Assad on Syria’s Struggle Against Western Imperialism
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Endless war in Syria is all about US-led aggression, Assad the target, regime change the objective.
Partnered with its rogue allies, Washington wants pro-Western puppet governance replacing Syrian sovereign independence, what the imperial conflict is all about.
There’s nothing civil about it. Syria was invaded by US-supported ISIS and other terrorist groups. Endless conflict continues because America wants war, not peace.
Russia’s September 2015 intervention at the request of Assad was an important turning point, changing the dynamic on the ground, saving Syria from certain defeat, partitioning, and greater harm to its people than already.
On the 72nd anniversary of the Syrian Arab Army’s founding, Assad paid tribute to heroic Syrian soldiers for their years of struggle to liberate the country from the scourge of foreign-supported terrorists, saying:
“You men of honor and heroism, I salute you with pride and appreciation on the 72nd anniversary of the foundation of the Syrian Arab Army, the school of dignity and heroism and of blessed men.”
“I encourage you to continue along the path followed by the courageous men of this distinguished army who, for many long years, have set an example to follow in making sacrifices to preserve the dignity, freedom, and independence of the homeland.”
“(W)e are still facing a Takfiri terrorist enemy the likes of which have never been seen throughout history in terms of treachery, malevolence, and hatred, an enemy backed by several regional and international parties which have been seeking for years to impose their dominance over the whole area through the gate of Syria which is the heart of the area and its main axis.”
“However, we have been able to remain steadfast and we have made a lot of the successive achievements thanks to your heroic actions and sacrifices, to the solidarity of our dignified people who stand side by side with their courageous army in the same trench of defending the homeland, and to the martyrs who purified with their blood the Syrian lands from abomination of the aggressors.”
“(T)oday you are writing an epic of glory and you are drawing with your steadfastness and determination the features of the near victory.”
“You are consolidating security and stability across our beloved homeland, so that it may return as we have always known it, safe and sound.”
“(A)lways maintain your oath. Be the guardians of the sun which will never set on the homeland of civilization and alphabet.”
“Be confident that you will be victorious, because you are the sons of this generous land which is accustomed to giving birth to honorable men like you.”
“A salute to you honorable men on your day, and a salute to your gracious families which have been as patient as you have been, and they have been a role model in nationalism and patriotism.”
“A salute to the valiant wounded personnel who have taught the world how to give for the sake of the homeland, may the souls of our martyrs be at peace, and may their memories live on forever.”
Syria’s liberating struggle continues, making great strides against US-supported terrorists.
Russia helped reach ceasefire agreements with over 2,000 towns and villages. It’s provided vital humanitarian aid, the West supplying it only to terrorists it supports.
Moscow is leading the effort to restore peace and stability to the war-torn country. Washington wants endless conflict and regime change.
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