Mrs. Asma Al-Assad's Russia24 Interview





Mrs. Al-Assad's Speech Is INDEED Golden!

The First Lady of Syria, H.E. Mrs. Asma al-Assad exposes the criminal sanctions imposed on the Syrian people by the so-called 'Friends of Syria', and salutes Russia for its "tremendous" economic and humanitarian assistance:

"I don't think it's a secret to anyone that the sanctions on Syria today have affected Syrian people in very much the same ways the sanctions in the 90s affected socially, seriously and mortally the Iraqi people. The only difference is that today, nobody can claim, and especially those that enforce the sanctions, they cannot claim they did not foresee the consequences on ordinary Syrian people. You have to ask yourself, where is the benefit of sanctioning basic food commodities? Where is the benefit of blocking vital access to medicines and health care equipment? Only a few days ago, I met with an old man who had just been diagnosed with cancer and he was worried that he was not able to get the treatment that he needed because the chemotherapy was no longer available. That's what these sanctions are doing to ordinary people. And this is only one example. In fact, just a few weeks ago, I think it was actually last week, the UN released a report that cited the significant increase in poverty and the immeasurable suffering to ordinary Syrians as a result of these sanctions. What's most ironic is that they were imposed by the so-called 'Friends of Syria'. What this report doesn't tell us is that the situation would have been much, much harder had it not been for Syria's true friends who have stepped in and help offset some of the political and economic consequences of these sanctions. And in this regard, Russia has been tremendous. It has and continues to provide invaluable humanitarian and economic assistance to Syria. And it's these noble efforts that have helped loosen the chokehold on ordinary Syrians. It is something we'll never forget."

"I never thought of being anywhere else at all. ... Yes, I was offered the opportunity to leave Syria, or rather to run from Syria," Assad said, adding, "These offers included guarantees of safety and protection for my children, and even financial security." but rather “a deliberate attempt to shatter people's confidence in their president.”

''Syria is comprised of land that has been continuously inhabited for a very long time. Over thousands of years, this soil has been exposed to dozens of wars and invasions. Some areas were completely destroyed. I know that Syria WILL rebuild itself. As Syrians, we've always prevailed and this period in our history is no different. It is known or often said that Syria means 'rising sun'. And Syrians will rise again, that I can assure you."

Asma Assad: ‘It is the West dividing our children in this conflict’

The western world is dividing Syrian children according to the political views of their parents, Asma Assad, the Syrian First Lady, said in a rare interview. She said the mainstream media only concentrated on those stories which matched their policy.

The ship Is But to The Shore

''And if you don’t have the support of the Syrian people, you have to leave right away, because without their support, you cannot achieve anything, you cannot produce anything, you are going to fail. So that’s simply the reason, especially during the war you have to lead the ship to the shore; you don’t run away because there is a war, unless the Syrian people want you to leave." Underscored H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad.

''But it’s not about me; I am just used as a nominal reason. It’s much bigger than that; it’s about Syria, it’s about the government, it’s about the independence, it is about the war on the regional level, it is about the war between the great powers. Syria is just the headline and the President is the main headline." Added President Assad in his recent interview with the Danish TV2.

Actually, anti-Syria forces of terrorism-allied powers failed to achieve their sinister goals. Such  a failure is mainly because Syria's 'main headline' is indeed the throbbing heart of the majority. H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad is the most courageous, reliable and trusted as to lead the fronts, be political, military, academic, social, economic and the like.

With this in mind, I publish what a close friend of mine, Eva Bartlett, the co-founder and member of the Steering Committee of the Syria Solidarity Movement wrote yesterday:

''Thanks, Dr. Mohamad... My friend, the lies are so endless. As President Assad said to the Danish reporter: " You cannot build your political position or stand, let’s say, according to a video promoted by the terrorists or their supporters. It’s a game now, a game of propaganda, it’s a game of media."

Eva replied to some comments on her facebook page: " 

"this is not in response to any particular person, but in general, an immense fatigue at this attitude, when our Syrian friends are dying as a result of media disinformation and rhetoric.

Dismayed and disgusted that some in their defence of Syria, Syrian sovereignty, and against the war on Syria, feel the need to state explicitly that they are not "pro-Assad".

I realize they think they are nuancing an argument for those who are rabidly anti-Assad. ...or even worse, to be "balanced".


