In an interview this week, Syrian President Bashar Assad pointed out that the US and Europe are largely to blame for the refugee crisis that has intensified in recent weeks.
As Assad noted, the United States government and NATO have funded and trained the Syrian rebels who ended up becoming ISIS.
The rebels have been attempting to take over the Syrian government, not to set the people of Syria free, but to install their own dictatorship.
While Assad himself is a dictator just like every head of state throughout the world is, at least he was able to maintain a semblance of peace and stability before the country was overrun with western-backed terrorist rebels.
“It’s not about that Europe didn’t accept them or embrace them as refugees, it’s about not dealing with the cause.
If you are worried about them, stop supporting terrorists. That’s what we think regarding the crisis. This is the core of the whole issue of refugees,” Assad said.
“If you want to implement anything real, it’s impossible to do anything while you have people being killed, bloodletting hasn’t stopped, people feel insecure… I would like to take this opportunity to call on all forces to unite against terrorism, because it is the way to achieve the political objectives which we, as Syrians, want through dialogue and political action,” he added.
His statements are correct, it has been admitted by US government officials, including President Obama, that the US has backed rebels in Syria. Those same rebels have later been identified as members of ISIS, and many of the weapons now used by ISIS have been connected with the US as well.
The full version of Assad’s interview is scheduled to appear RT.com at 03:00GMT on September 16.