Adding to the voices of numerous researchers, activists, and now world leaders who are calling out the United States for its open support of terrorists and terrorism in Syria as well as its poorly-veiled support for ISIS, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad spoke out about the US terrorist connection as well as the refugee crisis currently unfolding in Europe.
In an interview with RT, Assad noted that Europe was “not dealing with the cause” of the crisis and that Syrians merely desire peace and security.
Assad stated “It’s not about that Europe didn’t accept them or embrace them as refugees, it’s about not dealing with the cause. If you are worried about them, stop supporting terrorists. That’s what we think regarding the crisis. This is the core of the whole issue of refugees.”
“If we ask any Syrian today about what they want, the first thing they would say – ‘We want security and safety for every person and every family’,” he added.
Assad suggested that all political forces should unite around what the Syrian people want, seeming to suggest that these forces should enter into dialogue with one another and reach mutually agreed upon solutions for moving forward.
Assad spoke highly of the diverse society that is (was) Syria, saying that all Syrians, of every ethnicity and sect, are a part of Syria and the “fabric” of what makes Syria the country it is (was).
Assad stated that political consensus must be reached between political forces in Syria but, first, terrorism must be defeated.
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I would like to take this opportunity to call on all forces to unite against terrorism, because it is the way to achieve the political objectives which we, as Syrians, want through dialogue and political action.
Assad went even further than Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov who stated that
Some our colleagues among the coalition members told us they sometimes knew where certain ISIL regiments were stationed but the coalition’s command – which is, obviously, the US – did not give them the permission for an airstrike.
Lavrov also made a statement similar to those of Assad when he suggested that
If their goal is to prevent the consolidation of Iraqi and Syrian territories as the heartland of an ISIL-promoted caliphate, they should focus on helping those who are fighting these rebels on the ground – the Iraqi army, the Iraqi Kurds, the Syrian army and Syrian Kurdish militias.
If coalition forces acted together with the government of the Syrian Arab Republic – and not only their sworn ally, the Iraqi government – and harmonized their approaches with those of Syrian armed forces on the ground, the combined effect would have been much stronger than what we have now.
The United States has been supporting terrorists in Syria since day one, even long before reports of violence on the part of the “opposition” were ever produced in the West. The United States has actively supported “rebel” factions indistinguishable from al-Qaeda and ISIS and attempted to portray these forces as moderates to the Western population back home. In reality, the overwhelming majority of these fighters were foreign jihadists, members of al-Qaeda, al-Nusra, and other related terrorist organizations. ISIS itself was entirely created by the West with its roots in al-Qaeda, a terrorist organization created by the West in the late 1970s.
 Turbeville, Brandon. The Road To Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault On Syria. Wilshire Press. 2013. http://www.thebookpatch.com/BookStoreDetails.aspx?BookID=23813&ID=e489793f-d003-471a-9a4c-02f7e3df4d77
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, and The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria. Turbeville has published over 500 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.