If you have the courage and moral integrity to stand with the Syrian President, and thus the will of the Syrian people, excellent. If not, then please do Syria a favour and stick only to taking an anti-intervention and pro-sovereignty stance. Because, it doesn't matter if you are anti President Assad... unless you are Syrian. If you are not Syrian, your anti is meaningless when it comes to deciding Syria's future. Specifically, if you are not Syrian and choose to judge Syria, the Syrian people's will. Then, even if you are trying to be a friend of Syria, you fail, you are shooting Syrians in their backs.

I support President Assad, but that is besides the point. I have a long list of reasons for which I support and respect President Assad, but those valid reasons aside, more important is the will of the Syrian people, who overwhelmingly do support and respect President Assad, and this is something I've seen throughout Syria on five visits to the country in recent years.

This whole bloody, dirty, war on Syria is not about Syria's leader, we know that by now, in late 2016, if we didn't at least know it a decade earlier when the west imposed criminal sanctions on Syria in an effort to covertly impose their desired puppet government. This did not begin in 2011.

President Assad says it pretty much every time another droning journalist has the honour to interview him: it is not about him, it is about Syria.

In mid 2011, President Assad gave a speech at Damascus University imploring all Syrians to work for unity and Syria's future. Please note the significance of this: at Damascus U, not Parliament.

In terms of the western-funded (since at least a decade ago) so-called "opposition", this call for unity and peace fell on Muslim Brotherhood, Wahhabi and $$$$-deafened ears.

Back to the present. Yes, the MSM is awash in unsubstantiated and propagandistic--scandalous--statements about the Syrian army and President Assad that may make some weakly want to declare that you are not supportive of President Assad, or to even make you cite some unsubstantiated rhetoric you read from Ken Roth or others from the HR war propagandizing industry.

Please, if you are confused or enticed by the well-funded and petro-dollar slick propaganda, note that American representatives and internal agencies are on the record (their own records) as supporting terrorists, wanting to overthrow the government in Syria, supporting, funding and arming the "moderate" terrorists in Syria, and that those "moderates" include child-beheading Nour el-Din el-Zenki, organ-eating FSA, and of course, al-Qaeda--al Nusra.

Syrians are fighting for their existence. When are those who are *confused* going to realize this? What if it were your home, your child, your heritage, your sovereign nation being torn apart by obscenely-funded terrorists, whitewashed by propagandists, and illegally- bombed by one of the 2 top terrorist nations (America and 'Israel')? What if 83 of your soldiers, your family members, were murdered while they themselves were fighting terrorists? There would not be the media silence of now. Truly, you would react differently, and you would defend those who are defending you.

Do not fall for the rhetoric about Assad, nor about Sunni vs. Shia/Christians/minorities. The reality it is about Syria and Syrians of all backgrounds defending their land against the worst terrorism this world has known.

Above, don't be duped by the lies about the Syrian army, who are of and from the people, who are living a most difficult and non-glamorous existence, who are paying the highest, the absolute highest, price--their lives--in defence of their country and its future."

Eva, the mother of all humans, thanks! What you write from Canada in the global village of today do assert that right is might and not the opposite. Syrians are firm and steadfast under the leadership of their hero president, along with their brothers and allies, as to pursue purging the globe from terrorism.


Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

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Journey into the Heart of Reality




We are Repulsing Murder and Destruction

 On the 43rd Anniversary of  the glorious Liberation War of October, the Syria Times Online publishes the following pictures in tribute to the blessed memory of the Late President Hafez Al-Assad, who addressed the Syrian Army troops on the first day of the war saying:

We are not amateurs of killing and destruction, but we are repulsing murder and destruction from ourselves.

We are not the aggressors and never were   aggressors; but we were and are still defending ourselves, repulsing the aggression.

We do not want death to anyone, but we repulse death off our people.

We love freedom and we want it for ourselves and for others. We are  struggling  today ,  so that our people will  enjoy  their freedom.

We are advocates of peace, and  we work for peace for the sake of  our people and for all the peoples of the world. And we struggle  today in order to live in peace .

Proceed with God's blessing, when Allah render you victory, no one would defeat you.

Peace be upon you

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

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President Hafez Al-Assad

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October Liberation


The late President, Hafez Assad confirmed that Syria’s objective is to restore the usurped rights; " We have fought in order to restore the land and rights. The struggle has been carried on to realize such objective. The wars we have fought and sacrificed for were not for the sake of exercising our strength or for the mere love of strife. We have always fought, to defend our right and dignity and to free the land.", "We want the honorable peace that will be acceptable to our peoples and will not cede a grain of our Homeland. It is the peace under which neither our rights will be relinquished nor the dignity of our Nation will be neglected".

