And, yes that is the terrorist/death squad creator US Ambassador to Syria -Robert Ford.
First: Bashar Assad: "Has to live and die in Syria"
In an exclusive interview with RT, Syrian President Bashar Assad said he will not leave Syria. Assad also spoke on the calls for armed foreign intervention in Syria, and the possible fallout on the country’s internal conflict and across the region.
“We are the last stronghold of secularism and stability in the region and coexistence, let’s say, it will have a domino effect that will affect the world from the Atlantic to the Pacific and you know the implication on the rest of the world,” Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad told RT in an exclusive interview that will air on Friday, November 9.
“I am not a puppet. I was not made by the West to go to the West or to any other country,” he said. “I am Syrian, I was made in Syria, I have to live in Syria and die in Syria,” Assad said during the interview.
Syria has been wracked by internal violence for the past 20 months. With the government and opposition failing to reach an agreement on a ceasefire, foreign nations are pressuring the Syrian president to step down, with some even calling for armed intervention in the war-torn country.
“I do not think the West is going [to intervene], but if they do so, nobody can tell what is next,” Assad said. “I think the price of this [foreign] invasion if it happened is going to be more than the whole world can afford.”
According to a Turkish official, Ankara has officially requested that NATO deploy Patriot missiles along the border with Syria, over fears that armed conflict could spill across the border.
The armed conflict in Syria has turned increasingly violent in recent months. Rebel forces have received significant financial, diplomatic and organizational support from countries like the US and Western-allied nations such as Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
However, the opposition has yet to overcome infighting and form a united government. The rebels’ Western allies have also become concerned by signs that radical Islamists are gaining strength and influence within the opposition
Speaking of the contrived opposition..
They still cannot unite- Despite all the help of NATO
Syrian opposition plans fall apart on eve of Doha conference
The western-backed initiative to form a united Syrian opposition looked to have collapsed on Wednesday night, as key opposition movements from inside the country pulled out.
“There are too many people against this initiative for it to work now,” said a western diplomatic source in Doha.
The plan's failure is a blow to Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, who had announced it unexpectedly a week ago, and to Britain, which had strongly favoured it.
Recalling all those meetings between Russian officials and the internal opposition.............
Also interesting recall the mention of the Riad Seif plan, put forward by Hillary and friends
The name of the plan has changed. As a bit of truth/reality leaks out.
It had been informally named the ‘Seif-Ford initiative', indicating the coalition between U.S. ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, and Mr Seif in forming the plan.
The coalition between Robert Ford and Mr Seif ??? Not bloody likely!!
This is Ambassador Ford’s monstrous creation and Mr Seif is the mascot. Like Ronald McDonald!
In a repeat of the mortars in Turkey..
An Israeli military source said the mortar bomb landed in an Israeli village and had not gone off. No casualties or damage were reported. A military spokesman added that a few mortars had been fired, all of them errant and not aimed at Israeli targets
Israel's army chief, Benny Gantz, on Sunday warned troops on the Golan Heights: "This is a Syrian issue that could become our issue."
Nothing Israel would like better, despite nonsense such as this “Israel needs nerves of Steel”