EXCLUSIVE: Assad claims Syria is winning War against West with Help from Russia

Sourced from RT
31 May 2018

Syrian President Bashar Assad says Moscow deterred the West from launching a devastating country-wide air strike last month, and believes that Damascus has nearly won the seven-year war, despite continued US “interference.”

“With every move forward for the Syrian Army, and for the political process, and for the whole situation, our enemies and our opponents, mainly the West led by the United States and their puppets in Europe and in our region, they try to make it farther – either by supporting more terrorism, bringing more terrorists to Syria, or by hindering the political process,” Assad told RT correspondent Murad Gazdiev, during a sit-down interview in Damascus, noting that without outside funding his opponents inside the country could be subdued “within a year.”

After having to switch its support between the various anti-Assad factions, and the recapture of the key cities of Aleppo and Deir ez-Zor by government forces over the past two years, Washington, the Syrian leader believes, is “losing its cards” and can be brought to the negotiating table.

The Syrian leader believes, however, that the closer the deadly conflict comes to an end, the more desperate his opponents’ measures become. He cited the alleged Douma chemical weapon attack (“Is it in our interest? Why, and why now?” he asks) as a last-ditch Western attempt to sway international opinion – one that failed.

“They told a story, they told a lie, and the public opinion around the world and in the West didn’t buy their story, but they couldn’t withdraw. So, they had to do something, even on a smaller scale,”Assad said, referring to the joint airstrikes against purported Syrian chemical weapons facilities, carried out on April 14 by the US, UK, and France.

Assad says Moscow also played a role in restraining Washington’s influence and meddling in the region, both generally since its invitation to aid Damascus in September 2015, and in this particular incident.

“The Russians announced publicly that they are going to destroy the bases that are going to be used to launch missiles, and our information – we don’t have evidence, we only have information, and that information is credible information – that they were thinking about a comprehensive attack all over Syria, and that’s why the threat pushed the West to make it on a much smaller scale,” the Syrian president said.

With Western ‘advisers’ deployed alongside their proxy forces in Syria, Assad also thanked Russia for not triggering face-to-face confrontation with the US, which is operating in close proximity both in the air and on the ground.

“We were close to have direct conflict between the Russian forces and the American forces, and fortunately, it has been avoided, not by the wisdom of the American leadership, but by the wisdom of the Russian leadership,” Assad told Gazdiev. “We need the Russian support, but we need at the same time to avoid the American foolishness in order to be able to stabilize our country.”

Despite praising the diplomatic efforts of the Astana peace process, and emphasizing the government’s own drive to win the hearts and minds by restoring order in liberated areas, and initiating a process of reconciliation, Assad says there are still some victories that will have to be won on the battlefield.

Militants linked with the terrorist group Islamic State are feeling increasingly comfortable in a refugee camp located near a US military base in southern Syria, the Russian foreign minister said.

“Factions like Al-Qaeda, like ISIS, like Al-Nusra, and the like-minded groups, they’re not ready for any dialogue, they don’t have any political plan; they only have this dark ideological plan, which is to be like any Al-Qaeda-controlled area anywhere in this world. So, the only option to deal with those factions is force,” Assad said, emphasizing that there is no stepping back now.

“The more escalation we have, the more determined we’ll be to solve the problem, because you don’t have any other choice; either you have a country or you don’t have a country,” the Syrian president told RT.

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24 thoughts to “EXCLUSIVE: Assad claims Syria is winning War against West with Help from Russia”

  1. “Assad claims Syria is winning War against West with Help from Russia”

    The title goes some way to explaining the spate of fake news ‘Russian assassination attempts’ of the Skripals and more recently reporter Arkady Babchenko in a cynical attempt to sway public opinion against Russia.
    Israel don’t like Assad or his friends (or anyone else for that matter) so they get patsy Babchenko and groom him for the panto role, whilst he’s staying in Israel. Babchenko, no doubt, is taking the shekel. Here is the reported ‘visit’ to the jewish homeland, with pictures.
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/journalist-who-faked-death-had-come-to-israel-after-fleeing-russia/

  2. This is a war and “Anything is permitted in war and in love” as thé French proverbe goes. So Assad can tell what hé wants to whom hé wants.

  3. According to RT:
    Assad said,“We could settle situation in Syria in a year.”

    MY Interpretation:
    “The FREE demolition of the old buildings in Syria, to make way for Wall Street bankers’ internet-ready buildings, will be over in a year.”

