December 19, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
DAMASCUS, Syria – A war of words has erupted between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his French counterpart Macron.
Assad lashed out stating “France has been the main supporter of terrorism in Syria from its very beginning,” during an interview in Damascus on Monday.
The Syrian leader went on to say that “those who support terrorism do not have the right to talk about peace,” referring to the French support for terrorist organizations while calling for peace in Syria.
Macron hit back at Assad’s comments during a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Paris on Tuesday.
“If someone has been fighting and can win the war against Daesh[ISIS] by the end of February, it’s the international coalition”, Macron said in denial of the Syrian Army’s and Russian air forces heroic efforts in defeating the terrorist organization.
“These Syrians have one enemy, and he is called Bashar Assad”, he added, ignoring all polls, including from anti-Assad agencies, that reveal majority of Syrians support Assad.
France use to be the colonial rulers over Syria before it achieved its independence. France has continuously attempted to meddle in Syrian affairs in a neo-Colonial fashion, but have largely been unsuccessful, especially when considering its failure to have Assad overthrown.