Poll: Most Americans oppose compensating Israel for Iran nuclear deal

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WASHINGTON, July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is being released by the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy:

USA rubber stamps israelAn overwhelming majority of Americans oppose providing any special compensation to the state of Israel in order to assuage its concerns about the Iran nuclear deal. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposes the Iran deal as an “existential threat” and retains Israel’s right to attack Iran.

Asked to indicate their level of support for various compensation options proposed during and after negotiations:

7.9 percent support increasing annual US aid to Israel from $3.5 billion to $5 billion.  Israel currently receives the largest share of the total US foreign aid budget. The Obama administration is offering increased aid to reduce Israeli opposition to the deal.  No specific package has been announced.

4.1 percent favor giving Israel deep penetrating “bunker buster” bombs of the type designed to destroy fortified targets.Michael Makovsky, president of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, has widely promoted giving the weapons to Israelalong with the bombers needed for delivery.

4.0 percent support providing Israel with B-52 long-range bombers.  Israel’s air power is thought to be inadequate for distant targets such as Iran.  Former Middle East advisor Dennis Ross proposed that B-52s bombers would give Israel a more “credible” deterrent threat against Iran.

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3.4 percent favor releasing jailed Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard to Israel.  Pollard is serving a 30-year prison term for spying on the US for Israel and is eligible for mandatory parole in November.  Pollard will not be able to travel to Israel unless there is special intervention by the Obama administration.

While 12.8 percent favor “all of the above” compensation options be given to Israel, an overwhelming 67.8 percent of Americans chose “none of the above.”

The IRmep poll, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.2 percent, was fielded to 1,500 respondents July 25-26 by Google Consumer Surveys. Poll data may be viewed online at:

http://www.google.com/insights/consumersurveys/view?survey=cblzdrjgzta3q&question=1&filter=&rw=1

In mid-July Iran signed an agreement with the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5 +1) agreeing to additional limitations on its nuclear program in exchange for relief from an international economic boycott.  Iran is a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NNPT) which encourages civilian nuclear industry in exchange for prohibitions on nuclear weapons development. Israel refuses to sign the NNPT and according to the US Department of Defense has extensive nuclear weapons production facilities.

SOURCE Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy

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Syrian Army Advances in Palmyra, ISIL Militants Flee

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Units of the Syrian army, backed by popular committees, advanced towards the city of Palmyra in central Syria, sources told al-Manar.

Syrian army advances in PalmyraThe Syrian army captured parts of western mountains in the city, amid collapse in the ranks of the Takfiri group, ISIL (so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Levant), who are fleeing amid the progress of the army, the sources said.

A number of terrorists were killed as the government forces advanced, the sources noted, adding that the army units destroyed two vehicles for the militants.

In May 21, ISIL terrorists overran Palmyra, which is an ancient city on the list of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s World Heritage sites and is situated about 215 kilometers northeast of the Syrian capital, Damascus.

The video below shows soldiers of the Syrian army and the popular committees advancing in area.


Source: Al Manar TV

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Assad: Any Political Presentation Not Relying on Terrorism Combat ‘Ineffective’

 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that the West still deals with terrorism in a hypocritical way, adding that any political presentation that does not essentially rely on combating terrorism and ending it is practically ‘ineffective’.

AssadIn a speech before heads and members of public organizations; vocational syndicates; and chambers of industry, trade, agriculture and tourism, President Assad said the West call it ‘terrorism’ when it hits them, and ‘revolution, freedom, democracy and human rights’ when it hits us.

“In spite of the complexities of the situation in Syria, the reality has appeared clearly and masks have dropped from many faces and fake terminologies have fallen down and lies have been divulged,” Assad said.

“How could those who spread the seeds of terrorism combat it?” President al-Assad wondered, adding that “who wants to combat terrorism could do it through rational and realistic policies based on justice and the respect of peoples’ will of determining their future, managing their affairs, restoring their rights on the basis of spreading knowledge, combating ignorance, improving economy, raising awareness of the society as well as developing it.”

