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US seeks to replace Assad govt. with terrorists: American journalist

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The United States wants to replace the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with terrorist organizations which are acting as de facto US agents in Syria, an anti-war activist and radio host in New York says.

Don DeBar made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Friday while commenting on a statement by the White House about the years-long crisis in Syria that has consumed tens of thousands of lives.

The White House said on Thursday there is no military solution to the Syrian crisis and sought cooperation from Russia to address the deadly unrest in the Arab country.

On Tuesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry called Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and told him that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must step down to allow a political settlement.

“The United States has essentially laid bare the fact that its terrorist agents on the ground in Syria are in fact its terrorist agents on the ground in Syria,” DeBar said.

“We’re talking about the Islamic State [Daesh], al-Qaeda of various lineage and al-Nusra Front, among others - and the so-called moderate rebels, both of them,” he added.

“The way they have done this essentially is by interjecting into the negotiations with Russia over Syria’s future the fact that the demand that is being raised by those very same groups - that the Syrian government step aside and let a new government be put in place,” he stated.

“Russia has made only one demand in terms of negotiation and that is whatever happens in Syria be decided by the Syrian people,” he said.

“The United States has raised the demand that President Bashar al-Assad step down and that the Syrian government step aside and then a new government be formed; that would obviously include the very same terrorist organizations that are acting as the de facto agents of the United States in Syria now,” the journalist noted.

“So there’s really no question any more about the alliance, if only in interest, and if that were not colored by the fact of US arms and command and control and coordinated air raids with those same terrorist groups against the Syrian government, but certainly the coincidence of demands between the US and those groups lays bare whose on which side,” he pointed out.

“And the demand by Russia that Syrian people decide what happens in Syria shows which side Russia is on,” DeBar concluded.

Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since March 2011. More than 230,000 people have reportedly been killed and millions displaced due to the violence mainly fueled by the foreign-sponsored militants.

The United States and its regional allies - especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey - have been supporting the militants operating inside Syria since the beginning of the crisis.

The Obama administration has outlined a $500 million program to train and arm some 5,000 “moderate” militants in Syria to fight against Daesh (ISIL) and the Assad government.

On Wednesday, however, the chief of the US military campaign in Iraq and Syria acknowledged that the Pentagon program to “train and equip” militants in Syria has yielded only "four or five" fighters.

Source: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/09/18/429764/US-Assad-terrorists
 

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The main result of Russia’s operation in Syria is that Islamic State and Al-Nusra Front terrorists have been kept out of Damascus, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said.

Russian airstrikes on radical Islamists in Syria over the past year have ensured that "neither Islamic State, nor Al-Qaeda nor the Nusra Front are now sitting in Damascus," Peskov said in a conference call with reporters.
ISIS & Al-Nusra not in Damascus: Kremlin on major outcome of Russia’s campaign in Syria

Putin: When I hear someone say r that president [Assad] must resign, I get a lot of questions. I am pretty sure and my confidence is based on the events of the last decade, in particular the attempts to bring democracy to Iraq or Lebanon; we see what they have come to – virtually to the collapse of statehood and the rise in terrorism.

Where in Libya do you see elements of democracy? They might emerge someday, and I really hope they do. Or take the on-going civil war in Iraq. What is going to happen to Iraq as a state in the future? So far these are just difficult questions.

Same thing with Syria. When we hear that Assad must step down, I have a question: what will the result be? And in general, is this in line with international law? Where will this lead to? Isn't it better to remain patient and promote the changes in the structure of the society itself and, by doing so, wait for the changes to happen naturally within the country.
Interview to Bloomberg
 
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says the Russian neo-imperialists
 

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It is contestable whether Al-Nusra are really terrorists.

They have extremist beliefs and are affiliated with Al-Qaeda, but they do not have a major record of killing civilians.
 

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Russia will never permit terrorists to take over Syria.
 
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It is contestable whether Al-Nusra are really terrorists.

They have extremist beliefs and are affiliated with Al-Qaeda, but they do not have a major record of killing civilians.
Don't be deceived by all the bogus labels they all are terrorist.

No one invited Obama into Syria to help Assad fight the terrorist.

"Obama and the terrorist have the same mission"
 

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It already has a terrorist running the country, and his name is Assad. He's just as bad as ISIS.
 

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The left's main complaint against Assad is that he protected the Christians from the muslim extremists. No Democrat was going to stand by and see anyone protecting Christians.

Picking Syria was an error. Democrats had a choice on where to fall on their sword. Russia has an important naval base in Syria. Failing to recognize that Russia would protect that base to and including world war is a major mistake for the history books. Russia will not let terrorists take over that base. They will not give up their foot in the middle east. Especially for a Democrat controlled United States that wants to kill Christians.
 

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