Saturday, April 6, 2013

Syria's Assad Blames Turkey and Iraq For Helping Send Terrorists Into Syria (did he forget he sent terrorists into Iraq during the Iraq War?)

From The Telegraph.

Bashar al-Assad: our neighbouring countries help terrorists to enter Syria

Speaking in an interview with Turkish TV station Ulusal Kanal and its sister newspaper, Aydinlik, from the presidential palace in Damascus on Tuesday, Syria's president Bashar al-Assad criticised its neighbouring countries for fomenting the Syrian rebellion.

In particular, he accused Turkey of knowingly supporting rebels.

"Turkey's government officially harbours terrorists and sends them into Syria," President Assad said.

Damascus has regularly accused Ankara of financing, training and arming rebels fighting troops loyal to Assad. The United Nations says Turkey currently hosts more than 260,000 Syrian refugees.

The UN says more than 70,000 people have been killed in a spiralling war that broke out in March 2011 after the army unleashed a crackdown on a peaceful revolt which morphed into an armed uprising. ]

No comments: