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La Judería y el 11-S

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La Judería y el 11-S

 
 
     Presentamos ahora en castellano en un solo texto este ensayo publicado en dos partes, el 25 y 26 de Enero de este año, en el blog de Video Rebel (vidrebel.wordpress.com) por su autor, Horse237. Hemos añadido a modo de notas tres observaciones que el propio autor efectúa en los comentarios a sus publicaciones. El autor aquí, como siempre, va recalcando sus agudas observaciones que ha ido encadenando en sus otros permanentes escritos, razón por la que hay datos que parecen déjà-vu.
 
 
 
La Judería y el 11-S
por Horse237
Enero de 2012
 
PRIMERA PARTE
 
     El Instituto de Patología de las Fuerzas Armadas (AFIP) analizó el ADN de los pasajeros y la tripulación del vuelo 77 que se ha afirmado que se estrelló contra el Pentágono (el 11-S de 2001). Ellos no encontraron ningún ADN árabe. Yo ya había publicado una lista de los pasajeros y la tripulación de los cuatro aviones secuestrados ese 11-S. No había ningún árabe en ninguno de los aviones (http://vidrebel.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/no-arabs-on-the-4-hijacked-911-airliners/).
 
[NdelT: Lo que se está implicando aquí es que, como no hubo ningún avión estrellándose contra el Pentágono, y por lo tanto ningún resto humano ni de pasajeros ni de la tripulación, los cuerpos o partes de cuerpos recogidos en ese lugar cuyos ADN fueron analizados pertenecían a empleados civiles y militares del Departamento de Defensa. Por tal razón evidentemente no se halló ADN de árabes. Así lo explica el propio autor de este texto].
 
     Estos aviones fueron con la mayor probabilidad secuestrados electrónicamente. Esto había sido posible desde los años ’90 cuando SPC [Software Publishing Corporation] anunció su Sistema de Transmisión de Órdenes. Esto permite que el usuario de dicho sistema controle hasta ocho aviones al mismo tiempo. El rabino Dov Zakheim fue el presidente de SPC International en los años ’90 y era el Contralor del Pentágono el 10 de Septiembre de 2001 cuando el Secretario de Defensa Donald Rumsfeld anunció que 2.300 billones [en inglés, 2.3 trillion] de dólares en dinero del Ministerio de Defensa habían desaparecido.
 
     A las 9:32 A.M. del 11 de Septiembre de 2001 explotó una bomba que mató a los auditores militares que estaban investigando aquellos 2.300 billones de dólares que Rumsfeld y Zakheim habían anunciado que no podían encontrar. Usted nunca verá a ningún testigo de aquella bomba en las redes estadounidenses de televisión poseídas por los judíos. Tampoco usted verá a ningún reportero pedir al director de la FBI que explique cómo Al-Qaeda logró colocar dentro del Pentágono aquellas bombas.
 
     Robert Andrews el 11-S era el Subsecretario subrogante de Defensa para Operaciones Especiales —el funcionario civil superior responsable de las operaciones especiales. Él era un ex-Boina Verde. Él estaba en el Centro de Contra-Terrorismo cuando dijo que vio y oyó que una bomba explotó en la vecina sección de auditoría justo antes de las 9:32 A.M.
 
     Lo siguiente es de Los Registros del Ataque al Pentágono (The Pentagon Attack Papers) de Barbara Honegger:
 
     Los hermanos Naudet de Canadá estaban filmando un documental en Manhattan el 11 de Septiembre. Ellos estaban dentro de una estación de bomberos de Nueva York cuando registraron una emisión de televisión poco después de las 9:30 que reportaba un ataque en el Pentágono.
 
     El futuro Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores de Dinamarca, Por Stig Moller, estaba ese día en un edificio en Washington DC desde el cual oyó una explosión; miró fuera y vio el humo elevarse desde el Pentágono. Él inmediatamente miró su reloj que marcaba las 9:32.
 
     El Washington Post entrevistó a oficiales militares que dijeron que ellos escucharon una bomba.
 
     No hubo ningún número de serie en el Registro de Datos de Vuelo que los militares alegan que recuperaron desde el sitio de la supuesta colisión [de un supuesto avión] en el Pentágono. Este número de serie ausente es contrario a la ley estadounidense.
 
     La FBI nunca publicó ningún número de serie de ningún fragmento de avión encontrado en el presunto sitio del accidente del vuelo 77 en el Pentágono.
 
     Nunca se encontró ni un fragmento de ninguno de los cuatro aviones con un número de serie identificable que se pudiera rastrear hasta alguno de los cuatro aviones secuestrados.
 
     Durante ese día Jamie McIntyre de la CNN dijo en una transmisión de televisión en directo que él nunca vio ninguna evidencia de que un avión hubiera impactado en el Pentágono. Seis años más tarde él negó haber dicho lo que todavía hoy está disponible en YouTube.
 
     El radar de control del tráfico aéreo de [el aeropuerto] Dulles [en Washington DC] reportó que el vuelo 77 estaba a varios minutos de distancia cuando el Pentágono ya había sido atacado.
 
[NdelA: Lo que ha sido llamado el Vuelo 77 fue visto en el aire por el radar de Dulles antes de que la bomba explotara. Esto significaría que toda aquella gente en las listas de pasajeros de los cuatro aviones fue o muerta en tierra o cuando sus aviones fueron botados en el mar].
 
     Echemos otra mirada al Centro Mundial de Comercio ese 11 de Septiembre. 2.300 billones de dólares estaban desaparecidos del Pentágono antes de que las bombas removieran a los auditores. ¿Algo estaba desaparecido en el World Trade Center?.
 
     Había una bóveda de COMEX conteniendo oro y plata en lingotes en el sótano cuatro niveles hacia abajo en la Torre 4 del WTC. Mil millones de dólares en oro y plata estaban faltando de COMEX el 10 de Septiembre de 2001.
 
     Jim Willie, PhD, nos dijo que el Ministerio de Economía (Treasury Department) en los años ’90 vendió 2.200 billones de dólares más en bonos de Tesorería que se necesitaban para financiar la deuda. Las pruebas de este robo de 2.200 billones de dólares estaban en las oficinas de Cantor Fitzgerald en la Torre 1 del Centro Mundial de Comercio ese día. Toda la evidencia fue convenientemente vaporizada.
 
     La Torre 7 del WTC nunca fue golpeada por un avión pero por alguna razón desconocida se derrumbó justo después de que los agentes federales le dijeran a la policía de Nueva York que despejara el área. Jane Stanley anunció el colapso de la Torre 7 del WTC en directo por la BBC más de 20 minutos antes de que eso sucediera. La BBC dijo que a ellos la agencia Reuters les había dicho que el edificio de 47 pisos ya se había desplomado. Reuters es poseída por los Rothschild, quienes también han comprado la Associated Press. Yo debería señalar que los británicos cambian el horario de verano antes que EE.UU., lo que explica el error cometido por los conspiradores en EE.UU. e Inglaterra.
 
 
Otras anomalías en Nueva York durante el 11-S.
 
     Muchas de las columnas de acero del WTC fueron cortadas en longitudes de 30 pies (9 metros), un tamaño conveniente para que el acero fuera transportado por los equipos de remoción de escombros. ¿Puede usted explicar por qué el combustible de avión a reacción y los incendios de las oficinas serían tan precisos en su medida al cortar las vigas de acero?.
 
     Antes de que el primer avión golpeara la Torre Norte los conserjes y los ingenieros de construccción en el sótano reportaron detonaciones que mataron e hirieron a varios trabajadores.
 
     Las Torres Norte y Sur tenían 47 columnas de acero en su núcleo central y 236 columnas de perímetro para un total de 283. Para que los edificios caigan directamente a una velocidad cercana a la de caída libre, todas las 283 uniones de las columnas de cada uno de los 110 pisos en ambos edificios tuvieron que ser cortadas en un segundo una tras otra. Teniendo presente que los incendios al aire libre no pueden alcanzar ni la mitad de la temperatura requerida para derretir el acero, ¿cómo explica usted 62.260 uniones (2 x 110 x 283) en las dos Torres todas siendo cortadas simultáneamente por un incendio de oficina?. ¿No es ésta una definición de una demolición controlada?.
 
     Aún había fierro fundido en el WTC semanas después del 11-S cuando los escombros estaban siendo removidos. Esto nunca había sido visto antes o desde entonces en incendios de oficina.
 
     Se encontraron huesos humanos en la azotea del edificio del Deutsche Bank al otro lado de la calle del WTC. Los huesos tenían todos sólo centímetros de tamaño. ¿Cómo explica usted incendios de oficina que cortan huesos humanos a tan pequeños tamaños y los depositan en la azotea de los edificios cercanos?.
 
     El 11-S automóviles que estaban a una cuadra de distancia del WTC explotaron. ¿Cómo explica usted esto por incendios de oficina?.
 
     Las torres del WTC 1 y 2 pesaban 500.000 toneladas (453.592.400 kilogramos) cada una. Se suponía que 1.000.000 de toneladas (907.184.800 kilogramos) de escombros habían caído en los tanques del nivel más bajo de los 5 pisos del sótano de las Torres 1 y 2. Pero aquellos tanques no fueron dañados por el colapso de las Torres sino por el equipo de retiro de escombros. 1.000.000 de toneladas fueron convertidas en polvo. El montón de escombros era demasiado pequeño para las Torres. Ellos no se derritieron por el incendio, por cuanto el acero y el hormigón no se derriten sino a 1.204 y 1.815 grados Celsius respectivamente. Los incendios de oficina no pueden hacer ninguna de estas cosas.
 
