Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad Interview With Chinese Media…

Don’t listen to the Western media version of what Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says. It is important to listen to his words directly:

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CNN has intentionally broadcast a filtered version of this interview focusing on the “foreign invaders” perspective. However, pay close attention to the 06:15 point of the video above where Assad discusses President Trump and his policy, and how Assad (correctly) views Turkey as facilitating ISIS.

“We have hopes that this administration in the United States is going to implement what we have heard, taking into consideration that talking about ISIS doesn’t mean talking about the whole terrorism; ISIS is one of the products, al-Nusra is one of the products, you have so many groups in Syria but they are not ISIS – but they are al-Qaeda. They have the same background of the Wahhabi extremist ideology”. [ie. The Muslim Brotherhood]

Asked about cooperation with President Trump specifically, President Assad expands:

“In theory, yes. But practically not yet. Because there is no link between Syria and the United States on a formal level.  Even their raids against ISIS which I have just mentioned, which are only a few raids, have been without the cooperation or consultation with the Syrian Army, or the Syrian government – which is illegal as we always say.  So theoretically we share those goals, but practically – not yet.”

Do you have personal contact with the United States, direct or indirect:

“No. Not at all.  Indirect we have so many channels but you cannot bet on private channels.  It should be formal, that way we can talk about direct discussion with another government.”

Interesting interview.

Here’s the CNN filtered view of the interview.

Pay particular attention to how CNN claims that Turkey is fighting ISIS, which is in direct contradiction with all known information, including the mouth of Bashar Assad himself who says that Turkey is facilitating ISIS.:

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184 Responses to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad Interview With Chinese Media…

  1. rsanchez1990 says:

    CNN – Very Fake News

    Liked by 27 people

    • Any time I see the CNN logo now, I hear James Earl Jones saying, “This is CIA.”

      Liked by 16 people

      • Lack is not all says:

        Do not have “like “but love what you say. All those CIA novels one reads during life come to mind. Unfortunately this is not a novel, its real and its happening to us, now. Besides, we have Mr Trump now.

        Liked by 2 people

    • filia.aurea says:

      Very fake scum. Total scum. Propaganda 24 x 7 scum. Turkey is scum, always has been, ISIS enablers, and bridge to Europe for muslim invaders. Erdogan is Muslim Brotherhood, at some point, he will be taken out. The U.S. should not be sheltering Muslim Brotherhood Gulen Movement. The issue to be solved is reliance on Incerlik.

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      • Wend says:

        Turkey is indeed a problem now. I lived there in the late ’70s, early ’80s and it was great. They need another military coup (the military is the stronghold of secularism and Kemalism). Also we need to get Turkey out of NATO and NATO out of Turkey.

        Liked by 13 people

      • CheshireCat says:

        At least the Muslim Brotherhood won’t have their agent Anne Patterson high up in our Defense Department as Trump overroad Mattis.

        Liked by 9 people

      • Kevin Sherlock says:

        Force Turkey to give Constantinople and all other Euro territory it sits on to the Russians and send Putin Soros.

        In exchange?

        Have them stop aiding Iran in defense and nuclear matters. Send us Snowden.

        Let Trump’s team debrief him.

        Kinda like when Warren Harding freed Eugene Debs from prison after progressive s hit heel Woodrow Wilson locked him up for opposing WWI, then invited the aging Socialist to the White House.

        When asked why, Harding said, “I wanted to see what the old coot had to say for himself.”

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        • wrd9 says:

          I want to see Turkey give reparations for the 3 million Armenians and Greeks they slaughtered after WWI. They need to give back land to Armenia and the assets they stole from the victims.

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        • filia.aurea says:

          Good ideas, but we should give Soros to Putin as a show of good faith. Catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

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      • Bert Darrell says:

        I remember when Turkey, our NATO “ally” and “friend”, exacted $billions from G W Bush to let American supplies be driven through Turkey to Afghanistan. With friends like that who needs enemies?

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  2. In AZ says:

    Yep. Just saw a headline on another Internet site that says..

    “U.S. troops ‘ invaders ‘ in Syria, Assad loses faith in Trump”.

    Liked by 6 people

  3. FofBW says:

    Pure psy-ops and gaslighting in action. Had me going for a bit. Thanks Sundance.

    Liked by 10 people

  4. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Still waiting for a nice photo-op of US and Russian forces together celebrating after demolishing an ISIS stronghold somewhere in Syria. The leftwing FakeNews media will go absolutely moonbat crazy and the Democrats will start pulling their hair out.

    M A G A

    Liked by 13 people

  5. John Adair says:

    The ONLY use I have for CNN is to use them as a target for my “DISPARAGING” TWEETS!

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Sanj says:

    I listened as suggested. Even mass murderers can be truthful when its in their best interests. Its sad that I trust Assad more than CNN. I hope POTUS is working behind the scenes to help.

    Liked by 7 people

  7. MVW says:

    Only Hollywood Libtards would give an Oscar to terrorists. Reminds me of giving Obama a Peace Prize. True nut jobs.

    I may be wrong, but I think there is legislation that keeps the US from cooperating with the Russians. Perhaps not working with the Syrians is a work around this issue.

    So, only months are left for the Syrian war. But it looks like Turkey has to be dealt with.

    What a mess.

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    • filia.aurea says:

      You said it. Turkey is a mess. Hopefully U.S, presence will prevent Turks killing more Kurdish forces.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Founding Fathers Fan says:

        Most Kurds are orthodox Sunni Muslims of the Shaft school; however, in southeastern and southern Kurdistan, some tribes are Shiite. Also found in southeastern Kurdistan is the Ahl-e Haqq sect, which, although based on Ismaili Shiism, is considered heretical by other Muslims. The Alawites (Alevis) of northwestern Kurdistan also practice an unorthodox form of Shiism.
        Most Turks are Hanafite Sunni muslim and some Sufi muslims.
        It’s all about different muslim sects want to exterminate of control other muslims.

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        • Canada for Trump!!!! says:

          You left out the Wahabbi’s, the sect of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain, who finance and arm al-Qaida, ISIS, al-Nusra and all the rest in order to destroy the Syrian obstacle to their oil pipeline dream, shared with the neo-cons in the US/UK/NATO who want to get Europe off of Russian natural gas/oil at all costs. They are the real enemy who were behind 9/11 and almost every one of the 20,000+ terrorist attacks this millenium.

          The Alawites, Kurds, Yaziri’s, Christians, moderate Sunnis, Shiites, Sufis, Ismailis and anyone else not Wahabbi in Syria would be massacred or at best enslaved if ISIS/al-Qaida/al-Nusra etc were to take over after the fall of Assad. So for all of these groups, it is an existential fight for the right to live. All of the non-Wahabbi groups can be violent and aggressive too, but they haven’t exhibited the same desire to conquer and behead that the Wahabbi’s have, many times over. All of these groups can live together, they do in Lebanon, where the peace may be uneasy, but there are no beheadings and mass civil war on a daily basis.

