The interview with Russia Today was aired on August 8th, 2013 and can be
listened to here.
Syria’s history dates back to 9,000 years before the Christian era. It was part of an area between the southern Iraqi marshes in the Gulf, the Zagros Mountains in the East, the Mediterranean Sea in the West and the Sinai. State borders did not exist. Because of its agricultural development and irrigation culture and the area’s shape, it was called the „fertile crescent.“
A historical Perspective on the Current Crisis was published in Junge Welt (8.4.2011) and translated for www. globalresearch.ca. It can be downloaded here.