     La termita fue inventada en 1893 en Alemania. Ha sido usada por los soldadores durante más de cien años para cortar metal. La termita tiene un óxido metálico que aumenta el tamaño de su llama liberando oxígeno. El azufre, el magnesio y el aluminio pueden ser añadidos para aumentar la intensidad de la quemadura. La nanotermita está disponible sólo en los laboratorios ultrasecretos en EE.UU. e Israel. Su fina molienda y la gran área que cubre con relación a su volumen permite que alcance una temperatura de 5.200 grados F (2.871º Celsius) y queme vigas de acero en segundos. Puede ser rociada en un objetivo y hecha detonar más tarde después de que se seca. Pequeñas escamas de nanotermita fueron encontradas por múltiples científicos y enviadas a diferentes laboratorios para pruebas.
 
     Un trozo de 600.000 libras (272.155 kilógramos) de acero se desprendió del WTC y voló 400 pies (122 metros) hacia la Torre 3 del WTC. ¿Puede usted calcular la fuerza requerida para lanzar un objeto de 272 toneladas a 122 metros?. Una pista: la Fuerza = la masa x la aceleración. La explosión del combustible de avión y los incendios de oficinas no puede hacer tales cosas.
 
     El 11-S no fue sólo un trabajo interno. No fue hecho sólo por Bush y Cheney. No fue hecho tampoco por el Vaticano o por la Mafia. Y ciertamente no fue hecho por musulmanes.
 
     Después del asesinato del presidente Kennedy en 1963, a Dan Rather se le dio una copia de la filmación de Zapruder. Claramente mostraba que JFK fue baleado de frente y no desde atrás donde el chivo expiatorio de L.H. Oswald trabajaba. Dan Rather dijo al auditorio de la radio acerca del día del asesinato que la película de Zapruder mostraba que el tirador tuvo que estar detrás del Presidente. Dan Rather mintió y posteriormente se convirtió en el rostro principal de las noticias de la CBS y del Jew Report. Cuando él se retiró, tuvo la desfachatez de presentar una demanda judicial afirmando que había habido una violación de su integridad periodística. La edición del 29 de Noviembre de 1963 de la revista Life tenía 30 de los 468 cuadros de la película de Zapruder, pero planteó el mismo engaño sobre el público que Dan Rather había hecho. Ellos pusieron los cuadros en orden inverso para engañar a los goyim sobre el asesinato de su amado Presidente.
 
     Sólo los judíos tienen el suficiente poder en bastantes áreas de la vida estadounidense para haber cometido los asesinatos y los encubrimientos de John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy y Martin Luther King y mantenerse impunes. Sólo los judíos tienen el suficiente poder para robar 30 billones de dólares [30 trillion] sin que ningún judío vaya a la cárcel. Sólo los judíos tienen el suficiente poder para haber volado el edificio federal de Oklahoma el 19 de Abril de 1995 matando a 168 personas, incluyendo a 19 niños, y seguir en la impunidad. Y sólo los judíos actuando juntos contra EE.UU. podrían haberlo llevado a cabo el 11-S y encubrirlo. Esto es por qué yo digo que fue la judería la que llevó a cabo el 11-S y no sólo Israel.
 
 
 
SEGUNDA PARTE
 
     Ésta es una versión ampliada de una respuesta que di a un correo electrónico de una mujer judía. Todos tratamos con gente judía en nuestras vidas diarias y algunos incluso tienen parientes judíos. Y algunos de mis lectores son judíos o de ascendencia parcialmente judía.
 
     Nunca he dicho que todos los judíos son malos o dementes, ni estoy yo en guerra con todo el pueblo judío. Pero está claro que los líderes judíos han declarado la guerra contra mí y contra todos los goyim. El 11-S fue llevado a cabo por Israel y por líderes judíos en Estados Unidos. Pero más importante aún, fue encubierto por la prensa controlada por los judíos en todo el mundo. Ellos fueron ayudados por todos los judíos que o intimidaron a sus compañeros de trabajo o despidieron a los empleado que hablaron acerca del 11-S como un trabajo interno. Ellos tampoco quisieron que la verdad del 11-S fuera un tema, sabiendo que esto se remontaría hasta Israel. Pero la verdad del 11-S está aflorando y todo el capital social judío ya ha sido gastado. ¿Qué es lo próximo que harán ellos para reprimir el disenso?: ¿comenzar una guerra, declarar la ley marcial y arrojar a millones de estadounidenses en campos de concentración?.
 
     Le dije a ella que el pueblo judío también tiene que distanciarse de Wall Street, que robó 30 billones de dólares de sus compatriotas estadounidenses. Las autoridades judías encubrieron esto parcialmente inflando el dinero, lo que conducirá a la hiperinflación y a una reducción del salario del 50% para los vecinos de ella. En la última Depresión sólo 3 millones de estadounidenses murieron de hambre. Yo espero que 9 millones mueran en la que se aproxima. Los estadounidenses tienen más de 300 millones de armas y 10.000 millones de balas. Espero una hiperinflación para antes de dos años y una tasa de desempleo del 30%. ¿Qué piensa usted que ocurrirá cuando 48 millones de estadounidenses que sobreviven mediante vales de comida (Food Stamps) y otros 68 millones de personas pobres no tengan ningún modo de comprar comida porque los líderes judíos insistieron en su derecho a robar cada último centavo de los goyim?. Incluso si los goyim estuvieran dispuestos a estar sin comer durante tres días para demostrar que ellos no son anti-judíos, ¿cuál es su plan como una persona judía para sobrevivir durante el cuarto día?.
 
     Un número importante de los 20 millones o más de gente judía que hay en Estados Unidos tiene que distanciarse de sus autoproclamados líderes. Ellos tienen que levantarse y decir la verdad de que el 11-S fue llevado a cabo por Israel y por traidores dentro del gobierno estadounidense.
 
[NdelA: Los líderes judíos requieren la aprobación del pueblo judío para hacer lo que ellos hacen. La gente judía sabe que sus líderes son absoluta escoria. Ellos saben que sus líderes están haciendo de la vida como la conocemos algo imposible en Estados Unidos. Si la gente judía quiere vivir en EE.UU. ellos tendrán que demostrar su lealtad integrándose al movimiento por la Verdad del 11-S y diciendo que Israel lo llevó a cabo. Ellos tienen que decir a la gente que Irán no tiene ningún programa de armamentos nucleares. Ellos tienen que exigir que los criminales judíos en Wall Street vayan a la cárcel].
 
     Banqueros judíos y goyim tienen que ser arrestados por fraude. La Reserva Federal está diseñada para transferir la riqueza desde aquellos que trabajan toda una vida hacia los banqueros que ganaron el derecho de crear nuestros dólares cuando ellos aprobaron la Ley de la Reserva Federal de 1913. Los israelíes y los líderes judíos estadounidenses unieron fuerzas para asesinar al Presidente Kennedy en el 53er aniversario de la reunión secreta que creó la Reserva Federal. JFK también fue asesinado porque Israel quería armamentos nucleares de modo que nadie pudiera detenerlos cuandoquiera que ellos sintieran la necesidad de cometer un genocidio. Hay 300 millones de árabes que viven en el área que va desde el Nilo al Éufrates, toda la tierra que los sionistas reclaman como el Gran Israel. El objetivo de Israel es despojar o asesinar a la mayor parte de aquella gente.
 
     Tengo que mencionar la muerte de Martin Luther King, que fue asesinado porque se opuso a la guerra de Vietnam e iba a organizar una oposición efectiva. King era un goy, de manera que él quería un movimiento eficaz que cambiaría las cosas, a diferencia de todos los farsantes tipos judíos socialistas pacifistas que se pusieron al frente después de su asesinato. Al igual que Kennedy, King fue asesinado en un aniversario importante, lo que fue un mensaje para usted. King fue muerto un año después de su discurso contra la guerra del 4 de Abril en la iglesia Riverside en Nueva York. Los mensajes de los asesinatos de JFK y MLK son que a usted no le está permitido decir No a guerras insensatas o al saqueo de su nación. Por si usted no lo había adivinado. Este país por el momento es de ellos y no de usted. Ése fue el tercer mensaje de los asesinatos de JFK, RFK y MLK.
 
     El pueblo judío sabe cómo sus autoproclamados líderes ascienden hasta la cima. Los goyim tienen que saber cómo esto funciona también. Los banqueros judíos compiten por el negocio de lavar billones de dólares al año de dinero proveniente del comercio de drogas. Ellos también lavan 400.000 millones de dólares al año originados en el comercio de armas ilegales. Y no olvide los 500.000 millones de dólares anuales en sobornos políticos. El banquero que contrata a la mayor parte de asesinos gana. El resto de los judíos debe obedecer los dictados de esta red de psicópatas. Como el siglo XX fue un siglo judío, los goyim tuvieron que aceptar cuales fueran los dictados de la Familia Criminal Sionista. Si los líderes judíos dicen que Iraq tiene armas de destrucción masiva, entonces nosotros debemos creer la mentira e ir a la guerra gastando un billón de dólares que no tenemos y matando a mucha gente que nunca llegaremos a conocer.
 
