Assad interviewed on RT, Full Interview – a 26 minute video from RT – “In an interview to RT, the Syrian President warned against taking statements by western governments at face value, as in Aleppo, they seemed to care more about saving terrorists than civilians. He also slammed the lackluster reaction to ISIS’s onslaught on Palmyra.” Most of what I have heard about Assad is bad, but as that information comes from the governments of the U.S., the U.K. and other NATO nations, until proven correct, one must assume it to be false. Therefore, barring new information to the contrary and since all Assad says rings true, I’ll take what he says as accurate. Compare it with the next link.
‘You haven’t succeeded once’: Reporter grills US State Dept over failures in Syria – a 6 minute video from RT – Even if the U.S. government didn’t have an iron-clad reputation for lying, and even if one had no previous reason to doubt anything the U.S. said, just watching him, you would bet ten to one that he’s lying.
You Now Have a Shorter Attention Span Than a Goldfish – from Time – Interesting, but then there is this: Another modern myth: Shrinking attention spans – from the Genetic Literacy Project – Just to emphasize that there are two or more sides to everything. Then, too, they both could be right, couldn’t they?
A tale of Putin, the hero, in Dresden – a 6 minute video from Inessa S – from an interview with a former KGB officer. Seems consistent with his popular image. Not something you would believe any western leader capable of.