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Assad says Syria is fighting foreign mercenaries

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posted on May, 17 2012 @ 01:27 AM

BEIRUT – In his first interview in nearly half a year, Syrian President Bashar Assad claimed Wednesday that his regime had captured foreign mercenaries who were fighting for the opposition in a bid to show his forces were fighting terrorists instead of pro-democracy activists.

Assad spoke in an interview broadcast on Russian state news channel Rossiya-24, signaling he has no intention of softening his position despite an international peace plan that includes a cease-fire.

He said the decision by the Syrian National Council to boycott parliamentary elections earlier this year discredited the opposition group. "To call for boycotting the elections, that's the equivalent of calling for a boycott of the people," Assad said. "And how can you boycott the people of whom you consider yourself the representative?

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Further reading:

Syria's Bashar al-Assad vows to display captured foreign mercenaries

Assad claims Syria has captured foreign mercenaries

Syrians back regime, Assad tells Russia TV

This is no surprise to us. The global elite thinks we cannot connect two and two together to deduce their endgame plan for Syria and the Assad regime.

It has been known from the very beginning of the Western-backed 'Arab Spring' that it was a concocted plan to overthrow secular dictators and replace them with fundamentalist theocrats drawn from the ranks of the Muslim Brotherhood, the very bane of any secular dictator, for their ideologies are clashing diametric opposites.

Following the overthrow of Col. Muammar Gaddafi's regime, over 600-1000 combat-hardened Libyan NTC / Al-Qaeda fighters were airlifted into Turkey to be infiltrated into Syria. This has nothing to do with 'peace', but regime change from the very outset.

The pre-Baath, pre-UAR Syrian flag (1932-1958, 1961-1963, 2011-present) is adopted by the Free Syrian Army and other anti-Baath groups.

Not to mention that the survival of the Assad regime rests on forestalling the globalist Arab Spring domino effect as long as there is no Western / Turkish military intervention on the side of Al-Qaeda - Free Syrian Army - Syrian Muslim Brotherhood triumvirate.

It is none other than Al-Qaeda which has been behind the string of Damascus bombings in the past five or six months.

Why has al-Qaeda emerged in Syria now?

Rebels link Damascus bombs to al-Qaeda

Fortunately, Assad has big buddies by his side, and he won't go down that easily anytime soon...

posted on May, 17 2012 @ 02:20 AM
All-CIA-duh? No! Sad part is that I belive Assad and it isn't going to stop unless he steps down. I'm impressed he hasn't been bullied thus far.

posted on May, 17 2012 @ 02:43 AM
Syria and Iran have been huge targets for the US since 6 or 7 years ago. This is just TPTB working towards their plan.

Both have even been identified in movies like Transformers, Iron Man etc to be 'problem' countries. The ones where the 'terrorist attacks' are to be expected from.
Not that their mention in movies just proves that they are targets, but that it plants a seed in people's subconcious. Just so that you already have an idea of who your enemies are.

Movies, even fantasy ones like Transformers, have to be factual to some margin. It has to be set in reality to a certain extent. If they said Australia they would have had to explain why they went from happy ausies to fearsome terrorists.

Even in Zeitgeist, which is quite old now, they mention that the plan is to move into Syria and Iran.

Years on and how much trouble hasnt america caused for both those countries? Now we have a lot of talk about military actions in both...

Self-fulfilled prophecies? Directors peering into the future?


Well planned and surgically executed? Definately.

All of the above can be acomplished. A little planning here, an investment there, a few assassinations and some propaganda to get the locals going and WHAM, Revolution!

All of this can be done, all thats left to ask is who has the audacity to do it?

You know who...

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posted on May, 17 2012 @ 03:14 AM
Well, Assad would say that. It is in his interest to pretend there is not extensive civil strife going on due to the way he and his cronies have been running his particular brand of dictatorship.

I know it is customary for people to think every little bit of dissention in the middle East (and beyond) is directly attributed to the CIA, Mossad, Zionists et al, but perhaps people need to give the Syrian's a bit of credit for kicking this off themselves. After all, Assad's dictatorship is both brutal and nasty and the vast majority of the population have been living under an extremely repressive regime. There comes a time when the smouldering fire flares to life, fanned by the wind of change.

Give the Syrian's credit.


posted on May, 17 2012 @ 03:31 AM
Just recently they stopped a shipment of arms inbound containing weapons for the rebels. Russia needs to step up and put its money where its mouth is and arm Assad with the latest hardware and send those rebel terrorists back to their hole from whence they came out of.

posted on May, 17 2012 @ 03:35 AM
reply to post by Monkeygod333

Look how they tie Syria and Iran into this story:

The parents of a Florida teenager who died in a 2006 suicide bombing in Israel have won a $332 million lawsuit against Iran and Syria for sponsoring the terrorist group that killed their son and ten other people. Read more:

The MSM is desperate for war with Iran and Syria and they are trying their best to create internal turmoil, dissent, negative opinion, the whole 9. Bunch of pathetic fools. Then something like OWS happens in our own countries they are quick to dismiss our own 'rebels' and conveniently label them terrorists.

posted on May, 17 2012 @ 04:26 AM

Originally posted by Monkeygod333
Syria and Iran have been huge targets for the US since 6 or 7 years ago. This is just TPTB working towards their plan.

Already in 2007 Seymour Hersh has written an article for the New Yorker in which he came to similar conclusions (emphasize mine).

In the past few months, as the situation in Iraq has deteriorated, the Bush Administration, in both its public diplomacy and its covert operations, has significantly shifted its Middle East strategy. The “redirection,” as some inside the White House have called the new strategy, has brought the United States closer to an open confrontation with Iran and, in parts of the region, propelled it into a widening sectarian conflict between Shiite and Sunni Muslims.

To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has coöperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda. Read more

See also the article Extremists Ravaging Syria Created by US in 2007 .

posted on May, 17 2012 @ 05:59 AM
reply to post by ironfalcon

This is very old news; those involved are MEK, Saudis, Qataris, USA, Britain, France, Israel, Libyan Rebels amongst the foreign legions now working in Syria to oust Assad. It's been a long time coming and Assad needs to go however no doubt the replacement will be the Muslim Brotherhood as we see in both Libya and Egypt.

posted on May, 17 2012 @ 04:12 PM
reply to post by ironfalcon

funny how these "freedom fighters"
don't want elections.

probably because they're only believed to be "freedom fighters"
everywhere else but syria

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