The preparation stages were confined to Syria and Egypt being the two Countries capable of stirring the military and political situation under the general and particular circumstances prevailing at the time. It was obvious that any war to be waged against Israel would be a limited one because the international community would not support the Arabs further than liberating the territories occupied in 1967. It was by the end of 1972 that Syria and Egypt thought of the preparations for initiating the battle. Egypt set up the "Planning Commission" which was instructed to immediately consider the Israeli military potentials. After exhausting studies, it was concluded that the Israeli army’s fighting capabilities were based on four basic factors:

 • A powerful air force,

• Adequate equipment and logistics living active support of land and marine forces,

• A reliance on the USA in risky times, and

• Training programs that ensure the highest technical standard of the warriors.

The following basic negative phenomena appeared in the meantime on the Israeli military situation:

• The control of vast territories resulted in very long transportation roads between the battle fields and the basic concentration points.

• The limited population potential necessarily imposed a limited fighting capability for a limited span of time.

• The economy which depended on foreign support and subsidy found itself unable to stand a long fighting period.

• The long disconnected fighting lines left vast open gaps of land full of Arabs who obviously opposed to the occupation.

Consultations continued until Syria agreed, in the meeting held in Damascus on June 12, 1973 between the two Presidents Hafez Al-Assad and Anwar Al-Sadat, to hold talks with the Egyptian side to set the bases of coordination between the Syrian and Egyptian armies. Soon after, both sides approved the plan of attacking Israel simultaneously from the north and south. The military operations coordinators initiated the first step early in February 1973 by working within one strategy to train the armed forces and provide them with a variety of equipment and weaponry necessary for the fight this required sophisticated weapons and advanced technological equipment to encounter the Israeli army. The Soviets agreed, in May 1973, to provide Syria and Egypt with the requested weaponry and to finalize the construction of a ground-to-air missile network similar to that available in Egypt. In the meantime Syria received the modern T-62 tanks, modern interceptor modified MIG-21MF planes.

Egypt, on the other hand, got a sufficient quantity of weapons which included planes, tanks, guided missiles and various ammunition. Hence the units dedicated to the war were ready and provided with the sophisticated weaponry awaiting the zero-hour which would be foreseen by such coordinators to be 14h00 on October 6th, 1973:

• Upon realizing, by the morning of October 6th, 1973 that the War was inevitably breaking out shortly, the Israeli Command put at alert only the regular forces and compulsory units of 95,000 men besides the most important personnel of the reserve fighting forces (commanders only ) taking for granted that the regular army, supported by the air force, would be able to quickly deal with the events to take place along the fronts of fight. The Government held a session on October 5th, 1973 attended by the Chief-of Staff, to discuss the extraordinary circumstances and the Arab military movements as indicated by the Intelligence reports the session called for the utmost alert of regular and compulsory units besides the important personnel of the fighting reserve forces only. This implied the excessive self-confidence and belittling of the other side strength.

• The high-ranking war generals, headed by the two Generals Moshe Dayan and David Ali’azar, so belittled and completely disregarded the Arab military preparations that they declared that the Israeli army would surely be able to defeat and crush, within 48 hours, any attack through the Suez Canal. This was confirmed by the Israelis on the assumption that it would take Egyptians 24 hours to build up bridges and another 24 hours to cross the Canal, which would give them enough time to call for the strategic Israeli reserve forces to newly defeat the Egyptians and compel them to yield to the Israeli conditions.

The Owners of Just Cause


DAMASCUS, (ST)_ On the 43rd  Anniversary of October Liberation War, the Syria Times is honored to publish the historic speech of the late President Hafez Al-Assad on this occasion:

Brotherly citizens,

Our brave soldiers and army officers,

Our  great people,

I salute each and every one of you. I address in you, today, the true Arabian spirit, the spirit of courage and heroism, the spirit of sacrifice and giving.

I address in you, your love to the homeland, and your faith in the cause you have decided to defend. For more than a week, the enemy has been mobilizing  and premeditating its forces, thinking it will deal a treacherous blow to us. But we were vigilant enough to monitor its movements and cantonments, and to repel its new potential aggression.  We did not allow the enemy to take us by surprise. So, our armed forces respond appropriately  to it  . Our brothers in Egypt did  not allow  the aggression  to take them by surprise. The great army of Egypt rushed to defend the dignity of Egypt and the dignity of the Arab Nation. Greetings to our army and  to our people, and a tribute to the army of Egypt and the great Arab people of Egypt.

