina
  1016. > Ireland, the Turkish NGO IHH,the International Committee to break the
  1017. > Seige on Gaza, Kia Ora - the Viva Palestina sister organisation in New
  1018. > Zealand, Viva Palestina Australia, Viva Palestina South Africa, Viva
  1019. > Palestina Spain, Viva Palestina Italia, and Viva Palestina France.
  1020. >
  1021. > It is intended that the vehicles and passengers should sail to Al
  1022. > Arish on board the Mavi Marmara, which as you know is owned by IHH.
  1023. >
  1024. > If His Excellency the President Bashar al Asad and his government can
  1025. > accept this proposal in principle perhaps you could nominate partner
  1026. > organisation(s) and individuals with whom my colleagues could liaise
  1027. > about the practical details? The liaison from our side would be Mr
  1028. > Kevin Ovenden and Mr Zaher Birawi of Viva Palestina UK (as we believe
  1029. > 2 is enough).
  1030. >
  1031. > In any case please convey my respect and my admiration to His
  1032. > Excellency the President.
  1033. >
  1034. > With all good wishes
  1035. >
  1036. > George Galloway
  1037. >
  1038.  
  1039.  
  1040.  
  1041.  
  1042.  
  1043.    
  1044.  
  1045. Dear Mr. Hamdan,
  1046.  
  1047. Thank you for your email.
  1048.  
  1049. With regard to your request for hosting one of your summits in Syria, the normal procedure would be for your organization to kindly write to the Syrian embassy in Washington, which in turn would inform the Syrian Foreign Ministry to consider your request.
  1050.  
  1051. We appreciate your interest in having such summits in Syria and would love to see that happen.
  1052.  
  1053. We also referred your letter to the office of the first lady regarding the mentioned award.
  1054.  
  1055. Best wishes
  1056.  
  1057. Bouthaina Shaaban
  1058.  
  1059.  
  1060. On Mon 15/03/10 9:17 AM , Sam Hamdan <shamdan@gltweb.com> wrote:
  1061. > Inquiry - Office of the President Dear Bouthaina,
  1062. > I hope this email reaches you under the best of circumstances.
  1063. > We have spoken briefly in 2006&#8212; when you were appointed to
  1064. > represent the Syrian Presidency at the US-Arab Economic Forum.
  1065. > Unfortunately, we have not met due to the need for you to stay in
  1066. > Syria for an official engagement.
  1067. > I am writing you today, as my last resort to reach the Office of the
  1068. > President, or the First Lady. I have tried many channels&#8212;
  1069. > unfortunately many promises&#8212; and no success. We have also
  1070. > attempted to issue The Most Innovative People Award to the first lady
  1071. > last November &#8212; a very prestigious award alongside the President
  1072. > of Finland, Bill Gates, Demond Tutu, and many more. Yet, no luck
  1073. > reaching the office of the first lady through contacts in the United
  1074. > States.
  1075. > I am the Chairman of, Global Leadership Team (GLT), a management
  1076. > consulting organization, headquartered in NY. GLT has an alliance
  1077. > management and lobbying practice focused on building bridges between
  1078. > governments and the private sector, and bringing global innovations
  1079. > to local industry. As a result, we plan and produce two world
  1080. > summits&#8212; the world summit on innovation (www.wsie.org), and the
  1081. > future capitals world summit (www.futurecapitals.org). Other summits
  1082. > include The US-Arab Summit, and the Creative Future.
  1083. > Bottom line, I am interested in hosting one of our summits in Syria
  1084. > in Q4, 2010, or Q1, 2011.
  1085. > Who do you recommend I contact? And where can you assist in
  1086. > connecting me with the right people?
  1087. > As an American of Lebanese-Syrian decent, I find it very frustrating
  1088. > that my team can reach the office of every Head of State&#8212; yet
  1089. > not the Presidents of my roots, Lebanon, or Syria.
  1090. > I do hope you can assist, or lead me to one serious channel who can
  1091. > take our call to action forward.
