Assad to ABC: I am not responsible for civilian deaths
Roee Nahmias, agencies
Published: 07.12.11, 12:00
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1. No, i AM ! Putz.
tarbouche ,   aswan   (12.07.11)
2. I only gave orders
Vils ,   Malmö Sweden   (12.07.11)
How those are implemented I'm not responsible for. New take on old and bad excuses.
3. who does he think he's fooling?
if what he says were true then by now those forces would have turned against him! no, we are not fooled into believing this story of his
4. Control over Army
Danny ,   Tel Aviv, Israel   (12.07.11)
I'd imagine he's referring to his brother, Maher. It's been widely speculated that Bashar's brother, Maher, is the real power broker in Syria. He along with fellow Alawite kin are the kings. Maher was to be President, but was deemed to violent and unstable...go figure he controls Syria's armed forces.
5. Petty dictator
Sarah B. ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.07.11)
He alone killed 5000 people. Half of the number of Arabs killed in the 1948 War. What a cruel person you are Assad.
6. He's the boss so he is responsible
Sami ,   New York, USA   (12.07.11)
He's the boss so he is responsible. So was Hitler.
7. Nope, I still like Gaddafi better! This killer is colorless.
tom ,   tel aviv   (12.07.11)
8. Preview of his defense at the Hague!
Michael Redbourn ,   Arad Israel   (12.07.11)
9. Assad said there was “a big difference”
Devorah   (12.07.11)
between having “a policy crack down and having mistakes committed by some officials.” Over 4,000 dead because of "mistakes" by some officials? Assad has had nine months to clean up these mistakes, and NOTHING! Assad also said the opposition were "terrorists" who had to be eliminated. Assad also made agreements with the Arab League which he did not honor. He also rebuffed other nations that tried to get him to come to his senses. And now he's blaming his genocide on "some officials?" Assad and his minions must be removed immediately by the most rapid and efficient methods. They do not deserve to live another day.
10. #5 is NOT from Sarah!
Elizabeth   (12.07.11)
Correct me if I'm wrong, Sarah.
11. They should have asked him if he can take a joke
Ypip ,   Canada   (12.07.11)
like a political cartoon by Ali Ferzat.
12. anybody remember Comical Ali from Iraq
zionist forever   (12.07.11)
Saddam Hussain's propaganda spokesman nicknamed Comical Ali for his speeches about how there were no Americans in Bagdad when there were tanks on the street. Assad, the only reason these people are being killed is because a few mistakes were made by some officials... love it Assad may I suggest you get all your officials new secretaries along with well organized offices so the officials don't make any mistakes with the paperwork in future and ordering the army to kill people rather than having group hugs with them as you intended for them to do.
13. To bad he's not a democrat.....
Eaglebeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (12.07.11)
He could blame everything on Bush. That always seems to work here.
14. This time you are, Elisabeth
Sarah B. ,   U.S.A. /Israel   (12.07.11)
Sorry, Elisabeth, this is me.
15. #10...You are right of course !
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (12.07.11)
16. Is Sarah B having another bi-polar sort of day?
or is there really more than one Sarah B in this virtual world of ours?
Aranaldo Araujo ,   Belem do Para,BRASIL   (12.07.11)
He has the dead bodies of 4,000+ of his own people dead within less than one year and she sits there calmly with him, why???? Why was Mubarak dethroned for much less an offense? assad has killed 10-20 TIMES more people protesting. why is this devil still in power???
18. Course not; the Homs cats got them;-)
Tarbouche ,   Aswan   (12.07.11)
19. 13
zionist forever   (12.07.11)
I know its not as good as Bush but he could try blaming Obama. The people who were doing the killing were actually American soldiers who have left Iraq it was all a conspiracy to smear Assad's good name and everybody loves a good conspiracy theory. If you can't get Obama then there is always the Tea Party and I am sure Assad could find something to blame on them. No killing without representation.
20. #16 Unfortunately....
Eaglebeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (12.07.11)
there is no shortage of posters that have no name or location.
21. Barbara Walters??? Why???
David ,   Miami   (12.07.11)
Why is Barbara Walters(a Jew) giving Assad an interview??? An interview that allows Assad to paint himself in a good light. Is this just ratings or another agenda???
22. Some Officials commited mistakes
A_G ,   Sao Paulo, Brazil   (12.07.11)
... and killed 4,000+ people!!! He cannot control his forces!!! This is the joke of the day right? If I was ABC I woudn't publish this interview. What a shame!!!
23. Assad does not own Syria?
Joe ,   Canada   (12.07.11)
Poor Barbara Walters not finding a more useful interview with someone else & failing to ask Bashar how many properties, businesses, state assets he & his mafia like family are controlling & trying to hold on to with the help of the thugs at their command. If it was not for the greed of his clan of Alawites & should have resigned long ago since he claims with a straight face he is such a failure he can't control the brutal forces under his responsability.
24. 'some officials' !?!?!?! 1,000s and 1000s were murdered
Talula ,   Israel   (12.07.11)
by brutal forces - how can anyone honestly believe this liar. Why didn't he get on national TV/Radio/Internet and make it CLEAR he wants the killing to stop. This asshole clearly doesn't think the outiside world knows what going on in Syria. Typical Arab mentality.
25. I haven't seen anyone slap someone on video since Patton...
Henry from New York ,   USA   (12.07.11)
and even then he wasn't slapping several million people simultaneously. Assad must be superhuman if he can deliver such an effective blow to the cheek of every Syrian.
26. it seems bashar is crazzier then kadaffi.
yafit ,   israel   (12.07.11)
27. And his best buddy Achmedinejad is the Virgin Mary.....
Yea Right ,   NY   (12.07.11)
Maybe Qadaffi was Captain Marvel
28. Tell Us The Difference Of Who Is Really
Ruling over syria? THOUSANDS Of People have been Murdered By syrian army ? And all he can say is he Didn't do it, SOOOO who gave the orders ,until recently Not To Let in Internatioanl Media in syria? bashar's baba from the grave? These arab Terrorist sypathizer's and Harbors of Terrorists, make the their own Rules And Justifications for Murder and Lie to the World about it? He Can't be Trusted!!! Period!!!
29. #4 That is NOT me.
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. /Israel   (12.07.11)
30. Man is crazy by his own admission
Tambour ,   Eilat   (12.07.11)
trying to avoid the fate that awaits him. He is scared of going the way of Gadafi, saying only thing that scares him is losing support of his people. Once that happens, they will chop him to pieces and drag them all over Syria. A butcher, like his father, will end up butchered.
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