     Por favor recuerde que todas las hambrunas, depresiones económicas, inflaciones, revoluciones, gulags y guerras del siglo pasado fueron hechas cuando los judíos eran responsables. El siglo veintiuno está tomando forma para ser aún peor. La siguiente depresión económica resultará en una hambruna por todo el mundo, disturbios por falta de alimentos, hiperinflación, guerras y –pienso– plagas asesinas.
 
     Puedo declarar categóricamente que los judíos no estarán a cargo de nada hacia el final del siglo veintiuno. Podría no haber un planeta que quede. Pero sea lo que quede aquí, no será dirigido por judíos. Los judíos saben que la mayoría de su gente es incapaz de dirigir un gobierno, porque ellos no pueden ver a un no-judío como un verdadero ser humano.
 
     ¿Realmente quiere usted vivir en una nación donde, como una persona judía, se requiere que usted espíe a sus vecinos y compañeros de trabajo reportando cualquier incidente de pensamiento lúcido a la policía secreta?. ¿Cómo lo beneficia a usted, como una persona judía, hacer de la honestidad y la integridad enfermedades fatales?. Un amigo mío de Kiev me dijo que durante los años ’30 los judíos solían llamar a la policía secreta para denunciar a sus vecinos por ser cristianos y otros parecidos crímenes capitales. El régimen stalinista mataba a millones de goyim cada año. Los judíos de Rusia habían asesinado a 350.000 sacerdotes cuando asumieron el poder. Como pago por su lealtad, ellos permitieron que los criminales en la policía secreta violaran a más de medio millón de mujeres goyim hasta la muerte. Stalin privó de comida a 10 millones de ucranianos hasta la muerte, de modo que él sabía que tenía que mantener una sujeción firme sobre la situación. Nueve millones de estadounidenses morirán de hambre si no reconocemos el cáncer que estamos tomando como si fuese liderazgo. El modo fácil de cambiar nuestro futuro es que la gente judía ayude a los goyim diciendo la verdad acerca del 11-S y el Holocuento. El camino difícil sería que los judíos en su comunidad local fueran al Wal-Mart más cercano y dijeran: “Wal-Mart es una compañía judía. Los disturbios por falta de comida son anti-judíos. Ustedes no conseguirán nada para comer excepto sobre nuestros cadáveres”.
 
     Encontré a una mujer judía cuyo hijo murió de una sobredosis de drogas. ¿En qué la benefició, como una madre judía, entregar su gobierno a traficantes de drogas?. Pienso que ella preferiría sólo tener a su hijo de regreso.
 
     A los líderes judíos y a sus aliados goyim se les permite robar 4.000 millones de dólares a la semana por gastos federales. A la gente común no se le permite revisar los libros de contabilidad. En Junio de 2010 el déficit federal era de 68.000 millones de dólares. Pero los líderes judíos y sus aliados goyim vendieron 211.000 millones de dólares en bonos de Tesorería que permiten a los Señores de Wall Street meterse en el bolsillo la diferencia de 143.000 millones de dólares. Esto sólo puede suceder porque una mayoría de gente judía permite que suceda. ¿En qué sentido la destrucción de EE.UU. por criminales hace a la persona judía promedio mejor?.
 
     Una joven mujer judía hablando de los goyim inteligentes una vez me dijo: “Sólo la peor gente nos ama. A los realmente agradables nosotros no les gustamos“. Ella se estaba refiriendo a lo que el pueblo judío permite que suceda en su nombre.
 
     El jeque Imran Hosein nos cuenta que la profecía musulmana dice que los árabes serán borrados por una plaga al final de la Historia. Las fundaciones y los grupos de expertos financiados por Wall Street y la City de Londres dicen que debemos reducir la población de 7.000 millones a mil millones de personas o menos. Esto es lenguaje académico para “matemos a seis mil millones de seres humanos“. Pienso que los líderes judíos quieren que los judíos sean el 10% de la población del mundo. El pueblo judío ya se ha ganado el título como los mayores asesinos de masas en la historia humana. ¿Cómo la matanza de 6.000 millones enriquece la vida de la persona judía promedio?.
 
[NdelA: Si debemos sobrevivir, tendremos que asumir el control de las Fundaciones, los medios de comunicación y el sistema educativo. Todas las influencias judaicas deben ser removidas. Un ejemplo serían las insólitas teorías alternativas de la familia enseñadas en las escuelas, la destrucción de la familia no-judía, de modo que no pudiéramos oponer resistencia. El Department of Homeland Security está estableciendo programas para hacer que los niños espíen a sus padres].
 
     He estado analizando caminos de salida para la actual situación para la élite criminal sionista-Bilderberg. No hay ninguna salida para ellos, sino rendirse pacíficamente. En unos días escribiré un ensayo explicando sus estrategias de salida disponibles [1]. Todo lo que están planeando conducirá a su muerte. La paz es la única solución que tiene sentido.
 
[1. Dicha serie de cinco ensayos titulada “No Hay Salida Para los Bilderbergers” ya la publicamos en castellano en dos partes: http://editorial-streicher.blogspot.com/2012/03/no-hay-salida-para-los-bilderbergers-1.html y luego http://editorial-streicher.blogspot.com/2012/03/no-hay-salida-para-los-bilderbergers-2.html]
 
     La guerra que los judíos declararon contra nosotros terminará pronto. De una forma u otra. Todo se habrá terminado, muy, muy pronto.
 
 

President Bashar al-Assad’s Interview with Addounia TV

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30/08/2012    
President al-Assad on Addounia TV (SANA)
President al-Assad on Addounia TV (SANA)

President Bashar al-Assad’s Interview with Addounia TV

(Dp-news – Sana)

DAMASCUS- President Bashar al-Assad gave the following interview to Addounia TV on the local and regional developments:

Dear viewers of Addounia TV… greetings, We greet you from the People’s Palace in the Syrian capital of Damascus. We are honored to meet President Bashar al-Assad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic.

Mr. President, welcome on Addounia TV. President al-Assad: Welcome to you and to Addounia TV.

Question: Mr. President, allow me to discuss during today’s meeting the most important issues occupying the thoughts of Syrian citizens which they inquire about daily and in which they dwell upon in all issues, whether it pertains to the situation on the ground or the political situation… we start with the situation on the ground… of course, Aleppo… they talked a lot about Aleppo… what is the situation in Aleppo; how do you view it?

President al-Assad: We cannot separate the situation in Aleppo from the situation in Syria. The difference is that Aleppo and Damascus are the two biggest cities and the two most important cities. One is the political capital and the other is the economic capital. The normal citizen’s evaluation of the situation in general – including Aleppo – comes through escalation; when he sees escalation he considers the situation to be worse and when he sees calm he considers the situation to be better… matters aren’t measured like this. When there are military or security operations then there could be constant escalation and suddenly the situation ends well or the opposite, a continuing calm ends with escalation. In the end, the issue is a battle of wills in the first degree. They have a will to destroy the country. They started with Daraa, moved to Homs and Damascus and Aleppo and Deir Ezzor and Lattakia; to all provinces. They try to move from one place to another. The importance is in the difference in scale or weight of the city in the Syrian context, but if we take into account the scale of the complex battles waged by the armed forces on the technical, tactical and strategic levels, then they are among the most complex types of battles, yet the armed forces achieve great successes in this regard. Everyone hopes that the achievement or the resolution to be within weeks or days and hours. This is illogical; we’re involved in a regional and global battle, so time is needed to resolve it. But I can summarize all this explanation in a sentence: we are moving forward and the situation is practically better but resolution hasn’t been achieved and this takes time.

Question: Mr. President, regarding areas or provinces to which problems moved, starting from Daraa to Damascus Countryside, Homs, Lattakia, Aleppo and Idleb. Of course, there are those who broached the issue of neighboring countries. In this case, many ask what is the position of the Syrian state towards neighboring countries, particularly since some countries facilitate, train, finance and arm in all manners which may constitute a violation of the Syrian state, the security of Syria and the safety of Syrian citizens? President al-Assad: Some neighboring countries stand by Syria but maybe they’re not exactly able to control the smuggling of logistic supplies to terrorists. Some countries overlook or keep their distance, and some countries participate in this matter, but we have to distinguish between what we as Syria and as Syrian people and as a country want from these countries. Do we seek a relation or a dispute with the country or with the people? As for Turkey for example; the position of the Turkish state is known, and it assumes direct responsibility for the blood that bled and was shed in Syria. But when we began developing our relation with Turkey, we didn’t look for a relation with individuals or a transient government; rather we looked to a history of tense and turbulent relation for nearly nine decades approximately. We wanted to erase it, then do we go backwards because of the ignorance of some Turkish officials, or do we look at the relation with the Turkish people, particularly since this people practically stood with us during this crisis and didn’t drift despite the media and financial pressure to go in the other direction. We must think first of peoples, because governments are transient and we must preserve relations with the peoples because these people are the ones who will practically protect us, as logistic supply will remain weak if the people don’t embrace the issue.

