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Syria's First Lady Gets My @SyrianPresident Parody Account Suspended

Assad e-mails reveal self-centered and egotistical couple

According to the story published by The Guardian, Twitter closed down a string of accounts purporting to be authored by the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and the first lady of Syria, emails revealed.

A senior aide to Asma al-Assad, Fares Kallas, took issue with the site over 11 accounts. Half of the accounts used the first lady's name and all but one of those using the president's name were closed down, including my @SyrianPresident "parody account" with over 2,500 followers at the time Twitter suspended it in January 2012.

The Next Web story regarding the suspension of my @SyrianPresident parody account asks Twitter for its comment with no reply as of now.

Conservative Byte also questions Twitter's policies on the suspension of my @SyrianPresident account:

This story in The Guardian published actual email exchanges between Asma al-Assad and a minion as he reports the progress he has been making to suspend my @SyrianPresident parody account.

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Fuat Kircaali is the founder and chairman of SYS-CON Media, Cloud Expo, Inc. and Ulitzer, Inc.

Kircaali came to the United States from Zurich University, Switzerland in 1984 while studying for his PhD, to design computer systems for SH-2G submarine hunter helicopters for the U.S. Navy. He later worked at IBM's IS&CG Headquarters as a market research analyst under Mike Armstrong's leadership, an IBM executive who later ran IBM Europe and AT&T; and Fuat was the Director of Information Systems for UWCC, reporting to CEO Steve Silk (later Hebrew National CEO), one of the top marketing geniuses of the past two decades.

Kircaali founded SYS-CON Media in 1994, a privately held tech media company with sales exceeding $100 million. SYS-CON Media was listed twice by Inc 500 and Deloitte and Touche as one of the fastest-growing companies in North America. Kircaali launched Ulitzer, Inc., a revolutionary "new media" start-up in mid 2009.

Fuat completed Bogazici University Business Administration program in 1982 with a Bachelor's Degree. He was one of 50 students accepted to the program out of over 1 million high school graduates that year.

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