“Changes of the West cannot be counted on as long as they follow the double-standards policy,” the President said, adding that “we have not depended but on ourselves since the first day.”

On Russia and China’s stances, the President said that “Russia has constituted, along with China, a safety valve that prevented the transformation of the Security Council into a tool for threatening peoples and a platform for aggression on  states, particularly Syria.”

“Our approach has always been the response to all initiatives that we receive regardless the intentions because the Syrian blood is above all else and halting war is a priority,” the President added.

President Assad said that Iran has provided support to Syria stemming from the fact that the battle is not a battle of state, a government or a president rather it is the battle of integrated axis, which does not represent states in so far as it represents an approach of independence, dignity, interests of nations and stability of homelands.

“After years of war, the Syrian people have been resilient, sacrificing for the sake of the homeland, and if they had wanted to give up, they would not have waited all this time and paid as much as that.”

“Any political presentation that does not essentially rely on combating terrorism and ending it is practically ineffective,” President al-Assad said, adding that “countries supporting terrorists have increased their support to them recently and in some cases, they directly intervened to back them.”

President Assad also said: “The blood of our faithful brothers from the Lebanese Resistance has mixed with the blood of their brothers in the Army and they have their prominent role and effective performance along with the Army in making achievements.”, clarifying that …it is impossible for non-Syrian brothers or friends to come and defend our homeland on behalf of us, “Each part of Syria is precious and invaluable and each spot equals in its demographic and geographic importance all other spots.”

The President stressed that there is a huge difference between the foreign-produced “opposition”, which gets orders from its masters abroad and the internal opposition that participates with us for overcoming the crisis and increasing the immunity of the homeland.

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Source: Agencies

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Turkey Won’t Send Ground Troops into Syria: Davutoglu

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DavutogloTurkey will not send ground troops into neighboring Syria where it has been bombing ISIL positions, a campaign that could “change the balance” in the region, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was quoted as saying on Monday.

“We will not send ground forces,” Davutoglu told a group of Turkish newspaper editors according to the Hurriyet daily.

“We do not want to see ISIL on our border,” the Hurriyet daily quoted him as saying.

Turkey has launched a two-pronged “anti-terror” cross-border offensive against ‘jihadists’ and Kurdish fighters after a wave of violence in the country, pounding their positions with air strikes and artillery.

The Turkish military on Sunday launched new strikes on Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq as Ankara called a meeting of the NATO military alliance over its campaign against the PKK armed men and ISIL  ‘jihadists’.

Davutoglu said Turkish strikes against ISIL and PKK fighters in Iraq and Syria would “change the balance” in the region.

Turkey has given a green-light to the United States on the use of a key air base near Syria for bombings against ISIL targets.

The landmark deal to use Incirlik air base in southern Turkey comes after months of tough negotiations between Turkish and US officials.

Davutoglu declined to provide details of the agreement but said the concerns of Ankara, which had been pressing for a no-fly zone, were addressed “to a certain extent.”

Source: AFP

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“Whoever would lead the Middle East must control Syria” (Patrick Seale) – “It’s Syria Stupid”

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JERUSALEM POST – Analysis: In post-nuclear agreement Middle East, ‘It’s Syria, stupid!’

Informed commentaries have stressed, somewhat justifiably, Iran’s benefits from the nuclear agreement with the P5+1 powers. Yet the agreement is, in many ways, formal confirmation of regional developments that have occurred since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the Arab Spring. These changes have not only transformed Iran into a legitimate player in the regional system, but also into a potential partner in the international campaign against Islamic State (IS) and other jihadist Sunni organizations such as al-Qaida, Jabhat al-Nusra and others. [Actually its the Axis of Resistance -Iran, Syria and Lebanese Resistance who are fighting ISIL and Nusra Front, while the so called “international campaign” are doping arms to them]

Also, concerns over the emergence of a Shi’ite [ Resistance] Crescent in the Middle East extending from Iran to Hezbollah in Lebanon, including the Shi’ites in Iraq and the Alawites in [SECULAR] Syria, are not new: King Abdullah of Jordan voiced such concerns as early as 2004.

