Al-Assad: We’ll Not Bow, Military Action against Syria Much Bigger than West’s Ability http://en.moqawama.org/essaydetails.php?eid=14923&cid=274
Underestimating US and Western calls for his fall as "worthless", Syrian President Bashar al-Assad described them as coming from "countries that are committing massacres."In an interview with Syrian Television, al-Assad pointed out that "such remarks should not be made about a president who was chosen by the Syrian people and who was not put in office by the West, a president who was not made in the United States."The Syrian president warned that "any military action against Syria will have repercussions that will be much bigger than the West's ability to endure."
"When they speak of reforms, Western colonialist countries mean that we must give them everything they want, that we abandon resistance, that we abandon our rights ... They shouldn't even dream of it ... We will not bow.""They expected that Syria would fall within weeks, but the Syrian people safeguarded Syria. Gunmen have intensified their operations, especially throughout last week, but I'm not worried about the security situation," al-Assad assured."Security authorities must confront any security problems in the country and this is the state's duty," he stressed.
On the Syrian leadership's security dealing with the latest events, President al-Assad said noted that "there is nothing called the security solution or the security alternative. There is only the political solution.""We are at a transitional stage and we will follow up on the laws...there will be elections and a review of the constitution. The most important thing at this stage is to continue dialogue," he added stressing that "It is unquestionable that there will be a review of the constitution whether the target is Article 8 or the other political items."As for the elections of the People's Assembly, the Syrian President declared that "the purpose is to allow a chance for the parties to be formed and be able to compete...the time expected for conducting the People's Assembly elections is by next February."