Inspired by October victory, Syrians will achieve new victory against terrorism

Syrian people are currently celebrating the 40th anniversary of October Liberation War which is considered as a turning point in the modern history of the Arab nation and a shining example of valour, heroism and glory. October victory has constituted an inexhaustible source of inspiration for Syrian people and army in confrontation of the conspiracies and plots hatched against Syria and the Arab nation over the past four decades. Conspiracies against Syria started immediately following October war, but the Syrian people and army emerged victorious because of their complete adherence to the sublime values and great meanings of October victory.

This year’s anniversary comes as the Syrian Arab army is further determined to perform the sublime duty of defending the homeland and eradicating terrorism to foil anti-Syria conspiracies hatched by the West and its regional and Arab tools to achieve colonialist interests at the expense of Syrian people.

October victory  anniversary is an opportunity for motivation towards development and struggle and an opportunity for unifying all efforts at the local, Arab, regional and international arenas to uproot terrorism and resolve the crisis in Syria peacefully through conducting a comprehensive dialogue that encompasses all spectra of Syrian society without any form of foreign intervention. The solution to the crisis in Syria will only be purely Syrian far from foreign interferences and dictations in the domestic affairs of Syria. On this occasion, it is very important to unite efforts to face the conspiracy and extinguish seditions hatched against the homeland.

This year's anniversary comes within extraordinary circumstances as the Arab nation is facing several challenges, especially the so-called Arab spring which aims to destabilize the Arab region and plunder its resources. Syria is facing false accusations and threats to undermine its firm stances towards supporting resistance and confronting Zionist schemes. The global conspiracy against Syria aims to empower the forces of the foreign scheme and its tools inside with the aim of taking Syria out of the circle of confrontation against the Zionist enemy and Western plots.

The high awareness of the Syrian people and their strong national unity will enable them to uproot terrorism, overcome the crisis and emerge out of the crisis stronger and more steadfast in confrontation of the Zionist American agenda which aims to enable Israel  invade the Arab homeland politically and economically.

The sacrifices of the Syrian Arab Army and the martyrs who offered their blood to defend the soil of the homeland and the dignity of its people will be a source of pride and strength for all Syrians to press ahead with their struggle and believe in the inevitability of victory against terrorism and its supporters. The Syrian Arab people who won previous battles will achieve a new victory against international terrorism.  October victory would bring another victory to Syria against terrorism and the sinister American Zionist project which aims to create sectarian sedition in the region and undermine Syria’s resistant and pan-Arab role.

K.Q.

October victory, luminous landmark in Syria’s history

October victory in 1973 is considered a luminous landmark in the history of modern Syria. Immediately after the Correction Movement, the late great leader President Hafez al-Assad began the process of rebuilding the Syrian army to be ready to the battle of liberation against the Israeli forces of occupation. The late great leader Hafez Al Assad built Syria, modernized it and re-built its military in order to unleash a war of Liberation.

On October 6th, 1973, the Syrian and Egyptian armies achieved a landslide victory against the Israeli army. The victory inaugurated the dawn of a new era and created a promising turning point in the life of the Arab Nation. This sweeping victory had great consequences at the local and international levels.

At the local level, October war was the first Arab victory against Israel shattering the so-called myth of Israeli invincible army. It also restored self-confidence to the Syrian fighters who showed great heroic deeds in the battlefield.

At the international level, the victory convinced the whole world that Syria is fighting for a just and noble cause, namely the liberation of the occupied Arab territories. After October, the whole world recognised the legitimate Arab rights to liberate their occupied lands. Following the ceasefire declared by President Sadat on the Egyptian front, the late great leader was able to carry out the attrition war against the Zionists and liberate the city of Quneitra in 1974.  The Immortal President Hafez al-Assad raised the Syrian flag over the liberated city of Quneitra on June 26, 1974 as the first Arab territory liberated from the Israelis.

 The late great leader’s views, stances, strength and far-sightedness gained him a large number of supporters, not only in Syria but also in all Arab states. He was depicted as a national and pan-Arab hero because he remained the staunch defender of the just Arab causes. He said describing the heroic deeds of Syrian fighters in the battlefield: “You have fought glorious battles in the October War, and later in the Golan. In your great steadfastness, your heads have always been high in a way that all Arabs throughout the Arab Homeland, from the Ocean to the Gulf, took pride in you. You became an example to be followed after you have destroyed the enemy’s arrogance and taught him memorable lessons”.

Despite the fact that Syria realized the first victory against Israel in their history and remained steadfast in confrontation of the Zionist projects in the region, most Arab regimes remained the loyal servants of Zionism implementing the American-Israeli agenda in the Arab region. As cheap tools, some Arab states, especially Saudi Arabia and Qatar have been exporting terrorists to Syria, training them and funding their atrocious crimes against Syrian people and their public and private properties.