  1092. > Until we communicate, or meet in person, please accept my most
  1093. > sincere regards.
  1094. > All the Best,
  1095. > Sam Hamdan
  1096. > Executive Chairman
  1097. > _________________________________________________________________
  1098. > Global Leadership Team
  1099. > Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1103, New York, NY
  1100. > 10118, USA
  1101. > Direct: + 1 248 613 9111 (US), + 971 50 2500 771 (UAE)
  1102. >
  1103. >
  1104.  
  1105.  
  1106.  
  1107.  
  1108.  
  1109.    
  1110. Dear Dr. Khairallah,
  1111.  
  1112. I would like to express to you my sincerest thanks for your most kind
  1113. and useful email.
  1114.  
  1115. Once again I am so sorry that i am loading you with extra work, but
  1116. you are the best who can offer this help.
  1117.  
  1118. With my best regards,
  1119.  
  1120. As usual
  1121.  
  1122. Bouthaina Shaaban
  1123.  
  1124.  
  1125. Quoting "Khairallah, Daoud" <dkhairallah@washdc.whitecase.com>:
  1126.  
  1127. > Dear Dr Shaaban,
  1128. >
  1129. > Attached is a second installment of documents that I believe would be helpful
  1130. > to regulators or designers of academic courses on media and
  1131. > telecommunication regulation and policy. They emanate, mostly, from the US
  1132. > National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA).
  1133. > The first document titled "Promotion of Infrastructure and Use of Internet in
  1134. > Developing Countries" contains important guidelines for a study on
  1135. > telecommunication regulation and policies and contains a link to the full
  1136. > study.
  1137. > The rest are slide decks for NITA's 2009 course on policy making, and one
  1138. > from 2008 that goes over basic legal and policy concepts.
  1139. > I am expecting a couple of more documents which I will send to you upon their
  1140. > receipt.
  1141. >
  1142. > With very warm regards
  1143. >
  1144. > D. Khairallah
  1145. > 701 13th Street N.W.
  1146. > Washington, D.C. 20005-3807
  1147. > Tel: (202) 626-3653
  1148. > Fax: (202) 639-9355
  1149. > E-mail: dkhairallah@whitecase.com
  1150. >
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  1157. > are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying
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  1159. > this communication in error, or if any problems occur
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  1171.  
  1172.  
  1173.  
  1174.  
  1175.    
  1176. Your Excellency Minister Walid al Muallem
  1177.    
  1178. I am writing to brief you on the forthcoming visit to Damascus (5- 9 January 2009) of an American Delegation from the Center of the Study of the Presidency under the auspices of the British Syrian Society . The objectives of this visit are primarily focused on initiating a dialogue with the US so as to foster warmer relations and to demonstrate a Syrian commitment to the reform programme lead by H.E. President Bashar al Assad. These objectives also aim to identify collaborative opportunitive in the Health, Education and Science sectors in Syria.
  1179.    
  1180. There will be three working groups (WGs) each will be Co Chaired by a Syrian and an American member of the two delegations. These WGs will deal separately with Scientific, Healthcare and Education issues.
  1181.    
  1182. In my capacity as a healthcare professional I identified a few topics for discussion for the Healthcare Working Group that could include: The Healthcare System; private and public; accreditation and affiliation; continuous proficiency development CPD and continuous medical education CME; nursing and technical revamp, students and staff exchange programme. It is also important to focus on human resources and infrastructure. We will also raise awareness of the effects of the embargo and high politics on all of the above. The proposals on Education and Science are forthcoming.
  1183.    
  1184. The programme (attached) includes three meetings of these WGs (also attached) and three plenary sessions for general discussion and in the final plenary session we will discuss the findings of the WGs in order to reach a common ground for recommendations.
  1185.    
  1186. I hope the information provided will be of help to you and I will endeavour to up-date you with any progress.
  1187.    
  1188. With my kindest regards
  1189.    
  1190. FAWAZ AKHRAS
  1191.    
