Assad Calls US Forces In Syria "Invaders", Loses Faith In Trump

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With the Trump administration rapidly shifting its foreign policy stance in recent weeks as the Goldman-led group inside the White House steamrolls all opposition, in the process dashing hopes of a detente between DC and Moscow which now appear set to continue the "cold war" diplomatic ways set under Obama and Hillary Clinton, another foreign leader who is losing faith that Trump will bring any notable change is Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who in an interview with Chinese TV station Phoenix said U.S. forces in Syria were "invaders" and that he had yet to see "anything concrete" emerge from U.S. President Donald Trump's vow to prioritize the fight against Islamic State.

Quoted by Reuters, Assad said he initially saw promise in Trump's vows to battle the Islamic State in Syria, where U.S. policy under President Barack Obama had mostly backed rebels fighting Assad and shunned him as an illegitimate leader. That promise, however, has now faded, especially after Trump recently stated he would boost US troops in Syria in an attempt to create "safe zones" in the nation, in the process likely further escalating the 6 year old proxy war in Syria.

"We haven't seen anything concrete yet regarding this rhetoric," Assad said in an interview with Chinese TV station Phoenix. "We have hopes that this administration in the United States is going to implement what we have heard," he said. Well, so do millions of Americans who are hoping that Trump will end Obamacare, not to mention all those still expecting Trump to unveil the "tremendous" tax plan. Maybe get in line.

In Syria, the US is currently working with an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias and its biggest focus at this moment is to encircle and ultimately capture the ISIS capital of Raqqa. This week, the U.S.-led coalition announced that around 400 additional U.S. forces had deployed to Syria to help with the Raqqa campaign and to prevent any clash between Turkey and Washington-allied Syrian militias that Ankara sees as a threat. Around 500 U.S. forces are already in Syria in support of the campaign against Islamic State, which this week added several hundred, marines who were recently caught on video as they prepare for the Raqqa offensive.

Asked about a deployment of U.S. forces near the northern city of Manbij, Assad said: "Any foreign troops coming to Syria without our invitation ... are invaders."

"We don't think this is going to help".

Voicing his disappointment with Trump, Assad said that "in theory" he still saw scope for cooperation with Trump, though practically nothing had happened in this regard. He dismissed the U.S.-backed military campaign against Islamic State in Syria as "only a few raids", and said a more comprehensive approach was needed.

Turning to his far closer ties with Moscow, Assad said that the Russian-backed Syrian army was now "very close" to Raqqa city after advancing to the western banks of the Euphrates River this week - a rapid gain that has brought it to the frontier of areas held by the U.S.-backed forces.  He said Raqqa was "a priority for us", but indicated that there could also be a parallel army attack towards Deir al-Zor in the east, near the Iraqi border. Deir al-Zor province is almost completely controlled by ISIS. The Deir al-Zor region had been "used by ISIS as a route for logistics support between ISIS in Iraq and ISIS in Syria, so whether you attack the stronghold or you attack the route that ISIS uses, it (has) the same result", Assad said.

Two months after his dramatic victory and takeover of Aleppo which turned the tide in the war against ISIS thanks to Russian and Iranian military support, Assad firmly has the upper hand in the war with rebels who have been trying to topple him with backing from states including Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Finally, Assad also praised "crucial cooperation" between Syria and Chinese intelligence against Uighur militants who have joined the insurgency against him. He said ties with Beijing were "on the rise." Last summer, China unexpectedly snubbed the US when it announced it would side with Russia in the Syrian proxy war, promising aid and military training to Assad's forces. China and Russia most recently showed their support of Assad last month when the two nations blocked U.N. sanctions on Syria over accusations of chemical weapons attacks during the war.

Assad's full interview with Phoenix TV is below

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Logan 5's picture
Logan 5 (not verified) Mar 11, 2017 2:28 PM

That guy deserves a 'PUTTING UP WITH BS' award

Belrev's picture

Here is context of the US military operation from RT.

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

What gave him any faith in him in the first place?  Trump talks a big game, even an inflated game; this fact was already understood by most people.

Logan 5's picture

Assad has had, & hopefully will continue to have, PUTIN (the only 'adult' in the room) at his 6... I hope it continues.

