Zionist media’s recent lies that Syrian president Bashar Assad has been cornered by Western-supported armed rebels groups fighting under FSA umbrella and Russia was looking for a safe heaven for Assad family, but in Russia itself. The other lie was that Israel is making contacts with the actors in the post-Assad regime.

Defying these and many other Hasbara lies, on Sunday, Bashar Assad spoke to a packed hall at the Opera House in central Damascus and audience frequently broke into cheer and applause.

He ignored US-Israel-Turkey-Saudia-Qatar demand for him to step-down in favor of pro-Israel rebel candidate – but said that he was willing to hold dialogue with Syrian opposition groups who have not betrayed Syria for the benefit of foreign powers. He proposed a three-stage political solution and condemned foreign armed terrorist groups. Read English translation of his address in Arabic in full here.

He assured that the ongoing conflict in Syria is nor between the state and the opposition but rather between the Syrian nation and its enemies. “The first stage of a political solution would require that regional powers stop funding and arming anti-government rebels, an end to terrorist operations and controlling the borders,” he said.

Assad also stressed that the government “will not have dialogue with a puppet made by the West,” and that “Government will call for a comprehensive national dialogue in the near future“.

A few days ago, the United Nations reported that 60,000 people have been killed in Syria’s 22-month old political violence. The death toll was provided partially by the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which is sponsored by no other than Israel-Firster British Foreign Minister William Hague who told British Friends of Israel in 2010 that he will defend Israel against Iran.

Though the anti-Assad Middle Eastern leaders and Jewish lobby groups are crying for a US-NATO military intervention in Syria to remove Assad – US military generals are resisting to start a regional war which will result in dragging Iran, Hizballah, Hamas and probably Russia and China on Assad’s side. They know that in such a regional war, Israel will be forced to face off against Islamic regimes, which, unlike the secular regimes in the past, are driven by faith. The Jewish army has already lost to faith-driven Hizballah and Hamas fighters in the past. Israel’s nuclear threat will be out of question because the radioactive fallout will also annihilate a greater part Jewish population along with Arab population.

As I wrote before, the Muslim world should fear more from Saudi-Qatar funded Shia-Sunni sectarian divide than the US-Israeli military threat. British veteran writer and author Patrick Seale agrees with me on that point. He wrote on January 3, 2013: “The curse from which the Arabs are suffering is the flare up of hate between Sunnis and Shi’is. These brothers in Islam – worshiping the same God and honouring the same Prophet – behave today like irreconcilable opponents. Nothing has weakened the Arabs more than this fraternal feud, and nothing has brought greater joy to their enemies“.

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