I have been asked to remove this interview of Assad of Syria. The reason is that it purportedly makes WAMM look like we support Assad. WAMM does not support Assad. WAMM also does not support the foreign “rebels” who are fighting in Syria. We are Women Against Military Madness.
The interview was first posted by Russia Today and picked up by Global Research and posted thus:
By Russia Today Global Research, November 09, 2012
Region: Middle East & North Africa Theme: US NATO War Agenda
In-depth Report: SYRIA: NATO’S NEXT WAR?
I posted it on WAMMToday with that heading.
As you can see, this posting is old. Quite a bit has happened in Syria since it was posted in November of 2012.
WAMM above all does not support U.S. or U.S./NATO intervention in Syria, as has been pointed out on this blog and also on the WAMMToday Facebook page by posting the statement of the Middle East Committee, which represents WAMM’s position. Unfortunately one person, a person who repeatedly attacked WAMM on the WAMMToday Facebook page until she was blocked, has been the cause of the friction over this posting.
No US intervention in Syria> Statement by The Middle East Committee of Women Against Military Madness
There is a clear danger of yet another war in the Middle East. The United States is turning its attention to Syria, with the intention of engineering regime change in its favor.
The Middle East Committee of Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) fully supports the right of the people in all the countries of the Middle East to determine their own future and assert democratic rights. We are therefore firmly opposed to any external intervention, and this includes military intervention in Syria.
Map of Syria
NATO is already maneuvering to weaken Syria through sanctions, which have never been an alternative to war as much as a prelude to it, acclimatizing public opinion to the inevitability” of war. It is also interfering politically, trying to ensure that the Assad regime is replaced by one with an orientation favorable to what is always described as “our interests”—e.g., the pursuit of energy resources with trade agreements and geopolitical positioning that benefit US multi-national corporations.
The Middle East Committee believes the Syrian people should assert their own democratic rights and determine their own system of government without the kind of external interference which has proved so disastrous in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other parts of the world.
We therefore oppose all US-led attempts to create an unrepresentative “government-in-exile,” which would have no purpose beyond further legitimizing the case for military intervention.
The Middle East Committee of WAMM therefore opposes all US-sponsored and supported military intervention in Syria.
WAMM Middle East Committee Map of the Middle East showing the relationship of countries to each other.
See also William Boardman’s article: WILLIAM BOARDMAN> OUR SYRIAN WAR
Finally, here is the disclaimer that has appeared on WAMMToday from the first day the first blog was posted. The contents of this blog do not necessarily reflect the opinions of WAMM and/or the WAMM Media Committee.