          The real way to stop the war in Syria is to make Saudi Arabia etc stop funding it, and Turkey enabling it. If the money dries up,Turkish aid to terrorists would be greatly reduced.

          The Turks hate and fear the Kurds because if the Kurdish were ever to liberate their ancestral homelands from Turkish rule and establish a Kurdistan nation state it would include large parts of what is now eastern Turkey. The present Syrian Government would have the same concern about the Kurds, as do Iran and Iraq. After this long civil war I am sure the Russians could pressure Syria into granting the Kurds semi-nation state status in northern/eastern syria, which they already have, unofficially.

          So nation states and geography and money (oil business) and neo-con geo-politics (diminish Russia) all play a large part, on top of the religious hatred.

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        • mcclainra says:

          Particularly the MB. Assad is Alawite, and has always allowed other religions, and protected them. He knows what the MB is.

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        • filia.aurea says:

          The only interest I have in muslims is seeing them wipe each other out. Muslims, of any persuasion have no place in our military or government. They all subscribe to one form or another of Sharia.

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    • Yes, and you can dirrectly thank Obama, Hillary and SoS Lurch for this mess. They are well past incompetent.

      Liked by 7 people

  8. Oldskool says:

    Search and view some of the videos put out by Eva Bartlett, the Canadian journalist, on what the “rest of the story is” regarding Aleppo and the Syrian situation is in general. Obama, John Brennan and Hillary should be facing war crime charges for what they have inflicted there.

    Liked by 12 people

  9. Justin says:

    Very difficult to sort out all the Middle Eastern interests and groups.
    However, the story was that Hillary wanted an oil pipeline and so attacked Assad. No telling how much her “Foundation” received for making such a disaster out of the Middle East.
    Obama seems to have just had a genuine fondness of radical Islam.

    The two worst possible people for POTUS and SoS.

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    • Daniel says:

      According to WikiLeaks, Israel was Hillary’s main motivation for wanting to oust Assad.

      Liked by 2 people

      • mikeyboo says:

        Hillary detests israel and jews unless they are leftists and give her money. For that matter she feels the same way about people of all faiths and all nations including america. She is the degenerate queen ho of the democrat party.

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    • Watcher says:

      I can’t keep silent any longer. The war over a pipeline is ignorance or gaslighting.
      The routes were mapped out in 1946 and Syria is not the chosen one.

      http://almashriq.hiof.no/lebanon/300/380/388/tapline/reconnaissance/

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      • imreek says:

        I believe those proposals were for the export of oil. The current demand in Europe is for Natural Gas. Quatar in particular is (relatively) running a bit short on oil reserves. They and Saudi Arabia have much gas that could profitably be exported through a pipeline. Iran and the ‘Stan countries also have much gas. So does Russia. The Southern line would have picked up Mid East gas and run through Syria and Turkey to Europe. The Northern would run from Iran thru Kurdistan, Syria and Turkey. Iran etal. would dearly love an alternate customer other than the China bound pipeline. Look for interesting things to happen in Pakistan and Afghanistan if the possibility exists to run gas to India and/or Pakistan.

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      • Sentient says:

        They don’t want an oil pipeline to the Mediterranean, they want a gas pipeline directly to Europe. By “they” I mean the globalists whose plans are thwarted by a Russia determined to maintain its sovereignty. In order to hobble Russia’s gas sales to Europe (the goal) the globalists’ planned pipeline has to transverse solely Sunni-run territory. Therefore it can’t go across Iraq (majority Shia) or Iran, Russia’s semi-ally and a Shiite country. Syria is majority Sunni, but run by Alawites allied with Russia. Syria continuing to be run by Alawi (or Shia) messes up the globalists’ plan of installing their gas pipeline and ruining Russia’s economy by undercutting the price of Russian gas. You didn’t think the Cold War was actually over for these people, did you?

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    • Marc says:

      Hillary was willing to take out Assad and flatten Syria just to get at the pipeline before Russia. That’s what this whole thing is about. I really want Rex Tillerson to sort out the State Dept fast because they’re the ones funneling money to ISIS and other terror groups in the region. That money dries up, and ISIS and Al Nusra will fall apart.

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    • mcclainra says:

      My guess is O IS a member of the MB, period.

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  10. filia.aurea says:

    Barrack Hussein has dealt our Republic a lethal blow. I want to see him in Gitmo rotting to the end of his days.

    Liked by 7 people

  11. mcclainra says:

    This is much more than psyops for anyone who has followed all of this outside of MSM.

    This is true! Assad: “They (US) didn’t succeed anywhere they send troops. They only create mess.
    They are very good at creating problems and destroying, but very bad in finding solutions.” If you want to read more about what has been, and is really, going on in Syria, go to http://cheriberens.net/, a blog by an American woman living in Cairo with many Syrian connections. There is plenty there about the brotherhood too.
    As for the White Helmets movie, Assad: “First of all we have to congratulate Al Nusra for winning the first oscar… for the west to give Al Qaeda and oscar…….story of WH very simple, a face lift of Al Nusra …to change their ugly fact into more human/humanitarian face…….” and more about WH on Cheri Berens from a while back. I believe this video is an excellent example of Assad and what is really going on in Syria, and we have NO business there, never have.

    The end of the video is pro China (propaganda) but nevertheless, excellent interview. Well worth watching, and thanks to SD for posting along with the ‘start to listen’ at 6:15 or so.

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    • dalethorn says:

      To think that once upon a time, the Pentagon was under the control of guys like Wolfowitz, Perle, Feith, Kristol (indirectly), Rumsfeld and others – it’s a miracle we survived. I still have a fondness for Caspar Weinberger…

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    • artichoke says:

      Well of course Dr. Assad wants to control his country, but the fact is that big boys (USA, Russia) both have pipeline plans thru his country. Together USA and Russia will negotiate, now that Trump is in, and decide something. That will be implemented in Syria. Dr. Assad will accept the result, and we didn’t ask his permission. But he’ll still have a kingdom I expect, so he should be grateful to us for getting rid of the terrorists.

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    • Bull Durham says:

      The Chinese love to be loved. They really have a basic inferiority complex because of the hundred and fifty years of humiliation before the 1949 victory by the CCP. So they really want to hear what Assad said about Chinese government helping and his son studying the language.

      I’ve got several Mainland and Taiwanese friends, and a few business associated Chinese who come back and forth frequently. They are really nice, but all seek “approval” even amidst their “aggressiveness”. It is a quaint characteristic.

      The interview was superb, one to the best of a leader of a nation. Assad is unfiltered. Erudite, very human.

      Trying to destroy Syria is one of the greatest errors in American history. And a huge crime.