Laddie's picture

Well Trump is being PUMMELED by the (((Deep State))) and one of its agents is in his family:

Soros backed Trump son-in-law, Jared Kushner, in real estate venture with $250 million

The one White leader I trust more than any other is Assad, then Putin, both are PROVEN Battle-Hardened LEADERS, I like Trump, but can he stand up to the Tribe?

Assad HAS, I think he is the best White leader in the world today, and with men like Putin around that is saying something.

Globalists and Neocons: Two potent forces opposing the Assad government in Syria Dr. Kevin MacDonald July 21, 2012

Assad Says the Alternative Media is Where You Find the Truth! Power to the People!

This is the man the Jews hate so much. I wonder why?

Bashar al-Assad places wreath on Holodomor monument. The REAL Holocaust!


"The Jews tried to kill the principles of all religions with the same mentality in which they betrayed Jesus Christ and the same way they tried to betray and kill the Prophet Muhammad."
Bashar al-Assad
"The disappearance of the Jews", The Economist (May 10, 2001)

Assad Hosts Massive Christmas Celebration in Liberated Aleppo

Assad interview CNN

President Bashar al-Assad on "US Travel Ban" - 9 February 2017
Yahoo News chief investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff traveled to Syria for an exclusive sitdown with President Bashar Assad, his first interview since the inauguration of Donald Trump. During the 35-minute interview, Assad tells Isikoff that some of the 4.8 million refugees from Syria’s civil war are “definitely” aligned with terrorists, adding “you don't need significant number to commit atrocities.” Speaking at a presidential office in Damascus, Assad also says President Trump’s controversial executive order barring refugees from entering the United States is “an American issue.”

‘Putin and Assad saved my life’
February 10, 2017
Flemish Father Daniël Maes (78) has been a witness to the “civil war” in Syria, but he says Western reports on the conflict in Syria are completely misleading: “The Americans and their allies want to completely ruin the country.”

HowdyDoody's picture

Netanyahu recently demanded an audience with Putin. He told Putin that he should focus on Iran:

"Thank you for your congratulations on the upcoming Purim holiday. In ancient Persia, an attempt was made to destroy the Jewish people 2,500 years ago, and it failed. This is what this holiday celebrates. Today, ancient Persia’s successor, Iran, continues attempts to destroy the Jewish state."

Putin's response was classic:

"He noted that those events had taken place “in the fifth century BC,” added that “we now live in a different world” and suggested discussing the actual up-to-date problems in the region."

There's a guy who isn't scared of being called an anti-Semite.

Logan 5's picture
Logan 5 (not verified) HowdyDoody Mar 11, 2017 3:46 PM

Netanyahu needs his own historical monument...


He needs to be BRONZED (in glass), by Putin...


ya hearin' me Jared?

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Mano-A-Mano (not verified) xythras Mar 11, 2017 9:13 PM

"We haven't seen anything concrete yet regarding this rhetoric," Assad said.

Trump will set the entire Middle East on Fire just to please Israel.

kavlar's picture
kavlar (not verified) Mano-A-Mano Mar 11, 2017 9:14 PM

Worse still, they bought the presidency for him.

kavlar's picture
kavlar (not verified) kavlar Mar 11, 2017 9:14 PM

That's right. You read right.

Bastiat's picture

Assad is exactly correct.  The point is beyond argument.  Trump should be relentlessly confronted with this instead of by morons dressed up like vulvas.  What right do we have to "fight Isis" in Syria?  None whatsoever.  Trump setting himself up to be  just another war-criminal-in-chief. 

All Risk No Reward's picture

Straight from the Council on Foreign Relations...

The Syrian rebels would be immeasurably weaker today without al-Qaeda in their ranks. By and large, Free Syrian Army (FSA) battalions are tired, divided, chaotic, and ineffective. Feeling abandoned by the West, rebel forces are increasingly demoralized as they square off with the Assad regime's superior weaponry and professional army. Al-Qaeda fighters, however, may help improve morale. The influx of jihadis brings discipline, religious fervor, battle experience from Iraq, funding from Sunni sympathizers in the Gulf, and most importantly, deadly results. In short, the FSA needs al-Qaeda now.

