Yesterday I had the entire transcript nicely spaced with comments and poof! Lost it!
I'm not going that route again- Steely eyed focus on four pertinent parts of the interview.
-Wasn't fussy on the interviewer's style.
-She got Assad a bit off track and thankfully he regrouped. (Typical empty headed journalist)
When, you ask? When they talked about the creation of ISIS.
She did the meme version of Turkey creating ISIS- Assad humoured her and then cleared the history up- I was very happy to see that record set straight!
*Creation of ISIS:
So, ISIS was created in Iraq under the American supervision.President Assad: Part of it is related to what happened in Iraq after the invasion in 2003, where the American army or the Americans in general control everything in Iraq, including the prisons, and the leader of ISIS and most of his entourage were in the same prison. So, ISIS was created in Iraq under the American supervision.
Journalist: It was maybe not ISIS, this period, but Al Qaeda?
President Assad: No, it was called IS, it wasn’t ISIS. It was “Islamic State of Iraq.”
Journalist: Islamic State?
President Assad: Because it wasn’t in Syria at that time. That’s why it was called IS. That was in 2006.
President Assad: 2006, of course.
Journalist: Already, it was Islamic State in 2006?
President Assad: Of course. In 2006, of course, before the withdrawal of the Americans. That’s why they played either direct role or indirect role in creating ISIS.
ISIS was indeed created in Iraq under US/UK supervision. It was IS or ISI. When the US/UK proxy army entered Syria in 2013 led by the groomed by NATO, in Georgia, Chechen, it became ISIS. This is a history I know very well.
Let's go back to :
- The roots of ISIS go back to Oct. 15, 2006, when what is known as the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) was established.
-The group emerged in the ashes of the U.S.-led invasion to oust Saddam Hussein as al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI)
-After a U.S. counterterrorism campaign and Sunni efforts to maintain local security in what was known as the Tribal Awakening, AQI violence diminished from its peak in 2006–2007. But since the withdrawal of U.S. forces in late 2011, the group has increased attacks on mainly Shiite targets in what is seen as an attempt to reignite conflict between Iraq's Sunni minority and the Shiite-dominated government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki”It's absurd to say Turkey created ISIS when Turkey was dead set against the invasion of Iraq.
More on the creation of ISIS: Al Qaeda + "Awakening Councils" = ISIS
In closing: it should be clear why we are reading descriptions of ISIS as including 'former Baathists', 'ex -military' and 'sunni extremists'. ISIS does contain all those elements.Sunni extremists including Kurds who are approximately 90+ percent Sunni Muslim.
2013 and the arrival and rebrand of IS/I to ISIS as it moves into Syria
But what is not mentioned is the ties that bind. Loyalty and support to and for the US/UK paymasters via the NATO tyranny machine.
The final capture of the airport in August immediately boosted the prestige of its unruly mastermind Tarkhan Batirashvili, according to analysts—an ethnic Chechen whose warring skills, learned in the U.S.-funded Georgian army, are now being put to use by a group deeply at odds with more mainstream Western-backed rebels.
The jihadi commander has recently emerged from obscurity to be the northern commander in Syria of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS)Let's go back to a post researched and written, by myself, in August of 2014:
We have to realize that ISIS is the smoke and mirrors to the ME reshape.Clearly as I've been saying here for well over two years the Middle East is being remade, right before our eyes. In plain site. Hidden out in the open. Through clever obfuscation and other misdirection.
ISIS is the deception. The distraction. While we are spoon fed the ISIS soma, NATO headed by the US, in cahoots with Israel and the GCC nations reorder the globe to suit their agenda.
The GCC are useless idiots. There is little to no benefit to them as nations. Israel is the big cheese in the middle east and with the help of US/UK that is a 'cheese' that will no longer "have to stand alone"!
Assad was stating flat out the reality of ISIS. Everything else is bullshit! This is me being fed up with reading so much baloney for so long now
* Assad: No Contradiction between Israel and Terrorists
Oh empty headed journalist lady it is friendship, kinship and connivance- Nothing to do with neutralityQuestion 6: For me, it’s a very strange thing. Daesh, ISIS, with their ideology, never threaten Israel, and Israel never threaten Daesh, ISIS. It’s like some kind of agreement about – maybe not on friendship – but neutrality. Why, you think, it’s like this? And what’s the role of Israel in this war?