  1192. PS. Sahar and I would like to take this opportunity to offer you and your family our warmest wishes for a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year full of joy and successes.
  1193.    
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  1196. Win John Lewis vouchers with BigSnapSearch.com Search now
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  1202.  
  1203. ----- Forwarded message from DAVID.LESCH@Trinity.edu -----
  1204. Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 13:17:56 -0600
  1205. From: "Lesch, David" <DAVID.LESCH@Trinity.edu>
  1206. Reply-To: "Lesch, David" <DAVID.LESCH@Trinity.edu>
  1207. Subject: December event
  1208. To: b.shaaban@mopa.gov.sy
  1209. Cc: Tyler Norris <tyler@tylernorris.com>, Daniel Adamson
  1210. <daniel.silas@virgin.net>
  1211.  
  1212. Dear Bouthaina,
  1213.  
  1214.  
  1215.  
  1216. I have heard from Hrair Balian, President Carter's representative, and
  1217. Nabil Kuzbari regarding their meetings with you. I know you are
  1218. traveling to Great Britain as well as Vienna over the next week, so I
  1219. know that, as usual, you are very busy.
  1220.  
  1221.  
  1222.  
  1223. Hrair told me that President Bashar and President Carter's walk along a
  1224. small segment of the Syrian Cultural Walking Trail (SCWT) in Maalula
  1225. should be coordinated through the Ministry of Tourism. When a member of
  1226. our team contacted the Ministry, it had no knowledge about the visit by
  1227. President Carter or the walk. We will try to inform them of everything
  1228. that we know of to this point. As we discussed in our last meeting
  1229. together on October 20th, we have been less than satisfied with the
  1230. assistance of the Ministry of Tourism, although we consider it to be a
  1231. friendly and necessary partner in all of this. As I told you, the
  1232. Ministry has not even replied to our e-mails or helped us arrange our
  1233. past visits to begin to establish the SCWT. If this lack of help
  1234. continues in this way, I do not think the December event will be a
  1235. success for anyone. However, I have every hope that the Ministry of
  1236. Tourism will be more forthcoming, cooperative, and efficient in helping
  1237. us make the most of this unique and important event. Anything your
  1238. office can do to ensure this would be very much appreciated.
  1239.  
  1240.  
  1241.  
  1242. We really, really NEED as soon as possible your comments/action
  1243. regarding the following questions, because there is still ambiguity
  1244. surrounding some very important details about the planned walk:
  1245.  
  1246.  
  1247.  
  1248. 1) We need confirmation that the short walk of the two presidents
  1249. will, indeed, occur in Maalula.
  1250.  
  1251. 2) We need confirmation that this walk will, as requested by
  1252. President Carter, occur on the morning of Sunday, December 14; if this
  1253. can not happen at this time and another time has been chosen by
  1254. President Bashar, we need to know as soon as possible in order to
  1255. adequately plan other events associated with the walk.
  1256.  
  1257. 3) We need to know whether or not we can officially invite Prince
  1258. al-Waleed bin Talal to the event (he has given indication that he would
  1259. like to come, but he would have to be invited). I believe Nabil Kuzbari
  1260. will be handing you a list of our desired invitees to the walk and
  1261. associated events for your approval (I will also send you an e-mail of
  1262. the list).
  1263.  
  1264. 4) We need to know what the role of the Ministry of Tourism is in
  1265. all of this since we only received this information second-hand through
  1266. President Carter's representative. Does the Ministry have the authority
  1267. to authorize events we are planning as well as invited guests?
  1268.  
  1269. 5) How do we coordinate regional and global media for this event?
  1270. Through your office or the Ministry of Tourism?
  1271.  
  1272. 6) We are checking with President Carter if he could make a brief
  1273. appearance at the dinner Nabil Kuzbari would like to host on the night
  1274. of the 13th or 14th associated with the walk. If President Carter can
  1275. make a brief appearance, would President Bashar also like to do so?
  1276.  
  1277. 7) Finally, we need permission to organize a small youth walk
  1278. (about 20-30 young adults/children ranging from 16-25 years old or so).
  1279. The participants would gather at Deir Mar Musa and be led by Father
  1280. Frans Vanderlugt, who, as you probably know, runs a center at Al Ard and
  1281. has led numerous such walks for kids for years; indeed, Fares Kallas
  1282. told us he went on one of Father Frans' walks, and he is also a good
  1283. friend of Yasser Hourieh. In the short amount of time between now and
  1284. December 14, Father Frans is the only one who has the knowledge and
  1285. infrastructure in place to organize this walk quickly. The participants
  1286. will probably go by bus to Yabrud to begin a day long, 10-12 mile walk
  1287. to Maalula on December 13th, arriving in Maalula on the 14th in time to
  1288. greet the two presidents at Mar Sarkis and walk with the two presidents
  1289. down the siq in the canyon toward the town. The SCWT is in many ways
  1290. about the youth; they are our future, so this would be very appropriate
  1291. for this event. BUT, we need permission from you or some relevant
  1292. authority to do this. By the way, my 18-year old son, Michael, will
  1293. most likely be going on this walk and meet me at Maalula, and as he has
  1294. done in the past, also say hello to President Bashar, who asked about
  1295. Michael when we met on October 19.
  1296.  
  1297.  
  1298.  
  1299. Bouthaina, WE REALLY NEED A NOTE FROM YOU TO THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM
  1300. STRONGLY URGING THEIR COOPERATION AND HAVING AUTHORIZATION TO PLAN THIS
  1301. EVENT ACCORDINGLY. WE REALLY NEED OUR TEAM ON THE GROUND LED BY MR.
  1302. DANIEL ADAMSON AND OSAMA AL-NOURI TO HAVE THE FREEDOM TO PLAN THIS EVENT
  1303. AND MAKE DECISIONS AND NOT WAIT FOR PERMISSION FOR EVERY LITTLE THING
  1304. FROM THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM. The Ministry of Tourism is our friend,
  1305. but they have been so slow to respond, react, and engage in everything
  1306. we have done to this point that we do not have a lot of confidence.
  1307.  
  1308.  
  1309.  
  1310. Thank you, Bouthaina, for your time and attention to this. I would
  1311. very, very much appreciate a response to this e-mail.
  1312.  
  1313.  
  1314.  
  1315. Take care and be well,
  1316.  
  1317.  
  1318.  
  1319. Your friend,
  1320.  
  1321.  
  1322.  
  1323. David
  1324.  
  1325.  
  1326.  
  1327. P.S. I am copying Mr. Tyler Norris, the Executive Director of our
  1328. organization with this e-mail. You met with him on one of our trips to
  1329. Damascus, and I believe his son played with your child on one occasion,
  1330. and I am copying Mr. Daniel Adamson, our organization's Director of Path
  1331. Development and our lead on the ground for this event-he is in Beirut.
  1332.  
  1333.  
  1334.  
  1335. David W. Lesch, Ph.D.
  1336.  
  1337. Professor of Middle East History and Chair
  1338.  
  1339. Department of History
  1340.  
  1341. Trinity University
  1342.  
  1343. One Trinity Place
  1344.  
  1345. San Antonio, TX 78212-7200
  1346.  
  1347. 210-999-7631; fax 210-999-8334
  1348.  
  1349. dlesch@trinity.edu <dlesch@trinity.edu>
  1350.  
  1351.  
  1352.  
  1353. Short biographical sketch at:
  1354. www.trinity.edu/departments/history/html/faculty/lesch.htm
  1355. <http://www.trinity.edu/departments/history/html/faculty/lesch.htm>; .
  1356.  
  1357.  
  1358.  
  1359.  
  1360.  
  1361. ----- End forwarded message -----
  1362.  
  1363.  
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  1366.  
  1367.  
  1368.  
  1369. Dear Bouthaina,
  1370.  
  1371.  
  1372.  
  1373. I have heard from Hrair Balian, President Carter's representative, and
  1374. Nabil Kuzbari regarding their meetings with you. I know you are
  1375. traveling to Great Britain as well as Vienna over the next week, so I
  1376. know that, as usual, you are very busy.
  1377.  
  1378.  
  1379.  
  1380. Hrair told me that President Bashar and President Carter's walk along a
  1381. small segment of the Syrian Cultural Walking Trail (SCWT) in Maalula
  1382. should be coordinated through the Ministry of Tourism. When a member of
  1383. our team contacted the Ministry, it had no knowledge about the visit by
  1384. President Carter or the walk. We will try to inform them of everything
  1385. that we know of to this point. As we discussed in our last meeting
  1386. together on October 20th, we have been less than satisfied with the
  1387. assistance of the Ministry of Tourism, although we consider it to be a
  1388. friendly and necessary partner in all of this. As I told you, the
  1389. Ministry has not even replied to our e-mails or helped us arrange our
  1390. past visits to begin to establish the SCWT. If this lack of help
  1391. continues in this way, I do not think the December event will be a
  1392. success for anyone. However, I have every hope that the Ministry of
  1393. Tourism will be more forthcoming, cooperative, and efficient in helping
  1394. us make the most of this unique and important event. Anything your
  1395. office can do to ensure this would be very much appreciated.
  1396.  
  1397.  
  1398.  
  1399. We really, really NEED as soon as possible your comments/action
  1400. regarding the following questions, because there is still ambiguity
  1401. surrounding some very important details about the planned walk:
  1402.  
  1403.  
  1404.  
  1405. 1) We need confirmation that the short walk of the two presidents
  1406. will, indeed, occur in Maalula.
  1407.  
  1408. 2) We need confirmation that this walk will, as requested by
  1409. President Carter, occur on the morning of Sunday, December 14; if this
  1410. can not happen at this time and another time has been chosen by
  1411. President Bashar, we need to know as soon as possible in order to
  1412. adequately plan other events associated with the walk.
  1413.  
  1414. 3) We need to know whether or not we can officially invite Prince
  1415. al-Waleed bin Talal to the event (he has given indication that he would
  1416. like to come, but he would have to be invited). I believe Nabil Kuzbari
  1417. will be handing you a list of our desired invitees to the walk and
  1418. associated events for your approval (I will also send you an e-mail of
  1419. the list).
  1420.  
  1421. 4) We need to know what the role of the Ministry of Tourism is in
  1422. all of this since we only received this information second-hand through
  1423. President Carter's representative. Does the Ministry have the authority
  1424. to authorize events we are planning as well as invited guests?
  1425.  
  1426. 5) How do we coordinate regional and global media for this event?
  1427. Through your office or the Ministry of Tourism?
  1428.  
  1429. 6) We are checking with President Carter if he could make a brief
  1430. appearance at the dinner Nabil Kuzbari would like to host on the night
  1431. of the 13th or 14th associated with the walk. If President Carter can
  1432. make a brief appearance, would President Bashar also like to do so?
  1433.  
  1434. 7) Finally, we need permission to organize a small youth walk
  1435. (about 20-30 young adults/children ranging from 16-25 years old or so).
  1436. The participants would gather at Deir Mar Musa and be led by Father
  1437. Frans Vanderlugt, who, as you probably know, runs a center at Al Ard and
  1438. has led numerous such walks for kids for years; indeed, Fares Kallas
  1439. told us he went on one of Father Frans' walks, and he is also a good
  1440. friend of Yasser Hourieh. In the short amount of time between now and
  1441. December 14, Father Frans is the only one who has the knowledge and
  1442. infrastructure in place to organize this walk quickly. The participants
  1443. will probably go by bus to Yabrud to begin a day long, 10-12 mile walk
  1444. to Maalula on December 13th, arriving in Maalula on the 14th in time to
  1445. greet the two presidents at Mar Sarkis and walk with the two presidents
  1446. down the siq in the canyon toward the town. The SCWT is in many ways
  1447. about the youth; they are our future, so this would be very appropriate
  1448. for this event. BUT, we need permission from you or some relevant
  1449. authority to do this. By the way, my 18-year old son, Michael, will
  1450. most likely be going on this walk and meet me at Maalula, and as he has
  1451. done in the past, also say hello to President Bashar, who asked about
  1452. Michael when we met on October 19.
  1453.  