Al-Qaeda's Specter in Syria

Both HILLARY CLINTON and DICK CHENEY were (are) proud members of the al Qaeda pimping Council on Foreiogn Relations.

Hillary Clinton accidentally admits that the CFR runs this nation.

Cheney on CFR, Council on Foreign Relations


James Perloff. The Shadows of Power; the CFR and decline of America

“Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing. The rest is mere sheep herding.”
~Ezra Pound

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prime american (not verified) All Risk No Reward Mar 12, 2017 5:18 AM

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Ink Pusher's picture

"prime american" You ass licking filthy spammer, go fuck yourself!

Belrev's picture

He got Jewish oligarchs playing in his playground. So Bibi has to be balanced.

Logan 5's picture
Logan 5 (not verified) Belrev Mar 11, 2017 4:19 PM

There ain't a playground on the planet that doesn'y have a 'j-oligarch' shittin' in its sandbox.


Counterfeitting money, apparently, WORKS!

Laddie's picture

That is good but did the American people hear that? Probably not.
Putin is an outstanding world power leader, the finest leader of a major power. He, in the past, tried to appease the Tribe, yet it wasn't enough for them they wanted MORE, MORE, MORE. That woke him up. He is shrewd and savvy. I like him very much.

musimann's picture

To add historical irony to Nuttyyahoo is the fact that Persia freed the Jews and allowed them to return to Judea and rebuilt their money stealing Temple. They then proceeded to start shooting off their mouths to Rome. Finally they attacked and destroyed the elements of the Damacus Legion stationed in Jerusalem. The Romans had enough of the big mouthed Jews and proceeded to destroy them and tear down their money stealing Temple. It took a few years but they did it. So the Jews were destroyed because they refused to pay Rome a tax on the money they stole and hid in Temple. Ironic. Jews always destroy themselves like they are doing today again. Soo much gold was taken by the Romans that it caused chaos in the value of gold in the empire for many years. But the stingy Jews refused to pay a tax on it and so they destroyed themselves as Jesus predicted.

BobEore's picture

Slight adjustment needed to your narrative to make it ring true - and bring it into focus as a story which still resonates in the present moment.

The Persians did much more than 'allow' the Babylonian talmudists to return to the site of their orignal crimes. They actively aided - as in financed, logistically supported, and even policed that return - in the face of stiff opposition from actual Hebrews who lived there and didn't wish to see fanatic, racialist interlopers take over their homelands. Yes, the Persians actually put down the protests against the returnees, and helped them return conditions to the usual state of monopolization of resources, law giving, and commerce which talmudists always require in order to "compete"successfully.

Nothing has changed in the interval. Modern "leaders," mysterious enthralled to an invisible pied-piper, continue to aid and abet the current version of Babylonist talmudist hegemonists by not just sending large amounts of TRIBUTE in the form of voted "military aid" and sundry giftstuffs, but actual blood and bone of their countrymen to fight the wars which the Pharisees disdain to engage themselves in personally. Corruption at the top - it's never stopped - and those who think that there's been any changes at all to the theme in the current cast of puppets being presented by the complicit media as "presidents" or "prime ministers" are gullible rubes enraptured by a shell game while their pockets are picked by the accomplices of the master showmen!

musimann's picture

The history that Jews present today about Persia is not based on know historical facts. It is thought that the priests in Babylon began the real embellishment of their history. They looked bad to the people that still followed them so had to make things up to make themselves look special and powerful chosen people of God. Getting sacked and hauled off to Babylon didn't make them look to powerful. The whole sick celebration of Purim, which celebrates the massacre of their enemies is something no other race or people or religion indulges in. Eating cookies shaped in the image of Hassan's ears is in itself pretty sick. As far as I know there are no historical records to support their story or the Book of Ruth. It was the last book added to the old testament undoubtedly by the influence of the Jews in the early codification of the Bible. I have little faith in the stories of the Old Testament when I consider the source.

BobEore's picture

Douglas Reed - "The Controversy of Zion"

classic tome, freely available on the net. Clears up an awful lot of b.s., for those who hunger for facts over talmudist fictions. Highly recommended.


Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) musimann Mar 12, 2017 8:18 AM

Iraq was attacked on Purim.

These people are of the devil, period!

