Ekot har ett förhållandevis anständigt referat av ett tal Syriens president höll idag – Al-Assad lovar flerpartisystem och val – (förutom förstås den hårdföre Cecilia Uddéns del av det, jag har inte lyssnat på vad hon sa, såg bara rubriken)
”Syriens president Bashar al-Assad framträder i tv. Han lägger skulden för de tio månaderna av våld på extrema krafter externt. Ett våld som skördat över 5 000 människoliv i Syrien. Men inga order har givits om att skjuta på civila, enligt presidenten. Val bör hållas i maj, enligt Al-Assad.”
Hela talet finns utskrivet på engelska på sana.sy – H.E. President al-Assad Delivers Speech Today – ett litet utdrag:
External Conspiring Is No Longer a Secret
External conspiring is no longer a secret because what is being plotted in the pal talk rooms has started to be clearly revealed before the eyes of the people. It is not possible anymore to deceive others except for those who do not want to listen or see; as the tears shed by the dealers of freedom and democracy for our own victims can no longer conceal the role they played in the bloodshed which they tried to use for their own purposes. At the beginning of the crisis, it was not easy to explain what happened. Emotional reactions and the absence of rationality were surpassing the facts. But now, the fog has lifted, and it is no longer possible for the regional and international parties which wanted to destabilize Syria to forge the facts and the events. Now the masks have fallen off the faces of those parties, and we have become more capable of deconstructing the virtual environment which they have created to push Syrians towards illusion and then make them fall. That virtual environment was created to lead to a psychological and moral defeat which would eventually lead to the actual defeat. That unprecedented media attack was meant to lead us to a state of fear, and this fear, which could paralyze the will, would lead to defeat.
Over Sixty T.V. Channels in the World Are Devoted to Work against Syria
Over sixty T.V. channels in the world are devoted to work against Syria. Some of them are devoted to working against the Syrian domestic situation, and some others are working to distort the image of Syria abroad. There are tens of internet websites, and tens of newspapers and different media channels, which means that we are talking about hundreds of media networks.
Their aim was to push us to a state of self-collapse in order to save their efforts in waging many battles; and they failed in doing so, yet they did not give in.
Video med delar av talet med engelsk text.
voltairenet.org – Syria’s neighbors fear chaos at their doorstep