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  12. quintrillion says:

    Syria-Euphrates Shield pictures compilation

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  13. Rurik says:

    I have not yet listened to the entire interview, but regardless of content, in the first minute I found this was the most important aspect. This interview of a Syrian by a Chinese journalist – was conducted entirely in English! And we are supposed to apologize for requiring our residents to learn English!? To accommodate Central American peasants claiming they want to better their lives? Dindus who want to be “Ebonic” speakers? – LEARN English. And end all the press two options and other accommodations. Tough love.

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    • fred5678 says:

      Brilliant minds think alike … 🙂

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    • dalethorn says:

      Native Syrian interviewed by native Chinese in English. Hmmm … suspicious much?

      Liked by 1 person

      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        Kind of interesting that English became what Esperanto was supposed to be. But the fact is simple – if you want a language that’s likely to find a speaker or an interpreter, anywhere in the world, English is the one.

        China is being extra cunning here. Our news has become a bunch of useful idiots. The reporter’s dig at “fake news” with agreement from Assad, just builds the Chinese brand.

        Watch both of China’s hands. One destroys their “allies” and “friends” in the West. The other builds their own reputation.

        THINK – why are the commies here implementing a cultural revolution much like the one that set back China by decades? Because China gets ahead of America twice as fast, if we hold ourselves back.

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    • Rebel Mope says:

      At the 2:27 point, (~2:14 for context) Assad remarks that the enemy could ” go back to being real Syrians, detach themselves from being terrorists, or Asians to other groups.”
      IIRC, “Asians” is the term the media from Europe use to describe refugees.
      Assad seems to be saying the Arab world knows they are the Trojan Horse.

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  14. fred5678 says:

    Why is it that Obama’s “got to go” guy, Assad, sounds like the only grown-up in the room??

    BTW, to those Hispanics/Latinos who refuse to learn English after you sneak in here and stay for decades, forcing Americans to press 1 — if Arabs and Chinese can learn English ……. (I won’t finish the statement right now because I might use some nasty ENGLISH words!)

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  15. i'm just sayin'.. says:

    There’s nobody pure in this mess but methinks we’re on the wrong side….

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  16. Daniel says:

    Anyone not brainwashed by media propaganda knows that any Western leader would, like Assad, use whatever force was necessary to utterly destroy variious groups of Islamic savages. Anyone think Obana would hesitate to inflict collateral damage if HIS regime had been under violent attack?

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    • mcclainra says:

      Assad is doing, and has done, his duty as president: protected the Syrian people. Until all of this s**t started, particularly under previous pres & sos, were few problems. He protected ALL religions, and hates the MB, as noted in the interview with his comments about Erdogen & the MB.

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      • Canada for Trump!!!! says:

        It’s exactly like the situation in Iraq. Saddam Hussein or Assad are violent dictators, yet under their rule their nations had viable economies, jobs, electricity, schools, roads and sewers, and the various religious groups were prevented from getting too violent. Now they are bombed out ruins where by-products like ISIS try to take over.

        O course Israel has to share some of the blame too, as they actively supported these wars. So that neighboring Arab countries that might have posed a threat to Israel would see that threat level reduced. A short-sighted strategy IMHO, as once that neighboring nation becomes the Caliphate of ISIS or similar, who knows what could happen. At least with a Government you can have a peace treaty or at least a ceasefire and mostly peace, which they had along the Syrian/Israeli border since 1973.

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        • Mickey Wasp says:

          Since you are linking Assad with Hussein and making claims of Assad being a “violent dictator”. Please back up your assertions of Assad being a ‘violent dictator’ towards his country and people. Can you show articles and photos, possibly video’s, of Assad’s “violent dictatorship” …

          I’ll wait …

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          • Canada for Trump!!!! says:

            Mickey, there have been many incidents where Syrian Government forces did some extreme things to put down rebellions in the past. You can gloss over it if you want. Maybe Syria can be rebuilt into a better country, but it’s an epic task now.

            The current civil war is different from the previous protests and rebellions, now its almost all foreign fighters financed by outside money, war is fully justified. Given the alternatives, the current Syrian Government are ok with me. They are fighting terrorists. After this long war the Syrian Army are battle hardened veterans, they had to be to survive. The battles for some of the airbases etc in the desert or Aleppo were epic, and still going on.

            Now the war enters it’s final stages. It looks like ISIS will be destroyed in Syria very soon. The terrorists are all in Idlib now, all 500 groups or whatever name they call themselves now. Easier targets for airstrikes. Turkey will be get told to get out.

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        • mcclainra says:

          Exactly, and you can add Gadaffi to the mix. Libya was fine with him in control, and he had backed down on much of his infamous dealings from the past. His big screwup was wanting to put Africa on the gold standard. Enter Sarkozzy, NATO, HRC, and Ovomit. Gadaffi’s violent days were over. When you have tribal entities, if there is a leader who can keep them under control, dammit, leave them alone!!

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  17. alliwantissometruth says:

    It’s too bad the general public, for the most part, doesn’t take the time to understand how things in the world unfold

    The big mess we see today was pretty much manufactured by Obama & Clinton, the factors being total incompetence, greed, ideology & subversive intent

    Most of those factors I can live with, seeing that’s how it’s been done throughout history, but the incompetence really bothers me

    To think we allowed those two bumbling fools to make & oversee Middle East policy is frightening. Think about it, we allowed a racist, leftist community organizer with zero accomplishments & a phony, greedy & corrupt criminal to decide what to do

    And now terrorism is on every shore worldwide. The Middle East is a chaotic powder keg ready to blow sky high. Millions of innocents have been killed & displaced

    All because we allowed two buffoons to play leader. All because we allowed two corrupt & subversive miscreants to sit in the seats of power

    Yet most people will never take the time to understand that. They’ll listen to the corrupt media & think it’s all a natural progression of life there

    Sad indeed

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    • Lack is not all says:

      All of this is known by well educated people in other countries. No wonder they hate America. Too sad. We didn’t deserve those two. Thats why I despise people who voted for Obama/clinton. It will take a long time for the differences to heal. First Civil war comes to mind? Their disinformation brought us this.

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    • artichoke says:

      And GWB. Going into Iraq with his made up story of WMD was a very big sin, and stupid in terms of legitimate US foreign policy goals.

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  18. Gil says:

    So what does everyone classify fox as in re to newsworthy news? My husband wants to believe them, yet we get nearly nothing like this. OANN is where i have had us start going.

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    • El Torito says:

      Sundance and CTH is the only site I trust for news. Drudge and Breitbart are in some weird place. FOX can’t be trusted, but I will go to FOX on Roku, choose the clips from the day before and scroll through and see if there’s anything worth listening to, I check in when it’s Gorka or Mukasey and a few others speaking. I’ll try listening on A.M. to Hannity (interupts), Limbaugh (3 months behind Sundance), Savage (thinks he thought of everything first) to see if there’s anything breaking but usually just move on after 5 minutes. Occasionally Breitbart breaks real news first, not as reliable anymore. So it’s CTH for the win!

