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Friday, 29 April 2016

Virginia State Senator Richard Black visiting Homs, Damascus: “What happened in Syria was a planned action by intelligence agencies from Western powers, United States, Saudi Arabia, Turkey” ~ [Reports, Video]

Virginia State Senator Richard Black in a statement following his arrival in Damascus
Virginia State Senator Richard Black:

…“I’m very proud to be here with the people of Syria, the people of Syria are very heroic. It is incredible. I believe that someday when this war is over, history will record that a country of 23 million courageous people had such strength and unity that they were able to combat the major powers of the entire world” …
…The gunmen who have been supported by the United States, France, Britain, NATO, the European Union, and the Gulf states have utterly destroyed civilization. In their desire to topple the one secular free nation in the Middle East, they have caused utter destruction and devastation throughout the Middle East”…
…“What happened in Syria was not a domestic issue; but it was planned, it was a covert action by a number of intelligence agencies, from Western powers, from Saudi Arabia, from Turkey, all led by the Muslim Brotherhood”…
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U.S. Senator Black Richard Black to al-Laham:
“I will be the voice of Syria in America”

Speaker of the People’s Assembly Mohammad Jihad al-Laham discussed during a meeting with U.S. Senator for the State of Virginia Richard Hayden “Dick” Black the latest political developments in the region and the efforts exerted in combating terrorism, in addition to the unfair economic blockade imposed on the Syrian people.
Black said that what is happening in Syria nowadays affects the future of civilizations in the world, noting that although Syria is a small country, it’s a central country in the region, considering that if Syria would lose the war, there would be serious repercussions on civilization and humanity in general.
Black said that Russia’s intervention in the war against terrorism caused great changes, adding that he’s reassured about the result of the war waged by the Syrian Arab Army against terrorists.
The Senator pointed out that as soon as he returns to the United States, he will work towards organizing discussions in the Congress in order to change the prevailing view about what is happening in Syria, and that he will seek to reopen the Syrian Embassy there, adding “I will be Syria’s voice.”
He also stated that the steadfastness of a country like Syria in the face of all American, European, and Arab Gulf powers is “a miracle from God.”
In turn, al-Laham stressed that Syria is combating terrorism and extremism on behalf of the whole world, and that victory over the armed terrorist organizations is a victory for civil values, stressing the for decision-making establishments in the world to realize the reality of who is funding and arming terrorism and put an end to this.
Al-Laham added that many countries participate through deliberate policies or erroneous ones in spreading extremism, chaos, and terrorism, adding “we in Syria believe that the United States is not serious about combating terrorism despite the coalition that it leads against ISIS, a coalition which did not achieve any results on the ground,” lauding the objective positions of Senator Black regarding the terrorist war waged on Syria.
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The US Senator arrived in Syria on Tuesday in a visit that will last for three days.
Earlier, in a statement to SANA upon his arrival in Damascus, Senator Black stressed that what is going on in Syria is terrorism and the issue is simply that there are terrorists fighting the Syrian people and the legitimate government, adding that there are no “moderate” fighters in Syria.
He clarified that many people misunderstand what is happening in Syria, and some of them did not believe that those who are fighting the Syrian people and the government are all terrorists, hoping that he would be able to let the American people know the reality about Syria.
Black, who is a Republican member of the Virginia State Senate, said the crisis in Syria did not start from inside the country but rather in Western and Gulf capitals and their intelligence services, who made the decision to create chaos and have actually done so and shed lots of blood.
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He told SANA reporter that although he had not visited Syria before, but he has studied the situation in it in depth and for a long while, which allowed him to tell who is bad and who is good.
Black went on saying that what he can tell is that President Bashar al-Assad was legitimately elected in 2014 elections in which two thirds of eligible voters voted and many of those voted in his favor.
President al-Assad wants to build a developed and modern state where people are free and can practice their religious beliefs without violence, Black added.
He wondered how parties such as Saudi Arabia, which has never for once had elections held in it, could ask for elections to be held in Syria and for the constitution there to be changed.
He found the Saudi conduct odd asking for constitutional change in Syria when there has been no constitution or women’s rights or religious freedom in Saudi Arabia, while the Syrian constitution “supports the rights of women” and guarantees religious freedom in three issues.

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U.S. Senator Richard Black in Homs:
“Palmyra is the legacy of all civilizations”

Homs, SANA-US Senator Richard Black visited on Wednesday the ancient city of Palmyra, Old Homs and the military airport of T-4 near Palmyra where he met a number of the Syrian Arab army’s officers and pilots, affirming “anyone bears weapon against the Syrian State is a terrorist and I absolutely support President Bashar al-Assad.”
“The gunmen who have been supported by the United States, France, Britain, NATO, the European Union, and the Gulf states have utterly destroyed civilization. In their desire to topple the one secular free nation in the Middle East, they have caused utter destruction and devastation throughout the Middle East,” Senator Black said in a statement to SANA.
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He added “What you see in Palmyra is the legacy of all civilization. It’s not the legacy of Syria, it is the legacy of all mankind, and what is happening in Syria will determine the fate of civilization itself.”
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“I’m very proud to be here with the people of Syria, the people of Syria are very heroic. It is incredible. I believe that someday when this war is over, history will record that a country of 23 million courageous people had such strength and unity that they were able to combat the major powers of the entire world,” the US Senator said.
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Mr. Black went on to say that the message he would give to the world is that “it is within our power to stop the destruction of Syria. What happened in Syria was not a domestic issue; but it was planned, it was a covert action by a number of intelligence agencies, from Western powers, from Saudi Arabia, from Turkey, all led by the Muslim Brotherhood.”
Meanwhile, Senator Black visited Homs old city, the souk, al-Zahrawi Palace, Saint Mary Church of the Holy Belt and the Cultural Center.
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“The government and people in Syria want peace, but regional countries don’t”, Mr. black said during a meeting with Homs governor Talal Barazi.
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Barazi, for his part, said “We always welcome the voice of right,” adding that Syria’s victory over terrorism requires from the international community to stop the flow of terrorists into the country.

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Shaaban to Senator Black:
“Peoples are the most affected by terrorism”

Damascus, SANA – Presidential Political and Media Advisor Bouthaina Shaaban affirmed on Tuesday that peoples are the most affected by terrorism, adding “countering terrorism requires cooperation and coordination among countries and pressuring the regimes that export terrorism like those of Erdogan and Al Saud.
“Terrorism poses threat to the whole world”, Shaaban said during a meeting with U.S. Senator for the State of Virginia Richard Hayden “Dick” Black, calling on all governments to cooperate and coordinate to eliminate terrorism.
She called on officials and representatives of the nations to view directly the truth of what is going on the ground away from the picture drawn by some media outlets that contribute to fueling wars and killing the innocents.
Shaaban thanked Balck for his support to the Syrian people and his understanding of the truth of what is going on in Syria in spite of all attempts of media to distort reality.
Senator Black, for his part, asserted that he has tried throughout the period of the crisis in Syria to shed light on what is going on in Syria and to warn the US government of the repercussions of the military support to the terrorists and mercenaries.
He affirmed the importance of cooperation among media and political establishments to let the Americans get acquainted with the reality of events in Syria.
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