SHAFAQNA – Following is the transcript of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to the Syrian people on the wake of Aleppo’s liberation.
What happened in Aleppo can be described as follows: time and History are linked,but people don’t remember time, they remember History. And time turns into History when the great events around the world decide to turn time into History.
We say before the birth of our Master Jesus Christ, and after his birth. We say before the revelation to our Master the Prophet of God, and after the Revelation. History is not the same before and after these major events. We differentiate the world political situation before the fall of the Soviet Union and after, as well for the two World Wars, etc.
I think that after the liberation of Aleppo, we will talk about the situation in Syria and in the world as different before the liberation of Aleppo, and after its liberation. Here, time turned into History. Aleppo turned time into History. The people of Aleppo by its resistance, the Syrian Arab Army by its courage and sacrifices, and all the Syrian citizens who stood by Aleppo, their country and homeland, all those that stood by truth.
History itself is being drawn, bigger than all the congratulations that we could address, people are glad all over the world, and this happiness and these congratulations are all around the social networks. I will not repeat these congratulations, but stress that what happens is the Book of History, being written by every Syrian. This book is not written from today, but has been written since 6 years, when the war on Syria started.