    ‘Put-On’ wants a Marshall Plan there:

    Syria Is Not Ruined… it is the stage for a reality show… “DRAGGED INTO THE 21st CENTURY”:HOW TO “FLIP” SYRIA AND OTHERS… having 2000 year old infrastructures. The bankers need ‘internet ready’ buildings…. not adobe and thick walled huts.

    The Russian and NATO ‘Demo’ teams create rubble from the ancient buildings. Russia and NATO countries get the contracts to rebuild.

    ‘Put-On’ said so:
    Syria Welcomes Russian Initiative on ‘Marshall Plan’ for Mideast – Assad’s Aide
    “The initiative was proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin…”

    The Marshall Plan entered into force in 1948 was a US program aimed at restoring economy of European countries devastated by the Second World War.
    https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201610291046870617-syria-russia-marshall-plan/

    Russia Plans to Rebuild Syria From Ashes

    The German press reports on Russia’s long-term plans to help rebuild Syria after the end of the war there, including renewed contracts for investment projects and a roadmap for a political resolution.

    Russia has a long-term plan to rebuild Syria after the terrorists there are defeated, which requires the involvement of other regional powers to ensure that the threat of terrorism is extinguished, Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten [DWN] reported on Saturday.

    “Russian President Vladimir Putin is pursuing a long-term strategy in the Middle East, according to which Syria’s traditional allies play an important role,” wrote DWN.

    The German press reports on Russia’s long-term plans to help rebuild Syria after the end of the war there, including renewed contracts for investment projects and a roadmap for a political resolution.

    ‘Russia is preparing for the rebuilding of the Syrian economy’ — the article published by DWN.

    **DWN also detailed some of Russia’s strong economic links with Syria in the fields of oil and gas production, quoting Gissa Guchetl, the executive director of the Russian Union of Gas and Oil Industrialists, who told RIA Novosti in July that Russian oil and gas companies will seek to revive existing contracts worth $1.6 billion with Syria once the situation in the country becomes stable.

    In addition, Russia is the only partner to have presented a comprehensive roadmap for reform after the end of the war, reported DWN. The plan, which was presented in Vienna earlier this month, envisages an 18-month period encompassing constitutional reforms and presidential elections, which President Assad may take part in.

    “However, Russia refuses to support an external overthrow of Assad, which the US-led alliance still defines as an aim,” the newspaper reported from Vienna, where world and regional powers with an interest in regulating the Syrian crisis began talks on October 30 to find a resolution to the conflict. 
    http://sputniknews.com/world/20151122/1030539450/germans-report-russia-syria-plan.html#ixzz3sMGwi3l0

    1. Well said, Pat. Much food for thought here. Though I’m not sure your negative view of Putin will endear you to the many Putin supporters on this site. 🙂

      Still, you have a right to say these things because you have at least produced ample evidence that what you have said about Putin and Russia are distinct possibilities.

      People who don’t like your views are welcome to refute them, but they seldom do, I notice. Instead, they respond with sneers and ad hominem slurs to what you have to say.

      I am myself a Putin admirer, but I think you have a right to say bad things about Putin if what you say is fact-based. The fact that your critics are incapable of responding to your Putin bashing in a responsible and adult way says very little for them.

      1. Sard –

        Thanks. You know I believe ALL national leaders are liars. That’s a rule, or they will not be there long.

        BUT… contrary to what you wrote….
        There was NO ‘Put-On’ bashing… except for the spelling of his name. 🙂

        Almost 99% of what I wrote came directly from SputnikNews and RT. They do not bash ‘Put-On’, since he controls what they print and say.

        Sputnik – formerly The Voice of Russia and RIA Novosti – is a news agency, news website platform and radio broadcast service established by the Russian government-controlled news agency Rossiya Segodnya. (HA!!!)

        Headquartered in Moscow, Sputnik has regional editorial offices in Washington, Cairo, Beijing, London and Edinburgh.

        In Sputnik’s Washington D.C. office, Peter Martinichev is the editor and Mikhail Safronov is the bureau chief.

      2. Sard,

        Pat is a stickler for details. His posts are very well written and thought out. A year or so ago he responded to one of my posts complaining about the exorbitant costs of the toll bridges going into NYC. Pat took the time to read probably 100 pages of documentation before answering my post. The fact is, Pat is a patient and meticulous researcher. He has no equal on this site and I admire his intellect.

