Quotes by: Bashar al Assad
No doubt that the U.S. is a super-power capable of conquering a relatively small country, but is it able to control it?
Israel ranks her priorities in the following way: security, land, and water.
I am Syrian, I was made in Syria, I have to live in Syria and die in Syria.
We have more difficult circumstances than most of the Arab countries but in spite of that Syria is stable. Why? Because you have to be very closely linked to the beliefs of the people. This is the core issue.
Lebanon was under Israeli occupation, up to its capital, but we did not consider that a disaster. Why? Because it was very clear that there are ways to resist.
Israeli interests are not necessarily in harmony with the American interests.
You in Lebanon, your power is no match to Israel. Israel, militarily, is more powerful than you and maybe it is more powerful than all the Arab countries, or most of them.
It is even more so when it comes to Iraq, which is a large Arab country with scientific, material, and human resources and is able to accomplish, at the least, what Lebanon accomplished, and more.