Others gush at images of Syria's first lady, asking for God to protect her and her husband.
"I doubt you would ever see a picture of Mrs. Obama so humble. God Bless Mrs. Assad," reads a comment beneath a picture of Asma Assad at a Mother's Day function in March, feeding an elderly Syrian woman.
Assad inherited power in 2000, raising hopes that the lanky, soft-spoken young leader might transform his late father's stagnant and brutal dictatorship into a modern state. Many hoped the younger Assad, who led the Syrian Computer Society before his father's death, would help reform the country.
As a couple, Assad and Asma, who grew up in a west London suburb, did not fit the mold of dictator and wife, making surprise public appearances to the delight of their supporters. But the regime's ferocious crackdown on the uprising quickly shattered their image as a glamorous, reform-minded couple who could help bring progressive values to a country that has been ruled by the Assad family dynasty for more than 40 years.
While he was often dismissed by critics as too weak to fill his father's shoes, Assad has dealt with the war with surprising tenacity, holding onto power with a mix of brute military force and a portrayal of the conflict as one spearheaded by al-Qaida-linked Islamic extremists bent on destroying the country.
Although he has lost large swathes of territory to the rebels, his troops have recently gone on the offensive in the country's heartland and around the capital, Damascus, seat of his power, pushing the opposition fighters back from strategic areas.
The propaganda offensive has extended to Syrian state-run media, with Syrian TV devoting long segments to trying to show how life goes on as normal. In one, a Syrian anchor wearing a black T-shirt with the words "I Love Syria," is seen interviewing people in Damascus restaurants and souks as they speak of their love for the president and the army.
Throughout the conflict, Assad has succeeded in maintaining support drawn largely from his Alawite constituency and other minorities in Syria, who fear the alternative to his rule would be the chaos of an Islamic state.
But for many, the message Assad is conveying is provocative.
"Kill the people, destroy their homes, and then visit them in hospital. Yes, well done," read a comment left under a picture of Asma Assad visiting a wounded Syrian woman.
Associated Press writer Barbara Surk contributed to this report.
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