Assad Says Turkey Responsible for Syria Bloodshed: It's a Battle of Regional, International Wills

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Syrian President Bashar Assad stressed on Monday that his country does not need the permission of any nation in the world to deal with its internal political issues, rejecting calling Syria's current events a revolution or a spring.

"These are battles of wills first and foremost,” Assad told Nasim Online news agency, adding that “the terrorist acts' aim is to destroy the country”.

Assad said: “What we are going through is a regional and an international battle, and saying the clashes will end within weeks is illogical”.

"We will come out victorious despite the complication of these tactic and strategic battles,” he expressed.

Assad commented on some regional countries' stances towards Syria's war: “Turkey is directly responsible for the bloodshed here”.

According to Assad, the Turkish people, however, were able to resist to “financial and media campaigns that tried to divert their viewpoints”.

"We are trying to build and preserve relations with the people not the governments, as these will not stay in power forever,” he explained.

The Syrian president added: “Some nations support Syria but are not able control the flow of weapons and logistic aid to terrorists”.

"There is a particularity to the battles in Homs as fighters there are constantly supplied with weapons,” Assad said, adding that another factor that makes the clashes in this city standout is its proximity to Lebanon.

"The presence of the Syrian forces in the cities aim at protecting citizens and the nation,” he expressed.

Assad remarked: “The army is saving the country from external and internal plans, and its role conforms with the ideology and the policy of resistance that we have long adopted”.

More than 60,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in Syria's conflict since its eruption in March 2011, according to the United Nations, while the Observatory says it has documented more than 48,000 dead.

The conflict has sent some 600,000 people fleeing the country, most of them to neighboring countries, according to the U.N.

Comments 19
Missing samiam 21 January 2013, 20:20

great comments to an iranian newspaper--I am sure they asked some tough questions...

he must be desperate to get his message out, or figure out what it is

Default-user-icon Lebanese (Guest) 22 January 2013, 17:13

So outright sectarianism and racism is tolerated on this website?

Default-user-icon dave (Guest) 21 January 2013, 20:39

Assad blames turkey for the bloodshed, turkey is not bombing syria, Assad is.

Missing peace 21 January 2013, 21:05

hahaha laughable assad....

Missing peace 21 January 2013, 21:08

nothing new in assad s propaganda: all dictatorships always said they were victims of foreign conspiracies to justify their horrors.

only fools believe it or brainwashed lobotomized people...

Default-user-icon kafantaris (Guest) 21 January 2013, 21:12

We have become callous to the great suffering of the people of Syria -- just as we had become callous to the great suffering of the Jews of Hitler’s Germany. History will be unkind.
The heck with Russia and China -- these two treat their own people no better.
We need to act now in Syria. And we are already far too late -- just as we were for the Jews.

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 21 January 2013, 22:23

He will be hanged!

Thumb ghada12 21 January 2013, 22:25

"governments, as these will not stay in power forever,” he explained. This is a case of "I see the glaring mole on your nose but I don't see the glaring mole on my nose".

Thumb shab 21 January 2013, 23:40

I love his humor

Thumb rover98 22 January 2013, 00:25

Assad thus far is the worst dictator of the 21st century no amount of lies will change his imminent demise followed accountability of those done his dirty work.

Default-user-icon JoeGJoe G (Guest) 22 January 2013, 04:44

Most of the neg replys are from Israel or the CIA

Thumb bananasplit 22 January 2013, 00:53

So is the logic that as Lebanese we need the war to continue in Syria to keep the balance and not have a war ourselves? If Assad wins it will be revenge time against the Sunnis in Lebanon. If he loses it will be revenge time against HA. Either way, if you are a Lebanese civilian you are screwed...

Default-user-icon Gabby (Guest) 22 January 2013, 01:19

It was Hariri, Qatar, the US, Europeans, etc.....now Turkey too. None of it is his fault. Look in the mirror ya giraffe.

Default-user-icon fuassad (Guest) 22 January 2013, 03:58

why is the world still watching this happen?? people should bring assad to an end asap he has been killing his own people to stay in power that is the bottom line! no matter what the real story is he is the one using planes to bomb civilian buildings

Thumb the_roar 22 January 2013, 04:21

Turkey made massive miscalculations. They thought this would take a few weeks maybe a few months tops. Why not be the hero like they were in Libya & become the Champions of the Arabs once more. Well now they are desperate as they have a huge refugee problem along with tension from their own people, who flatly reject this war.

Thumb the_roar 22 January 2013, 04:21

Turkey has tried desperate measures to intensify the war in Syria. 1st they blamed the Syrian regime for shelling Turkish land & tried to escalate the situation that way. Syria knew the game & said leave the north to the Terrorists. 2nd they have tried to sabotage flights via arms encroachment By Syria, again that failed & so on. Well I have news for you Edrogen, the west are happy for Assad to delete these terrorists you call liberators. You Edrogen must now pay the price & either shut your mouth & watch & pay the price of your countries problems, that you caused or you go flat out war. We know 2nd options is impossible unless Russia does a back flip. Poor Edrogen.

Default-user-icon JoeG (Guest) 22 January 2013, 04:47

Well Said

Missing whyaskwhy 22 January 2013, 06:15

Battle of wills? the dictator is still treating his responsility like its a game for him to use every civilian he has as a pawn. Again as with great leaders you see him blame every one else for inability to lead. Im sure great leaders before him all did the same thing....

Thumb jabalamel 22 January 2013, 17:32

oh look.... the filthy zionist scum, under 100 nicknames, made huge effort to comment on assad, but is failing to comment on lebanese news.

and than he wants to convince someone that he is "lebanese"

we know that you are filthy zionist scum, perhaps former SLA member.

what you don't know, despite all your nicknames and efforts, how useless you are