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Assad States the Obvious: US Troops in Syria Are ‘Invaders’ Who Have ‘Lost Nearly Every War’

We're glad someone finally said it

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Uninvited "guests" have seriously complicated the situation in northern Syria, compelling Syrian President Bashar Assad to re-state the obvious: Turkish and American troops in northern Syria are invaders. Period. 

During an interview with Chinese media, Assad emphasized that Damascus never invited American or Turkish forces to operate within its territory — making Washington and Ankara's "participation" in the conflict a flagrant violation of Syria's sovereignty:


“Any foreign troops coming to Syria without our invitation or consultation or permission, they are invaders, whether they are American, Turkish, or any other one,” Assad told Chinese PHOENIX TV, as cited by the Syrian state-run SANA news agency.

When a journalist asked the Syrian president if Damascus had “opened doors” for American troops in Aleppo province’s city of Manbij, Assad said “No, we didn’t.”

“What are they [foreign troops] going to do? To fight ISIS [Islamic State, formerly ISIL]? The Americans lost nearly every war. They lost in Iraq, they had to withdraw at the end. Even in Somalia, let alone Vietnam in the past and Afghanistan.”

According to Assad, the US “didn’t succeed anywhere they sent troops, they only create a mess; they are very good in creating problems and destroying, but they are very bad in finding solutions.”

So just to recap: American soldiers in Syria are "invaders" who "only create a mess" and have lost "nearly every war".

We're glad someone finally said it. 

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