Inspired by the sublime values and great meanings of October victory, Syrian people and army are determined to press ahead with their battle to uproot terrorism and restore security and stability to Syria.

K.Q.

October victory, luminous landmark in Syria’s history (2)

October victory in 1973 is considered a luminous landmark in the history of modern Syria. Immediately after the Correction Movement, the late great leader President Hafez al-Assad began the process of rebuilding the Syrian army to be ready to the battle of liberation against the Israeli forces of occupation. The late great leader Hafez Al Assad built Syria, modernized it and re-built its military in order to unleash a war of Liberation.

On October 6th, 1973, the Syrian and Egyptian armies achieved a landslide victory against the Israeli army. The victory inaugurated the dawn of a new era and created a promising turning point in the life of the Arab Nation. This sweeping victory had great consequences at the local and international levels.

At the local level, October war was the first Arab victory against Israel shattering the so-called myth of Israeli invincible army. It also restored self-confidence to the Syrian fighters who showed great heroic deeds in the battlefield.

At the international level, the victory convinced the whole world that Syria is fighting for a just and noble cause, namely the liberation of the occupied Arab territories. After October, the whole world recognised the legitimate Arab rights to liberate their occupied lands. Following the ceasefire declared by President Sadat on the Egyptian front, the late great leader was able to carry out the attrition war against the Zionists and liberate the city of Quneitra in 1974.  The Immortal President Hafez al-Assad raised the Syrian flag over the liberated city of Quneitra on June 26, 1974 as the first Arab territory liberated from the Israelis.

 The late great leader’s views, stances, strength and far-sightedness gained him a large number of supporters, not only in Syria but also in all Arab states. He was depicted as a national and pan-Arab hero because he remained the staunch defender of the just Arab causes. He said describing the heroic deeds of Syrian fighters in the battlefield: “You have fought glorious battles in the October War, and later in the Golan. In your great steadfastness, your heads have always been high in a way that all Arabs throughout the Arab Homeland, from the Ocean to the Gulf, took pride in you. You became an example to be followed after you have destroyed the enemy’s arrogance and taught him memorable lessons”.

Despite the fact that Syria realized the first victory against Israel in their history and remained steadfast in confrontation of the Zionist projects in the region, most Arab regimes remained the loyal servants of Zionism implementing the American-Israeli agenda in the Arab region. As cheap tools, some Arab states, especially Saudi Arabia and Qatar have been exporting terrorists to Syria, training them and funding their atrocious crimes against Syrian people and their public and private properties.

Inspired by the sublime values and great meanings of October victory, Syrian people and army are determined to press ahead with their battle to uproot terrorism and restore security and stability to Syria.

K.Q.

The Late President Hafez Al-Assad: We are the rightful owners and the owners of a just cause

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ On the 40th Aniversarry 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

 

The Syria Times, a Year On

 The enemy bids to compel the Syrians to surrender through their virtual war by media and internet have been indeed doomed to failure. It isn't because the Syria times, but because of all Syrian media means and the voices of reason and truth regionally as well as internationally. The men of conscience, justice and right are still alive in the global village of today. Minister of Information, Omrn al-Zoubi, re-launched last year on October the 6th the Syrian Times.

On the importance of re-launching the "Syria Times" e-newspaper, Minister al-Zou'bi said then: "We are in need for new tools to communicate with English-speaking communities, as to address the people of these communities and present our views and causes the way they understand, and not the way we want to," asserting that the launching of this e-newspaper is not a kind of political or media luxury, but is an urgent need to communicate and interact with the other in complete transparency, accuracy and credibility.

Actually, the main task of an e-newspaper isn't only to convey objectively and transparently information, as much as it is to interact with readers. The ongoing crisis in Syria, which has left its imprints on the contents of this e-newspaper, has been covered by the Syria Times transparently and objectively and with a simple and straight to the point language. Further, the Syria Times is indeed honored to have the only available on line rich heritage of speeches and interviews made by the Late President Hafez Al-Assad. We do take pride in starting to translate this archive into English, not to mention of course all the speeches and words of President Bashar Al-Assad.

What has distinguished our newspaper, though according to some unknown e-newspaper-better unknown than known for fabrications and lies- is the big number of readership clicks, exceeding million and a half click, and the messages of support, appreciation and solidarity with Syria's political leadership as well as with its war against the takfiri, wahabi and al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists.

On the first anniversary of the re-launching of the Syria Times, I am honored to publish some samples of the interactive messages received from our readers.