The issue of Iranian influence involves two elements, one unknown and one hidden. The real extent of Iran’s influence on Baghdad, Damascus, Beirut and Sana’a is not known. We can only speculate that intelligence circles have much more credible information than do social networks or the media. What is important to remember is that many players on both sides of this field are invested in portraying an image of Iran’s role in the region that accords with their own interests. Israel and Saudi Arabia have strategic, geographic and ideological interests in magnifying the threat of a nuclear Iran, while the United States (undoubtedly joined in this by Russia and China, and possibly by the Gulf States bordering on Iran, such as Oman) has the opposite interest of downplaying this threat.

History is familiar with the analogy of the 1938 Munich Agreement, in which Chamberlain and the West capitulated to Hitler but failed to prevent World War II. Yet history is also familiar with efforts to demonize the enemy that were subsequently understood to be exaggerated, if not outright baseless. 

Nasser waving to crowds in Damascus, Syria, October 1960

For example, Israel and the West turned Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser in the 1950s and 1960s into the Hitler of the Arab world, and according to Israeli intelligence and media sources of the period, the influence of Egypt and Nasser’s pan-Arabism pervaded the entire Arab world, including Iraq, Syria and distant Yemen. Subsequent historiography of the period shows that Nasser’s capabilities were much more limited than the grandiose powers ascribed to him. An assessment of Iran’s true power and regional influence must surely be sober rather than demagogic.

The latent dimension of Iran’s regional influence involves the future of Syria. The keystone of Iran’s strategy in the Arab Middle East is its capacity to support Bashar Assad’s regime. The Iranian-Syrian alliance, which has been in place for over three decades (with a brief interruption during the Gulf War), has become a major axis of regional politics. 

This is not a “natural” alliance in the respect that it is based on Iran’s cooperation with an Alawite minority [SECULAR] regime rather than a broad Shi’ite social foundation. Syria’s significance stems from its geo-strategic location in the heart of the regional system, rather than from any economic resources that it offers. “Whoever would lead the Middle East must control Syria,” wrote esteemed journalist and historian Patrick Seale in the 1960s.

Indeed, harking back to 1950s when Syria became the focus of global and Arab Cold War struggles, at least five powers have competed for control over Syria since the outbreak of the civil war there in 2011: Iran and Russia (through the Alawite regime), the West (through the Free Syria Army), and two jihadi Sunni organizations – IS and Jabhat al-Nusra.

In view of the highly unreliable information from the field, it is difficult to predict what will happen in Syria, or whether it will maintain its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Clearly, Iran’s success in preserving Syria’s Alawite government would be a significant accomplishment and reinforcement of the radical Shi’ite alliance in the region. Assad’s fall, on the other hand, would be a fatal blow to Iran’s regional influence by creating a vacuum in the Shi’ite [Resistance] Crescent, and would also weaken Hezbollah as well as Iran’s influence in Iraq. We can borrow from then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton’s famous 1992 phrase “It’s the economy, stupid,” and state with equal gusto that in post-nuclear-agreement Middle East, “It’s Syria, stupid!”

Since the Western alternative in Syria now appears to be less probable, the West, including Israel, faces a dilemma regarding whether to support Syria – backed by the demonized Iran – or to bet on an alternative regime, with the risk of chaos, anarchy and even territorial changes. Turkey and Saudi Arabia would prefer to get rid of Assad at all costs, while Egypt has decided to prop up the Assad regime. Indeed, one may wonder whether the potential rise of IS or another radical Islamic entity in Syria might be an even more destructive scenario than the Iranian “threat.”