  4. When are we going to talk about ways to break the jewish status quo. All this chatting has no end and accomplishes nothing. Maybe that’s the intention.

    1. NTP –

      When?…. 4 years ago. You missed out!! 🙂

      https://www.darkmoon.me/2014/the-jewish-question-a-problem-without-a-solution-part-1-by-lasha-darkmoon/

      https://www.darkmoon.me/2014/the-jewish-question-a-problem-without-a-solution-part-2/

      Part 2: Seven Drastic Remedies for the Jewish Problem.

      And… in Part 2:

      “The answer to the Jewish problem is simple,” [Ezra Pound said, according to Mullins] “Keep them out of banking, out of education, out of government.

      There is no need to kill the Jews. In fact, every pogrom in history has played into their hands, and has in many instances been cleverly instigated by them.

      Get the Jews out of banking and they cannot control the economic life of the community.

      Get the Jews out of education and they cannot pervert the minds of the young to their subversive doctrines.

      Get the Jews out of government and they cannot betray the nation.”

      1. Do you think they will do that voluntary??? To give us back their power and money??? Real steps to accomplish that???

        Of all posters I like, appreciate, your comments the most on this site but this comment obviously not.

      2. Pat –

        While you and Ezra Pound are probably right, I am not convinced of any monolithic conspiracy between all Jews. The ones I have known seem to be no more than diligent businessmen looking for an advantage – like anyone else who is perceptive and industrious. Neither have I known any who go about singling out DISadvantaged Jews to lend money or other assistance. There are bad eggs in every brood, and Jews don’t hold the monopoly on that population. About all we can do is be “Jew wise” in our personal activities and our government involvement. Anything else is a stretch.

  5. America has ruined Syria on behalf of Israel.

    Next?

    They can only be stopped with the truth.

    1. John –

      Syria is FAR from being RUINED. Business is better than EVER!!

      Damascus may FINALLY get their own stock exchange when COMPANIES from US, Russia and China are done with their contracts in a few years.

      Syria’s Reconstruction GOLD RUSH!!

      General Director of the Exhibition Fares al-Kartally told AFP that the regime wanted the fair “to signal the start of reconstruction.”

      “Syria, official newspapers declared, is now “open for business.”

      The prospect of lucrative reconstruction deals has triggered a deluge of interest from governments and firms looking to profit from Syria’s devastation.

      The regime’s closest allies, Russia (‘Put-On’ winks and smiles) and Iran, have been the MOST prominent beneficiaries of the Syria reconstruction GOLD RUSH, with China not far behind.
      https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2017/08/24/rules-for-reconstruction-in-syria/

      China seeks to take its business to Syria in post-war rebuilding effort

      With the China-Arab Association on its fourth trip to Syria this year, Beijing prepares to invest millions of dollars in the reconstruction of the war-torn nation
      http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2125175/china-seeks-take-its-business-syria-post-war-rebuilding

      <<>>

      This war IS……
      Just a good old fashioned war for demolishing and reconstructing as usual.. and ‘Put-On’ suggested a Marshall Plan…

      NO MUSHROOM CLOUDS WANTED as from “YUGE” bombs used in Iraq!!

      1. John Charles Hagee aka Pastor Doom says, “Jesus is a mushroom cloud”… but I’m betting my shekels on Evelyn de Rothschild aka The King of Jews, who knows better and says, “The time to buy is when mushroom clouds are in the sky.”

        Boo!

    2. John –

      FOLLOW THE $$$$!! ‘Put-On’ DOES!! 🙂

      Almost two years ago, a Russian trade delegation announced in Damascus that “Russian companies would lead Syria’s postwar reconstruction.”

      That visit set the stage for contracts believed to be valued at $1 billion.

      More recently, Russian private security contractors have been “rewarded” for their role in combat operations with lucrative oil and gas contracts.

      Iran, which has been a major financial backer of the regime, has inked new trade deals with Syria, and encouraged its citizens to go on a real estate spending spree, driving up housing prices in some areas under regime control. Iran also has the largest presence at the International Exhibition; more than 40 Iranian firms are taking part.

      Russia Deploys a Potent Weapon in Syria: The Profit Motive!!

