Today, Syria’s dictator, Bashar al-Assad gave an interview regarding President Trump’s travel ban.

His response may surprise you.

When asked by the interviewer whether or not some Syrians were terrorists, and whether they posed a credible threat to America, Assad agreed, saying

Definitely… in some instances, those terrorists in Syria, the ones you see in pictures holding machine guns…are now “peaceful” refugees in Europe or America.

He went on to say that they did pose a credible threat.

You don’t need a sigificant number to commit significant atrocities. You only need a few.

He cited 9/11 as an example—look at what damage 15 terrorists were able to do.

When probed as to whether or not he supported Trump’s travel ban, he said that this is primarily a question of American sovereignty:

Every country has the right to put any regulations on the right [of foreigners] to enter their country…

My responsibility is [not to lobby America to accept Syrians, but] is to restore the stability of Syria, so they can find refuge in their home country.

A sober assessment, especially given America’s erstwhile hostility to his regime.


Posted by Spencer P Morrison

JD candidate, writer, and independent intellectual with a focus on applied philosophy, empirical history, and practical economics. Author of "America Betrayed" and Editor-In-Chief of the National Economics Editorial. Say hi on Twitter @SPMorrison_

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