Posted by: Sammi Ibrahem
Syria’s president has blamed “outside forces” for orchestrating the conflict in his country in a rare public address to the nation.
He said the conflict was not between the state and opposition, but the “nation and its enemies”.
“We are now in a state of war in every sense of the word.
This conspiracy is spreading all over Syria.
We meet today and suffering is overwhelming Syrian land. There is no place for joy in any corner of the country in the absence of security and stability
I look at the eyes of Syria’s children and I don’t see any happiness. …
At every corner of the Syrian homeland. Children have been orphaned. …
There is a dark cloud over this country.”