Assad says he doesn’t feel guilty and is not in charge

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In a rare interview, Syria’s Bashar al-Assad spoke to ABC News’s Barbara Walters in a bid to defend himself amid growing global condemnation of the nine-month-old crackdown which the United Nations says has killed 4,000 people.

When asked whether he felt guilty about the violence and killing in his country, President Assad claimed there was no reason for remorse.

“I did my best to protect the people,” he said. “I cannot feel guilty when you do your best. You feel sorry for the lives that have been lost. But you don’t feel guilty when you don’t kill people. So it’s not about guilty.”

President Assad also denied that he is responsible for the deaths, claiming that he is not in charge of the armed forces and the country does not “kill our people”.

Telegraph

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3 responses to “Assad says he doesn’t feel guilty and is not in charge”

  1. Here is the interview for those who cant receive it.. This is a good thing, the condemnations are starting already over his refusal to accept responsibility…Maybe get some action now to help the people..
    http://abcnews.go.com/International/defiant-syrian-president-bashar-al-assad-denies-ordering/story?id=15098612#.Tt-PnlKRiSp

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    lebanesesam

    OMG, he is not in charge of the armed forces? That’s really a nice fu****g excuse. I thought you are the man and the sh*t when you want to burn the region and turn it into 10 Afganistan. You know I will not boil my blood over your BS, so all I have to say is GFY (Go F**k Yourself)

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    OMG, he is not in charge of the armed forces? That’s really a nice fu****g excuse. I thought you are the man and the sh*t when you want to burn the region and turn it into 10 Afganistan. You know I will not boil my blood over your BS, so all I have to say is GFY (Go F**k Yourself)

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