Al-Assad Vows to Live and Die in Syria, Warns World of Domino Disaster
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has made it clear he has no intention to stop the gruesome civil war, leave the country and accept the offer of safe passage a few countries have offered.
"I'm not a puppet, and I was not made by the West to go to the West or to any other country," he told Russia Today TV. "I am Syrian. I was made in Syria and to live and die in Syria."
He also made an ominous threat against foreign intervention, saying it would have a "domino impact" on the world.
"I think that the cost of foreign invasion of Syria, if it happened, would be greater than one that the whole world can afford," he told Russia Today.
"Because if there were problems in Syria, particularly as we are the last bastion of secularism, stability and coexistence in the region, it will have a domino impact that will affect the world from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.
"And you know its implications on the rest of the world. I do not think that the West is moving in this direction, but if they do, no one can predict what will happen after."
Al-Assad's comments came after British Prime Minister David Cameron broached the idea of giving him "safe passage" if that's what it takes to stop the bloodshed in Syria.
"Anything, anything to get that man out of the country and to have a safe transition in Syria," Cameron told Al-Arabiya TV. "Of course I would favor him facing the full force of international law and justice for what he's done. I am certainly not offering him an exit plan to Britain, but if he wants to leave, he could leave; that could be arranged."
Even Tunisia, the first country in the region last year to oust its longtime ruler, has offered asylum to al-Assad in an attempt to prevent further violence.
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Seedy, what Russia has sold is AA (anti-air) missiles n launching vehicles, also things like AS (anti-ship) missiles.
Do the "rebels" have an airforce? navy? No.
Also, these deals were made before the arab spring (->islamic harvest), so those weapons have no bearing on what is currently going on militarily against the "rebels". Syria isn't going to use advanced new anti-ship missiles against a terrorist hide-out on land..
Those who have a navy and an airforce is USA & NATO, so that's what all the QQ is about, makes an aggression much harder to do compared with Libya or Iraq. So, the bought weapons remain unused (except that one time vs Turkish fighter jet that was stupid enough to trespass, hehe) with the purpose to be a deterrent.
Maybe when your hero, Comrade Putin, stops supplying arms and assistance to the fellow members of his "Tin-Pot Dictator and Mass Murderer Club" then the Free and Democratic (look it up, Choo-choo) world can let the will of the people prevail without having to help them to survive the actions of monsters and despots.
Long Live Pvssy Riot! ;)
Hey, Jerry, if you would like Assad to face Hamas and Al-Qaeda "eye to eye", then stop the heavy and permanent flow of arms, money, foreign instructors/commandos to Syria. Do stop this- shameful and
violating all int'l laws and rules-Western Powers', Arab Monarchies' &
Turkey's activities against Syria. Merely stop it. And then You will see
And in addition to Yane' info: people' opinions...
Hey Al-Assad if you would like to Llive and Die in Syria, put your boots and Syrian fatigues on and be a Syrian warrior.
Next throw your tie away and your Armani Suit.
Now face Hamas and Al-Qaeda eye to eye and this will prove you deseve to Live and Die in Syria and prove what the Syrian Flag is all about.