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      • Wend says:

        Agree totally, there is definitely some weirdness with BB and Drudge. BB European reporting is excellent though.

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        • Sentient says:

          I think Drudge is trying not to be shut down. He’d been shut down for a few hours a couple months ago by a denial of service attack, as I recall. That was just a warning.

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        • Mickey Wasp says:

          C’mon … are you really that gullible? Breitbart and their foreign correspondents? They have none and link to crapolas like the BBC if it fits their narrative.
          If you think Breitbart is a solid and honest foreign report – you need to take a bath and get that pink-lime koolaid off .

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      • M33 says:

        I only come here to read news.
        The rest are paid schmucks.
        Sundance is this mysterious freedom fighter for truth in media.
        I have no idea how he makes a living, but I doubt it is from this site, and I am certain it isn’t from some agenda-driven higher-up.
        CTH is no-bullshit grassroots press exactly as our founding fathers intended.
        Love it.

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  19. LEET says:

    Back in March 2015, I watched Charlie Rose interview Assad for 60 minutes. The most striking thing I remember of the interview was that Assad was rather straightforward, logical and appeared to be honest. Charlie Rose was none of those things. Charlie Rose seemed disengenuous and appeared to be obfuscating the truth of the Syrian conflict, especially regading the sarin gas issue. I remember thinking, gee, I find the “big, bad” Assad more trustworthy than the American “journalist”, it was an awakening moment for me.

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    • benifranlkin says:

      Assad is extremely well educated physician/ophthalmologist…those guys/gals are smart..top of their class in Med school and invariably good in physics and math AND logic….the good Dr. Rand Paul is one of those.

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  20. mcclainra says:

    Assad is doing, and has done, his duty as president: protected the Syrian people. Until all of this s**t started, particularly under previous pres & sos, were few problems. He protected ALL religions, and hates the MB, as noted in the interview with his comments about Erdogen & the MB.

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  21. alliwantissometruth says:

    Things are rarely what they seem

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  22. The important thing is what stance President Trump is taking. I sure hope he sees Assad the way we do and can see through the blunders and crimes Obama and Washington make when they back Syrian rebels who they don’t even know who they are, aka ISIS and al-Qaeda. As Assad said “They have the same background of the Wahhabi extremist ideology.”

    Meanwhile, the real enemy is running around free in the USA: Hillary, Obama, and the damned CIA assassins. (damned literally, not figuratively)

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    • dalethorn says:

      If we allow assassination, it should always be an exception – documented and signed off on – never should we allow assassination as policy.

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    • andymilken says:

      I believe that he does by planning the deployment of the 3rd battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment, one of the best in urban combat units along w/ the Marines and the Kurdish factions. I believe they have been training, especially for this type of operation for the past few months, to “storm” Raqqa. I am very sure that the US has already talked w/ the Russia regarding Manbij, which they already have made their presence, and Assad is doing what he has been told to do in reiterating the “frosty” relationship between US and Russia given the political climate in this country. Don’t know about Turkey because they worry about the Kurds so it will be the wild card.

      In an overall strategic perspective, the new Silk Road, which is the primary cause of all these created-proxies among the players (i.e., Russia and China one side, US, Europe, and the SOB Saudi on the other, the Wahhabi “connection”), can be constructed when Syria is stabilized. When this is done, the next one will be Ukraine. I believe our president does not believe in American hegemony and is willing to be part of a leadership pact, instead of the leader as he eloquently said in the Joint of Congress speech. It is also very smart on his part that the US is “participating” in this fight because Russia has done all the heavy lifting already in fulfilling his promise to eradicate the jihadist movement.

      Now, we need to help them to clean up the last stand in Raqqa. I think our president is figuring out how to deal w/ China and Russia at the same time as these guys will be the part of the “leadership pact” if things go accordingly. I sensed that he would take the political route w/ Russia and economic w/ China. Hopefully, he does not listen to those neo-cons/neo-libs and globalists and go back to the way it used to be. How far is the deep state willing to take this fight? That is one thing that we cannot discount all the possibilities and the most concerned issue for me.

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    • mcclainra says:

      I have not seen POTUS actually take a stance yet, only what the media wants us to think. In this case, if we are deploying troops there, who is the hell is POTUS listening to???? The enemy? sure looks like it. We should be supporting Assad against ISIS et al, but then that is not the intention of the alphabet agencies……………….

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      • Cameraman says:

        President Trump is indirectly supporting Assad by helping to destroy isis. That is the purpose of the US forces deployment in Syria. If you think otherwise then you must be new here and haven’t heard a single candidate Trump rally speech or any of his speeches since becoming POTUS Trump. I think they’re all on YouTube if you need to catch up.

        In any event, whichever country you are, if your aim is to remove Assad then you are, indirectly, at war with Russia (and others in the region opposed to terrorist rule). That would be a losing strategy and, you’ll be amazed to hear, was the strategy of the loser, Clinton.

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  23. sagatel says:

    Obama, Kerry, Hillary, McCain and his sidekick Linda Graham were brainwashing us by claiming that Assad is a murderous thug who is killing his own people. The reality was quite different….ISIS were not his own people, they were terrorists armed and aided by likes of McCain and Hillary. McCain a real low life human garbage was arming ISIS, the very ISIS that was beheading our journalists and killing civilians in Syria and Libya. Will Karma ever get them for all their evil deeds.

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  24. maiingankwe says:

    I thought it was a very informative interview, I know I learned a few things I did not know. For one, I did not know that China is helping Syria on their infrastructure. I also did not know how much Assad appreciates their friendship with China and how only they and Russia have been helping them whereas all the others are only doing it for their benefit.

    Assad is not dumb by any means. He understands who all the players really are along with goals, which are mostly out of greed if not all. He can see through the fake media whether it is to do with his country, China, Turkey, Russia and the U.S. It sounds like he’s had more than enough experience and can see the white anger and frustration.

    I too cannot believe our idiots dumb enough to fall for a terrorist putting on a mask to make them look good. As Assad said, the white helmet stood over dead Syrian soldiers bodies and celebrated it. An oscar? Seriously? Yeah, I know.

    I would hope President Trump watches this interview and take quick action in contacting Assad. However, it sounded to me as if Assad does not trust what should be a private conversation would not be leaked out. Now that is bad. I may be wrong, but I thought that was why he was implying. I don’t blame him either.

    Anyways, I would like to see President Trump talk with Assad or at least send our T-Rex somewhere where they could both sit down and talk freely at length. I know I do not like the fact we are in their country without permission even though we are battling with their enemies. I’m not comfortable with it at all.

