Any Western analyst who takes notice of this at all will scoff at it, but actually the General is probably right. After Assad falls and an Islamic supremacist, pro-Sharia regime takes power in Egypt, the Islamic supremacists will control a huge expanse stretching from Tunisia to Syria and into Iraq. What could be next but Europe?
The Assad regime has been thoroughly detestable; however, the coming Islamic supremacist regime will be even worse for the nation's Christians, as has been abundantly established by repeated rebel actions against them, and will ultimately bode even worse for the U.S., Europe and Israel than the Assads.
"Syrian General: We're Protecting Europe from Islamists," from AFP, September 6 (thanks to Block Ness):
A Syrian general in charge of operations in west Aleppo has told AFP that Europeans are exhibiting "blindness" in supporting the rebels against President Bashar Assad's regime. Assad's forces are "the last dam that is holding back the flood of Islamists in Europe," he said....
The general, a member of the army's elite Republican Guard, is running the regime's operations in some of the most brutal battles in the city.
"We must take the terrorist-held areas, while minimizing the destruction to the city and keep the civilian population on our side," said the 53-year-old, using the regime's standard term for the rebels....
"We have in front of us terrorists who occupy land with gunmen carrying out ambushes, or bombings," said the colonel. "We should therefore first check the buildings, and then defuse the bombs to ensure that the area is safe."
Since early August, the army has deployed is elite units to Aleppo. The Republican Guard is responsible for retaking the west of the city and special forces have been tasked with the centre.
Over the past two weeks, they have wrested control of the Christian neighborhood of Judeidah, in Aleppo's old city, and are advancing on Sayyed Ali....
"There are some Syrians from the north and the countryside near Aleppo (among the rebels), but many are foreigners -- Chechens, Turks, Afghans, Libyans and Tunisians," he claimed, holding out identity papers that appeared to be Turkish.
Of Western, and particularly European, attitudes to the battles, he voiced disbelief.
"Don't they understand that we are the last dam that is holding back the flood of Islamists in Europe," he asked. "What blindness."