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President Bashar al-Assad’s interview with Le Figaro (and “The Atlantic” Two Part Series by James Fallows)

September 3, 2013

I checked the French Text ( which checks out with the English Translation..


More excellent sources…

“Your Labor Day Syria Reader: Part One” by James Fallows – in The Atlantic

“Your Labor Day Syria Reader: Part Two” by James Fallows – in The Atlantic

I recommend this series – both parts – it should be required reading, especially for those in the U.S. Senate…

Anti-Empire Report #120  by William Blum (about Obama’s Syria Speech and U.S. intentions)

Piazza della Carina


Malbrunot: Mr. President, the Americans and the French have accused you of perpetrating a chemical attack on the 21st of August in Ghouta, which led to the death of hundreds. Do you have evidence to suggest that your army did not launch the attack?

President al-Assad: First of all, anyone making such an accusation is also responsible for providing the evidence to substantiate the allegation. We have challenged them to present a shred of legitimate evidence, which they have not been able to do. Since their foreign policy should be tailored to suit the interests of their own people, we have challenged them to present legitimate evidence to their own public opinion to substantiate their claims; again they have not done so.

Secondly, where is the logic in us carrying out an attack of this nature: two years into the crisis I can confidently state that the situation on the…

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  1. September 3, 2013 12:05 pm

    thank you, did you see where Putin wants to send some Russian parliament members to talk to Congress, i really hope this happens

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