    I would also like to see Assad change his views of at least one western country and that would be us and our new ability to keep our word. I believe he is hoping for the same thing. I also feel he was holding a lot back on what he thought of our idiot and the hag and the destruction they did to his country. He’s right, it was all cosmetics when it came to the idiot supposedly helping Syria. We did nothing to stop Turkey from buying isis oil and giving them armaments and a free pass through their country.

    It hurt when Assad said that we have not won a foreign war in some time and all we are good at is leaving destruction. He’s right though. We go in, mess everything up and leave them. Sure, we are known to throw money their way, but I’ve always felt it was for the feel good effect, and hey everyone, look why we did to help to clean up.

    I know our President Trump will not allow this to happen again, and I am hoping our President will reach out and work with Assad where it will benefit all of and the world, especially the Syrian people. I also believe Assad watched and listened very closely to what President Trump said during his campaign and has new hope. I know I do along with so many of you. I also know I don’t understand all of the complexities like so many do here, but I am willing to learn and listen.
    Be well good Treepers and enjoy you’re weekend,
    Ma’iingankwe

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    • Bull Durham says:

      China is also involved with Iraq infrastructure.
      And they would be helping Ukraine if the loon in Kiev would ever shut down their nazi war.

      Of course, China is interested for economic reasons (oil, food, trade, ports and big infrastructure projects), but they also invest their wealth and talent in developing countries. Winning friends the old fashion way.

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  25. Gabriel says:

    Don’t know if anyone saw this or not, much less realize the importance of it:

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/us-declared-newly-merged-syrian-jihadist-group-terrorist-organization/

    The United States State Department just declared the largest “moderate” opposition group, ( recently renamed ), a terrorist group.

    With the United States and Russia in Syria with goal of fighting terrorism, Trump just declared war the largest “moderate” rebel faction in Syria.

    McCain has to weeping after hearing this.

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    • quintrillion says:

      They are not ‘moderate rebels’ they were al-nusra that merged with other terrorists and mercenaries and changed their name to Hay’t Tahrir al-Sham = HTS = al-qaeda in Syria.
      They are fighting against the Syrian Army and the Kurds just as ISIS has.

      The so called moderates FSA = Free Syrian Army fights with the Turkish Army against the Kurds.

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    • artichoke says:

      When has McCain ever been right about anything? Or had a human emotion for that matter?

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  26. Keln says:

    I don’t trust Assad, as with any dictator in that region, but it is becoming more and more clear that the path to victory against ISIS and other forces actively fighting there is for the US to coordinate with Russian and Syrian forces.

    End this conflict quickly and worry about the minutiae of our policy stance toward Assad’s government later. Every factual indicator outside of MSM propaganda shows that the forces fighting against the Syrian Army are a multitude of radical Islamists, not some idealized civil war of citizens. And they are our true enemy right now.

    And I want to point out something Assad said about US forces in the interview that may sound like a dis, but is actually true: that US forces aren’t good at winning, just at making a mess. Obviously, that’s not because our forces aren’t the best at what they do. It has to do with how they are used and how they are organized.

    Our military is like a giant hammer. It comes sweeping down and can crush anything and anyone. But that seems to be all our political leaders for the past 60 years know what to do with it. We are ineffective as an occupational force and as a peacekeeping force. Our leaders always seem uncommitted when it comes to the question of “what next?” following a successful invasion. And so we lose in the long run because our people grow wary of war.

    Iraq was a perfect example of this. We invaded and in mere weeks’ time had conquered a nation with the 7th strongest military on the planet, sending the nation’s leader into hiding. Then the focus turned to hunting him down for a show trial instead of what really needs to be done next, which was focusing on filling the power vacuum and restoring order. And it takes more troops to restore order than it does to invade.

    But we wouldn’t commit to that. We won our victories against the initial “insurgency” and then we left on a schedule set by Obama. And then the whole thing blew up. Granted, we should have never entered Iraq in the first place…I think we’ve all figured that out by now…but if you are going to invade a country, you’d better have a game plan for what comes next.

    In Syria, we have an opportunity to win without creating a mess. There is already a power established that we can back (Assad) who also has the backing of a world power so we aren’t alone in this (Russia), and a clear goal to accomplish (defeating ISIS and friends).

    So let’s do it and start winning again.

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    • M33 says:

      I agree with your perspective on the political use of our military force 100%

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    • singingsoul says:

      Middle East countries need a dictator one can see what happens when it get out of control. The nut jobs begin killing anyone they can. The dictators are not nice and their generals are not nice and their secret service is not nice but life is orderly.
      With what and who anyone should Assad be replaced..? With Muslim Brotherhood..?
      If you think life was bad under Assad you have not seen anything jet. I do not think people are learning. Under Assad multi cultism flourishes and also different religions. We have had a little taste with ISIS.

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      • nimrodman says:

        Correct. The Neocon and later Arab-Spring fantasies about “spreading democracy” were wholly misguided. Those societies are not capable.

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      • Keln says:

        I don’t believe I said Assad should be replaced. I’m confused. Just because I said I don’t trust him, doesn’t mean I think he should be replaced. I’m well aware of the track record on that in the Middle East.

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        • Canada for Trump!!!! says:

          The way to avoid ALL casualties in Iraq was not to invade it for all the wrong reasons based on a pack of lies. IMHO GWB and Tony Blair should have swung from the same rope as Saddam for the same reasons. Te human cost of the Iraq and Syria blunders is incalculable, never mind the $6+ Trillion $ cost Not worth the life of one US or allied soldier, sailor or airman.

          Or the victims in those unfortunate countries. “We had no choice but to destroy your country, for a pipeline.” doesn’t go over well with the natives.

          There is no need for any trust, only verification, to paraphrase Reagan, with any of these countries. As long as they are semi-rational actors, you can make a deal with them, and then just monitor it to make sure they are sticking to the agreement.

          The Russians actually have a word for this, I read, it means something like “too crazy to deal with” and they applied it to the Obama Admin and the neo-con Pentagon faction (like the ones who ordered the “accidental” aristrike on Syrian Army positions that killed many), back before the elction last fall.

          For example, Assad (or Hussein) would be desperate to get UN sanctions on their countries removed, use that lever to nudge them towards the poicy you want them to take up. Even bribe them with a few Billion $ if necessary, it’s still way, way cheaper than the cost of a miltary campaign. Or offer them a free trade agreement, and opening up the ancient ruins there to foreign tourists, etc. A war should not even be in the discussion with a nation like that, who does not pose any direct military threat of substance, at all. Sure they have chemical and other WMD, but the MAD principle still applies, if they were foolish enough to use them, then they would be destroyed by a large alliance of other nations.

