Published on Sep 9, 2013
9/9/13 — (In Charlie Rose Interview, Assad Invokes 9/11, Threatens Retaliation: ‘Expect Every Action’) — In an interview with PBS’ Charlie Rose, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad dared Secretary of State John Kerry to present evidence of his responsibility for chemical weapons attacks, and warned of unforeseeable consequences if the United States struck Syria, invoking 9/11 several times. CBS This Morning aired excerpts of the interview Monday morning, which will be broadcast in full on PBS this evening.
Assad doubted the evidence that his regime had used chemical weapons in a recent attack that left almost 1,500 Syrians dead, one-third of them children.
“How can you talk about what happened if you don’t have evidence?” Assad said. “We’re not like the American administration. We’re not a social media administration. We deal with reality.”
“What Kerry said reminds me about the big lie that Colin Powell said in…
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