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Assad: Erdogan Thinks He’s Caliph, New Sultan of the Ottoman

Assad: Erdogan Thinks He’s Caliph, New Sultan of the Ottoman

RussiaToday.com / November 9, 2012

“In an exclusive interview with RT, President Bashar Assad said that the conflict in Syria is not a civil war, but proxy terrorism by Syrians and foreign fighters. He also accused the Turkish PM of eyeing Syria with imperial ambitions.

“Assad told RT that the West creates scapegoats as enemies — from communism, to Islam, to Saddam Hussein. He accused Western countries of aiming to turn him into their next enemy.

“While mainstream media outlets generally report on the crisis as a battle between Assad and Syrian opposition groups, the president claims that his country has been infiltrated by numerous terrorist proxy groups fighting on behalf of other powers.

“In the event of a foreign invasion of Syria, Assad warned, the fallout would be too dire for the world to bear.

“Without foreign rebel fighters and smuggled weapons, ‘we could finish everything in weeks.'”

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