          Now the Chinese will rebuild Syria and Iraq, get their trade partnerships, make them part of the New Silk Roads, and Russia will get the oil business and arms sales. And Russia proves to the world they stand by their long time allies – Russia and Syria have some sort of “Friendship Treaty” from 50 years ago, I heard Pution or maybe it was the Russian Defense Minister, speak about it in a speech, bragging about how Russia stands by its long time friends. An enviable trait, really.

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    • nimrodman says:

      “We won our victories against the initial “insurgency” and then we left on a schedule set by Obama.”

      … Well, you left out a step.

      In between those 2 bookends we kept an occupying force there in an attempt at “nation building” and allowed many of them to be savaged limb and brain by IEDs made from artillery shells – bypassed and unsecured in the initial invasion rush – actuated by garage-door openers and cell phones.

      A very low-tech means of savaging a very hi-tech adversary.

      Lesson: use the hammer as a hammer. Don’t use the hammer for babysitting.

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    • JT says:

      “Our military is like a giant hammer. It comes sweeping down and can crush anything and anyone. But that seems to be all our political leaders for the past 60 years know what to do with it. We are ineffective as an occupational force and as a peacekeeping force. Our leaders always seem uncommitted when it comes to the question of “what next?” following a successful invasion. And so we lose in the long run because our people grow wary of war.”

      very true. if you read military theory, its what Lind terms the “4th generation” kind of war. states vs. non-nation states, terrorist groups or other rogue actors. we are terrible at these kinds of wars. the wars Americans are good at involve massive confrontations of men and deployment of resources. everything is done “big”, anything else and we falter.

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      B/C it’s not the US Military that’s the problem, it’s the freakin’ Dept of State & CIA buddies who are seeking specific political & economic outcomes/chaos, rather than doing things the right way.

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  27. M33 says:

    THIS is the BIG BAD ASSAD that the Uniparty has been so desperately trying to topple???

    Unreal!
    The guy sounds like King Julien from the Madagascar movies!

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      He was an MD in the Syrian Army and became aspiring opthalmologist who studied in London. He never expected to become king. His older brother was supposed to inherit the throne but “he died in a car accident.” According to the ArabSpring organizers in the ObamaAdministration, the dorky eye doctor was supposed to have been an easy takedown in their quest to make way for the IslamicCaliphate.

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  28. maiingankwe says:

    OT: can anyone tell me why I need to re-sign in every time I open up CTH? This never happened before, and I don’t know if it’s my iPhone or a new thing, which I doubt. Is there a button I’ve forgotten to click? Now that would be a yuuge help.

    Sorry guys, carry on, but if someone knows something it would be a big help.

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    • nimrodman says:

      Signed-in access to CTH likely depends on a cookie/cookies being set by WordPress or CTH.

      Occasionally I won’t see my WordPress icon at upper right in CTH and must explicitly call up the WordPress webpage and sign in there. Then I refresh the CTH page and my icon appears.

      So if one of your cookies that was set somehow has been deleted, the CTH detection of your signed-in status may have gone missing.

      I’m speculating from my experience, it’s not necessarily the cause in your particular case but it’s one cause I know of.

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  29. jeans2nd says:

    The CN&N guy lied. Flat out lied, about what the U.S. forces are now doing in Syria.

    Ask for permission to do what Gen Mattis’ guys are doing now? Not a chance. This is no longer Obama’s game. The rules have changed.

    There is no need for talks that involve the U.S. at the present time. Watch and learn, guys. Words not needed.

    Thank you for the vid. Confirms observations.

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  30. A2 says:

    What is of interest in this interview is the timing. China has been dealing with escalating violence since 2009 in Xinjiang from Uighur Turkic speaking muslim terrorists and separatists said to be covertly supported by Turkey. President Xi was quoted as saying he wants security forces to erect a “Great Wall of Steel” in the west of the province.

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    • Bull Durham says:

      There are Uyghurs in Turkey as part of the population,a few thousand, and Uyghurs throughout Central Asia, half a million. The Turkic language unites them all, and now radical Islam is igniting many of them to terrorism. They are schooling in Syria and then will work against China in Xinjiang Province. As ISIS gets a foothold in Afghanistan, many will base there, also.

      Thus, China has Intel from PLA in Syria learning with Russian, Iranian and Hezbollah assistance how to penetrate the cells and how to fight them in urban warfare.

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      • MVW says:

        China has no illusion of the danger of Islam. CIA weaponized Islam and now the snake has turned on us and the world.

        Islam is a Hitler-Bush-Clinton-Obama evil (remember the Bush family – grandfather Bush – banker, financial tie to Hitler?).

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        • streetparade says:

          Yep, people don’t want to admit that the modern Jihad was cooked up in the CIA’s laboratory. Unfortunately our Islamic Frankenstein escaped a long time ago.

          During the Carter administration, Zbigniew Brzezinski wanted to hang a Vietnam-like albatross around the necks of the Soviets in Afghanistan. He did….and we’ve been dealing with the consequences ever since.

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      • wondering999 says:

        Yes, and I get a sick sense that we, our America, have interests who have tried to destabilize China through Uighur connections.

        https://uyghuramerican.org/article/diplomat-interviews-rebiya-kadeer.html
        Ms. Rebiya Kadeer received a Nobel Peace Prize, but I have a bad feeling, not necessarily about her, but about the “diplomacy” of our own country. A lot of innocent Chinese have been butchered or hurt, and innocent Uighurs have been hurt also. I don’t want this stain on my country.

        Civil war whether in our own country or any other is inevitably criminal, and I don’t want to instigate it here, in China, in Syria, in former Yugoslavia, anywhere… there are better games for smart minds to play (as in 4Chan)

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  31. James F says:

    Meanwhile a huge mob of Turkish muslim savages are rioting in the Netherlands.

    Livestream (ackbar warning):
    https://www.periscope.tv/w/1lPJqZZvRodxb

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    • artichoke says:

      Ugh! They are demanding what, that ND facilitate their voting in a Turkish poll?

      Why are the Turkish hardliners not living in Turkey? The people in Turkey don’t particularly support Erdogan. It’s this “diaspora” that keeps him in place. Like an invasion force in Europe.

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    • MVW says:

      LePen and Gert are receiving God’s blessing of light on Islam evil.

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  32. AmyB says:

    Speaking of pipelines, the sarin gas cache that was found in Syria was not found in the hands of Assad. It was transported there via the Clinton weapons pipeline, which may actually be the Clinton/McClain pipeline.

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  33. artichoke says:

    Trump said he would knock the hell out of ISIS. He did not say he would leave Assad in charge of Syria like the old days.

    My understanding of the situation is that US and Russia are the big boys, and we’ve been fighting in the region because each of us has been aiming to put a different pipeline scheme in place. By working together, this will somehow be resolved by negotiation, and then the major world powers can work together to enforce whatever we decide. Turkey, Syria and all the rest have to wait until we work this out.