      MOSCOW — The Kremlin is bringing a new weapon to the fight against the Islamic State militant group in Syria, using market-based incentives tied to oil and mining rights to — reward private security contractors who secure territory from the extremists, Russian news outlets have reported.

      So far(July, 2017), two Russian companies are known to have received contracts under the new policy:

      1-Evro Polis, which is set to receive profits from oil and gas wells it seizes from the Islamic State using CONTRACT SOLDIERS(Russian Military Contractors), and
      2-Stroytransgaz, which signed a phosphate-mining deal for a site that was under militant control at the time.

      The agreements, made with the Syrian government, are seen as incentives for companies affiliated with Russian security contractors, who reportedly employ about 2,500 soldiers in the country, to push the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, out of territory near Palmyra, in central Syria.

      Most Middle Eastern wars are suspected of having some variant of this deal, but it is seldom made as explicit as in the Russian contracts.

      https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/05/world/middleeast/russia-syria-oil-isis.html?mcubz=1

      1. THE BANKING SECTOR.
        THE BANKING SECTOR.
        THE BANKING SECTOR.

        Anyone upset at the NY Times’s message on Russian Contractors can use the ‘Put-On’ news outlet – RT – which reports what he wants reported:

        Syria reaffirms preferential contracts for Russian businesses to rebuild war-torn country
        Published – 17 Apr, 2018

        Prime Minister of Syria Imad Khamis, who met with a delegation from Moscow in Damascus, has promised favorable conditions for Russian companies operating in the country.

        According to Dmitry Sablin, coordinator of the Russian State Duma group in charge of ties with Syria, the sides have discussed the social and economic development of Russian and Syrian regions. “We focused on problems… linked to logistics and THE BANKING SECTOR. We discussed how to rebuild Syria on mutually beneficial conditions,” he said.

        The official added: “We saw Eastern Ghouta with our own eyes. There is a colossal amount of work and experience is required [here], and Russia has this sort of experience.”

        https://www.rt.com/business/424246-russian-companies-syria-preferencies/

  6. If Putin was on the same side as the jewish bankers, there would have been no reason to get involved in Syria to slow down destruction of the country. As agents of the jewish bankers, the CIA via their terrorists organizations, Saudi Arabia money sources, and control of the US/NATO military was doing a fine job of destroying Syria. Putin and the CIA are obviously not on the same page.

    1. Ungenius

      Let’s cut to the chase. The jewish bankers pull all the strings. Putin can’t HELP but be on the “same side” in the old between a rock and a hard place position he found himself in from the get-go as it regards the money reality common denominator.

      Putin wants Russian hegemony in the ME. PERIOD. As for the rest of it, let the chips fall where they may after all the markers are called in.

      Politicians won’t be the ones who “turn over the money tables” (:>)

  7. For we Americans who are cognizant of the Jewish takeover of our government and military, it is a painful awakening to realize that any patriotism left to us might, inadvertantly, support America’s true enemies (the Zionists, themselves). Most of my own generation have not been taught true history. Most are unable to “read” the bullshit broadcast by MSM. As far as Putin and Assad are concerned, for example, the only proper approach to understanding the situation is to consider the source and means of speculation. One can pretty well gamble that ANYTHING the mainstream media tells us is a LIE. That is why I tend to be isolationist nationalist. What happens “over there” is THEIR business – not mine. Taking sides just bolsters Jew aims – like choosing Trump over the killer witch Hillary or the commie Bernie.

  8. I don’t think the reporters in the mainstream media are deliberately lying. That would require a conspiracy far too wide to be hidden. The problem is that they take official statements on face value, as the truth. When they accept that Mr Putin must have ordered the Skripals to be “nerve-agented” they should have been asking “why”, why would Putin allow such a clumsy and newsworthy incident? The evidence for Rusian villainy would not stand up in court; and remember that Porton Down, the British Chemical and biological centre is just down the road from Salisbury.

    They should have asked the old question, cui bono? and the answer was the British and Israeli governments, that were in need of some anti-Russian news.

    It doesn’t smell right.

    1. On some level they must know they’re lying. They may not know what the ultimate purpose of the lies , of all the lies, are meant to ultimately lead to, but they do know on some level that they report Untruths and that they do inculcate false and mendacious memes and tropes. It’s not as if the very high rulers of this world hold private meetings with the reporters and tell the reporters their plans for the world. The reporters are handed news reports, really scripts like actors are given scripts, and they parrot the scripts they are given, and on some level they know the scripts they read from are full of Untruths.

    2. @ John Kirby

      “I don’t think the reporters in the mainstream media are deliberately lying. That would require a conspiracy far too wide to be hidden.”

      The conspiracy has a name, Project Mockingbird, and it’s been going on for many decades. The CIA, working for the jewish banking cartel, provides talking points at 4AM daily to the mainstream media. Since the mainstream media is jewish, they follow directions from their kindred without question.

      Since the mainstream media is jewish controlled, they lie or Jesus was lying in John 8:44. Everyone gets to pick who they believe and should choose wisely.

    3. Everything is 100% scripted, has been since the end of WWII with Operation Mockingbird.

      A Cold War-era CIA propaganda campaign, Project MOCKINGBIRD was begun in the late 1940s under Frank Wisner, director of the Office of Policy Coordination. Project MOCKINGBIRD sought to manipulate media coverage of the Cold War by recruiting foreign and domestic journalists to serve as clandestine propaganda agents for the United States. — Encyclopedia of intelligence and counterintelligence (First ed.). Routledge. p. 432.

      Hollywood movies and television programming are the most insidious and effective forms of Jewish brainwashing of the gullible goyim:

      Another important figure in this conspiracy was C. D. Jackson. He had joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in 1943. The following year he was appointed Deputy Chief at the Psychological Warfare Division at Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF). After the war, he became Managing Director of Time-Life International. When it became clear that Dwight D. Eisenhower stood a good chance of becoming president, the CIA arranged for Jackson to join his campaign. This involved Jackson writing speeches for Eisenhower. Jackson was rewarded in February 1953 by being appointed as Special Assistant to the President. This included the role of Eisenhower’s liaison between the CIA and the Pentagon.

      According to the Eisenhower Presidential Library files in Abilene, Kansas, Jackson’s “area responsibility was loosely defined as international affairs, cold war planning, and psychological warfare. His main function was the coordination of activities aimed at interpreting world situations to the best advantage of the United States and her allies and exploiting incidents which reflected negatively on the Soviet Union , Communist China and other enemies in the Cold War.”

      Jackson was also involved in Operation Mockingbird. This was revealed after the death of Jackson. On December 15, 1971, Mrs. C.D. Jackson gave her husband’s papers to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library. This included details that Jackson was in contact with a CIA agent in Hollywood’s Paramount Studios. The agent is not named by Jackson but Frances Stonor Saunders claims in Who Paid the Piper? (2000) that it was Carleton Alsop, a CIA agent employed by Frank Wisner. There is no doubt that Alsop was one of the CIA agents working at Paramount. However, Hugh Wilford argues in The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America (2008) that it was a senior executive at Paramount, Lugi G. Laraschi, was the most important CIA figure at the studio. Laraschi was the head of foreign and domestic censorship at the studio, whose job was to “iron out any political, moral or religious problems”. Other studios, including MGM and RKO, had similar officers, and were probably CIA placements. In a private letter to Sherman Adams, Jackson claims the role of these CIA placements was “to insert in their scripts and in their action the right ideas with the proper subtlety”.

      Although the main objective of Operation Mockingbird was to influence the production of commercial films the CIA also occasionally initiated film projects. The best documented instance of this concerns an animated version of Animal Farm, a satirical allegory about Stalinism by George Orwell. The book was highly popular when it was published in 1945 and it was only natural that the studios should be interested in making a film of the book. The problem for the CIA was that Orwell was a socialist whose book attacked both communism and capitalism. Therefore, it was important to make a film that restricted it to a condemnation of Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union.

      source: Spartacus Educational (Operation Mockingbird)

  9. Joe, from experience alone the M$M presstitutes know the hoi polloi want to be lied to so they give them what they want (and always leave them wanting more).
    A subtle self flagellation, the hurts so good groan of a profoundly sick society.

    The most profitable, manageable, easiest and best way to control and even destroy people, individually and collectively is the old give them what they want
    (or what they think they want), trick.
    Even as they rub it in our faces via their greatest historians and philosophers (aka) comedians, con artists and Generals.

    The clergy, the theologians? Hell, most of them are riding up in first class!
    Anomalous exceptions revered and excluded, of course..

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