''A State under Attack, Not a State in Crisis''

The professional Russian TV, RT, published today an exclusive detailed interview with the British National Party leader and European MP Nick Griffin, in which he objectively expressed reasonable and rational ideas and impressions about the ongoing in Syria. Mr. Griffin stated that people didn’t see Syria as perfect before the civil war, but it was a secular, tolerant state, which will be lost if takfiri fundamentalists  prevail, lashing out at the involvement in Syria as “a criminal action” on the part of the US.

MP Griffin pointed out that the Obama administration, by arming the takfiri fundamentalists, will provide arms to the same people, who launched the 9/11 attack on America.  

In reply to a question regarding al-Marjah Square, central Damascus, two suicide bombers'  attacks, MP Griffen said that  when you walk around the streets there’s ordinary people, there’s families, there’s people, who are strict Muslims and others, who are secular. Getting on with their lives and trying to ignore the bomb blasts, which go off occasionally. I’ve seen the same thing in Northern Ireland. People get used to this. Life continues. Certainly, in Damascus this is a state under attack, it’s not a state in crisis.   

MP Griffen recalled what happened in Afghanistan when the West, the CIA, the British state armed AL-Qaeda to fight the Soviet Union, pointing out that ''once the Soviet Union was finished, the jihadis didn’t go away, they turned their attention elsewhere. And what we’ve got now, they’re managing to turn huge parts – fortunately shrinking parts of presence in Syria – into a giant terrorist training camp.

MP Griffen  underscored that the majority of people fighting in Syria against the Syrian government are ''foreign terrorists, tens of thousands of them, including hundreds from the EU, some of them even in Britain. When the war is over here they’re going to come back to Britain, come back to Western Europe and continue their jihad, but this time we’ll be the targets.''  

Regarding his expectations about whether the US would  go ahead with weapons supplies to the opposition, given the Syrian hero army gains against terrorists on the ground, MP Griffen expressed fear that the US will go ahead with weapon supplies as ''There are a number of people a number of organizations and countries involved in this criminal drive to destroy secular Syria. One of them is the US government, not ordinary American people. They’re working out a plan which was produced at the start of the century by a group calling itself the Project for New American Century and they wanted to secure energy supplies for the US and also to contain Russia. That’s what this attack on Syria is the latest of this criminal action by the US. They’re not the only ones to blame, but they’re a significant part of it…. even though in doing so they’re arming the same people as attacked the US on 9/11.''   

About his assessments and impressions during his current visit to Syria, along with an EU Parliamentarian delegation, MP Griffen said: ''We’ve also been able to talk with ordinary Syrians at all sorts of different levels. Something that comes out from all those people who we speak to is that Syria wasn’t perfect, but it was a secular and tolerant state where no one even cared if someone was Sunni or Shia or Christian or Jewish. They go on with it and that’s the thing, which is going to be destroyed if this carries on. And everyone I was there with, I think, gets this point and agrees with me and the vast majority of people in Britain, that we shouldn’t be involved in other peoples’ quarrels.''

Indeed MP Griffen stroke the right note that the ''Syrians have problems to sort out. Those are problems of a question for Syria to sort out through ballot box, not through foreign terrorists and foreign military intervention.'' 

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim