Finally a good interview with no edits with Bashar al-Assad, the present Syrian President. Below are some telling quotes from the 26 minute interview:
“I was not the target; I was not the problem anyway. The West creates enemies; in the past it was the communism then it became Islam, and then it became Saddam Hussein for a different reason. Now, they want to create a new enemy represented by Bashar.”
“We are fighting terrorism. We are implementing our constitution by protecting the Syrian people. Let’s go back to what happened in Russia more than a decade ago when you faced terrorism in Chechnya and other places; they attacked people in theaters and schools and so on, and the army in Russia protected the people, would you call it war crimes?! No, you would not. Two days ago, Amnesty International recognized the crimes that were committed few days ago by the armed groups when they captured soldiers and executed them. Also Human Rights Watch recognized this. Human Rights Watch recognized more than once the crimes of those terrorist groups and few days ago it described these crimes as war crimes”
Also included are videos coming out of Syria that speak to some of the war crimes by foreign fighters that are alluded to by Assad and Human Rights Watch. These ‘rebels’ are no more than hired guns, mercenaries bought and paid for by western interests in the region.
This is big business at work, and Syria is in the cross hairs. Were do we think all that money goes, but to fund and bribe entire governments to look the other way. Congratulations to RT and Sophie Shevardnadze for having the guts to present a real interview with no cuts or edits. (regardless that it was one of the stipulations set by al-Assad)