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Nobel for Fighting Terrorism!

Thursday, 23 July 2015 22:22

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

The Syrians have been, and for more than four years, exposed to a brutal terrorist war and have been living in a crisis! Yes, this is painful and dramatic. This crisis, however, has increased and even imposed some new thoughts, ideas, and discourse upon some of the Syrians. Among the increased has been the masses’ strong belief in their leadership, and homeland. It is the leadership first because such a war of attrition against the homeland by al-Qaeda affiliates of more than hundred and ten countries would have left Syria in tatters without this very leadership, the sole power fighting terrorism on behalf of the whole world in the global village of today. Had there been a Nobel Prize for fighting terrorism, including tens of terrorist organizations, gangs affiliated to  Al-Qaeda and its ISIS, this very brave leadership should have won it.

To the disappointment of anti-Syrians and wahabi terrorist sponsors and traffickers, the popularity of the Leadership of Syria has even been solidified, increased and skyrocketed. The more the crisis drags on, the more this popularity soars. It is commonly agreed upon by the Syrians nowadays that the only saviour and protector is but their own President H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad.

Thus, almost all of those who were misled at the beginning of the crisis have become aware of the danger and deadly poison of the cancerous wahabi takfiri hired terrorists and killers. The misled have also lost the stability and security, as much as the governments which refused to believe that the ongoing in Syria has been but terrorism and legitimate defense by all Syria; it is the duty of every individual, institutions and state to combat, fight and eliminate terrorism and its sponsors.

His Excellency President Bashar Hafez Al-Assad was very clear and definite in showing that the ongoing against Syria and the Syria steadfast People and hero Army was but a part of a “sinister plot for the whole region, which will not stop at our borders”:

This spectacle started to unravel during the invasion of Iraq. Our position at the time was neither based on an irrational desire for confrontation nor on having an adversarial position to be applauded. We rejected the invasion of Iraq because we saw it as the beginning of division and sectarianism. It was a real concern towards a dangerous situation we were convinced was inevitable.

We also warned, from the very beginning, all those we engaged with that what was happening would not stop at Syria’s borders. It would spread because terrorism doesn’t recognize national borders.

Isn’t what we are seeing today in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and all the countries that have been struck by the malady of the fake spring tangible evidence of the credibility of our repeated warnings?

Soon we shall see Arab and regional countries that have supported terrorism also paying a painful price. Many of them will understand, though too late, that the battles fought by the Syrian people in defense of their homeland transcend our national borders.

It is actually in defense of many other nations that, sooner or later, will suffer from the same terrorism, either as a result of the shortsightedness of their leaders and their absolute ignorance of the real interests of their nations, or due to their lack of understanding of our region and how to deal with its people.

Did we need to wait twelve years to understand that invading Iraq would only bring terrorism and division to our region?

Wasn’t our experience with the criminal Muslim Brotherhood in the 1980’s enough for us to learn our lesson, or did we have to wait thirty years for the arrival of executioners and cannibals, to realize that terrorism and exploiting religion are two sides of the same coin?

Who do not protect their country, who do not defend it and preserve it, neither deserve it nor deserve to live in it.

We took the decision to proceed on two parallel tracks: striking terrorism mercilessly on the one hand, and facilitating local reconciliations for those who were misled and wanted to abandon their wrong path on the other.

We were convinced, from the very beginning that effective solutions would have to be purely Syrian without any role for foreigners unless they were genuine supporters. All those who returned to the right path found the state to be a compassionate mother: angry with her ungrateful children, but forgiving when they genuinely repent. Today, I repeat my call to all those who have been misled to lay down their arms, because we will not stop fighting terrorism and striking at it until we restore safety and security to every inch of Syria.

The states that continue to support terrorism in Syria have tried to destroy all aspects of life within it.  The killing, which targeted Syrians from all walks of life without discrimination or exception, was concurrent with the systematic destruction of our infrastructure, which took decades to build and consumed the efforts, money, sweat and blood of generations of Syrians.