Jesus said this would happen and it did in 70 AD.

francis scott falseflag's picture


Jeeze, Natanyahu had to say something.  All Israel was listening with bated breath.


Remember there are bushels of Russian Jews in Israel and they love Putin

and Avigdor Lieberman, Netty's rival.

keep the bastards honest's picture

There were not anyy jews 2,500 years ago. Jew was a term generated in the 1700's and Rothcchild apparently  promoted it.

If he means Israelites well they are not ancesters ot jews.  Israelites genetically  are ancestors of Palestinian.. 95% of them.

Ofelas's picture

"n ancient Persia, an attempt was made to destroy the Jewish people 2,500 years ago, and it failed"


Well strictly speaking the Persians did not take the Jewish people in to slavery, the Mesopotamiens did but during that time the Persian people took over and then Cyrus the Great freed the Jews. 


Before slavery and contact with the Zarathustrians the Jews believed in many Gods, after the time in captivity they believed in one highest diety...just like the Zarathustrians!

Blankone's picture

From Logan - Assad has had, & hopefully will continue to have, PUTIN

And just what does that mean and of what value is that?

Russia's/Soviet's allies - Iraq, Libya, Serbia, to some extent Yemen and of course Syria.  Please note that Syria has been devistated.  Russia did not act until Syria was too desperate to make demands and about to fall.  Russia actied to disarm Iraq, Libya and Syria, as demanded by the US, and then failed to shield any of those countries.  Same for Iran, their potential nuke material that could be used to create a bomb to save their butts from what is clearly coming has to be given up to ----Russia!! 

Where oh where are all the Putin fan club who told us Putin had control of the sky's of Syria and nothing flew without his approval.  Remember the claims Putin was gonna take control, Putin's gonna do it NOW!, Don't Poke The Bear.  All that noise.

When Turkey shot down Putin's fighter - Putin offered a pipeline.  When Israel began bombing Damascus - Putin began negotiations for a free trade agreement with Israel.  Putin's diplomats are murdered, his favorite driver murdered, russian airliner taken down, russian military transport with beloved choir/musicians taken down, US straffed Syrian forces for over an hour and Putin did nothing, Hezbollah and Syrian convoys hit by US jets, US special forces enter Syria - take Manbij and other positions,  US builds airbase in eastern Syria. 

Putin is being embarassed for all to see.  Completely impotent.  Trump plans to take down Iran, not occupy Iran but take them down.

say it aint so's picture

Putin is running out of rope, the hangings will commence soon


francis scott falseflag's picture


Your trouble, Drewablank, is your complete reliance on the Western MSM for the last 25 years.

Deep State put forward the belief that the Russians were a lot stronger than they really were.

To get the peeps afraid. And you swallowed it like a mouthful of ....


You think you know more than Putin and you're a fool. 

Like Sun Tzu says don't get into a war if you're not ready.

Or in your case don't comment until you know what you're talking about.


auricle's picture

This will not be discussed or debated by any major media outlet in the US. A president of a foreign country says US troops are are not invited and are there illegaly, and our media doesn't even care to respond or discuss. 

Mr. Universe's picture

Nope, I wonder why that is? What would Jou do if you were in charge of the media?


It is appearing more and more that the Bankster Zionists have hooked the 1,200 pound Marlin Trump. Fight as he may, he is hooked and they will reel him in, either dancing on the end of their puppet strings or gaffed. Oh look someone just put on "Disco Inferno", time to put on your red shoes...

sarz's picture

Is Trump a good guy? Despite tactical evil such as promoting the torture of the families of terrorists and so many other possible acts of dissimulation? The ZH community has tended to read him that way. If he is a good guy, but has got caught out having to deliver on the dissimulation, the invasion of Syria is a step too far. The Russians cannot back down. They or their proxy Assad will finally have to close the skies of Syria with all they've got. If Trump will not order his forces out of Syria, immediately, Tulsi Gabbard and Rand Paul should demand a declaration of war. 

America is looking increasingly like an irreparably failed state. Sessions turned out to be too timid, and it looks like the promised Weiner laptop housecleaning might have been compromised. Trump might have been counting on winning over the Pedocrats by having their balls in his hands. It's not working out that way, yet, and someone has put in play the dissimulation scenario he was using to buy time - in the most flattering reading of his intentions. If he's always meant to go to war with Russia over Syria safe zones, then it doesn't really matter if they assassinate him or not. 

brain_glitch's picture

Assad needs a twitter account.

