July 7, 2013
Responds to Big Media's Lies
• Bashar al-Assad says his nation is vital for stable, secular Middle East
By Ronald L. Ray
On June 17, 2013, Germany's leading newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, published an exclusive interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Assad spoke frankly about the foreign-sponsored terrorist insurgency in his country. Only AMERICAN FREE PRESS, among America's news media, has the guts to report on it.
Assad was asked whether his country is collapsing. He responded that this is not a conventional war, but one pitting the Syrian army against "groups of gangs," which could last a long time. Expressing praise for the army's success, he nevertheless regretted the cost in destruction occurring. But, "There is absolutely no doubt . . . that we will completely wipe out the terrorists in our country."
Assad reminded the interviewer that government reform had already been introduced several years ago, lifting the state of emergency, amending the constitution and holding a popular referendum. Fifty-eight percent of voters turned out, of whom 89.4 percent approved the new constitution. But on the contrary, even in the first weeks of "peaceful" protests at the outset of the present conflict, "police officers were killed." This was, Assad stated, because armed individuals mixed with the demonstrators, or shot from the sidelines, to make police and protesters think the other side was attacking--something the Western powers refuse to acknowledge, though they know it.
The Syrian president added that the fighting has continued so long because of interference in Syria's
internal affairs by Britain, France and their "slaves": Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. He might easily have added the United States and Israel, but he refrained.
Assad warned that the Western "colonial powers" may initiate a terrorist revolution in Syria, but they cannot hope to contain it. Rejecting propagandistic distinctions between "good" and "bad" al Qaeda, or "good" and "bad" Taliban, the embattled leader stated that terrorists being used by foreign powers to destabilize Syria will spill over to other areas of the region and even into Europe. Insurgents from a shocking 29 countries will eventually return to their homes to continue their murderous ways, he said.
Assad said Syria is the "keystone" in the arch of Middle East stability. "[It] is an ideology-driven re- gion," resting on twin pillars of pan-Arabism and Islam. "We in Syria consider secularism to be freedom of religion: Christians, Muslims and Jews with all of their many movements," he said. "Secularism is essential if you want to create social unity and a feeling of nationality."
Regarding alleged use of chemical weapons, Assad, citing the White House, stated a mere 150 people were killed in one year. This makes no military sense, he said. Conventional weapons can kill more in one day. So why use weapons of mass destruction?
What does Assad hope for from upcoming Geneva talks? Foreign powers should stop prolonging the crisis and defund the insurgents. Lacking popular support, the uprising will collapse and permit a political solution to Syria's problems. Then Syria can begin to rebuild infrastructure, expand trade and continue democratic reforms.
From Tony Blizzard:
Even if our self-justified, insane actions (we have been supplying everything military including sarin gas - which was supposed to be used as a false flag claiming Syria did it - to the so-called "rebels," it's not a matter of maybe we'll supply them now), if these actions could, by some lawyereze, be construed as "an act of support for the people," it is still none of any other nation's business how another sovereign nation governs its own affairs. It violates all international law to interfere internally with the government of another nation. What the U.S., Canada and Europe have been doing in the Middle East is plain and simple the worst kinds of war crimes. Talk about rank chutzpa! Just how Jewish is the "West?" And just how Christian is it not?