  1454.  
  1455.  
  1456. Bouthaina, WE REALLY NEED A NOTE FROM YOU TO THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM
  1457. STRONGLY URGING THEIR COOPERATION AND HAVING AUTHORIZATION TO PLAN THIS
  1458. EVENT ACCORDINGLY. WE REALLY NEED OUR TEAM ON THE GROUND LED BY MR.
  1459. DANIEL ADAMSON AND OSAMA AL-NOURI TO HAVE THE FREEDOM TO PLAN THIS EVENT
  1460. AND MAKE DECISIONS AND NOT WAIT FOR PERMISSION FOR EVERY LITTLE THING
  1461. FROM THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM. The Ministry of Tourism is our friend,
  1462. but they have been so slow to respond, react, and engage in everything
  1463. we have done to this point that we do not have a lot of confidence.
  1464.  
  1465.  
  1466.  
  1467. Thank you, Bouthaina, for your time and attention to this. I would
  1468. very, very much appreciate a response to this e-mail.
  1469.  
  1470.  
  1471.  
  1472. Take care and be well,
  1473.  
  1474.  
  1475.  
  1476. Your friend,
  1477.  
  1478.  
  1479.  
  1480. David
  1481.  
  1482.  
  1483.  
  1484. P.S. I am copying Mr. Tyler Norris, the Executive Director of our
  1485. organization with this e-mail. You met with him on one of our trips to
  1486. Damascus, and I believe his son played with your child on one occasion,
  1487. and I am copying Mr. Daniel Adamson, our organization's Director of Path
  1488. Development and our lead on the ground for this event-he is in Beirut.
  1489.  
  1490.  
  1491.  
  1492. David W. Lesch, Ph.D.
  1493.  
  1494. Professor of Middle East History and Chair
  1495.  
  1496. Department of History
  1497.  
  1498. Trinity University
  1499.  
  1500. One Trinity Place
  1501.  
  1502. San Antonio, TX 78212-7200
  1503.  
  1504. 210-999-7631; fax 210-999-8334
  1505.  
  1506. dlesch@trinity.edu <dlesch@trinity.edu>
  1507.  
  1508.  
  1509.  
  1510. Short biographical sketch at:
  1511. www.trinity.edu/departments/history/html/faculty/lesch.htm
  1512. <http://www.trinity.edu/departments/history/html/faculty/lesch.htm>; .
  1513.  
  1514.  
  1515.  
  1516.  
  1517.  
  1518. [Attachment stripped: Original attachment type: "text/html", name: "unnamed"]
  1519.  
  1520.  
  1521.  
  1522.  
  1523.  
  1524.    
  1525. To: His Excellency Dr. Saadalla Agha Al Kalaa
  1526.    
  1527. From: Tyler Norris
  1528.    
  1529. Re: Presidential Inauguration of the Syrian Cultural Walking Trail on Dec 14, 2008
  1530.    
  1531. Date: November 13, 2008
  1532.    
  1533. HIGH PRIORITY – CONFIDENTIAL
  1534.    
  1535. Your Excellency,
  1536.    
  1537. I trust this letter finds you and your family well. It was a delight to see you again this summer when there with my family.
  1538.    
  1539. Thanks to the support which we have received from you and your Ministry, and from the President of Syria His Excellency Bashar al-Assad -- we are able to report strong progress in developing the Syrian Cultural Walking Trail. You have likely reviewed our detailed report from our combined-staff’s field work in September.
  1540.    