    Sorry Assad but we’re going to divvy up your country again. Israel may get some, etc. You’ll have some left for yourself and the terrorists will be gone. And we’ll defend that peace for you.

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    • singingsoul says:

      It would be a big mistake removing Assad. Look what happened removing the Shah in Iran removing any dictator what comes afterwards is bad. Libya is another example removing the dictator. We need to stop with meddling in other counties affairs. We do not like it why should they..?.

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      • artichoke says:

        I don’t want to remove Dr. Assad. I like strongmen in that part of the world. I didn’t want to remove Saddam Hussein or Muammar Gaddafi either. But we may trim his kingdom a bit and a pipeline will run thru it.

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    • What right do we have to divide up any country? I voted for Trump to stop this type of egotistical self-centered thinking. What right do we have to send troops into another country without their request Sorry, disagree with you vehemently.

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    • Bull Durham says:

      Iran, Turkey and Russia have something to say about the issue.
      All it will take is a few errant air strikes on US troops, or a few of the new massive VIEDS that take out tanks or a fussilade of GRADS.

      Syria has many patrons interested in keeping it whole and sovereign. Even Turkey does not want Syria broken. Erdogan wants Assad out. That’s a difference with distinction.

      And Assad has an Army that is long-suffering. They will not allow their nation to fall without a heavy price inflicted on whoever tries.

      And then there is China. They might recalculate putting boots on the ground in force.

      And waiting in Chechnya are 32,000 top special forces who are Sunni and battle tested Spetsnaz RF troops. Putin could insert them in 24 hours. Some Chechens are already in Syria serving as MP force. But Kadyrov (President of Chechen Republic) has wanted to send those troops into Syria for a year. Putin has held them in reserve.

      Does the Pentagon really want to poke the Bear?

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  34. ZZZ says:

    I watched…first Iraq, then Tunisia, then Libya, then Egypt, then Yemen, then Syria…but for some reason Syria wasn’t crumbling like her predecessors…I am quite sure those orchestrating the destruction of the Middle East were/are angry with Assad not giving up his leadership and country to these mass murderers…they will stop at nothing to get their wait seems.

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  35. “BREAKING – Our Latest Terrifying Contact With CNN Insider”
    Published by Victurus Libertas VL, March 11, 2017 (Length 3:21 min)

    “Our CNN insider has been giving us some great information regarding the #VeryFakeNews of CNN and it’s agenda for President Trump and for the population of the United States and even the world. We have learned some concerning things from our source, but this latest contact we had with that insider was so compelling and of such concern, I wanted to show you verbatim what was said to us. I hope you can feel the fear our insider was feeling as this was being sent to us.”

    SPECIFICALLY how CNN new campaign is to link Trump/Assad/Putin into a new RED SCARE that is geared to brainwash viewers that “only the CIA can protect us.”

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  36. hillbilly4 says:

    On the whole the Interview was outstanding -conducted by an excellent Chinese journalist. The King was dignified and reserved…one cool cookie.

    There are several stories out in which eyewitnesses who have been to Syria and say the garbage-news we get here got it backwards….Syria, some 16 millions citizens live in peace, and prosper. True Aleppo is bad…but that is an effect of outside forces meddling in Syria…including the USA under Obama and Clinton.

    I LIKE this King. And the Journalist!

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    • Bull Durham says:

      Assad is President not royalty.

      The Kingdoms are in Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

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      • darththulhu says:

        The title is “President”, sure, and “elections” are held to measure public opinion, but it’s effectively a dynasty at this point. Father was going to give it to eldest son. When eldest son died, it passed on to “the spare”, next in line to inherit the mantle. There is no earthly means by which the Presidency passes to an opposition party, anywhere on the horizon.

        Whatever you want to call it, it isn’t actually the “Syrian Arab Republic”, regardless of the officialese to the contrary.

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      • hillbilly4 says:

        Sorry for the error. Mea Culpa. After reading about this ‘conflict’ in Syria and multiple eyewitness accounts…I have begun to wonder if everything about this land, this people and this President we have been spoon fed is a lie. That’s not a comforting thought.

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    • yy4u says:

      All I know is there weren’t significant migrants/refugees fleeing Syria until the “rebel uprising” backed by President Obama began. Unless these two are lying, Uigurs from China are participating in the “rebel uprising”. Remember the Uigurs Obama freed from Gitmo? Wonder what they’re doing?

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  37. sagatel says:

    He is not a King, there were elections in Syria couple of years ago and he was elected again to rule the country.

    Massive invasion of Iraq started not because we decided to free Kuwait from Iraqi invasion or free Kurds from bloody dictator….no, of course not….

    The real reason for invading Iraq was to stop Hussein from selling Iraqi oil for euros and getting Iraqi oil fields under our control. The same was with Libya and Syria has gas and oil too….Strange, why neocons try to bring ”democracy” to those countries that have oil. Bush was a simpleton, he was used by his VP Dick Cheney and his gang of neocons. Not much changed during Obama’s rein of power, his VP and his Secretary of State had him under control and Obama complied.

    When neocons talked about building a nation in Iraq I was like are you serious…..Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Iran are thousand of centuries old. By invading Iraq and creating a horrible war in Syria you not only destroyed those countries you robbed them of their history, ancient art was stolen or destroyed and ancient cities like Palmira in Syria and Babylon in Iraq are gone……I am not even talking about human cost.

    Both George Bush’s and Obama’s VP’s played a very big role in decision making (both were aggressive war mongers) I hope Pence stays ”humble”.

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  38. quintrillion says:

    I think it is time to start praying for the 75th Ranger Regiment as they are going to be walking into all kinds of traps set in Raqqa. Since they are not being called invaders I say we should leave. Ha

    https://southfront.org/us-prepares-surprise-assault-on-raqqa-by-ranger-regiment-reports/

    Even though they have been trained for this…God have mercy.

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  39. wondering999 says:

    Thank you Sundance for posting this interview

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  40. AntonyG says:

    Neo-cons: Reagan, Kissinger, Trump, Putin.
    Neo-liberals: Blair, Cameron, G W Bush, H Clinton, McCain, Rubio.

    There’s been very little conservative/libertarian foreign policy since the 1980’s. The progressives/neo-liberals became greatly encouraged after the success of the Yugoslavia war and the defeat of Slobodan Milošević. The standard collectivist/fabian idealistic mentality of wanting to re-shape the world went into overdrive. But the neo-cons have now regained control with Trump, and we are back to implementing pro-active foreign policy whereby hostile foreign regimes such as with ISIS are prevented from becoming long-term threats by seeking out the best strategic alliances such as backing Assad that ultimately will deliver the best peaceful and stable outcomes.