No contradiction whatsoever! Straight up blunt talk. You'll notice that ISIS has not targeted Israel? Though ISIS has targeted Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Saudi Arabia. I've written plenty on the curiosity of ISIS not striking Israel. And how it is the Islamists simply fulfill Israel's every wish. In a disgusting sycophantic way. This is one issue I see the alt media and the msm equally avoid- Refresh your memory with but a few previous post covering Israeli involvement- well documented here and in Israel's own media- With coverage of their Islamist fighters in their hospitals and more!President Assad: Not only ISIS, of course, or Daesh, not only al-Nusra; anyone, any terrorist who holds a machine gun and started killing and destroying in Syria was supported by Israel, either indirectly through the logistical support on the frontier, or sometimes by direct intervention by Israel against Syria in different areas in Syria. Why? Because Israel is our enemy, because they occupy our lands, and they look at Syria as enemy of course, and for them they think if they undermine the position of Syria and make it weaker as a whole, as society, as army, as state, that will prevent Israel from moving toward the peace, and the price of the peace is to give back the Golan Heights to Syria. So, for them, Syria will be busy with another issue now, it would be busy to talk about the Golan or the peace process, or even to do anything to get back its land. That’s why Israel is supporting every terrorist, and there’s no contradiction between Israel and any organization like al-Nusra or ISIS or any Al Qaeda-linked organization.
Of course there are literally 100's of posts documenting Israel's involvement from day 1 of the destabilization of Syria
Turkey and Assad's optimism:
Question 4: Now, we have a new player in this region. Okay, I mean, it was a Turkish intervention, and nobody speaks about this now, like nothing happened. What’s your opinion about the role of Turkey in this war, and about this intervention?
President Assad: If we start from today, it’s invasion.
The language "it's an invasion against international law:" ? Which it is! But, compared to the statements regarding Israel? That's very reserved. Assad then asks the question "what do the Turks want from this invasion regardless of the mask that they wear to cover their intention"?President Assad: This incursion is invasion, whether a small part, or large part of the Syrian territory; it’s invasion, against international law, against the morals, against the sovereignty of Syria. But what do the Turks want from this invasion regardless of the mask that they wear to cover their intention, real intentions. They wanted to whitewash their real intention that they used to support ISIS and al-Nusra.
He answers his own question: "They wanted to whitewash their real intention that they used to support ISIS and al-Nusra." Assad is saying more or less that Turkey is attempting to clean the slate .
Assad's statement begs the question: What is behind this change by Turkey?
The attempt to create Kurdistan aka Israel 2.0? The betrayal by the US of Turkey? The coup? The warming relations between Russia and Turkey? Assad is telling us something has changed Turkey's course.
When the journalist says Turkey created ISIS- Assad states "they supported ISIS, they give them all the logistical support and they allow them to sell our oil through their borders"
They supported ISIS. Past tense. Logistics and oil sales could have been all managed through NATO affiliated forces embedded in Turkey. And the Kurds. I've more then a few posts here on the ISIS oil going through the Kurds and onto Israel.
Assad made no mention of the border wall Turkey is building. Why? Could it be because it aids Syria in securing it's border? Just thinking out loud here.
Assad did not suggest Turkey is out to take Syrian territory either? Though he clearly stated that was Israel's intent. There are times that what is not said, speaks as loud as what is said.
Assad does not believe Russia was mistaken in making amends with Turkey and is looking positively on this mending fences- He sure didn't speak like that about Israel!
Question 5: After the Russian plane was shot down by the Turks, Russia stopped relationships with Turkey. Now, after, okay, his excuses, we again… it looks like again friendship, tourism, diplomatic relations everything. Putin called this a “knife in the back” when this plane was beaten by the Turks. Do you think maybe we Russians make a mistake to trust Erdogan again after his betrayal?
President Assad: No, actually, I look positively to this relation.
Journalist: You look positively?
President Assad: Yeah, positively. Why?
President Assad( cutting to the chase) "So, through this rapprochement, let’s say, between Russia and Turkey, the only hope that we have as Syria is that Russia can make some changes in the Turkish policy. This is our hope, and I’m sure that this is the first goal of the Russian diplomacy toward Turkey these days; in order to decrease the damage of the messing-up with the Syrian territory by the Turkish government. I hope they can convince them that they have to stop supporting terrorists, stop allowing the flow of terrorists and money for those terrorists through their borders.Assad is sure that the first goal of Russian diplomacy toward Turkey is to decrease the damage of messing up with the Syrian territory. Assad is sure, because he has been reassured by the Russians- That was interesting. Here's hoping!
The Kurds and their demands:
President Assad: Exactly, to have referendum by the Syrian people to say yes or no. Second, some people, they talk about Kurdish federalism in the north, regardless of what I talked about, about most of the Kurds that they don’t ask for this. Even if you want it, the majority in that area are Arabs. So how can you have Kurdish federalism while you have majority of Arabs?Another point I've made repeatedly. Having written tons and tons on the Kurds. The nomads.
There was no desire for a 'greater kurdistan' on the part of the disparate Kurds. However NATO and Israel want Kurdistan and they have employed the PKK to strong arm the non unified Kurds through tyrannical means.
Israel has been very clear about their desire for Greater Israel via Kurdistan/Israel 2.0
Are there more posts on these topics here? Literally 100's and 100's. This is one long running blog!
From earlier today: