WEB Notes: Assad is not too bright. He knows the West is funding the terrorists and he knows they have been bombing his nation. But when Western leaders come to him in the name of “peace” he thinks they mean it. Here is a quote from Assad with respect to trump’s idea of placing “safe zones” in Syria, which is not trump’s idea to begin with. At least a year ago we reported this was in the works.
“But actually, it won’t [protect civilians], it won’t. Safe zones for the Syrians could only happen when you have stability and security, where you don’t have terrorists, where you don’t have [the] flow and support of those terrorists by the neighboring countries or by Western countries. This is where you can have a natural safe zone, which is our country. They don’t need safe zones at all. It’s not a realistic idea at all.”
Assad knows the West has not been helping him, but when they say they want to send it troops for his best interest he buys the ploy. Not too bright.
Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview released on Friday that the United States is welcome to join the battle against “terrorists” in Syria — as long as it is in cooperation with his government and respects the country’s sovereignty.
Speaking with Yahoo News, Assad said he has not had any communication — direct or indirect — with President Donald Trump or any official form the new U.S. administration.
But the Syrian leader appeared to make a gesture to the new U.S. president in the interview, saying he welcomes Trump’s declaration that he will make it a priority to fight terrorism — a goal Assad said he also shares.