Syria’s FSA chief accuses Russia, Assad regime of deceit

idriss on aljazeeraSyria’s top rebel commander in a television interview Monday accused President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and Moscow of deceit after Syria welcomed a Russian proposal to hand over its chemical weapons.

“We call for strikes and we warn the international community that this [Assad] regime tells lies, and the liar [Russian President Vladimir] Putin is its teacher. Putin is the biggest liar,” Free Syrian Army chief Selim Idriss told Al-Jazeera.

Earlier, amid US talk of a punitive military strike on Assad’s regime, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Muallem in Moscow.

Lavrov urged Damascus to “place the chemical weapons under international control and then have them destroyed.”

Muallem later said “Syria welcomes the Russian initiative based on the Syrian leadership’s concern about the lives of our nationals and the security of our country.”

But Idriss was enraged by both men’s comments, and urged the world not to believe them.

“The regime wants to buy time to save itself” from a proposed strike, the rebel chief told the Qatar-based satellite broadcaster.

“I say to decision-makers that we know this regime, we have experienced it, and we warn you against falling into its trap of deceit and dishonesty,” Idriss said.

Damascus and Moscow both “know that a vote is coming up in the US Congress, and they also know that such strikes would bring down Assad’s regime,” he said.

US President Barack Obama is racing to win congressional backing for strikes to punish the Syrian regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons.

According to US intelligence, more than 1,400 people in rebel-held suburbs of Damascus were killed in an August 21 strike which involved the use of sarin nerve gas.

Obama had earlier said that using chemical weapons in the Syria conflict would constitute a “red line” that would warrant military intervention.

AFP

  • wargame1

    No doubt Assad will play with the situation but its a game the politicians play.It seems he is getting away with this again. Never mind, the rebel will continue their struggle and there is Almighty Allah who watch our actions. Any evil action by Assad will not go unpunished.

    • Peaceforleb

      Like the evil actions by the terrorist, rite wargame. Or decapitating another human is ok in your book. Like Man O said, you need to go back on you meds.

      • wargame1

        You are putting your words on my mouth. The Syrian rebel do not decapitate another human. It is that Al-Qaeda who does in order to demonize the Syrian rebel. They did it in Afghanistan and in Iraq and aid the occupation force to invade those countries. This is all you have to accuse Muslims …911 London 7/7 bombing ,Journalist Beheadin market bombing and all these were the act of Al-Qaeda in the official version although 911 and London 7/7 Bombing were a Israeli false flag operation and members of Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility. But where is Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan Today? They disappeared and fled to Iran. Do you see that Zawaheri in Afghanistan? These are propaganda and you need to live with it. Your propaganda attempt will fall once these deception start exposing. Assad has connection with Al-Qaeda which is well known or you never heard of it right ?

      • wargame1

        During the Iraq war Assad played a game, first he sent his controlled militias to Iraq to fight against the occupation, but then they made a deal with America and so these militias became the “awakening council” in Iraq who all of a sudden sided with the occupation. Its that very same Al-Qaeda behind the Libyan rebels thats why some of the rebel leaders say they fought in Iraq against America, its the same “awakening” groups who changed sides in Iraq.Their leaders are Shias but they pretend to be sunni. Al-Qaeda will be sorted sooner or later. They use the popular Black Flag and talk about Khelafa but do those autrocities of beheading and market bombing. You wont be accusing the FSA if there were no beheading and bombings in the civilian area. Assad’s dirty game will end

      • wargame1

        Syrian regime both Father and Son played and benefitted from the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan. Hefez Assad send Syrian solders to help USA during the Gulf war and his son Bashar participated in the ” extraordinary rendition program ” where the Bush administration used to send captured sunni rebel from Iraq to Syria in to Assad’s torture chamber. But Assad secretly sponsored the Al-Qaeda as he unleashed them in Syria to demonize the sunni resistance.Remember Hilary and Kerry said “Assad is a reformer” . The American and European knows that Bashar did double cross during his help to USA. Al-Qaeda was a trap for the sunni rebel in Iraq as they pose as sunni resistance but their top leaders are shia , so they recruite the sunni rebel and then captured them and send to Syria.

