Full Video of Interview With President Bashar al-Assad from Pravda

by Scott Creighton (H/T Penny for Your Thoughts)

UPDATE: Full transcript of interview can be found here.(H/T comment from Penny’s website)

If you’ve never heard President Bashar al-Assad speak and have only learned what you know about him from the complicit press, it will be understandable if you are disappointed that he doesn’t have goat eyes and constantly rant about the need to bomb the babies with his famous barrels. Imagine if we had a president who could do an entire unscripted interview in Arabic. Or Russian for example. Imagine that.

He’s also extremely intelligent when it comes to current events in the world. He describes to the interviewer how it is arguable that we are already involved in WWIII with just different means by which it is being waged. He says part of it is military, part is terrorism and part is political (meaning color revolution regime change operations)

At one point he talks about how the US demands client states and any country that doesn’t always say “yes” to our “national interests” is a problem.

When talking about the conflict in his country between Russia and the US he says it revolves around their approach to terrorism. He says Russia wants to crush it and the US wishes to use it like a card to play when they want to.

Very perceptive for a monster, now isn’t he?

For the record, I do not agree with everything he’s saying, specifically, about Erdogan supporting and “creating” ISIS. That’s a load of shit. We know who created and supports “ISIS” and we also know the CIA and the EU ran Turkey’s military up until the failed coup. And another thing…Assad has yet to say a word about the Kurds trying to build Greater Kurdistan from a chunk of his country. And what is with his bashing the Muslim Brotherhood like they do in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates? He should read the anti-neoliberal constitution they wrote up in Egypt before John Kerry had al-Sisi take power on behalf of all his friends at the IMF.

All that aside, it’s a good interview. Interesting.

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4 Responses

  1. For the record, I do not agree with everything he’s saying, specifically, about Erdogan supporting and “creating” ISIS. That’s a load of shit. We know who created and supports “ISIS” and we also know the CIA and the EU ran Turkey’s military up until the failed coup. And another thing…Assad has yet to say a word about the Kurds trying to build Greater Kurdistan from a chunk of his country. And what is with his bashing the Muslim Brotherhood like they do in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates?

    You may be completely right n this, or possibly just arriving at the most logical-seeming conclusion that an outsider could given the available data. However, Assad himself is infinitely closer and more informed on this topic than any of us sitting in our homes and digesting whatever information we have access to. That said, he also has his own political agenda and responsibility to protect and support his own country, so a little difference in perspective is inevitable.

    • Assad has never cared for the Muslim Brotherhood. After all, they led a six-year insurgency (with U.S. support) against the Syrian government (1976-82). On 16 June 1979 they attacked cadets at the Aleppo Artillery School, killing 83. In August, September and November 1981 the MB did three car-bomb attacks in Damascus, killing hundreds of people. (This delighted the USA and Israel.)

      On 2 Feb 1982, they took control of the city of Hama, at which point the Syrian government bombed them into near-extinction, ending the Brotherhood as a political force in Syria. The USA treated this as the USA is now treating the bombardment of Aleppo.

      Bashar al-Assad welcomed the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt (3 July 2013). They had long been a thorn in his side.

      I don’t know the details, but the Saudis, the UAE, and Bahrain used to support the MB until there was some kind of falling out. Now those nations regard the MB as terrorists, as do Russia and Syria. It’s complex. We are told very little.

      By the way, we see Assad speaking English above. Gaddafi also spoke English.

  2. This video should be required viewing in school. Of course, that would not fly …

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