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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Assad on Combatting Terrorism in Syria
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Bashar al-Assad is no dictator, as falsely portrayed in the West and by Israel. He's overwhelmingly popular. Syrians want no one else leading them.
He's engaged in a longterm struggle to free his country from US-supported ISIS and other terrorists. When interviewed, he speaks candidly, his remarks polar opposite US/Israeli imperial views, his policies world's apart from their destructive ones.
Interviewed days earlier by the Greek Kathimerini broadsheet, he stressed what Western countries and Israel know but won't admit, saying:
"(W)e don't have any chemical arsenal since we gave it up in 2013, and the international agency for chemical weapons made investigations about this, and it's clear or documented that we don't have."
"Second, even if we have it, we wouldn't use it, for many different
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