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Interview: Syrian President to Portuguese Tv: "Just say the truth to your people."

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posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 06:47 AM
Recently, Portuguese National Tv, published a 26 minutes interview with Bashar al-Assad.

The interview was consistent with other reports that lately point out the cause of the instability in Middle East, focusing on ISIS, in particular at Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon. Consider the latest report of Ben Swann:

From Bashar al-Assad interview I will transcript some of the remarks made their:
Start at mark: 10min 20sec.

Reporter: “ You pointed out that some countries, like France, don’t want the peace conference to succeed. Why?"

«Bashar al-Assad: Actually there are two reasons:
First one it’s not related also with the french, it’s also related to all the officials that are related with propaganda and aggression against Syria in the last 4 years. The end of this war will unmask those officials in front of their public opinions. [..]
They will be unmask, because they will make the question, where is the revolution that you talked about ? How can a revolution fail, or collapse, if it haves the support of the west, the support of the countries in the region with money and weapons, etc? And if it’s against a dictator that is killing is people? [..] how come if everyone is against him the revolution fail?
There’s only two options: Or they are lying to us or he is superman! [..] If it’s not superman, it means that he only withstand 4 years only because he had the public support. It doesn’t mean full public support (..) but a support from a large amount of the Syrian people.

The second reason, it’s more related with France.[..] It’s about the financial relation between France and Golf states.[..] This officials at France, exchange their values of fraternity, liberty and democracy, for Petrodollars.»

mark: 19min. 55sec.

«Reporter: All lies all the time Mr. President? Four years of lies?»

«Bashar al-Assad: Exactly, That’s what happened. Because, how ISIS comes suddenly? You don’t have ISIS suddenly, you don’t have armament suddenly and you don’t have al-Nusra suddenly. It’s a long process; you can’t have it in a few weeks! Suddenly everybody is talking about ISISI. [..]
How can you tell the truth if you don’t have any Ambassador’s in this country? How can you tell the truth if you listen to Qatar and Al-Jazeera, that are paying money to those terrorists?

mark: 20min. 40sec.

«Reporter: So you blame Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, for being the backbone of those jihadists. Do you have any proof?

«Bashar al-Assad: Very simple.
First. What’s the ideology of ISIS? It’s Wahhabi ideology. Do we have it in Syria? Do we have it in Morroco or in the western Arab world? No. Wahhabi ideology it’s Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Second. Erdogan is a very strong defender of the Muslim Brotherhood. Muslim Brotherhood, it was the first organization in the history of Islam, in the beginning of the last century, to promote violence. [..] So that’s enough. [..]

Western media (American media, in particular) says 80% of the terrorists come from Turkey. You have another realistic fact. Kobani it took 4 months to be liberated, in spite of the allied attack. Why? A similar city, same size, with a same terrain, took to the Syrian army 2 or 3 weeks. Why? Because it had logistic support from the Turkeys border. They sent everything, weapons… all kind of support.»

mark: 23min. 55sec.

«Reporter: This your first interview with a journalist from a Portuguese speaking country. Do you expect anything from these countries?»

«Bashar al-Assad: I don’t expect. I hope. I hope just for the officials to tell their people the truth.[..]

Second. We hope from Portugal, as part of the European Union, to look at Check Republic. A very small country, but It was very wise in dealing with crisis in Syria. They have their embassy, they can tell whats going on, on the ground. Because isolation isn’t a policy. When you try to isolate a country by removing your ambassadors or closing your embassies, you isolate yourself from reality. You shouldn’t isolate your self’s as Europe from reality.

We hope Portugal can play that role in the E.U. to shift this trend that started with American administration of Bush. When they had a problem in a area, instead of getting more involved they cute their relations with it. [..]»

Bashar al-Assad interview

posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 06:55 AM
Yes and people forget Libya was first. With that Wahhabi group.

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posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 06:59 AM
He always articulates himself well and speaks the truth without pointing fingers too much. Gaddafi spoke out and the western msm made him out to be a loon, look what happened to him and a lot of what he said came to pass. Simple fact is Assad is one of the only things stopping ISIS from becoming too powerful and the west wants to stop him, what does that tell you about the western agenda?
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posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 07:07 AM
Thanks for the rare look at the other side. Western Main Stream only mentions Assad when they want to bash him.

Which has gone quiet recently, have you noticed?

«Reporter: So you blame Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, for being the backbone of those jihadists. Do you have any proof?


«Bashar al-Assad: Very simple.
First. What’s the ideology of ISIS? It’s Wahhabi ideology. Do we have it in Syria? Do we have it in Morroco or in the western Arab world? No. Wahhabi ideology it’s Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Some of that proof, about 7:56 into here…


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posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 07:08 AM
ISIS is west controlled. Saudi Ideology.a reply to: sosobad

posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 07:19 AM
Well at least I'm not crazy. For awhile I was beginning to think I was taken by aliens and suffered missing time. So even an Arab president never heard of ISIS before, haha. I'm assuming because he's a #ty dictator with #ty security and intelligence apparatus. Clearly why he still remains in power.

I agree though.


posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 07:30 AM
Even western media say ISIS is western ally created.

"Bandar Bush" Bandar bin Sultan (Saudi Arabia) was mentioned in below as involved as training FSA/ISIS on the Jordanian border. 34 min mark.

The whole FSA->ISIS is leaking too much to make me think they are a legit democracy wanting a free secular Syria movement.
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posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 07:38 AM
a reply to: voyger2

Good work with the transcript, but I don't buy it.

Remember the Syrian revolution? remember those who died fighting Assads Regime? That was before the dark times, before ISIS.

He accuses Al-Jazeera of funding terrorists. It was less than a month ago that an Australian Journalist reporting for Al-Jazeera was freed from an Egyptian Jail because he was cleared of any wrongdoing-He was going to spend seven years locked up for doing his job, which the Egyptians called "a threat to national security." His colleagues are still incarcerated and Al Jazeera are still public enemy number 1 because they dare to question the regimes in place.

Assad can cry foul all he wants but it is a two way street.

posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 07:39 AM
Italy's response to threats to terrorism may be the way we have to go . Make fun of them .We know that we are being fed fear propaganda and so instead of giving into it why not play it for what it is .( a joke ) Countering with the facts on the ground while propaganda has it's head in the clouds is ridiculous . May as well show ,just how absurd it is .

It’s all just one great big racket — a racket based on “national security,” a term that isn’t even found in the Constitution and that doesn’t even have an objective meaning. The only way that the U.S. national-security state apparatus — i.e., the vast military establishment and military empire, the CIA, and the NSA — can justify its continued existence is by ginning up crisis after crisis with the aim of keeping the citizenry filled with fear, anxiety, and depression. The apparatus then becomes people’s sedative, assuring them that everything is going to be okay because the apparatus is the only thing keeping them safe.

Never mind that the national-security apparatus produces the very threats it then uses to scare people with. After all, did anyone hear of ISIS before the U.S. invaded and occupied Iraq, a country that had never attacked the United States or even threatened to do so?

No. That’s because there was no ISIS before the apparatus invaded and occupied Iraq. It was the invasion and occupation, along with other interventions by the apparatus, such as in Syria and Libya, that has produced ISIS, the new, scary enemy of the day.

But of course, no statist wants to hear that. The national-security state is akin to a god, one that is keeping them safe from all those scary creatures thousands of miles away from American shores, creatures that are brought into existence by the very policies of the apparatus itself.

posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 07:51 AM
a reply to: intrptr

Interesting link.

It just stinks like Afghanistan (1980's), where the US funded and armed the Mujaheddin to fight off the Russians. The US is obviously arming and funding ISIS through rebels in Syria. how hard is it to buy Russian made guns and ammo from a 3rd or 4th party nation, just chomping at the bit to make some money and unload unused military weapon stockpile? They don't even give them uniforms all that different from US/NATO style uniforms! And instead of using Pakistan to move all this in, they use Turkey.

It's exactly how they did it in Afghanistan in the 80's. Perhaps the US isn't funding or arming them any longer, but it certainly seems as though they have for a good amount of time. Long enough to strengthen ISIS to what it is.

Classic Machiavelli docterine.

posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 08:09 AM
a reply to: Sparkymedic

Classic Machiavelli docterine.

The ends justify the means, using evil to defeat evil? The difference here being Assad is defending his country and the west is blaming him for taking it away.

posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 08:24 AM

originally posted by: intrptr
Some of that proof, about 7:56 into here…


How can the "civilized" world withstand this? ooh, humanity!
If you care Thecakeisalie watch the above video, and speak with me again about U.S. support and Qatar to slaying of innocent civilians.. they are worst than any assad could ever be. way to go dude.

Edit: by the way, thanks for your appreciation about the work.

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posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 08:27 AM
a reply to: intrptr

...right. Yeah, ok...

Anyways, I feel bad for the guy. I mean he isn't exactly the nicest person on earth, but maybe he could be if he wasn't facing some sort of death or destruction. Hell, both sides of all wars are doing it the same way to each-other. Insanity if you ask me.

posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 09:08 AM
a reply to: voyger2

In all due respect, I was not talking about the U.S.

Sure they have done their fair share of damage in the middle east and I'd be a fool to deny that, but 2 years ago there was a revolution in Syria and people were making their way to the borders, and two years later Syrians are still making their way to the borders but for different reasons.

And here we see the Syrian leader blaming the west, Al-Jazeera...where was this interview recorded, Lisbon? I'm not endorsing the Wests "intervention" but Assad is not exactly a poster boy for truth himself.