  1541. At a private meeting on October 19, 2008 between Dr. David Lesch and President Bashar Al Assad -- President Al Assad has confirmed with President Jimmy Carter, that they will inaugurate the Syrian Cultural Walking Trail by walking together into the historic town of Maalula. This event has now been scheduled to take place on the morning of December 14th 2008. A dinner for special guests is to be held the evening of Dec 14 (or on the 13th to provide for the President’s prospective attendance) the at the Four Seasons -- generously hosted by our mutual friend, Mr. Nabil Kuzbari.
  1542.    
  1543. Attached are important documents related to this inaugural event – promoting Syria’s legacy of harmony as an example to the world.
  1544.    
  1545. - Letter to the HE the Minister
  1546.    
  1547. - Event overview
  1548.    
  1549. - DRAFT International invite list
  1550.    
  1551. - DRAFT Syrian invite list
  1552.    
  1553. - A media plan will be forthcoming
  1554.    
  1555. We write you to assure you are well-informed of this opportunity, and per the direction of the President’s office, to request the active assistance of the Ministry of Tourism in making this a complete success. As ever, we are grateful for your counsel and leadership.
  1556.    
  1557. Kind regards,
  1558.    
  1559. Tyler Norris
  1560.    
  1561. Boulder, Colorado, USA
  1562.    
  1563. +1-303-475-4979 – cell
  1564.    
  1565. CC:
  1566.    
  1567. HE Ms. Bouthaina Shaaban
  1568.    
  1569. Ambassador Imad Moustafa
  1570.    
  1571. Mr. Nabil Kuzbari
  1572.    
  1573. Dr. Hrair Balian, Carter Center
  1574.    
  1575. Dr. William Ury
  1576.    
  1577. Dr. David Lesch
  1578.    
  1579. Eng. Bassam Barsik
  1580.    
  1581.  
  1582.  
  1583.  
  1584.  
  1585.    
  1586. Hi Mazen
  1587.  
  1588. this is a very important email. please pass to H.E
  1589.  
  1590. thanks
  1591.  
  1592. Raghad
  1593.  
  1594. ----- Forwarded message from DAVID.LESCH@Trinity.edu -----
  1595. Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 13:37:42 -0500
  1596. From: "Lesch, David" <DAVID.LESCH@Trinity.edu>
  1597. Reply-To: "Lesch, David" <DAVID.LESCH@Trinity.edu>
  1598. Subject: thank you
  1599. To: b.shaaban@mopa.gov.sy
  1600.  
  1601. Dear Dr. Bouthaina,
  1602.  
  1603.  
  1604.  
  1605. As always, it was a great pleasure to visit with you in Damascus. I am
  1606. so very pleased that you are in your new position. It bodes well for
  1607. President Bashar and the country as a whole.
  1608.  
  1609.  
  1610.  
  1611. Regarding President Carter's visit in December, you will soon receive an
  1612. e-mail from a member of President Carter's team, Hrair Balian, with whom
  1613. I just spoke. He will then follow up with a phone call to you to begin
  1614. to plan the visit. It looks to be a truly wonderful event, but I will
  1615. let Hrair talk to you about it.
  1616.  
  1617.  
  1618.  
  1619. I also wish you the best of luck in finding some funding for the
  1620. PR/communication firm we spoke about so that we can have the adequate
  1621. mechanism to prepare coverage for the event in December, but also to
  1622. improve the US-Syrian relationship at a crucial time before the next
  1623. administration comes into office, to improve the image of Syria and
  1624. President Bashar in the United States, and help with other forms of
  1625. cooperation. As I mentioned, this group's fee is US $150,000 per month.
  1626. Although it envisions at least a two year relationship, it can do a
  1627. 6-month contract to be paid in two segments: US $450,000 upon the
  1628. signing of a contract, and then another $450,000 half way through the
  1629. six months. So in an immediate sense, only $450,000 is needed up front.
  1630. It can do six-month contracts after that as well based on satisfactory
  1631. results. Hopefully something can be done over the next couple of weeks
  1632. to activate the process. This is all part of the Syrian Cultural
  1633. Walking Trail's attempts to provide the proper coverage for the December
  1634. event.