''The people of Syria suffer and fight for all people of this world who are against barbarism and for humanity. I admire their courage, bravery and steadfastness. The day will come for us in Germany, where we also have to start the U.S. Zionist beast to drive with all their puppets from our home. If we succeed, I wish us a president who loves his people and his country as President Bashar al-Assad loves his people and his homeland. We still have to endure purchased stooge of the U.S. Zionist criminal regime. Thanks to the people of Syria, the Syrian Arab army and President Bashar al-Assad. You are a bright light in the darkened world of crime. Klaus, Germany.

''I would just like to say how appalled and saddened the war against the Syrian people make me.  This is all part of the plan by the Illuminati to further their New World Order agenda. Not only are they destroying all Nation States but are successfully getting Muslims and Christians to eliminate one another. They want the entire world for themselves and a depopulated and enslaved humanity.  How else can one explain the UK and France's behavior.'' Joy Breeze.

''I lived in Syria, I was so happy respected and feel gutted to see you all suffering .I read the syriatimes most days if I had the money and power I would protect you all God be with you in your time of immense suffering I am an Australian I felt so privileged to have lived in Syria I feel as if I'm dying inside so helpless but I will come back to help you in the name of God.'' Michelle al obaidi, Australia.

''I really hope the Syrian Arab Army will win this war against terrorism and foreign wahabbi mercenaries! Every nation should know that Syria is the last Stronghold against the globalist new world order. I commemorate on all syrian citizens and soldiers who martyred in the war. Rest in peace all syrian victims of war, comrades and citizens! Your souls are with the mighty God! Long Live Syria! God Bless Syria!'' Naukratisz

''I wish that the Syrian people and the Syrian Arab army very soon annihilates the terrorists in order to be able to live in peace. Long live Syria, the Syrian army and President Bashar al-Assad. Many hearts beat in Germany for Syria.'' Klaus, Germany.

''I congratulate the people of Syria and the Syrian Arab Army to their success in al-Qseir. I hope that they can liberate the whole of Syria from the rat infestation soon. I grieve with you to the soldiers and people who gave their lives for the liberation. I am quite sure that many people think and feel as well as in Germany. Germany is not Westerwelle country and not Merkel country. The Turkish people demonstrate just that Turkey is not Erdogan country. Long live the people of Syria, the Syrian Arab army and President Bashar al-Assad'' Klaus, Germany.

''I love Syria and it's people and admire president Al-Assad. I would like to subscribe to Syria Times and send a small donation. Who do I send a donation to your news media. All the best.''  Raymond Wilson.

''hi, I've traveled in 8years ago, Your country is so beautiful and have good people. we interest in Syria & its people & its president he is so nice & renitent. Congratulations to you on your or the noble culture that you have. Best Regards, M hy,a physician from Iran.

''Hello, my name is Chris McStoots. I wanted to let Bashar al-Assad and the rest of Syria know that most American citizens have no desire to bomb Syria or to try to help the terrorists that are attacking your country. I have no idea why our president, and several congressmen think helping Al-Queda and the Taliban by attacking you is a good thing for America. When it comes right down to it, I believe they have ulterior motives behind their decision. I support Bashar al-Assad and the rest of Syria's citizens in this time of troubles for your country.'' Chris McStoots, USA.

'' I was pleased to see Pres. Al Assad on CBS in an interview with Charlie Rose. This was a good move to answer questions but now he has to attack the real reason why America (Obama) wants to bomb Syria. If he would  say that the real reason America wants to attack Syria is because Obama is trying to destabilize the oil producing region of the world in hopes that it will drive up the price of oil in order for American oil companies to reap obscene profits then this message would be easily believed by the American public. Also that an attack/war on Syria is a war to make a few corporations richer while innocent people die for the sake of profit. (Ameicans hate the thought that they are in a war to make rich people richer while they struggle to pay their bills.'' QUIGLEY, USA.

''There are many Americans who are opposed to our president striking Syria! We need to stay out of their country's affairs. There are people in our country who need help and we are not getting it because of the foolish expenditure of our money going into needless wars. Please do not hold all of the US accountable for the fool we have of a president!'' Barbara Pellicane, USA.

''Please, I beg you, as President of Syria, please stand up for your citizens and OUST Al-Qaeda and the Rebels. Your people are suffering greatly. Many have died and more will continue to die. The American People do NOT want to engage in your Civil War. We do NOT want any People to suffer....We don't have the answers to Syrian issues. America should STAY OUT. I am praying for ALL of the People. My heart aches for Syria.''  Karen, USA.

''I want express you and to the Syrian people my solidarity. I also want to give all  my moral support to the army and the Syrian people in his fight  in defense of civilitzation. All people who visited Syria in the past keep the best memories of your country. Regards from Spain.'' felip fenech, Spain.

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

Editor-in-Chief