It's up to the people to choose the lesser of two evils.

posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 09:20 AM
a reply to: Thecakeisalie

I'm no history specialist. But, for what why know at this time, the middle east, for many ears has been a place for civil unrest. Special after WWI, with British and French mandate for the area. Not to mention the illegal theft of land ongoing on that region...

Everyone knows, the most import reason, why instability happens there: Petroleum or and other energy resources. Everyone is ok, if the "dictator" plays along with US or coalition interests. Nobody cares about people, they are just pawns to throw in western media and shape public support! Shameful.

I'm not defending Assad here, i don't know is history. I'm defending the right to everyone know the truth about whats happening there right now. Everyone can judge by themselves and demand public and fair scrutiny about their leaders and politics.

And for the fairness of the debate, Assad, indeed haves majority of the Syrian people backing him up. As he said on the interview, how can someone withstand for 4years now, against is own people, western powers, regional countries and inside opposition? That's not possible without public support. In any countries theirs opposition and some of them are willing to fight if granted to them support and power. Take a look to the fall of the ottoman empire, Arabs rebelled against it, on the basis of power promised by the britsh and french. It turn out, the jews were the ones who benefit the most from all that.

For my point of view, in Syria, a minority opposition backed by foreign powers is the responsible for all the fleeing that's going on, in a war carefully set.
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posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 10:08 AM
a reply to: voyger2

I'm no history specialist either, but history will show that many world leaders will skew the facts-hell it's a given. The POTUS, the Prime ministers and the self appointed dictators will do what it possible to avoid a simple yes or no question-and Assad is no different. If Assad was asked why his fellow countrymen chose to rebel against him, do you think he would give an honest answer? no.

If you asked G.W Bush, Tony Blair and John Howard if they thought sending troops into Iraq was the right idea would you believe them? Hell no.

Assad is just doing what all politicians do best; selling his product and hoping that the consumers don't read the fine print.

posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 10:19 AM

originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
a reply to: voyger2
I'm no history specialist either, but history will show that many world leaders will skew the facts-hell it's a given.

Take a look to Netanyahu...for instance.

originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
a reply to: voyger2
The POTUS, the Prime ministers [..] will do what it possible to avoid a simple yes or no question-and Assad is no different.

To that one (Netanyahu) the diference is, no one makes questions...

posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 10:57 AM
Press TV has obtained photos showing al-Qaeda-linked militants next to Israeli soldiers in the occupied Golan Heights.

New photos from the Golan Heights further prove Tel Aviv’s support for al-Qaeda-linked militants, especially al-Nusra Front, that have been wreaking havoc in Syria.

The photos obtained by Press TV show Takfiri militants from the terrorist al-Nusra Front next to Israeli soldiers.

Israel is known to have been providing medical, intelligence and military support for militants fighting to topple the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. A number of militant commanders wounded in government attacks on terrorist have reportedly been hospitalized in the occupied territories.

Late last year, a UN report confirmed contact between militants in Syria and the Israeli army across the Golan cease-fire line, especially during heavy clashes between the terrorists and the Syrian troops.

The report also confirmed that militants had been taking their wounded comrades into the Israeli-occupied part of the Golan Heights for treatment. The UN also confirmed the delivery of boxes by the Israeli army to militants on the Syrian side of the ceasefire line.


posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 11:13 AM
I see it. Other people see it. Why doesn't everyone?

And al-Assad saw what they tried to do in Iran, did in Iraq and Libya and are still trying to do in Iran and doesn't want to end up like that.

For years Ahmadinejad acted crazy to gain world focus on their maneuverings and was villified and demonized for it, but it worked.

posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 11:55 AM
As SoSoBad said...

He is very intelligent... Extremely intelligent in fact.

He knew exactly how to answer those questions.

But he also glossed over a few details...

Such as Syrian support...
Oh indeed he does have it, from Shia Muslims...

Sunnis though, not in the slightest.

He mentioned taking back areas in weeks rather than months...
Another fine point...

But he neglected to say that he has been using indiscriminate Airstrikes and Barrel Bombings to do so...
With disregard for age and gender, & political motivation...

Hardly minor details to omit, when you want to appear honest about the gravity of this situation.

So on one hand...

If Assad stays in power, continuing a 4 decade family dynasty...

The Sunnis will continue to suffer from the genocidal massacre...

If Assad is overthrown...

The Shai will begin to suffer from a genocidal massacre not only in Syria, but also in Lebanon...

This Syrian situation, is unfixable...

I do not say so lightly, nor to fearmonger...

He is but one branch on the warmongers tree...

And a lot of people will suffer whether he is successful, or if he is dragged into the streets and hung...

In a decade, we probably won't even recognise Syria as a sovereign nation...
But instead it will be known as disputed land among about 6 other nations.

Sad turn of events.
Which in all fairness, his father started.

We can look at Western/Israeli hegemony & influence in the last 4 years...

But the facts are facts...
His family has been tyrannical...

He's a Shiite version of Saddam...


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