The National Interest magazine said that the Assad regime is the linchpin for most of America’s geopolitical enemies, including Iran, Russia, Hezbollah, and others, warning of attempts to rehabilitate the regime or help it reproduce itself.
The magazine stressed that cozying up to Assad and enabling his regime to reassert its reign of terror over the whole of Syria would empower and further unite America’s enemies. It also stressed that America’s leaders need to acknowledge these facts and commit to helping the Syrian people transition to a democracy and end Assad’s dictatorial reign.
It also said that the Assad regime is an affront to Western values, a threat to U.S. global influence, and an imminent danger to American national security.
Secretary of the Syrian Opposition Coalition’s political committee, Abdul Majeed Barakat, commended the calls made in the article, stressing that Assad regime does not represent a threat to the Syrian people inly, but also to the entire international community.
Barakat said that the regime is flooding global markets with illicit drugs in order to supplement its coffers with hard currency and is recruiting militias to produce and smuggle them to neighboring countries.
Barakat also said that the Assad regime can smuggle illicit drugs to all countries of the world with its partners the Hezbollah militia and the Iranian regime. He pointed out that the regime’s survival in power will pose a serious threat to the interests of many countries and the Syrian people.
(Source: SOC’s media department)