Syrian President Assad Calls Protesters 'Saboteurs'

Monday, June 20, 2011

In a live national address this morning, Syrian president Bashar Assad accused "saboteurs" of trying to smear the world's image of the country, by protesting his rule for the past three months. Assad also made an appeal to the thousands of Syrians who have fled to the border of Syria and Turkey to return to their homes, saying that the biggest danger facing the country is the threat of an economic collapse. Anthony Shadid reports from Beirut for our partner, The New York Times. He speaks with us about President Assad's speech, and whether or not it will change the course of events in Syria. 


Anthony Shadid

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Alex Goldmark

Comments [1]

kiarahaze from new york

Who is creating these disturbances there? Who is killing soldiers? Who is creating chaos over there?

Look at the massacre they are carrying out in Tibby … you call that a revolution man … you call that an operation for the people?

The only reason they carry out these disturbances is to get a license to go ahead bomb the government and take over their country. Is this what we are all going to support now? Is this what we are going to stand for now? That thousands of people be killed … millions of them be displaced … just so that a few people can get what they want. C’mon man!

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