Syria’s embattled president, Bashar al-Assad, should be immediately exiled to Siberia or an isolated desert to try to save the country, declared Lebanon’s Druze leader, Walid Jumblatt, in a radio interview on Sunday.
Jumblatt, a member of Lebanon’s parliament and the country’s pre-eminent Druze strongman, was speaking on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and Philadelphia’s NewsTalk 990 AM or online.
“The way Assad behaves for the past four years is leading and has led Syria to civil war and the possibility of partitioning, which means endless bloodshed,” stated Jumblatt.
“Maybe the only way to save Syria from this gloomy scenario is to tell his friends, meaning the Russians, meaning the Iranians, to get him somewhere, either to Siberia or to a desert,” he said. “There is a desert not too far away from Tehran. It may save Syria from this terrible scenario.”