Question: But here we ask about the stances of these peoples towards their governments. Some Syrians expect a movement on the part of these people as their governments polices harm neighboring countries and harm the reputation and dignity of the people. President al-Assad: Correct, but this needs time, and we mustn’t forget that these peoples themselves are waging battles against these governments. Political battles, of course, and this needs time. We need to be objective, but we must account for winning and losing. Animosity with peoples will not reduce the supply of terrorists; on the contrary, it will make this supply more available. We must improve relations and help these peoples by presenting facts; when these peoples discover the reality of what is happening in Syria and the truth about the position of their officials, they will become stronger in their political battle and the longevity of these governments and these officials will be short in political work., we can withstand this short spell and we can adapt to it while we resolve the battle in Syria.

Question: Mr. President, many talked about Homs; Homes which witnessed since the beginnings strong armed activities and high feelings of all types. Many ask: what is the situation in Homs? Why isn’t the situation over in Homs?

President al-Assad: We cannot separate the situation of Homs from the situation of the rest of the provinces. As for the delay of resolving the situation in the city, it’s known that when armed forces wage battles in cities they must take two things into consideration: first, concern for human life, and second, concern for properties. Apart from that, if the armed forces wanted to use all their military capabilities including firepower then they can crush the enemy in a short time, but this is unacceptable and doesn’t achieve the desired results. This type of operations needs time. On the other hand, we cannot forget that there’s constant supply of gunmen in Homs, specifically because they considered Homs to be the center from which the victory they hope for will move, in addition to its proximity to the Lebanese borders.

Question: Can we call it a buffer zone?

President al-Assad: Most Syrian provinces are border provinces; Deir Ezzor, Hasaka, Raqqa, Idleb, Lattakia, Daraa, Sweida, and even Homs partly borders Iraq too. This maybe a reason (why some use buffer zones) but I can’t analyze on behalf of the planners. This issue isn’t important for us, whether they consider them buffer zones or not. A buffer zone is a zone established with the state’s approval through specific agreements between two countries, and we as a state never in any day decided to assume that there’s an area outside Syrian control. When the army wants to enter an area then it can do that. They considered many areas to be outside the state’s control and the army entered most of these areas with ease, which means that they weren’t able to create this zone. Therefore, I believe that talking about buffer zones is firstly nonexistent, and secondly unrealistic, even for countries playing a hostile role.

Question: Mr. President, as the Commander-in-chief of the Army and Armed Force and with your knowledge of the situation on the ground and its details; there are those among the opposition who talk and ask why the Syrian forces and the Syrian army are inside Syrian cities, while not a single bullet has been fired in the Golan for nearly forty years. They ask in this regard if tanks’ natural place is inside Syrian cities and not on the Golan front.

President al-Assad: The task of the army and armed forces in all countries of the world is to protect the homeland. Protecting the homeland doesn’t only mean protecting it from outside, but from within as well; any enemy that comes from any place. You have to defend your country through relevant institutions, primarily the army and armed forces. This time, the enemy moved from within, not from without, and you may tell me that they’re Syrians and I tell you that any Syrian who carries out a foreign and hostile plan becomes an enemy and is no longer Syrian. The proof being that if a Syrian commits espionage then he is sentenced to death by law is execution. In fact, those who implement an enemy’s plan are considered an enemy. The enemy moved from within, so the armed forces moved.

Question: So this doesn’t contradict the concept of resistance and that Syria adopts the ideas of resistance.

President al-Assad: Not at all, on the contrary, Syria adopts the ideas of resistance. But the other idea is that if Syria adopts resistance, then why there isn’t resistance towards the Golan – this may be the idea you mean – then resistance is emerges when a state abandons its responsibility in reclaiming its land, which didn’t happen in Syria like in Lebanon, maybe because of the civil war at the time, and like in Palestine when there’s no state in the first place to reclaim rights, so the resistance had to exist. When we abandon, as a creed, policy and armed forces our primary goal of reclaiming land, then there will be a Syrian resistance.

Question: Mr. President, regarding the military operations taking place inside Syria now; there is talk on the Syrian street that Syria received a green light, a Russian green light and Chinese green light, with some going as far as to even say an American green light maybe or a western green light. Does Syria need a green light to carry out what it’s doing now?

President al-Assad: In various stages there was talk of a green light. For example, when Syria entered Lebanon in 1976 there was such talk and it was repeated at other stages. In fact, Syria doesn’t need a green light in sovereign issues, in local issues neither and in national issues, from friends nor from enemies nor from opponents. If we didn’t possess the green light then there’s no need for our existence as a homeland and as a state.

Question: Mr. President, there are those who say that the popular movement in Syria remained peaceful for four or five months and became armed after it was oppressed by the state. Some quote or distort a speech by Your Excellency, the speech before the last in which you said that in Ramadan it became an armed movement and all activities that were out peaceful became armed.

President al-Assad: No, this explanation is inaccurate for a simple reason; if they were unarmed then what explains that in the first week of turbulence and events there were a number of martyrs among security and police forces? Then how did these people die? Did they die from screams? From the sound waves of protestors? This is illogical. The truth is they died by weapons, but the type of arming and the goal of arming were different. At that time, the main goal was rallying the people by shooting protesters, security men and the police so that the police and security respond and kill more civilians; thereby spreading a state of hostility towards the state. After the failure of this project, they shifted since the last Ramadan to armed action through which they reached rebellious areas that the state cannot enter like Baba Amr and other areas, and of course these areas were entered so the gunmen’s tactic changed. Now, after Baba Amr was entered and after the fall of their sites in various other provinces that they had considered to be fortified, they switched to another method that involved more assassinations and more terrorism against citizens and more of punishing citizens by blocking roads, preventing the arrival of flour for bread, and fuel like diesel, gas oil and gas, and other daily necessities. In fact, the gunmen appeared since the first days. The images broadcast by Syrian TV on what happened in Daraa, the shootings by gunmen which they said at the time were fabricated, were real.

Question: It is said on the street that the state delayed the resolution, meaning that after people saw the progress of military operations they said that the state was capable of doing the sort of military and security operations now which are in the framework of resolution, so why did it delay in this regard, which implied to many who thought that the state is weak so they acquired more weapons, were misled more, and moved forward with this project on a larger scale?

President al-Assad: The state did not delay, and the proof is that when the armed forces sensed a major escalation in Daraa during the beginning of the events in the first months, the army entered Daraa. We never hesitated for a second for the resolution. But with every step the state took, there was a development in their modus operandi, so in turn the state needed more counter steps. Some want us to handle that stage as we handle the stage today. This is illogical. The stage is different, their modus operandi was different, even the public understanding of what is happening was different. Many people were misled in the beginning, thinking that what is happening is a state of excitement a wave of The Arab spring that will affect Syria, that these youths are excitable, that there are no gunmen, that the state is fabricating, all the these things we used to hear. For us as a state, the lack of public understanding was a problem. What helped the state in the resolution in recent months was the clarity of the picture for the larger part of the Syrian population as there’s a change in political conditions and in the security in the security conditions themselves. There’s a change in the public mood towards what is happening and towards the gunmen as they discovered that what is happening isn’t a revolution nor a spring; they are rather it is terrorist acts in the full meaning of the word, and the clarification of the external factor which wasn’t clear at the beginning. When I delivered my first speech at the People’s Assembly and talked about a conspiracy and confrontation, many wondered what conspiracy and what confrontation, accusing us of saying that everything is a conspiracy and considering what was happening to be a mere case of excitement as I mentioned before, and that if the President had said a few kind and sentimental words then the problem would have been solved. I told them that the problem didn’t begin with sentiments and won’t end with sentiments; there’s a plan and there are internal tools, so from the beginning we took a decision for resolution because the picture was clear, but the method of resolution differs depending on the different stages of the crisis.

Question: Mr. President, this crisis included and was exacerbated by the presence of some personalities who partook in corruption at this stage and exploited the crisis among officials, whether they were in the army security forces or in the state or businessmen and merchants and many activities who exploited the crisis and even contributed to increase it. What about those?

President al-Assad: I wish to distinguish between crisis traders who appear in every crisis in any country, whether they are merchants in the economic or material sense or other people who want to exploit the crisis for other private interests, and they could be inside the state or outside the state, and on the other hand, the mistakes that occur within the crisis and have no relation to prolonging the crisis. There were mistakes that happened, there were transgressions that happened, there were violations, thefts, some of which was uncovered but in a limited number and those were referred to the judiciary many months ago. Everyone who made a mistake or wanted to prolong the crisis for different reasons must be held accountable. This issue is final and isn’t up for discussion or debate, but the Question is how to identify them. You hold accountable the known not the anonymous; and most lawsuits filed and complaints that come in are against anonymous sides, and in the cases in which the individuals were identified and held accountable the wronged party brought the name and there was scrutiny and investigation and the misdemeanor or crime was proven and referred to the judiciary. The main challenge is how to find out who these people are, particularly since that in the conditions of security work and during chaotic circumstances investigation becomes harder than before. As a matter of principle, these individuals must be held accountable even if it were after overcoming these conditions and restoring calm.

Question: Meaning that if they were in positions of power, then dismissal isn’t enough, but also trial?

President al-Assad: When you don’t have proof but rather inconclusive indicators, then you may dismiss that individual for lack of confidence in their performance, but when you have conclusive evidence that this individual did something then he must be referred to the judiciary immediately regardless of the position he occupies.

