Bashar al-Assad is the current leader of Syria. He has been in power since the year 2000. His father, Hafez al-Assad, was the leader before him, so Bashar took over when his father died.
Kevork believes that Tucker Carlson should interview him because he (Tucker) has a large audience and that he would be fair. Some possible talking points might be as follows.
- War crimes in Syria: There are numerous accusations against the Syrian government and President Bashar al-Assad for alleged war crimes.
- Chemical attacks in Syria: There have been several alleged chemical attacks in Syria, each with its own circumstances and context.
- The origins of ISIS and Al-Qaeda: It would be interesting to hear Assad’s perspective on the origins of these terrorist organisations, especially considering former U.S. President Donald Trump‘s accusation that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama created ISIS.
- The presence of U.S. and Russian forces in Syria: The legality and purpose of these foreign forces in Syria is a contentious issue. It’s worth discussing the difference between the presence of U.S. forces, which are not invited by the Syrian government, and Russian forces, which are.
- Relations with Israel: The animosity between Assad and Israel is well-known. It would be enlightening to hear Assad’s perspective on why Israel wants to remove him and why they sided with the so-called rebels.
- Wokeism: Syria has a strong position on wokeism (neoliberalism). Assad has spoken about how wokeism aims to destroy national identities, borders, and sovereignties.
As a reminder, Tucker Carlson left Fox News in April 2023.
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