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Assad: We're Fighting Against Foreign Mercenaries
Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/5/12 | Elad Benari

Posted on 05/17/2012 2:05:55 AM PDT by Eleutheria5

In his first interview since December, Syrian President Bashar Assad insisted his regime is fighting back against foreign mercenaries who want to overthrow him and not innocent Syrians aspiring for democracy.

The interview with Russian TV, recorded on Tuesday and aired on Wednesday, showed that Assad is still standing his ground despite widespread international condemnation over his deadly crackdown on dissent.

“There are foreign mercenaries, some of them still alive,” Assad was quoted by The Associated Press as having said in the interview on Russian state news channel Rossiya-24. “They are being detained and we are preparing to show them to the world.”

Assad also cautioned against meddling in Syria, warning neighboring nations that have served as transit points for weapons being smuggled into the country that “if you sow chaos in Syria you may be infected by it yourself.”

Rebels and anti-regime activists have accused Syrian forces of mining many of the smuggling routes where weapons flow into Syria, mainly from neighboring Turkey and Lebanon.


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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: assad; foreign; mercenaries; paybacksabitch; russia; syria; waronterror
Sunnis and Christians and Kurds. Oh, my. Sunnis and Christians and Kurds. Oh, my.
1 posted on 05/17/2012 2:06:06 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

So Obama is hip deep in trying to overthrow another Secular Arab dictator to install the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists in power. Soon, I expect, we will find that there are American military advisers on the ground in Syria, as well. Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Syria with loose weapons awash all over the region courtesy of the US war against Libya. The Greater Caliphate marches on.

2 posted on 05/17/2012 2:22:35 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Eleutheria5
Members of the 'Free Syrian Army' crowd around the bonnet UN monitor vehicle, and an explosive device is planted on the bonnet and explodes.
3 posted on 05/17/2012 2:22:59 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Truth29
I don't see us excluded anywhere.

Joel 3:2
I will gather all nations

4 posted on 05/17/2012 2:38:32 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

All one has to realize is, any Syrian citizen fighting the Assad regime has had his or her citizenship revoked. Thanks Eleutheria5.

The Syrians supported the Sunni “insurgents” in Iraq after our overthrow of Saddam, while simultaneously backing Iran.

Payback’s a bitch.

5 posted on 05/17/2012 3:30:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time --
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To: Eleutheria5
what are you talking about? Syria is not just Sunnis, Christians and Kurds. It's a lot more mixed than that - ethnically it is Arab or Kurd with additional Assyrians, Armenians, Turkics etc.

Religiously it is Sunni, Shia, Ismaili, Alawite, Greek Orthodox (Antiochian), Melkite Greek Catholic, Syriac Orthodox Church, Armenian Apostolic Church and some Protestants. Then there are still some Jews, some Yezidi, some Sabateans, some Zoroastrians.

Assad may be bad, but the alternative will be worse for non-Sunnis and for Israel.

6 posted on 05/17/2012 6:58:24 PM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ok, let’s see the consequences of “payback”. Syria is a milestone for Islamists. Let them take Pakistan after and an idea of Great Islamic Khaliphate comes true.

7 posted on 05/17/2012 7:11:35 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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