  1635.  
  1636.  
  1637.  
  1638. Take care, and I look forward to seeing you again in December. I will
  1639. definitely be attending the event.
  1640.  
  1641.  
  1642.  
  1643. Best,
  1644.  
  1645.  
  1646.  
  1647. David
  1648.  
  1649.  
  1650.  
  1651. David W. Lesch, Ph.D.
  1652.  
  1653. Professor of Middle East History and Chair
  1654.  
  1655. Department of History
  1656.  
  1657. Trinity University
  1658.  
  1659. One Trinity Place
  1660.  
  1661. San Antonio, TX 78212-7200
  1662.  
  1663. 210-999-7631; fax 210-999-8334
  1664.  
  1665. dlesch@trinity.edu <dlesch@trinity.edu>
  1666.  
  1667.  
  1668.  
  1669. Short biographical sketch at:
  1670. www.trinity.edu/departments/history/html/faculty/lesch.htm.
  1671.  
  1672.  
  1673.  
  1674.  
  1675.  
  1676. ----- End forwarded message -----
  1677.  
  1678.  
  1679. ----------------------------------------------------------------
  1680. This message was sent using IMP, the Internet Messaging Program.
  1681.  
  1682.  
  1683.  
  1684. Dear Dr. Bouthaina,
  1685.  
  1686.  
  1687.  
  1688. As always, it was a great pleasure to visit with you in Damascus. I am
  1689. so very pleased that you are in your new position. It bodes well for
  1690. President Bashar and the country as a whole.
  1691.  
  1692.  
  1693.  
  1694. Regarding President Carter's visit in December, you will soon receive an
  1695. e-mail from a member of President Carter's team, Hrair Balian, with whom
  1696. I just spoke. He will then follow up with a phone call to you to begin
  1697. to plan the visit. It looks to be a truly wonderful event, but I will
  1698. let Hrair talk to you about it.
  1699.  
  1700.  
  1701.  
  1702. I also wish you the best of luck in finding some funding for the
  1703. PR/communication firm we spoke about so that we can have the adequate
  1704. mechanism to prepare coverage for the event in December, but also to
  1705. improve the US-Syrian relationship at a crucial time before the next
  1706. administration comes into office, to improve the image of Syria and
  1707. President Bashar in the United States, and help with other forms of
  1708. cooperation. As I mentioned, this group's fee is US $150,000 per month.
  1709. Although it envisions at least a two year relationship, it can do a
  1710. 6-month contract to be paid in two segments: US $450,000 upon the
  1711. signing of a contract, and then another $450,000 half way through the
  1712. six months. So in an immediate sense, only $450,000 is needed up front.
  1713. It can do six-month contracts after that as well based on satisfactory
  1714. results. Hopefully something can be done over the next couple of weeks
  1715. to activate the process. This is all part of the Syrian Cultural
  1716. Walking Trail's attempts to provide the proper coverage for the December
  1717. event.
  1718.  
  1719.  
  1720.  
  1721. Take care, and I look forward to seeing you again in December. I will
  1722. definitely be attending the event.
  1723.  
  1724.  
  1725.  
  1726. Best,
  1727.  
  1728.  
  1729.  
  1730. David
  1731.  
  1732.  
  1733.  
  1734. David W. Lesch, Ph.D.
  1735.  
  1736. Professor of Middle East History and Chair
  1737.  
  1738. Department of History
  1739.  
  1740. Trinity University
  1741.  
  1742. One Trinity Place
  1743.  
  1744. San Antonio, TX 78212-7200
  1745.  
  1746. 210-999-7631; fax 210-999-8334
  1747.  
  1748. dlesch@trinity.edu <dlesch@trinity.edu>
  1749.  
  1750.  
  1751.  
  1752. Short biographical sketch at:
  1753. www.trinity.edu/departments/history/html/faculty/lesch.htm.
  1754.  
  1755.  
  1756.  
  1757.  
  1758.  
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