A. Boaty's picture

Assad has no twitter account? Sad.

unsafe-space-time's picture

Who said anyone wants to get rid of ISIS? They could do it in a week if they wanted. Program all drones to shot at black spots on the sand that have their ass in the air 5 times per day.

musimann's picture

The endgame for Syria is still balkanization. First plan did not work so we are on Israelis foreign policy 2.0 for Syria. Trump is dumb enough to try and implement it. 500 Marines or 2500 airborne troops are just fodder for the impending war. Raqqa is not the goal, Damascus is the goal. It leads straight to Armageddon. Our generals are fools. They are trying to take on Russia, China, Syria, Hezbollah, Iran and maybe Iraq and Egypt (if they ever awake from their slumber). Won't work. Lots of American dead and a big loss for the US and Israel will be the result. Israel is just using the US again. Trump really betrayed the free world with this ill conceived plan. When you hear faggot Graham dictating this to Gen Dum Dumford in the Senate you can see the problem.

SMC's picture

Trump might be too busy keeping US Civil War 2.0 (CW2) from going hot.

Tag line for CW2? "The end of the snowflakes."

gatorengineer's picture

I see no evidence that the right is going to stand up....  I think assuming the military is on the "right" side is likely a bad assumption.

Hedge accordingly.

Laddie's picture

That MAY be the case, but only the future will show if it is, as for now...

"when will America start doing something? What will be the straw that breaks the camel's back?

But if an autistic kid getting tortured won't do it I guess nothing will."

18-Year-Old Blonde Kidnapped, Tortured and Gang-Raped by black males in Denison, TX

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Laddie Mar 12, 2017 8:23 AM

Jews brought blacks to America, they ran the slave auction houses which were closed on Jewish holidays.

100% of Jews owned  house slaves, 1% of whites owned slaves.

They brought them as WMD's just like they have brought Muslims to the white West for the same reason.

And the Jewish left marches for womens rights and includes these people in their coalition.


Consuelo's picture



Chained wolves - and we haven't eaten in a few days...

Ignatius's picture

"Any foreign troops coming to Syria without our invitation ... are invaders."

Full stop.

gatorengineer's picture

Kinda sums it up doesnt it?

wdg's picture

Syria is a sovereign nation. The US has no right to invade another nation and is in clear violation of the Geneva Convention on War. The situation with Russia is different because: 1) Russia is an ally of Syria, and 2) Russia was invited into Syria. Where is the outrage aganist this illegal invasion of Syria? 

Logan 5's picture
Logan 5 (not verified) wdg Mar 11, 2017 3:19 PM

"Where is the outrage aganist this illegal invasion of Syria? "


It's buried in the Rothschilds vault under Tel Aviv along with all the gold & a collection of holohoax DVD's

new game's picture

so it is true that the country with the biggest club can roam the world and beat the fuk out of whomever that has what they want? or for the shear joy of killing?

ummm, thought so...

francis scott falseflag's picture


What he really means is "any foreign troops think they're gonna stick around after

we beat ISIS is mistaken."

So now the US created ISIS lite out of defeated rebels who stiil want to fight.

We'll see what Putin has to say about that.

Jubal Early's picture

I would rather see Trump fail than Hillary succeed.

"President Trump has for the first time sent regular US military personnel into that country in combat positions. This is an unprecedented escalation of US involvement in the Syrian war and it comes without Congressional authorization, without UN authorization, and without the authorization of the government of Syria. In short it is three ways illegal.

According to the Post, US Marines have departed their ships in the Mediterranean and have established an outpost on Syrian soil from where they will fire artillery toward the ISIS "headquarters" of Raqqa. "

dizzyfingers's picture

No other recent wars (going back years, maybe decades?) were authorized either.

But that said, I doubt that the US is going to have many overseas friends to trade or even shake hands with if Don has gond over to what I don't think is wrong to call "the dark side". 

Dilluminati's picture

This ain't Obama.

This oughta get interesting if that camel looking thing gets into it with Trump.

Dude looks like a camel you think?

I f0cking disregard camel ooking f0cks all da time