MARCH 1, 2015
The BBC tries to portray Syria’s uprising as peaceful, yet it is evident that there was no such peace as snipers and trouble makers were around since almost day-one of the ‘Arab Spring‘ reaching Syrian territory. A foreign terrorist army has been invading Syria for years now, and an attempt to frame these ‘rebels’ as ‘moderates’ has all but collapsed with the rise of ISIS.
The interviewer harps on about ‘barrel bombs‘, supposedly indiscriminate clusters of weapons dropped from helicopters, leading Assad to have to constantly reaffirm that his army, like any other, uses bombs, missiles and bullets; he also notes that during war, as in any war, there are unfortunate civilian casualties. After the Iraq debacle, which the BBC had a helping hand in pushing, this is very much a case of the pot calling the kettle black.
The BBC attempts to frame Assad as an object of hatred among the Syrian people, which lets Assad remind the interviewer that he is still in power after four years of fighting – impossiblewithout political support. The interviewer tries to insinuate that Assad has been bombing schools, which would be incredibly stupid; as Assad states he would have to pay to rebuild them, they lack strategic importance, and, such actions would destroy his political support.
Assad’s acknowledgement of human nature and political reality reveal him to be a pragmaticleader, not concerned with utopianism and what might be; but with what is actually happening and how to go about fixing it. At this point, no matter your personal opinion, it would be ridiculous to suggest the opposition would be a better option.
Watch the full interview below:
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