” Syria has been exposed to a media attack; media, notwithstanding its importance, cannot outdo the reality. They might be stronger in space- satellite transmission-, but we are stronger on the ground than in the space. Still, we want to win on the ground as well as in the space.” said H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad in press statements following the casting of his vote in Syria’s New Constitution referendum, February 26, 2012. In his statements, President Al-Assad underscored that the Syrian official media is the best in the region, with an eye on competing not with those who are less, but who are better. Such a mad hysterical media attack of fabrications, lies and disinformation against everything Syrian has been escalated and aggravated by petro-dollar and western media outlets, which affirms, as President Al-Assad declared on August 29, 2012, that the ” Syrian media managed to expose them and undermine their media empires” as a further ”proof of the success of Syrian media”.

What the West doesn’t know, or might know but does not realize, is that this terrorism will spread and find its way back into Europe; the western media is already rife with reports on the dangers of these terrorists returning to Europe. The West has paid heavily for funding al-Qaeda, in its early stages. Today it is doing the same in Syria, Libya and other places, and will pay a heavy price in the heart of Europe and the United States, said H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad in an interview with the Syrian TV on April 17th, 2013.

The Syrians are adamant on the cleansing of their country from every terrorist. Meanwhile, the anti-Syrians forces are adamant too on arming, training, and sending al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists into Syria. This is the general situation in Syria! So, will the Syrians surrender their country and destiny to the terrorists? Of course, NOT! The question is when the anti-Syrians would halt their war crimes against the Syrians, and which country would be the first to refrain from backing terrorists? Would it be Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, France, Britain, or the USA and Israel? Actually all of them, particularly the USA which has the moral obligation to order its affiliates to stop backing al-Qaeda affiliates.

“We have tens of thousands of Syrians that have died, mainly because of the terrorist attacks, assassinations, and suicide bombers, the majority… of the innocent people have been killed by the terrorists, supported by foreign countries, outlined H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad in his September 19,  2013  Fox News interview.

“When the terrorists infiltrate residential areas in villages and sometimes in the suburbs of the cities, and within large cities, and the army has to go there to get rid of those terrorists. The army should defend the civilians, not the opposite. You cannot leave the terrorists free, killing the people, assassinating the people, beheading the people and eating their hearts, “added H.E. President Al-Assad.

Thus, the problem now is the infiltration of those terrorists into Syria and the most dangerous problem that we are facing is the ideology of the terrorists, who are foreigners in their majority. Actually, President Al-Assad’s questions to the Fox team were a stitch in time: “But what will you do when the terrorists attack your country and kill the people? Will you say that I’m against violence or you defend?” “What did you do in Los Angeles in the 90s when you had rebels? Didn’t you send your army?”

It is indeed a human tragedy. It’s not about numbers; it’s about every family in Syria lost dear ones. We lost friends and that’s why we’re fighting terrorism. The Syrians are to get rid of the terrorists and their ideology. And “any diplomatic move without having stability and getting rid of the terrorists is going to be just an illusion.”

Consequently, any diplomatic move should start with “stopping the flow of the terrorists, the logistical support of those terrorists, the armament support and the money support.”

Terrorism is but the chronic disease of today’s global village. Unfortunately, the world hasn’t reached consensus so far as to clearly define and combat it; so it has been manipulated as a tool in the hands of some countries to combat others! Here in Syria, this terrorism, largely with a Wahabi branch, is engineered and backed by many countries worldwide.

H.E. President Al-Assad was so clear in his September 9, 2013 CBS interview that once the Western countries stop supporting those terrorists and making pressure on their puppet countries and client states like Saudi Arabia and Turkey and others, we will have no problem in Syria, and the crisis is to be solved easily, given the fact that the terrorists have lost their incubators in the Syrian society, not to mention, of course, the heroic fight of the Syrian hero Army.