I must at these  crucial moments pay  another tribute  from the heart to the  brave military forces ,  who came to our  country from our  Arab brotherly country of Morocco to take part in the  battle of pride and dignity and to sacrifice their blood generously ,  shoulder to shoulder with their brothers in Syria and Egypt . Thereby, they embody the unity of the nation, the common destiny and the  sanctity of the goal.

Today , we are fighting the battle of honor and pride, in defense of our precious land, for our glorious history , and of the heritage of our forefathers. We fight  the  battle, equipped  with faith in God and in ourselves; and with the solid  and compelling determination  that victory will be on our side.

Israel is stubborn  and is  hit  by vanity,  and arrogance filled the heads of its officials. They continued their crime  and aggression. Their hearts  are filled with black hatred  against our people and against humanity. They are fret with thirst for bloodshed. Their footsteps disregard the principles and ideals of humanitarian principles and sublime morals and the international laws and resolutions.

Such persons are, the same, like their predecessors, among  the advocates of war,  do not confine themselves  to a limit, nor get deterred , unless they are deterred  by people who believe in their own  right, and fight for their freedom and own  existence.

 While we do our duty to defend our land and the honor of our nation, we are ready to make every sacrifice and accept all challenges in order to win the right and win principles, so that  just peace would prevail.

Brotherly citizens,

Adversity is the touchstone for the nature of peoples, and a test for their authenticity. The more severe the crisis is, the more the pure  metal revealed and the entrenched originality confirmed .

You are the sons of a nation, which has been known throughout history for stances of manhood and pride, of heroism and redemption.  You are the sons of the nation that had carried the message of light and faith into all the corners of the earth, and  the  entire world was a witness to its  highest traits and noblest morals.

You are the  descendants of Abu Bakr, Omar, Othman, Ali, God bless them.  You are the  grandchildren  of Khalid, Abu Obeida, and Amre, and Saad, and Salah al-Din.  The conscience of our nation calls on us, and the souls of our martyrs ignite us as to abide by the teachings  reflected in  Yarmouk, Qadisiya, Hittin, and  Ein Jallout. The  eyes and hearts  of the masses of our nation from  the Atlantic to the Gulf are now clinging   to our great steadfastness .These masses  are all hope and  confidence  that we are proceeding towards  ultimate victory.

Dear brave soldiers and army officers,

We are the rightful  owners and the owners of a just cause, and God grant victory to the one who is  rightful defending his right. You are defending today the honor of the Arab nation, preserving its  dignity and existence, and  rendering sacrifices , so that the future generations  are to live satisfied and secure.

 By accident , it  is the  will of the Almighty God that your Jihad  is in  one of the days of  the holy month, the month of Ramadan, the month of jihad. The month of the Battle of Badr, the month of victory. A bright chapter in the history of our armed forces  to be added   to the many chapters of  heroism and sacrifice, testified by the blood of our martyrs  throughout the history of our country and   Arab nation .

Our ancestors have won victory through faith , sacrifice and  through their racing  to win martyrdom in defense of our divine religion and the rightful message . Today, through your courage  and heroism , you have revived  these  spirits alongside the  glorious  Arab tradition.

Your weapon is  but a deposit  in your hands , that you have  to use properly. The honor of the Arab soldier is your responsibility  and the future of our peoples is in your hand,  for the sake of which you  have to fight relentlessly.

Our  people whose sons  survive great  enthusiasm stand, one line,  behind you, protecting your back lines , and supporting your struggle by all means .  The masses of our Arab nation stand  behind our people. This position by the Arab nation is dedicated by national duty  in this crucial phase.  Behind our people, there also many friends in the world who stand in support of our cause and struggle.

We are not amateurs of killing and destruction, but we are repulsing murder and destruction from ourselves.

We are not the aggressors and never were   aggressors; but we were and are still defending ourselves, repulsing the aggression.

We do not want death to anyone, but we repulse death off our people.

We love freedom and we want it for ourselves and for others. We are  struggling  today ,  so that our people will  enjoy  their freedom.

We are advocates of peace, and  we work for peace for the sake of  our people and for all the peoples of the world. And we struggle  today in order to live in peace .

Proceed with God's blessing, when Allah render you victory, no one would defeat you.

Peace be upon you

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

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President Hafez Al-Assad

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