Question: There are those who say that after nearly a year and a half of the crisis there’s still a problem with the matter of appointments, with some wondering why appoint someone who isn’t qualified, who doesn’t have the ability and qualification needed and who might later cause us problems leading to dismissing and trying them for example. Mr. President, is there a flaw in the appointment mechanism, particularly since the crisis didn’t influence in or maybe didn’t motivate instruments in a bigger way in this regard?

President al-Assad: There’s an objective side to this proposition and a subjective side. The objective sides is that we don’t have in Syria so far human resources management in the scientific sense, and this is a standalone science, and this is what we’re doing by putting the final touches on a project related to public employment, which evaluates the person since entering the government employment and until leaving it with a full course that specifies the development of their work. Someone good may come along and the evaluation is correct but after a while they deviate. The mechanism of entry alone isn’t enough. As for saying that this person came and didn’t prove to be good in the current mechanism in the absence of human resources management then you can only try as you don’t know if this person will fail. You must try to know that they will fail, and as long as they failed and you can replace them then where’s the problem? Of course, this takes time, but you don’t have other options. There are cases where a person is successful in a place and we assume that his success in this place will lead to his success elsewhere, only to discover that this isn’t true after trying. In fact, with the absence of human resources in their scientific form, then you have no option except to try, and the important thing in this case is not to keep quiet over someone who makes mistakes or fails, nor keep them in place, and in turn there’s someone who fails in a place not because they’re bad, but because this place doesn’t suit them, when you transfer them elsewhere they might succeed.

Question: Mr. President, many people link everything to the President, saying the President appointed this minister or issued that or discussed this, confusing a presidential decree with a mistake or something the government is in charge of. Your Excellency talked on more than one occasion about a true supervision that the media should perform on government performance. How can the media have the bigger role in supervision?

President al-Assad: Officials must be monitored from above and monitored form below, which means the public base, but demands so far are to monitor officials from above only, and this isn’t enough. It might be enough for certain levels of responsibility; a minister, a general director and the like, but there are lower levels like employees who need popular oversight in which the media plays a main role. The media tried in various stages to play this role, but this isn’t only through articles highlighting general issues, as the media’s role is to prepare a full case like, in countries that are advanced in what happens this field; the journalist presents a full case containing evidence, and in this case there’s no choice for officials but to refer this case as it is to investigation and later to the judiciary. This is what the media lacks. Of course, for the media to succeed in this, we also need more transparency by the state, as those affected will attempt to shut all doors in the face of the media, but the media must remain persistent and determined in this framework. Of course, for the President’s role, he’s responsible for the entire state and cannot evade or say I’m not responsible for a certain aspect of the state, but there’s a certain reality: no-one can see all corners of the country.

Question: From this comes the emphasis on the role of institutions which Your Excellency talked about since the oath speech, that in a state of establishment each point must assume its true role?

President al-Assad: Exactly. As long as establishments aren’t mature, any official’s role including the President’s will remain a lacking role. The President supervises in a general manner the policies of establishments and intervenes in some cases, but here we’re dealing with thousands of cases each day, cases that relate to citizens who cannot be supervised daily unless there are institutions of establishments or participation on the part of citizens in managing the state’s affairs.

Question: You Excellency said that the media should persist, but is there a mechanism that organizes work more effectively and thus gives – we don’t want to say authority in the literal sense but rather a bigger role for the media? Are we allowed to intervene more in affairs which may be related to oversight?

President al-Assad: It’s more than a question of being allowed or not. For me as an official, when you do your duty, I succeed, and your role is a success for me, and it’s in my personal interest that the media succeeds in this regard, and there’s national interest too as the homeland succeeds, institutions succeed and citizens succeed and become comfortable. In these matters, we all win when you play your role. The media playing its role isn’t a matter of allowing or not, but rather a matter of knowing exactly how to play the role objectively, and for the media not to exploit their role for personal interest. The media, in the end, is one of the authorities that can exploit authority for personal interest, and this relies on the profession’s professional ethics of those working in the field.

Question: Meaning that if the issue is within the supervision framework oversight and the framework of serving the country, then the media, as Your Excellency said, has the green light.

President al-Assad: Exactly, but by overcoming the educational role and playing a more investigative role, and by having the media’s role become investigating cases and finding evidence in addition to solutions, thereby assisting the judiciary and the investigating authorities, and at the same time proposing solutions to officials that we can benefit from in our decisions in the future.

Question: Mr. President, the media is being targeted now in Syria, and Your Excellency highlighted this on more than one occasion. In a previous stage we faced a media war from abroad, then it shifted to targeting the Syrian media politically. We saw the decision of the Arab foreign ministers when they decided to block Syrian channels from satellites which is also a precedent, and bloody targeting that manifested itself in al-Ikhbariya bombing, the bombing of the General Establishment of Radio and Television, and the targeting of Addounia TV and journalists with kidnapping and murder. Where do you place the media in this context?

President al-Assad: The answer lies in the question, and it takes us to an important point which is that we must stop self flagellation, despite the presence of shortcomings in all fields including the media, and we wish things had been better. But if this tool has been a failure, as some claim, then it wouldn’t have been targeted. If it were bad, harmful and a failure then they would have provided you, as national media whether public or private, free satellite channels. This affirms that Syrian media managed to expose them and undermine true media empires behind which is not just money but also political decisions in major capitals of the world. This in itself is proof of the success of Syrian media. Of course, we can be stronger and more successful, and this is natural. We haven’t reached our aspirations and you haven’t reached your aspirations as media, and this is the course of life. But to those who say that the media is a failure, this is our answer.

Question: Mr. President, the issue of defections is one of the things that concerned Syrian society lately as well. There were those who promoted the defection of figures like Riyad Hijab, Manaf Tlas, some diplomats and some officers of various ranks, and they said that if these people hadn’t seen something dark in Syria’s future and that the state isn’t stable and isn’t strong, then they wouldn’t have abandoned fortune, power and positions to the unknown.

President al-Assad: Regardless of the names, and assuming that the future is dark, is this a reason to leave the country? What is this limited proposition, it is an accusation of being unpatriotic. But let us examine the term. First, defection is when one establishment separates from a bigger establishment that presides over it or the defection of a part of an establishment from the main establishment, and at the top of this establishment is an individual or individuals who rebel against the higher levels or the main establishment. This didn’t happen. What happened was that individuals who were occupied certain positions fled the country, which is a process of desertion and escape, not defection. The defection is internal, not external. It’s a rebellion against the state within the country, which didn’t happen. Therefore, these are desertions outside the country, and those who desert or flee are either people who were presented with money and left, and are therefore corrupt and accept bribes, or cowards who were threatened by terrorists or the other side or, as you said, had no hope of a bright future, so they got scared of this future and fled abroad, or maybe it was someone with ambition who believed that he should have gotten gains or benefits or specific ranks but didn’t and decided to flee. Of course, there other reasons. In the end, those who flee are practically either weak or bad, because a patriotic and good person doesn’t runaway and doesn’t flee abroad. Practically, this process is positive and a process of self-cleansing of the state first and the country in general, so we mustn’t be upset by this process because it’s positive. Many people we didn’t know had these qualities and they exposed their truth themselves, which is positive. Add to that that more than one person was said to want to defect before, and what did we do? We told those who proposed that let’s facilitate it for him and let him go. It’s a positive process. Of course, we weren’t sure in all cases, and in return in some cases we were very sure yet we didn’t mind, and despite that many people were discussed before and lately and were allegedly to flee Syria under the slogan of defection, did you hear that the state arrested any of those? Of course not, because we view this positively.

Question: Despite knowing and being aware of this.

President al-Assad: In some cases, we have information and high suspicions. We don’t say fully aware. But the question put by relevant authority was what to do, how to act, should we prevent them? There was a call to prevent them but we told them no, prevention isn’t right, these people’s departure is the right thing. First, they’re exposed before the Syrian people. Second, every person who leaves the country is finished. If they have political ambition or goals then they’re over for the simple reason which is that the Syrian people don’t respect those who run away, and that Syrian people cannot be led by remote control with wireless devices, and they cannot lead them from abroad. This issue has been resolved historically, so I can say that if there’s a Syrian citizen who knows that about someone who is hesitant and wants to flee, then they should encourage them.

Question: Within the major campaign targeting Syria, can we expect more desertion? Do you have a problem in this regard?

President al-Assad: If desertion is by this kind of people then it’s a positive case, and it’s natural for this sort of people come to the surface during crises, and this a positive thing that we must anticipate and be optimistic about, not pessimistic.

Question: Your Excellency indicated on all occasions the scale of the conspiracy and pressure against Syria and the many things for which all available methods and means have been rallied politically and non-politically, morally and immorally. The Syrians ask: why us? Why are we being targeted with this enormous amount of resources aimed at Syria?

President al-Assad: this is the history of Syria, conflict on Syria took place even when we were part of the Ottoman Empire, because the Levant is a strategic region, following independence and the French evacuation all the coups were funded from outside and aimed at controlling Syria and the Syrian policy as well as dragging it into axes which were present at that time when Syria started to adopt an independent policy, practically after March 8th Revolution and consolidated after the Corrective Movement when the attack on Syria became more powerful than before. Now, we are paying the price of different stances, some of them related to the principled polices linked to the Syrian rights, our stance on the resistance and our relation with Iran which means with this axes that is not liked by the West. Some of those are linked to our latest stances, a lot of people aren’t aware that our stance on the shelling of Libya was a lonely stance at the Arab League against the no-fly zone. We objected, and not merely abstained. As we fully understood that the no-fly zone means the start of aggression on Libya and this is what has happened. We pay the price of these stances and the price of the west’s openness towards us in 2008, 2009 and 2010 during which time some have mistakenly believed that it was a real openness stage, but it was a stage through which they aimed to change the way of dealing with Syria , and to reach the needed goals, conspiring against resistance, particularly in Lebanon and targeting relations between Syria and Iran which stands by us and the Arab right, and when they failed during that stage, the Arab Spring was the new justification for them in front of their peoples to conspire once again against Syria. For all these reasons we pay the price.

