“No War is a Good War,” says Bashar al-Assad.
Four figures have the most focus in a rare interview of the leader of the Assad Regime in Syria. Men. Vladimir Putin, Bashar al-Assad, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Donald John Trump who each have something in common: they are regarded as gangsters by most observers.
Bashar al-Assad was interviewed on the weekend by RT’s Afshin Rattansi and clearly it went well. It’s a good interview. Assad was well prepared for the questions which is a regular standard for any TV interview. It is clearly a friendly environment for the interviewee who speaks uninhibitedly.
Mr. Rattansi posed several allegations against the Assad regime and Assad would answer without thought.
This is a silly paraphrasing but it gets the point across.
- Did you kill civilians? No.
- Did you use chemical weapons? No.
- Are you a demonic pariah? No.
“We don’t have torture policies in Syria? Why to torture? Get information”
“We have information. So why torture the people. We don’t have no such policy.”
Assad described the British intercept of an Iranian oil tanker headed for Syria as “pirates”.
About Trump’s Admission that the US was syphoning oil from Syria
“The Americans always try to loot other countries in different ways regarding not only their oil or money, or financial resources. They loot their rights, their political rights, every other right. That’s their historical role at least after World War II,” said Assad.
One thing that comes across is the grave difficulty of sorting out Idlib. According to human rights defenders in Idlib, the worst of the worst terrorists are operating in Idlib. Bashar al-Assad needs the world’s help in cleaning out these worst-of-the-worst sociopaths in the planet.
Assad made particular note of his wish to have Syrian civilians leave Idlib.
He denied bombing schools, hospitals and ambulances.
Many of the terrorists in Idlib are backed by the United States and Britain and meet regularly with actors from those two nation states.
The outside nation’s interfering in Syria have actually helped Assad stay in power, one might observe. Watch the interview. The world needed to hear this man speak at this time.