        While Assad was arming the rebel in Iraq in secret with a hope that after the USA is gone he would have some influence in Iraq and get some share of oil. That was his goal. So some resistance group were helped initially but he betrayed them later and captured many of them in Syrian Jail. So he has some trusted members in the Al-Qaeda leadership who are now sharing territory in Syria and also they supply oil to Assad regime from Dere Iz Zore and get cash.

  • wargame1

    No doubt Assad will play with the situation but its a game the politicians play.It seems he is getting away with this again. Never mind, the rebel will continue their struggle and there is Almighty Allah who watch our actions. Any evil action by Assad will not go unpunished.

    • Peaceforleb

      Like the evil actions by the terrorist, rite wargame. Or decapitating another human is ok in your book. Like Man O said, you need to go back on you meds.

      • wargame1

        You are putting your words on my mouth. The Syrian rebel do not decapitate another human. It is that Al-Qaeda who does in order to demonize the Syrian rebel. They did it in Afghanistan and in Iraq and aid the occupation force to invade those countries. This is all you have to accuse Muslims …911 London 7/7 bombing ,Journalist Beheadin market bombing and all these were the act of Al-Qaeda in the official version although 911 and London 7/7 Bombing were a Israeli false flag operation and members of Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility. But where is Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan Today? They disappeared and fled to Iran. Do you see that Zawaheri in Afghanistan? These are propaganda and you need to live with it. Your propaganda attempt will fall once these deception start exposing. Assad has connection with Al-Qaeda which is well known or you never heard of it right ?

      • wargame1

        During the Iraq uar Assad played a game, first sent his controlled militias to Iraq to fight against the occupation, but then they made a deal with America and so these militias became the “awakening council” in Iraq who all of a sudden sided with the occupation. Its that very same Al-Qaeda behind the Libyan rebels thats why some of the rebel leaders say they fought in Iraq against America, its the same “awakening” groups who changed sides in Iraq.Their leaders are Shias but they pretend to be sunni. Al-Qaeda will be sorted out to day or tomorrow. They use the popular Black Flag and talk about Khelafa but do those autrocities of beheading and market bombing. You wont be accusing the FSA if there were no beheading and bombings in the civilian area. Assad’s dirty game will end

      • wargame1

        Syrian regime both Father and Son played and benefitted from the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan. Hefez Assad send Syrian solders to help USA during the Gulf war and his son Bashar participated in the ” extraordinary rendition program ” where the Bush administration used to send captured sunni rebel from Iraq to Syria in to Assad’s torture chamber. But Assad secretly sponsored the Al-Qaeda as he unleashed them in Syria to demonize the sunni resistance.Remember Hilary and Kerry said “Assad is a reformer” . The American and European knows that Bashar did double cross during his help to USA. Al-Qaeda was a trap for the sunni rebel in Iraq as they pose as sunni resistance but their top leaders are shia , so they recruite the sunni rebel and then captured them and send to Syria.

        While Assad was arming the rebel in Iraq in secret with a hope that after the USA is gone he would have some influence in Iraq and get some share of oil. That was his goal. So some resistance group were helped initially but he betrayed them later and captured many of them in Syrian Jail. So he has some trusted members in the Al-Qaeda leadership who are now sharing territory in Syria and also they supply oil to Assad regime from Dere Iz Zore and get cash.

  • Btru2u

    There is a new deception tactic in motion. Assheads forces posing as jihadists , and destroying Christian churches and communities, so as to in increase anti war/strike protests , and enrage the Christian world.
    Do not believe what you hear, as it is not in the Muslims interest to upset Christians. There is too much common ground between the two religions.

    • dateam

      So in saying that it could also mean the rebels did the chem attack to blame assad?

      • Btru2u

        There is plenty of evidence for the people who choose to open their eyes, and see. We all know who the aggressor has been for the last two and half years. I take it your comment is an endorsement for Asshead , or you are anti Islamic.

  • Btru2u

    There is a new deception tactic in motion. Assheads forces posing as jihadists , and destroying Christian churches and communities, so as to in increase anti war/strike protests , and enrage the Christian world.
    Do not believe what you hear, as it is not in the Muslims interest to upset Christians. There is too much common ground between the two religions.

    • dateam

      So in saying that it could also mean the rebels did the chem attack to blame assad?

      • Btru2u

        There is plenty of evidence for the people who choose to open their eyes, and see. We all know who the aggressor has been for the last two and half years. I take it your comment is an endorsement for Asshead , or you are anti Islamic.