According to the Telegraph:
The US should learn the lesson of Iraq, President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday, threatening to expel American troops from Syria and retake areas from its Kurdish allies.
In the interview with RT, the Russian state’s international broadcaster, Assad raised the prospect of conflict with US forces if they do not leave Syria.
He vowed to recover territory where American troops have deployed, either through negotiations with Washington’s Syrian allies or by force.
It is increasingly dawning upon the tyrant of Damascus, Bashar al-Assad, that America has absolutely no intention of leaving the country. Now that the foreign elements engaged in Syria have begun to think that they have defeated the revolution, their attention is turning towards what benefit they can derive from their presence there. At the top of the list is the United States, whose involvement appears minimal but who has been in reality planning, directing and controlling the entire multi-nation counter-revolutionary campaign.
The purpose of America’s actions in Syria were not to save Assad, as he seems to think, but to stabilise the entire British-designed colonial system that replaced the rule of the Uthmani Khilafah, and which America then inherited on becoming the preeminent world superpower.
The revolution in Syria continues to threaten the collapse of this entire order, thus America considers its continued presence in middle eastern Muslim countries to be essential to support this order, as well as constituting the spoils of war in terms of ongoing military, strategic and economic benefits.
With Allah’s permission, the revolution of Syria is far from over. Those who are compromising now with Assad and the foreign elements that have entered to support him will soon become irrelevant and the true revolution will re-emerge after throwing off their remains. The Muslim Ummah is regaining its spiritual, political and ideological awareness and neither America nor all the other powers in the world can rewind the clock to the time when Muslims submitted silently to the dictatorship of colonial tyrants.
Written for the Central Media Office of Hizb ut-Tahrir