Actually, terrorism mushroomed and lasted for more than two years in Syria because  of the “external interference, because there is an external agenda supported by, or let’s say led by the United States, the West, the petrodollar countries, mainly Saudi Arabia, and before was Qatar, and Turkey.  “For the petrodollar countries like Saudi Arabia, they’re thinking undermining Syria will undermine Iran on sectarian basis.  For Turkey, they think that if the Muslim Brotherhood take over the rest of the region, they will be very comfortable, they will be very happy, they will make sure that their political future is guaranteed.”

Fighting terrorism is indeed like any other war: “When you have terrorism, you have a war”. It is the Syrians’ just war of defense against these cannibals who come from abroad, infiltrate inhabited areas, kill the people, take their houses, and shoot at the army. The majority of these terrorists are Al-Qaeda or Al-Qaeda offshoot organizations in this region, where they ban people from going to schools, ban young men from shaving their beards, and women have to be covered from head to toe, and let’s say in brief they live the Taliban style in Afghanistan, completely the same style. If you don’t get rid of those terrorists and these extremists and the Wahabi style, of course it will influence at least the new and the coming generations, outlined President Al-Assad.

“When you talk about Al-Qaeda it doesn’t matter if he’s Syrian or American or from Europe or from Asia or Africa.  Al-Qaeda has one ideology and they go back to the same leadership in Afghanistan or in Syria or in Iraq.. Al-Qaeda always uses religions, Islam – actually, as a pretext and as a cover and as a mantle for their war and for their terrorism and for their killing and beheading and so on.”

H.E. underscored that the western and petrodollars support to terrorists should stop as to give peace in Syria a chance.”If you want to support them, you are supporting Al-Qaeda, you are creating havoc in the region, and if this region is not stable, the whole world cannot be stable.”Thus, any US strike(against the secular Syria) will be as direct support to Al-Qaeda offshoot that’s called Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq, who used the chemical weapons in northern Aleppo five months ago.” It is going to be indeed direct support to  Al-Qaeda and the same people who killed Americans in the 11th of September.

H.E. President Al-Assad disclosed that before the 11th of September, in his discussions with many officials of the United States, some of them are Congressmen, he used to say that “don’t deal with terrorists as playing games,”, rhetorically asking the American journalist about what he would do as an American if the terrorists are invading his country from different areas and start killing tens of thousands of Americans. So, the ongoing in Syria isn’t the president fight nor of the government; it is indeed the legitimate defense of every honest and true Syrian against the cannibals of more than 80 countries.

It is indeed as H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad stated to Der Spiegel Magazine on October 7, 2013, that Killing innocent people and terrorizing them by explosions and car bombs, brought to our country by al-Qaeda, is what causes pain and fear to the Syrian people.

We “needed to confront terrorism; it’s the duty sad to Der Spiegel, asserting that What concerns the Syrians is but their country, which theof the government to defend the country and take the relevant decisions to that effect,” said President Al-Asy are defending against al-Qaeda terrorists that have been attacking them for months.

The terrorism against Syria, with all of its components, infrastructure, heritage, culture. State and people, should be eliminated. We have no other choice but to defend our country, to trust and believe in our victory and in saving our great Syria.

When an end is put to billions of dollars flowing from Saudi Arabia and Qatar, when Turkey stops its logistical assistance to the terrorists, then we can solve the problem in a few months. And by then, the Syrians would restore stability.

That’s why we must get rid of the terrorists, of their ideology that has infiltrated certain areas of Syria, because it is more dangerous than terrorism itself, underscores President Al-Assad to Der Spiegel, pointing out that such a rotten ideology has encouraged even an eight-year old boy to slaughter a man while adults and children watch and cheer as if they were watching a football match.

We have fought terrorists, because from the very first week, we had many victims from the army and the police, from the very first few weeks. So, that’s normal, what we did, according to the constitution. This is the job of the government, underscored H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad on September 29, 2013 in an interview with the Italian Rainews 24 Satellite Channel.