Question: Mr. President, Was anything were demanded to be done by your side, and you refused to do so during the openness and interest stage which was practiced on Syria between 2008 and 2010, so the ways and means have changed?

President al-Assad: Yes, they clearly and continuously asked us to move away from Iran, and our answer was clear as much as Iran stands by us, supports us and stands by our rights without any hesitation and even without discussions of the details just as it is a Syrian right or a Syrian opinion. So how could we move away from it. In principle, rejecting or inverting on a side or faithful country, this is unacceptable .In terms of interest, a country which changed the Israeli Embassy into a Palestinian one and stood with the Palestinian right. As Arab states, we don’t talk but with the Palestinian right, do we come and turn the table on this country ?? on the other side, the attempts which were made during that time were related to conspiring on the Iranian nuclear file though we are not part of this file, and Iran didn’t ask assistance in this issue, the issue is proposed on the international arena, not on the regional one, what was needed from Syria was to convince Iran with matters against its interest, we saw that issue as an issue which relates to our future interest, our national security in the future, because what is applied to Iran as a state which seeks to get peaceful nuclear energy will be applied to us in future, particularly as this energy is basic in the future, and the West wanted to monopolize the knowledge and prevent it from the developing countries. There is another side related to the resistance, they also wanted us to conspire against the resistance in Palestine, the resistance in Lebanon through some measures which might be happening in Lebanon to prevent it, we rejected all these issues, they relied on the principle of openness and that the Arabs like honoring, and appreciation, and flattery, this openness and the repeated visits and drumming by the western media against Syria whose president was a criminal a few years ago according to their media in 2005 after al-Hariri issue, and suddenly became a peace maker, this gives you an idea of western hypocrisy, and when they failed during that stage, the Arab spring was the opportunity to terminate the Syrian policy.

Question: Syria has and still encounters all forms of sanctions that targeted some Ministers, companies, among them medical, food ones, so the Syrian people was the target. Those sanctions were seemingly imposed on a number of personalities, but the reality is that they impacted the people as a whole, who could Syria avoid all these sanctions, particularly as they say that through economic pressure, or through making Syria collapse economically they might achieve their political goals?

President al-Assad: This kind of sanctions will undoubtedly affect Syria, but it will affect with specific degrees. This depends on how we could we adapt with these conditions. Look to Iran, it progresses forwards in light of severe sanctions throughout many decades. We are a nation that has intelligence throughout history, we have a great ability to adapt, we have lived the crises throughout our history. The stages which were calm were limited stages in the Syrian history, undoubtedly we have capability to adapt with them as we are a productive state, we are not an importer country in principle, we are productive state from agriculture, crafts into small industries, but we have to reformulate our economy in a way that suits with this new condition, in this case we can make achievement. The Syrian industry has developed in light of the eighties siege, you remember at that time we had not even the basic materials, that condition was more difficult than this stage, we had no minimum reserve in our banks, even though we could develop industry, today we have bigger capabilities but they need some thinking, a number of practical plans, not theorization, I believe that we will get benefit, these outcomes will occur after the crisis though self-dependence and keeping away from some unimportant consumer- habits which we have adopted mainly because we live years of welfare, so we have the ability to remain and develop, and what we need is to specify what the best formula for our economy.

Question: Mr. President, You called for dialogue, and the state calls for dialogue, some opposition parties talk now about dialogue, they were rejecting dialogue, but now they accept, some reject, other accept, how the State deals with the call for dialogue since the convening of the conference last year?

