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More on President Assad's defiant appearance on pro-regime Al-Ikhbariya tonight....
"We have no choice but victory. If we don't win, Syria will be finished and I don't think this is a choice for any citizen in Syria," Assad said. "The truth is there is a war and I repeat: no to surrender, no to submission."
The President said that the West was "supporting al-Qaeda in Syria, Libya and other places and [would] pay the price later in the heart of Europe and in the heart of the United States."
Assad addressed the effort --- including the US, Britain, France, and Arab States --- to arm insurgents from a base in Jordan:
We cannot believe that thousands of insurgents are entering Syria with their weapons, at a time when Jordan was capable of stopping and arresting one person carrying a simple weapon for the Palestinian resistance.
"The fire will not stop at our border and everybody knows that Jordan is exposed as Syria is.