Syrian dorktator Bashar Assad thinks the Arab world is “always peaceful” and that the reason there is no peace in the Middle East is because of Israeli “occupation.”
Israelis have elected an extremist government that will not lead to peace, and it is not clear whether the society will change that reality. This, at least, is the view from Damascus articulated by Syrian President Bashar Assad in a recent interview with Kai Diekmann, editor-in-chief of the German daily Bild.
In the world according to Assad, the “social fabric” in the Arab world is “always peaceful,” and occupation, first the British, French and now Israeli — is why there is no peace in the region; Iran is “not seeking any nuclear weapons;” and it is misplaced for the West to worry about one woman sentence to death for adultery in Iran, while “you forget about half a million victims in Iraq.”
This coming from a man who just days ago met with Samir Kuntar, a man whose contribution to “peace” was murdering a father in front of his 4-year-daughter and then fatally smashing her skull with a rifle butt.