The way out from the crisis is to stop the violence by stopping the smuggling and sending the terrorist form outside Syria, stopping the financial support, stopping sending them armaments and every logistical support, outlined President Al-Assad, asserting the dire need as to rid part of the Syrian society from the ideology of al-Qaeda that invaded many communities in our region.

”You cannot talk about reform and democracy while the ideologies are single-minded ideologies that don’t accept any other one, because democracy, real democracy, is about accepting the others,” added H.E. President Al-Assad.

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Assad: “This Homeland is ours and defending it is our duty” ~ “The West still deals with terrorism in a hypocritical way”

“This homeland is ours and defending it is our duty”

Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that the West still deals with terrorism in a hypocritical way.

Talking before heads and members of public organizations; vocational syndicates; and chambers of industry, trade, agriculture and tourism, President Assad added.. they call it terrorism when it hits them, and revolution, freedom, democracy and human rights when it hits us.

The President  said that in spite of the complexities of the situation in Syria, the reality has appeared clearly and masks have dropped from many faces and fake terminologies have fallen down and lies have been divulged.

Terrorism is an ill ideology, a distorted doctrine and an anomalous exercise that emerged and grew up in environments of ignorance and backwardness, and it is obvious for all that colonization is the side that founded these factors and boosted them and is still boosting them, President al-Assad added.

“How could those who spread the seeds of terrorism combat it”President al-Assad wondered, adding that..”Who wants to combat terrorism could do it through rational and realistic policies based on justice and the respect of peoples’ will of determining their future, managing their affairs, restoring their rights on the basis of spreading knowledge, combating ignorance, improving economy, raising awareness of the society as well as developing it”.

“Changes of the West cannot be counted on as long as they follow the  double-standards policy,” the President said, adding that “we have not depended but on  ourselves since the first day, hoping good intentions from the real friends of the Syrian  people.”

On Russia and China’s stances, the President said that “Russia has constituted, along with China, a safety valve that prevented the transformation of  the Security Council into a tool for threatening peoples and a platform for aggression on  states, particularly Syria.”

“Our approach has always been the response to all initiatives that we receive regardless the intentions because the Syrian blood is above all else and halting war is a priority”, the President added.

President al-Assad said that Iran has provided support to Syria stemming from the fact that the battle is not a battle a state, a government or a president rather it is the battle of integrated axis, which does not represent states in so far as it represents an approach of independence, dignity, interests of nations and stability of homelands.

The President continued to say that the sole initiative they accept and welcome is providing the homeland to them and to their masters, the matter that they will never ever reach.

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“After years of war, the Syrian people have been resilient, sacrificing for the sake of the homeland, and if they had wanted to give up, they would not have waited all this time and paid as much as that.”

“Any political presentation that does not essentially rely on combating terrorism and ending it is practically ineffective”, President al-Assad said, adding that “Countries supporting terrorists have increased their support to them recently and in some cases, they directly intervened to back them.”

President al-Assad said.. “The blood of our faithful brothers from the Lebanese Resistance has mixed with the blood of their brothers in the Army and they have their prominent role and effective performance along with the Army in making achievements.”, clarifying that …it is impossible for non-Syrian brothers or friends to come and defend our homeland on behalf of us, “Each part of Syria is precious and invaluable and each spot equals in its demographic and geographic importance all other spots.”

The President stressed that there is a huge difference between the foreign-produced “foreign  opposition”, which gets orders from its masters abroad and the internal opposition that participates with us for overcoming the crisis and increasing the immunity of the homeland.

President al-Assad Said… “The mastermind is the Master and they use terrorism as a main tool, while the political solution is a substitute tool, pointing out that .. in dialogue there are three models: the national, the agent and the opportunist”.

The President went on to say… “The state-conducted initiatives are not news articles, but rather facts on the ground, President al-Assad: Battles are controlled by priorities of the leadership and field facts, adding that in some areas, locals fought along with the army, which had an effect in resolving battles quickly with minimum losses.. The war is not only the war of the armed forces, but a war of the whole homeland”.

President al-Assad added that, for sure, the armed forces are capable of protecting the homeland as they have gained achievements and broke the criteria connected to balance.

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“Homeland is not for those who lives in it or have its nationality and passport, but for those who defend and protect it”, the President said, adding that “In parallel with the military war, we were conducting a psychic-media war, which aimed at propagating and consolidating the idea that Syria is fragmented into entities distributed geographically among (government) supporters, oppositions and other sectarian and ethnic groups”.

“Since the beginning of the war, we didn’t hear about citizens who were displaced to areas of terrorists (After liberating them, as they used to call it) and we didn’t hear about the Syrian- rich variety in places where they exist nor about the homogeneity among the spectra living at their areas”,  the president wondered.

“The reality is that elements existed on the ground are only two.. Terrorists with all their nationalities and ethnicities on one side, and the rest of the Syrians on the other side, thus all talk and noise on sectarian, ethnic and denominational partition in Syria is nullified”, the President elaborated.

President al-Assad added… “Whoever wants to assess the situation in Syria adequately, he should assess it on the popular and demographic levels before assessing it military and geographically in a deep not in a superficial way to be able to understand that share of any Syrian is Syria as a whole…Syria the one and the unified…Syria the rich in its colors… the proud of its spectrums”.

President al-Assad … “Political and field situations, with no doubts, are directly reflected on the economic situation …Along with the security obsession which we are living, there is also the livelihood obsession”.

President al-Assad… “State institutions are continuing to do their work even though in the minimum levels as we are in a war and during wars, life completely stops and the necessities of livelihood cease”.

“There are anonymous soldiers…workers, engineers, doctors, craftsmen and many others from all sectors link night with day, and they work in circumstances that have been sometimes similar to the circumstances of fighting to provide the requirements of life”, the President said.

The President added … “The most promising sector in our circumstances is the sector of construction, and the law which opens the door wide before this sector was passed, and the organizational plans were set for the first of these areas in Damascus”.

“We are in a crucial stage where there are no compromises and hesitation is equal to defeatism, cowardice and treason … no relinquishment of any inch of land or rights ….we will not be slaves, buwe will be independent masters… masters of our countries, capabilities and rights”, the President said.

President al-Assad added that the world is changing little by little, as the countries which are adhered to their rights should win, and the best example on this is what has been achieved by the brotherly country of Iran regarding the agreement which had been reached after a long patience and toil, yet through its steadfastness, determination and will, and this is the approach of the free countries which don’t accept the slavery or the subjugation.

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“The price is absolutely high, because the scheme is huge and the war is a war of existence… to be or not to be… it is correct that the factor of foreign interference has been a main one in igniting the flames of war, yet most of us today recognize that the internal factor is the most important factor in extinguishing these flames”, the President added.

President al-Assad added that … “We as Syrians will be able to save our country from what is being hatched against it only if everyone of us feels that this battle is his own, and that he is concerned with his homeland, city, village and home before others, and that he is concerned with the territorial integrity of his homeland and with preserving the coexistence”.

President al-Assad affirmed that Syria’s victory in its war will not only mean defeating terrorism, but it would also mean that the region will restore its stability as the future of the region will be set and its features will be drawn based on the future of Syria.

“Our choice has been clear since the first day…owning will and conviction of victory,” President al-Assad said, clarifying that victory here is not of some Syrians over others, but rather the victory of all Syrians over the scheme set against them.

“Promises from outside for those living there will remain mere illusions as long as there are brave soldiers in the Army and Armed Forces defending their homeland, fighting in the hardest circumstances and dying for Syria to survive”.

“This homeland is ours and defending it is our duty”, the president said.

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SOURCES:
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