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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