President al-Assad: This is a very long story though it lasted a year and a half, but it was very rich and a lot of people don’t know what things were happening and what was the reality of the dialogue, what was the stance of the state and the opposition’s. At the beginning of the crisis, we asked to conduct dialogue with all the forces and personalities even those who were novice in politics, we went beyond all the political forces reaching social and cultural personalities, etc, we considered the issue as not a political issue, but a national issue, each person in Syria is engaged in resolving this crisis, at that time, the issue of dialogue was proposed on all levels by different sides, and by the states which came to advise us, with good or bad faith, the same thing by the powers existing in Syria which wanted to exploit the crisis, or those who wanted to take a national and real position. We said that the notion of dialogue is good and we started to work for that purpose, here the sorting out began, particularly regarding the forces of opposition. There was a national opposition which wanted to put aside all its interests and visions which we differ on to put the interest of the Homeland first. Subsequently in the political process, some of them entered elections, others participated in the People’s Assembly and the government. On the other side, there was the non-national opposition whom we didn’t talk about directly, without specifying who was this opposition, the people will later know who they are, but we have to specify what is happening. In the beginning, that opposition presented a reform process, reforming, amending, changing laws or amending the constitution. It believed that we would reject this logic, of course, this is what has been proposed by it publically, At the same time, it was bargaining with us through hidden channels that it had no interest in all this and that this speech was for the media or popular consumption, but it wanted to take part in the government. Of course, in principle we said we have no problem in the issue of participation in the government. The government is not restricted to one side, the government is for all people. We have always let independent people participate. Other forces could come, we have no problem, but we don’t accept blackmail. The basis in dealing with any side is the moral and principled dealing. We reached dialogue. Those forces were calling for dialogue, we were surprised that they didn’t come, I stress that I talk about part of the opposition, why did those forces refuse to come to dialogue? Because, before dialogue starts, they supposed it to be restricted to the State and those groups, to sit at the dialogue table in the absence of other sides. Interposition: which means monopolization. President al-Assad: Yes, for a simple reason: they wanted to pretend to be defenders of the people and representatives for them, and that we are against the people. They had no popular base, but they tried to achieve a political position for them in as opportunists in order to negotiate with the State, so we rejected this speech and called on all different powers, on the dialogue table there was more than 100 personalities. They represent different Syrian spectrums, this is from one side. Another side was that some of these powers were continuously contacting the western embassies which were actively working in Syria at that time, they were told not to go for dialogue because the life span of the state, or what they call “regime”- and this word is rejected-, the life span of this state is in weeks or a number of months, so you don’t have to talk to a collapsed side. There were other sides which went to Egypt, received money from Gulf countries at the Arab League or through officials at the Arab League in order not to go to the dialogue. There was another reason, they proposed the issue of reform, I met some groups of them, they talked about the constitution and the 8th Article, before a month of the dialogue, I addressed the people at Damascus University, during which I announced reforms. According to them, what was needed from this dialogue was to propose reforms and put us in front of two options; if we accepted, they would say to the people that they brought the reform through negotiations with the state, and if we rejected, they would say that the State was against reform, so let us fight it. So they monopolize the popular base as defenders of the people’s rights. This was clear for us, they are opportunists to a great deal, so we disregarded them, and moved to another stage after dialogue. Of course, they continued their stance through betting on the embassies and the Gulf powers existed at the Arab League and contacted them till they lost hope. Lately, we heard that they started to talk about dialogue. Let us put aside all this opportunism, and suppose good well, let us say to come late is better than not to come, but if you wanted to come late, you have to be true, not to come once more as an opportunist to get on a wave that you see this ship didn’t sink, so let us ensure a place in it. You are talking now about rejecting violence and arming from all sides. This is the word which some are ruminating from time to time, if you admitted of the weapon or arming, why did you reject it a year ago? Would you come and say clearly that you were mistaken or in maximum that you have lied to the people. We don’t expect the second, in minimum, the first. Let him say that he didn’t know, let him say that he made a mistake in evaluation. But to come as if nothing has happened, this speech is rejected, this opportunism is rejected, when they believe that they didn’t find a place for them on the other ship and that it drowned through councils abroad or through the outside’s discovering that the opportunist opposition has no real position in Syria, has no role. Through betting on the military terrorist act and the failure of this armed terrorist work in Syria to achieve important outcomes, on the contrary it was a retreat and contraction. At that time they began to shift. This speech is unacceptable for us. This is on one side, but on the other, there are other initiatives at work. Question: Initiatives of the opposition like Rome’s. Here we discussed the three stages of dialogue that first they demanded it, second they refrained from it, and now they demand it again, and with the belief that the ship hasn’t sunk. The number may expand and new spectrums may come to join them. President al-Assad: In addition to what I said in my previous answer on rejecting dealing with opportunism, we have a principled policy and what we said at the beginning of the crisis we say today. We didn’t change our positions at all towards the events and all the circumstances surrounding it. We say that our dealing with initiatives is also based on what side is making the initiative? What tools do they possess? What is their weight in Syria? If they’re countries like what is happening now when we hear about an initiative to be carried out by Iran and we supported it, first due to Iran’s role in the region and its importance and principled nature and other reasons, and because it will be with a group of other countries that aren’t necessarily as principled and of the same weight, but they can play a role in one way or another. We ask each side that makes an initiative: what is the weight of this side? Many initiatives came from various sides, some from foreign organizations like the one that sponsored the recent Rome initiative, and I’m surprised that foreign organizations are sponsoring Syrian initiatives by Syrian people. This is disgraceful for us on the national level. We disregarded many of these initiatives that have no value and no weight, as the crisis isn’t a place for some people to seek positions. This is part of trading in the crisis. Question: Those who watched the issue of the ship whether it will sink or not, bet on a time frame. We’re talking now about a year and a half. The ship is still strong and it seems that with the determination of this country’s people it will remain strong. We ask: who made Syria so far strong and steadfast in the face of all it went through? President al-Assad: First, some made a mistake in believing that the ship is the ship of the state or, once again in quotes, a “regime.” The ship is the homeland either Syria drowns or Syria makes it. We must be clear on this point; the state cannot sink and the homeland persists for simple reason which is that despite the many mistakes that exist, there’s a deep bond between this state’s policies and this people’s creed. But if we said who made this country steadfast, the fact is it’s the people in general, and the popular base not its elite. To be clear for history: the wide base which maybe isn’t usually interested in politics. Interposition: The common people. President al-Assad: Yes, the common people who maybe aren’t interested in politics, maybe they don’t have degrees, maybe they don’t live in these atmospheres, but they have a deep natural feeling about the truth of the crisis and its substance and essence. This isn’t the first time I discover this or see this scene; we saw it in 2003 after the war on Iraq and its results when some jumped to criticize the Syrian position for opposing major countries and siding with Iraq at the time, and it showed clearly after 2005 when the west conspired against it on the background of the assassination of al-Hariri in Lebanon, and now we see it clearer; it’s the same image. This wide base of the people is the one that protects the country, not the elite, to be clear whether this satisfies some or upsets them. Doubtless the most important element of this people which made this country steadfast is the armed forces. This army and armed forces, with their security and police, carry out heroic acts in the full sense of the word. They have readiness for sacrifice which we heard of before and believed to be individual cases, and they’re present in any army in the world, individual cases of heroism. But the surprising thing was the general state of readiness for sacrifices, cases of which we saw directly and live on Addounia TV and on the Syrian TV during the battles that showed their bravery and the successes they achieved. Without the successes of the Syrian Arab Army during these complicated circumstances, the country’s situation would doubtless be in danger, and the people’s embracing of this army is essential. We say the people’s army, as this army is part of this people. If we look at society as sectors of doctors, intellectuals, university graduates, vocational workers, farmers, workers, etc., and if we go back to the beginning of the crisis, the crisis began or relied on sectarian propositions. They wanted in the beginning to create a sectarian divide among the Syrian people to open a large hole in Syria in which this plan can pass very easily and quickly. The sectarian proposition is a departure from religion and deviation from religion, because religions, and Islam in particular, cannot be sectarian and separatist. There are many tools for confronting sectarianism, but the most important tool for this is proper religion, and no-one can play this role like religious figures or scholars. Truth is, for history, the role of religious figures in this crisis was very important and vital, and many people don’t know that a number of respectable religious figures were tortured and imprisoned in basements and some were assassinated and paid with their lives not for standing by the state, but for saying a word of truth or for speaking of the true principles of religion. The essence of the crisis was primarily creating sectarian strife and religious figures had a primary role in combating it. Here we also talk about the media as we said before; if the role of the media in Syria wasn’t important then journalists wouldn’t have paid the price with their lives. There are many groups, there are people in various points. I don’t exclude groups; all groups have patriotic people and people who paid the price with their lives, but there was a focus by the opponents and enemies on specific direction, and these groups or sectors of the people had to fulfill their duty and they carried out their duty. On the other hand, there were of course deviant religious figures who played a negative role either due to ignorance in creed or due to hidden political reasons for which they exploited religion, but those were encircled by the religious figures of Syria. Therefore, I believe this stage is one that should be recorded for all these groups that protected the homeland. Question: Of course, we remember the assassination of many activities; doctors, engineers, university professors, scientists in all fields. President al-Assad: This is correct. But maybe what was wanted from each individual in these groups was limited compared to the big slogans that were posed at the beginning of the crisis, yet I go back and say that everyone belongs to this people, and when I started by saying that the people were the ones who protected this country, then this encompasses all groups. Question: Your Excellency, the Syrians want to know where they are heading, Where are we going? What next? What do you say to the Syrians, Your Excellency? President al-Assad: We take Syria to the destination we want to as Syrian People and not to any other place. The external factor has an effect as it can speed up a certain process or slow it down or divert the direction, but we can correct the direction. All that is taking place in Syria was never to take place if we had not certain groups: specific groups, but they are influential in pace with the foreign scheme politically or criminally. In the absence of such groups, be sure that a conspiracy led by the entire world against Syria, and in which all the world takes part against Syria is unable to affect the future which we want to draw for ourselves. In short, the fate of Syria is in the hands of the Syrians, NOT in the hands of anybody else; and once we eliminate terrorism, we will have no problem, even the conspirator would return and change. The Syrians who took part in these events are responsible for encouraging the conspirators to persist in their conspiracies. This is the truth. That is why we need to address the internal situation. The conspiracy is big; but as I said in every speech and every interview, the foundation lies in Syria. When we get rid of those terrorists and return to search later for the causes behind the presence of such criminality which we did not believe existed in our country, then we will be assured. This is the responsibility of society and the entire homeland to eliminate terrorists and search for the real causes and deal with them. Then we should be assured; and then Syria will return as we know it before the crisis and I am certainly confident of this thing. Question: On more than one occasion, Your Excellency said that Syria is the mother of all her children; and consequently when the state grants an amnesty for those who have been involved in the events, there are those who say that such amnesties might be granted when the state is strong. Some people also empty the amnesty of its significance. The same applies to calls for the armed men to lay down their weapons. Those people say that the state is not in a position which enables it to grant such amnesties. President al-Assad: The answer is implied in the Question. You show mercy when you are strong, not when you are weak. It is a sign of strength and self-confidence. It is confidence in ourselves and in the people, because the state represents the people and is part of it. Many people have been misled and misguided. Put aside mistakes: some times, in security work, some people get arrested by mistake and are released individually or collectively. But there are cases which are identified by law as offences, and which we might show some tolerance towards. This approach has produced positive results during the past eighteen months. If amnesty achieves positive results, why shouldn’t we pursue it. Solving the crisis is not only through the elimination of terrorism, or through force. We have to use all possible means including tolerance. That is why we continue to embrace this policy. Question: Part of the Syrian people say – and let us put this between quotation marks – that they no longer believe in pan-Arabism. They say we should put “Syria first” and abandon pan-Arabism after the stances taken by the Arab League and suspending Syria’s membership and the role played by some Arab regimes. Does His Excellency President Bashar al-Assad still believe in pan-Arabism and what is called “Arab action”? President al-Assad: First, I repeat what I said in one of my speeches, that “Syria first” is self-evident. Every homeland, every village to which a human being belongs is “first”. But this does not contradict with what comes second, which is the city, the larger homeland and the Arab world to which we belong. This talk is reductive and comes as a reaction. When we say “Syria first”, or that we don’t want to belong to the Arab nation, it means that we are handing the Arab nation over to those conspiring against us. On the contrary, I say that today I am more committed to pan-Arabism, more convinced of it and more comfortable with it. After more than a decade of working with some – not all – of those Arab officials at different levels – some of them heads of state – I know that they don’t belong to the Arab nation and it doesn’t belong to them. This assures one that the Arab nation is pure despite some people’s endeavours to make it murky with their existence. As to the Arab league, it is not a standard of a criterion for pan-Arabism. Pan-Arabism is not an organization, it is a state of civilization. This region is based on a number of pillars, the biggest among them are pan-Arabism and Islam. Without both of them as two big bases, the region can never exist in its present form. Without believing in these two main pillars, we show that we do not believe in something which exists in reality whether we like it or not. This is a fact. If you don’t believe in it, you need to change it. Can we cancel away pan-Arabism? This is a different issue. As to the Arab League, let’s be realistic: in the past 10 years, since the outbreak of the Intifada – In the 1990s it only met once, since there was only one Arab summit. Since the year 2000, what are the achievements of the Arab League in the interest of the Arab nation? In fact, through my presence in all Arab Summits, Syria had no ambition to achieve anything. Our utmost ambition was to decrease losses. We always knew that there were traps and landmines which we needed to dismantle. We never believed that in the Arab League there was real work in the interest of the Arab nation. One of his most difficult political activities was to attend an Arab Summit as to dismantle and deter the set-off of traps and mines, citing the lack of a belief in the presence of a genuine work in the League in the interest of the Arab Nation. Question: A number of Foreign media outlets said they want President Assad to appear on TV screens every day to dispel rumors about him. They wonder where you are: in Lattakia, in Tehran, in Moscow? Even his wife and children: where are they, inside Syria, outside Syria. Mr. President, where are you now? President al-Assad: I am with you in the Republican Palace in Damascus. Anyway, such rumors are not entirely negative, as we do not in most cases respond to the rumors which are like ‘bubbles’ exposing their lies and falsifications, though such rumors might confuse the citizen a little, but they confuse them more and confuse their fighters. They try to improve the morale of their fighters through such rumors, and by so doing offer illusions to their tools. This is a good thing and should not annoy us. This means that these tools will soon fail. We should not pay heed nor get upset by such rumors. I am here on the ground, in reality. They are incapable of making fear creep to my heart or into the hearts of the majority of Syrians. They will never achieve this. Question: Thank you very much Mr. President. President al-Assad: Thank you, and I want you to pass my best wishes to all the staff of Addounia TV, who are carrying on with their national duty, despite the threats they have received, in order to bring out the truth

Statement by H.E. Dr. Alì Akbar Salehi , Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran on behalf of the Non Aligned Movement – N.Y. 28 September 2012

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Riceviamo dalla delegazione della Repubblica Islamica dell’Iran presso le Nazioni Unite il seguente documento.

