Assad Hints at Another 9/11 If Attacked By U.S.
CBS's Charlie Rose asked, "Will there be attacks against American bases in the Middle East if there's an air strike?"
"You should expect everything," said Assad. "You should expect everything. Not necessarily through the government. ... the government's not the only player in this region. ... You have everything in this decision now. so you have to expect that."
Rose: "Tell me what you mean by 'expect everything.'"
"Expect every action," Assad claimed.
"That depends. if the rebels or the terrorists in this region or any other group have it, it could happen. I don't know. I'm not a fortune teller to tell you what's going to happen," said Assad.
Rose pressed, "But we'd like to know more and I think the president -- the American people would like to know, you know, if there's an attack, you know, what might be the repercussions and who might be engaged those repercussions?
Assad countered by bringing up 9/11: "But nobody expected the 11th of September. You cannot expect--it's difficult to tell you everything that's going to happen. It's an area where everything is on the brink of explosion. You have to expect everything."
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Assad: 'expect everything' if U.S. attacks Syria September 09, 2013 02:37 PM (Last updated: September 09, 2013 03:00 PM) Syria's president Bashar al-Assad gestures during an interview with French daily Le Figaro in Damascus in this handout distributed by Syria's national news agency SANA on September 2, 2013.
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