When we analyze this war in a materialistic way and ask when is it going to end and who will be the winner and the loser, it means that we do not see the endgame.
No doubt that the U.S. is a super-power capable of conquering a relatively small country, but is it able to control it?
We are dealing with treachery and threats, which accompanied the establishment of Israel.
I am Syrian, I was made in Syria, I have to live in Syria and die in Syria.
The problem is not the occupation, but how people deal with it.
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.
Worry does not mean fear, but readiness for the confrontation.
You cannot reform your society or institution without opening your mind.
As far as we are concerned, we Syria have not changed.
I am not a puppet. I was not made by the West to go to the West or to any other country.
As soon as the legitimate Lebanese government is convinced that the conditions have ripened and that Lebanon is able to maintain stability on its own... Then, the Syrian forces will return to their homeland.
Syria is geographically and politically in the middle of the Middle East.
It is natural that we should always expect an Israeli attack, even when it does not threaten.
America is interested in re-arranging the region as it sees fit.
Armies are not only for offensives.
We, in Syria, our point of view stems from our experience.
But the issue has to do with land, which is our land.
It should be known that Israel is based on treachery.
The Israeli lobby has clout in the U.S., which means that re-arranging the region and controlling its resources one way or another, will serve Israel through its control over the American administration.
Israel does not care about the international public opinion.
Despite the ethnic diversity within each nation, the social fabric of the region by and large is one.
We believe that Lebanon has been the first real experience for all the Arabs.
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.
The logical thing is to implement the Arab Defense Agreement.