 

Statement by

H. E. Dr. Ali Akbar Salehi

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran

On Behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement

At the High Level Meeting on Countering Nuclear Terrorism

United Nations, New York

28 September 2012

Messrs. Co-chairs,

1. I am honored to speak on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement.

2. The Convention on the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism reflects the success of multilateralism to which NAM attaches great importance. The Movement values this opportunity to express its views on this subject of cotemporary interest.

3. NAM strongly and unequivocally condemns, as criminal, and rejects terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, as well as all acts, methods and practices of terrorism wherever, by whomever, against whomsoever committed, including those in which States are directly or indirectly involved, which are unjustifiable whatever the considerations or factors that may be invoked to justify them.

4. NAM expresses its satisfaction with the consensus among States on measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction. NAM welcomes the adoption by consensus of the General Assembly Resolution 66/50 entitled “Measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction” and underlines the need for this threat to humanity to be addressed within the UN framework and through international co-operation.

5. While stressing that the most effective way of preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction is through the total elimination of such weapons, NAM emphasizes that progress is urgently needed in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation in order to help maintain international peace and security and to contribute to the global efforts against terrorism.

6. NAM calls upon all UN Member States to support international efforts to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery. It also urges all Member States to take and strengthen national measures, as appropriate, to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction, their means of delivery and materials and technologies related to their manufacture.

7. While noting the adoption of resolution 1540 (2004), resolution 1673 (2006), resolution 1810 (2008) and resolution 1977 (2011) by the Security Council, NAM underlines the need to ensure that any action by the Security Council does not undermine the UN Charter and existing multilateral treaties on weapons of mass destruction and of international Organisations established in this regard, as well as the role of the General Assembly.

8. NAM further cautions against the continuing practice of the Security Council to utilize its authority to define the legislative requirements for Member States in implementing Security Council decisions. In this regard, NAM stresses the importance of the issue of non-state actors acquiring weapons of mass destruction to be addressed in an inclusive manner by the General Assembly, taking into account the views of all Member States.

Messrs. Co-chairs,

9. The NAM emphasizes the need to improve national, regional and international preparedness and response to nuclear accidents and calls for a strengthened role of the IAEA in emergency preparedness and response, including through assisting Member States, upon their request, on emergency preparedness and response to nuclear accidents, promoting capacity building, including education and training in the field of crisis management.

10. The NAM underlines that measures and initiatives aimed at strengthening nuclear safety and nuclear security must not be used as a pretext or leverage to violate, deny or restrict the inalienable right of developing countries to develop research, production and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes without discrimination.

11. The NAM affirms the need to strengthen the Radiological Safety and Protection Systems at facilities utilizing radioactive materials as well as at radioactive waste management facilities, including the safe transportation of these materials. The Movement reaffirms the need to strengthen existing international regulations relating to safety and security of transportation of such materials.

12. The primary responsibility for nuclear safety and nuclear security rests with the individual States. In that sense, NAM underlines that the States with nuclear power programs have a central role in their own countries in ensuring the application of the highest standards. NAM also emphasizes that the IAEA is the sole intergovernmental organization within the UN system with the mandate and expertise to deal with the technical subjects of nuclear safety and nuclear security.

13. NAM reaffirms the inviolability of peaceful nuclear activities and that any attack or threat of attack against peaceful nuclear facilities – operational or under construction- constitutes a grave violation of international law, principles and purposes of the UN Charter and regulations of the IAEA. NAM recognizes the urgent need for a comprehensive multilaterally negotiated instrument prohibiting attacks or threat of attacks on nuclear facilities devoted to peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Messrs. Co-chairs,

14. NAM stresses its concern at the threat to humanity posed by the continued existence of nuclear weapons and of their possible use or threat of use. NAM reaffirms that the total elimination of nuclear weapons is the only absolute guarantee against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons.

15. NAM reaffirms its principled positions on nuclear disarmament, which remains its highest priority, and on the related issue of nuclear non-proliferation in all its aspects. NAM stresses the importance that efforts aiming at nuclear non-proliferation should be parallel to simultaneous efforts aiming at nuclear disarmament.

16. NAM emphasizes that progress in nuclear disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation in all its aspects is essential to strengthening international peace and security.

17. NAM reiterates deep concern over the slow pace of progress towards nuclear disarmament and the lack of progress by the Nuclear-Weapon States (NWS) to accomplish the total elimination of their nuclear arsenals in accordance with their relevant multilateral legal obligations. The Movement reaffirms the importance of the unanimous conclusion of the ICJ that there exists an obligation to pursue in good faith and to bring to a conclusion negotiations leading to nuclear disarmament in all its aspects under strict and effective international control. In this regard, NAM underscores the urgent need to commence and to bring to a conclusion negotiations on comprehensive and complete nuclear disarmament without delay.

18. NAM reaffirms the importance of the application of the principles of transparency, irreversibility and verifiability by the NWS in all measures related to the fulfillment of their nuclear disarmament obligations.

19. Pending the total elimination of nuclear weapons, NAM reaffirms the need for the conclusion of a universal, unconditional and legally binding instrument on negative security assurances to all NNWS as a matter of high priority.

Messrs. Co-chairs,

20. NAM urges the UN Secretary General and the co-sponsors of the 1995 Resolution on the Middle East, in consultation with the States of the region, to exert utmost efforts in ensuring the success of the Conference to be convened in 2012, to be attended by all States of the Middle East on the establishment of a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction. NAM stresses the need to avoid any further delay in convening this Conference.

21. NAM also demands on Israel, the only country in the region that has not joined the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) nor declared its intention to do so, to renounce possession of nuclear weapons, to accede to the NPT without precondition and further delay, and to place promptly all its nuclear facilities under the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) full-scope safeguards.

22. NAM reiterates that the issues related to proliferation should be resolved through political and diplomatic means, and that measures and initiatives taken in this regard, should be within the framework of the international law, relevant conventions and the UN Charter, and should contribute to the promotion of international peace, security and stability.

23. Mindful of the threat posed to humankind by the existing weapons of mass destruction, particularly nuclear weapons and underlining the need for the total elimination of such weapons, the Movement reaffirms the need to prevent the emergence of new types of weapons of mass destruction, and therefore supports the necessity of monitoring the situation and triggering international action as required.

24. Finally, on behalf of the Movement, I express the hope that the Secretary General will duly reflect these views in his summary of today’s proceedings as well as the views of member states. Any possible follow-up should be inclusive and member state driven.

Thank you, Messrs. Co-chairs.

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Statement by

H. E. Dr. Ali Akbar Salehi

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran

At the High Level Meeting on Countering Nuclear Terrorism

New York, 28 September 2012

In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful

Messrs. Co-chairs,

I associating myself with NAM statement, and wish to begin by paying tribute to the soul of more than 17,000 Iranian citizens, from high ranking officials to the ordinary people, in particular some of my beloved colleagues, the nuclear scientists, who have been martyred by terrorist groups.

As a country that not only whose nationals have been targeted by terrorist groups, but also its nuclear facilities have been subject to cyber attacks and foreign backed sabotage, we attach special importance to the need to prevent nuclear terrorism.

In our view, nuclear terrorism, regardless of its perpetrators, to be an individual, a group or a State, is any act by any means against any facility where radioactive materials are present or the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons or radiological weapons or material with the intent to cause death or serious injury to people or substantial damage to property or to the environment, or sabotage in nuclear facilities or to compel a nation to do or refrain from doing an act.

Therefore, any such act committed by a State, as certain countries continue to commit such crimes in my country, is a manifestation of nuclear terrorism and consequently a grave violation of the principles of UN Charter and international law.

My delegation stresses that inviolability of peaceful nuclear activities as a fundamental principle must be fully respected. All States have legal obligation to refrain from any attack or threat of attack against peaceful nuclear facilities, whether operational or under construction, or involvement, directly or indirectly, in acts of sabotage in such facilities.

We also reaffirm that the promotion of nuclear security is exclusively the responsibility of State. Security Council must end using such issues as a pretext to act as a legislative body. Instead, it should stick to its charter-based responsibilities and utilize its authority to act against those States undertaking cyber attacks and sabotage in the peaceful nuclear facilities and kill nuclear scientists of other countries.

In our view, issues such as nuclear terrorism should neither be used as a pretext to violate the inalienable right to peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology, nor to undermine the urgency and high importance of concrete measures for total elimination of nuclear weapons.

Finally, let’s agree on one principle that any use of a nuclear weapon, whether by States or terrorists, would be catastrophic and the only absolute grantee to prevent its occurrence is total elimination of nuclear weapons.

I thank you Messrs. Co-chairs.