In the interview, first televised in 2013, Dumas states that during a visit to England (“two years before the hostilities began in Syria”), he was asked whether he would be willing to participate in a plot to overthrow President Bashar Assad, who (along with many other Arabic leaders) was considered an enemy of Israel.
“I met with English officials, and some of them- who are my friends- admitted to me, by asking my opinion, that they are preparing something in Syria,” Dumas tells the anchors, who look increasingly uncomfortable as his story progresses. “England was preparing the invasion of the rebels,” Dumas goes on.
This operation was prepared, conceived and organized for the simple purpose of removing the Syrian government. It’s important to know that this Syrian regime is anti-Israeli.
Dumas then explains his experience of Israeli foreign policy: He claims he was once told by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:
We will try to get along with neighbouring states, and those who we don’t get along with, we will take them down.
In a nutshell, Dumas claims it was President Assad’s anti-Israel stance that made Syria a target for Western-backed regime change. The crucial thing to note is that the so-called Arab Spring, which happened in 2011 and seemed at the time to be a wonderful example of people power, was potentially (with hindsight) orchestrated by the West: after all, we now know the CIA created a ‘Cuban Twitter’ in 2010 to bring down Castro’s government from the inside out.
We also know that the USA has a very long history of overthrowing governments that don’t do as they are told. Therefore, Dumas’s claims that the UK, presumably along with the Pentagon, planned the Syrian invasion in 2009 could point to a similar manipulation of reality. This happened two years before the Arab Spring sparked protests against Assad’s government, which served as the green light for the West to go in and oust Syria’s leader, just as they did in Egypt and Tunisia.
Perhaps the most disturbing thing about this interview is the way that the two journalists interviewing Dumas are absolutely unwilling to accept his claims, despite the fact he has absolutely no reason to invent such a story. They roll their eyes, they question his testimony; in short, they don’t do their job properly. But this revelation is by no means the only clue that what is happening now in Syria is far more complex than we are led to believe by the mainstream media.