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Assad calm, comfortable and clearly
delusional in Fox News interview

Fox News, by Richard Grenell

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Posted By:StormCnter, 9/19/2013 6:05:14 AM

In one of the most fascinating foreign policy interviews of all time, Fox News aired an unedited, lengthy and exclusive interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Wednesday. The in-depth interview focused on diplomacy, chemical weapons, the death toll from the two-year-old war, the rebels’ goals, future governing and the region’s stability. Assad appeared calm, comfortable and yet delusional, talking in almost perfect English, as he consistently labeled the rebels as “terrorists,” claiming that 80 - 90% of the opposition fighting against his military was comprised of Al Qaeda supporters and other jihadists. In talking about the origins of the conflict, Assad failed to

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 9/19/2013 7:05:06 AM     (No. 9527086)

He was Obama-esque throughout.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Janjan, 9/19/2013 7:08:53 AM     (No. 9527094)

What was Fox thinking? This was 45 minutes of barely decipherable blather from a brutal thug who has killed 100,000 people followed by the Fox News ´panel´ conceding that every word of it was a lie. What was their point?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: avital2, 9/19/2013 7:09:19 AM     (No. 9527096)

i don´t know who is more delusional - Assad or Obama.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: reilly, 9/19/2013 7:25:51 AM     (No. 9527119)


Why is Dennis Kucinich the face of Fox News? Assad must think we´re all nuts.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: CEP, 9/19/2013 7:31:54 AM     (No. 9527134)

#4, Obama was elected twice.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Arby, 9/19/2013 7:35:18 AM     (No. 9527139)

Yes, it was all silly, but in the journalists´ world this was a major coup/scoop. No one else has gotten to him. Who knew that he sounded like a six year old on his first day at a new school?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: harleynyc, 9/19/2013 7:39:10 AM     (No. 9527147)

don´t forget kucinich sides with the terrorists.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2010/10/13/Barbara-Boxer-Approved-Code-Pink-Trip-to-Fallujah-to-Donate--600-000-to-Extremists

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Reply 8 - Posted by: StormCnter, 9/19/2013 7:41:43 AM     (No. 9527151)

I watched it, but I was wondering what is accomplished by giving this guy air time.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jackson, 9/19/2013 7:43:28 AM     (No. 9527153)

He may have been lying, and then he may not have been lying. (Think about the rebels shooting prisoners in the back of the head.) But he made more sense than Obama ever has. Don´t kid yourself, Assad made Kucinich look like a schoolboy and I kept thinking that FOX reporter should grill our politicians like that. We only know what the MSM (and FOX) tells us. Assad seemed more honest forthright and sincere than Hillary, Bammy, Rice, Kerry and our pathetic team. He impressed me ... And I am not alone.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: skedaddle, 9/19/2013 7:53:51 AM     (No. 9527173)

I have no idea who are the good guys or bad guys in the Middle East and I don´t trust one person in our government to know either. But I do know that in French and Arabic accented English, with a slight lisp, Assad is more coherent than our pResident. He´s not to be underestimated.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 9/19/2013 8:01:09 AM     (No. 9527186)

I would believe what Assad and Putin have to say before the cabal of misfits we have in Washington.
Hillary and Obama have torched the Middle East and Assad is not about to go quietly.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: jar, 9/19/2013 8:18:59 AM     (No. 9527218)

Assad spoke "almost perfect English"?? with a very strange accent that strained the ears to understand.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: shalimar, 9/19/2013 9:04:28 AM     (No. 9527285)

He struck me as a hybrid of Obama and Jodi Arias. His description of the war in his country was like Obama´s version of what is happening with Obamacare. Nonetheless, I suspect it was something of a win for Assad because of his demeanor.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Felixcat, 9/19/2013 9:05:31 AM     (No. 9527286)

Too bad our own president doesn´t receive the same level of journalistic scrutiny. And yeah, the accent was a bit of a challenge on the ears, but Assad´s command of French and English is much better than Obama´s command of English - just English.



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Reply 15 - Posted by: LouD, 9/19/2013 9:15:27 AM     (No. 9527299)

I´m just wondering how many here would take the word of the UN, which has members of the human rights committee that are brutal violators of their own people´s rights?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 9/19/2013 9:21:12 AM     (No. 9527308)

A word of advice to Fox News: Just because you can doesn´t mean you should.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Rightproud, 9/19/2013 9:23:19 AM     (No. 9527309)

He can´t sic the IRS on anyone who interviews him. Maybe this is why there was no fear in the questioning?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 9/19/2013 9:27:36 AM     (No. 9527312)

I don´t blame Fox News for doing this interview. It gives the public a fuller view of one of the main players in this foreign policy game Obama´s playing - even if the guy lies about as much as our pres. does.

I thought Assad did not come across as a madman, and he answered tough questions. I wish Palkot would have asked him if his chemical weapons came from Iraq. I also wish Fox would have put subtitles at the bottom of the screen because there were many times I didn´t understand what Assad was saying, due to the lisp and accent.

Overall, this will make it harder for the regime to attack Assad, and that is why Assad sat for this interview.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 9/19/2013 9:32:57 AM     (No. 9527322)

`Assad calm, comfortable and clearly
delusional in Fox News interview`

Really? He was being interviewed by Dennis Kucinich. How could you tell?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: big red navy cheif, 9/19/2013 9:38:06 AM     (No. 9527331)

Fox, et al, are delusional if they actually believe there aren´t foreign fighters in Syria. Indeed, this is mostly al Queda trying to take over yet another Arab country and further control the region.

If you think anything else, you´re not paying attention and have fallen for Iran´s (and its allies´) propaganda.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Illinois Resident, 9/19/2013 10:11:17 AM     (No. 9527392)

#9 & #10 are right on! The part of the interview with Assad that showed a minute of rationality was when he said he did not "trust" obama in any type of agreements!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: harleynyc, 9/19/2013 10:18:44 AM     (No. 9527402)

Sat aside the fact that the Qatar gas pipeline depends on an Assad ouster, and that the Saudis called for a Jihad against Syria for a stake in said pipeline. Also set aside that the muslim brotherhood see an opportunity to control another country with help from al qaeda. And Russia fears that pipeline will hurt their gas pipeline servicing europe.

What´s left is we have Russia, Turkey, Iran and Syria on one side, and the saudis, Qatar, the muslim brotherhood and al qaeda on the other. The question is should we even take sides ?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Aegedius, 9/19/2013 11:10:25 AM     (No. 9527477)

Not to defend the evil thug, but Assad was right when he called Obama and Kerry liars. He has never said that he didn´t have chemical weapons, he always refused to say yes or no.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: MickinPhoenix, 9/19/2013 11:10:47 AM     (No. 9527478)

I agree with CEP from Post #5.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: jglas, 9/19/2013 11:50:41 AM     (No. 9527541)

Delusional is the wrong word. He might be lying in some parts but I suspect he believes most of it AND WE DON`T KNOW HE´S WRONG, we just think he is. For example he says 90% of the rebels are foreign terrorists. We say 25%. Nobody knows, they don´t take a census in a war. If Assad is delusional then we´re delusional too. The war in Syria is just another battle between the Shi´ites and the Sunnis, two Arab tribes. It might have started because of protest movements over living conditions, wealth distribution etc. (e.g. the Arab Spring) but it rapidly devolved into the same old tribal conflict with Assad`s forces representing the Shi´ites and the Muslim Brotherhood and their terrorist outfit al Qaeda representing the Sunnis. It was never a war for freedom and democracy, that´s our delusion. Those things are meaningless to Islamists. Both sides are evil to the core from our point of view. We will eventually have to fight the winner.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: dman, 9/19/2013 12:16:20 PM     (No. 9527583)

A few things:

First: Assad came across as more coherent and credible than many in the Establishment elite, including the Emperor and John McCain.

Second: Whether he spoke the truth or not: the interview gave us a look into his thinking. Most of who have been branded "evil" - and I make no judgement here other than to acknowledge and mourn the 100,000 who have been killed - have rationalized that they are doing the "right thing" in their own mind. This is their delusion, and this is also the starting point where we must deal with them. Like Putin´s offer itself, it gives us moral leverage.

Third: This is simply not our fight. Assad is Putin´s client, and Putin has now assumed responsibility for any future use of these weapons by Assad. As to war crimes and punishment therefor: that is an issue for a tribunal at The Hague, not "international vigilante" justice from the US military.

Fourth: Assad, Putin, and the American People share a common enemy: radical Islamsits. While the "enemy of my enemy" is not necessarily my friend, he is definitely somebody I should try to work with. Witness Roosevelt and Stalin in WWII: for all that went wrong, they won a war that they easily could have lost. Whose side is our Emperor on, anyway?

Fifth: Our hands are not entirely "clean" in this matter. We were the ones who first armed and enabled Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, when we thought it was the "right thing to do" in order to contain Soviet expansion

Finally: Who are more "delusional" than the people who elected and continue to support Barack Hussein Obama, and others in the Establishment - of both parties - who continue to enable him and his destruction of America?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 9/19/2013 3:01:09 PM     (No. 9527836)

The M.E. is a different planet.

It´s a snake pit.

Bashar was charming and convincing in his third language.

How smooth are you in your third language ?

Give the devil his due.



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Reply 28 - Posted by: Kristen, 9/19/2013 3:03:11 PM     (No. 9527838)

The Syrian rebels tortured soldiers, showed one eating the dead man´s heart. I would say say there are no good guys in this sectarian civil war, perhaps the rebels even worse. It would not surprise me if Assad lied. However, from those parts I saw, he certainly did not come across as delusional. Manipulative and clever yes, delusional no. I was surprised how well he spoke English and actually was more effective in making his case than Obama.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 9/19/2013 4:30:51 PM     (No. 9527954)

Insanity is genetic (and the only recourse of a sapient being). If we were not crazy we could not abide the knowledge of our immanent death.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: nevernaught, 9/19/2013 8:50:00 PM     (No. 9528299)

I´m late getting here, but why is Dennis Kucinich interviewing for FOX. He is an ultra leftist. Some of the points the interviewers were making haven´t been proved, merely alleged and the article wrongly states them as fact.

I´ve seen pictures in other articles of the rebels executing prisoners by shooting them through the head and I wonder why any leader would ignore that fact.

Kerry said today in an article that sarin gas was used and that had been verified by the UN. He somehow omitted they couldn´t prove which side used the gas. This is becoming a bait and switch operation to cover up scandals by the Obama Administration.

Why are we now moving a carrier into the area and sending in drones. I would trust a Bush to be circumspect in a situation like this, but if anyone trusts the people in his administration to do anything but lie, then good luck in this increasingly Nazi/Marxist nation.

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Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 10:08:10 PM     Post Reply
How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:42:51 PM     Post Reply
With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,


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