Bashar Al-Assad reiterates his commitment to the violent crackdown against unarmed protesters.
We, the Conspirators, the Germs, the 64,000 Outlaws, hereby acknowledge that, for all his insanity and all the nonsense and poison he spewed, Bashar Al-Assad managed in his latest speech to make two good points at least:
First when he said that “There is no political solution for those who carry weapons and kill.” This is exactly how we feel, and why we refuse to dialogue with the Assads.
He also made ample sense when said: “If a few thousands of those [i.e. the 64,000 outlaws] wanted to carry weapons and engage in sabotage, you can imagine what damage can be caused to the state.” This is exactly our point. The protesters are unarmed, for had they not been unarmed, they would have wreaked havoc on the country. It’s Assad’s own armies who are doing so.
But then, Assad went on to underscore his criminal tendencies and his wholehearted commitment to the crackdown by saying:
“This is the most important, even if the crisis went on for months or years, we should accommodate ourselves to it, we should corner it and make it limited to those who are concerned with the crisis. Now we have an army there. Until the army returns to their barracks, we have to support this army and ask for its support everywhere.”
In short, Bashar Al-Assad reiterated his earlier declaration of war against his people. So, it seems appropriate here to reiterate our commitment to the Revolution meant to oust him and topple his regime.
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