RT gained exclusive access to the Syrian President, who continues to run the country from Damascus in defiance of foreign calls to step down. Bashar al-Assad slammed those calls from abroad for him to go, and warned against outside intervention in Syria.
RT talks to Sophie Shevardnadze who interviewed the embattled leader in his capital. Watch the full interview with President Assad on Friday!
It does seem to me too that if there would be an Arab people who would stand up and really truly fight fundamentalism, it would be the Syrians. Whether that kind of "fight" exists in them to topple their secular dictator, I am not really sure. To be honest, I never thought they had it in them to start a revolution (the Egyptians were far more believable in that regard). It always seemed to me, that while they were aware that they were 30 years behind the rest of the world technologically and that their economy and human rights record sucked, they were also smart enough to not poke a sleeping dragon. Yes, we know the Baath party sucks... shhh, don't say that out loud in public... but our dignity and resolve will get us through this. There is always an end.
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