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  41. AntonyG says:

    When the communists left Russia and moved West, it left a vacuum which resulted in Russia slowly regaining it’s Christian heritage. When the communists – now calling themselves progressives – attacked Russia over an LGBT rights issue during the build-up to the Sochi Olympics, it started a new cold-war which Trump immediately ended. The collectivists had only succeeded in speeding up the ideological transformation which had been ongoing in Russia for years.

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  42. AntonyG says:

    This description of neo-conservatism is pretty much spot on: ‘Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere, that poses a threat on the order of that posed formerly by the Soviet Union. This is a dominant consideration underlying the new regional defense strategy and requires that we endeavor to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources would, under consolidated control, be sufficient to generate global power.’

    Collectivism is a mentality honed politically and genetically to operate like a pack hunter. In recent decades they have managed to take control of Western Europe – the EU. And half of conservative/libertarian America now supports the Democratic Party which was completely taken over by collectivists. These people are incredibly dangerous.

    But what were the communists/progressives/collectivists doing before the 1990’s? They were everywhere. In South and Central America. In Asia. In North America. And in Western Europe. And who was trying to stop their obsessive attempts at infiltration? Neo-cons. And what was the neo-con solution? Implementing a pro-active foreign policy whereby hostile foreign regimes would be prevented from becoming long-term threats by seeking out the best strategic alliances that would ultimately deliver the best peaceful and stable outcomes. So we come full circle with Trump and Putin backing Assad to stop the progressives.

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    • Daniel says:

      You have a distorted view. The neocons hate both Putin. and Assad. Puts because he tossed out the Jewish oligarchs who had raped Russia, and Assad cause Israel wants Syria broken up.

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    • Canada for Trump!!!! says:

      If you want to call Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi “progressives”.

      All the modern “progressives” are just foot soldiers for the elitist global plan anyway, whether they believe in their ideology or are paid to go along. A UN Government of Sweden like liberal ideocracy for the special snowflakes. Open borders and “free trade” for everyone.

      As for the neo-cons, it is amazing that so many could be so wrong for so long. 30 years of failure, and they still make the TV talk shows posing as “experts”. They actually have the stones to be Never Trumpers almost to a man (and a few crazy women) too. For that much failure, they should just go away and never speak another word again.

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  43. Watcher says:

    12/1978 shah flees Iran
    11/1979 Shiites take over grand mosque (Saudis shaken)
    9/1980-8/1988 Iraq – Iran war (gulf monarchies finance)
    11/1989 Berlin wall comes down (Russia weakened and financially strapped)
    1989-1990 Iraq deeply in debt wants money from gulf monarchies (they stiff him and buy themselves arms)
    8/1990-2/1991 gulf war U.S. lead wins, Russia loses client (I think Iraq was baited and switched)
    1991-2003 Iraq boxed in (talk of gas, genocide,nukes)
    3/2003-2011 Iraq war U.S. lead
    3/2011-present Syrian civil war (talk of gas, genocide)
    2014-present Iraq civil war (Sunni-Shiite-Kurd)
    9/2015 present Russia comes to Syria’s aid (their client)

    Just a part of the middle east quagmire.
    We must be friends with Russia this time in my opinion.

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  44. Jedi9 says:

    The UN! What a waste of money, and resources. The biggest club of do nothings that has never stopped a war. If any body needs a parallel to Syria’s situation, all anybody has to do is look into what happened in Sri Lanka! No body was held accountable, so why should the UN or any other organization try to hold Assaad accountable?

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  45. dreadnok89 says:

    ehh who cares. syria is a joke. this dude and the syrian military dont even deserve a country. who in there right mind would respect a leader like this clown. where are the big bad russians at in all this? i thought they were suppose to have the greatest military in the world? my word, they are still losing troops in the ukraine.

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  46. Willy says:

    If President Assad, MD., is protecting Christians – he’s got my vote.

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  47. Mac says:

    First, the actions of the US, withdrawal from Iraq, creates a power vacuum, in which ISIS and other radical Islamic groups can grow. Then the President of the US encourages radical Islamic groups to overthrow the stable regimes in the Middle East. Then it arms some of these groups in Syria to overthrow one of the most stable governments in the region. Then, when another group of radical Islamists attacks the radical Islamists that the US is supporting, it launches air and missile strikes into the sovereign nation of Syria, without that nation’s permission, killing and injuring members of the military of that nation; an act of war. Now the US has invaded the territory of said sovereign nation, again without the permission of that nation, another act of war.

    This is insane. The US has done more to foment trouble in the Middle East than anyone else in the last 8 years. This was either due to the greatest level of incompetence ever displayed or it was done deliberately to further the goals of radical Islam. Now, because of the actions of the US, we not only have to deal with the expansion of radical Islam, but a resurgent, imperialistic Russia and an aggressive China. I don’t know who is advising Donald Trump, but invading Syrian, in response to a situation that we created, without the permission of that country, sounds a lot like the recent activities of Russia. Can we PLEASE get some mature leadership in international affairs?

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    • yy4u says:

      I agree, Mac, with the proviso that George W. Bush broke Iraq in the first place.

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      • Mac says:

        Sorry, I can’t agree with that.

        In 1991, Saddam Hussein engaged in the criminal invasion of a neighboring country. A coalition drove Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait and were justified in occupying Iraq and removing the Hussein government. The coalition decided not to do that and entered into a cease fire agreement with Hussein. The maintenance of the ceasefire was dependent upon the Iraq government doing certain things and not doing other things. Hussein repeatedly violated the terms of the ceasefire. Finally, in 2003, the US, under the command of G.W. Bush ended the Iraq war by invading the country and deposing Hussein. This was well within the legal rights of the US.

        Where Bush made his mistake was in trying to build a representative government too quickly. The fact that every foreign jihadist outside of Palestine swarmed into the country to attack the Americans and their allies did not help. However, the plan to allow representative government continue while the US stationed ~80,000 troops in that country was bearing fruit. However, when Obama was elected President, on a platform which included abandoning Iraq, Bush entered into an agreement with the government of Iraq which would keep US troops in the country until at least 2011 and possibly beyond. There were numerous reports that the Iraqi government, in place in 2011, wished to maintain a US military presence in Iraq for an unspecified time. However, Obama steadfastly maintained that this was not true and removed all US troops.

        Obama “broke” Iraq, not Bush.

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  48. ZC says:

    Well, we know for a fact that with the oblahblah administration, there was collusion with al-quada /Muslim brotherhood to attack in Egypt then Libya then Syria…. Turkey is supposedly our NATO ally, and supported the US destruction of peaceful, debt-free Libya and the US murder in cold blood of our ally Colonel Khadafi —- so why should anyone be surprised that Turkey, a NATO member, is facilitating ISIS???? We need to be supportive of SYRIA right now, NOT Turkey! So what! if Turkey is a NATO member! Erdogan is not representative of normal values by supporting terrorism.

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