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July 6, 2012 1:00 am

Assad: Syrians “Not Successful” in Organizing Egypt, Libya Type Protests

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A young boy climbs atop an anti-aircraft gun abandoned by the military in Benghazi, Libya. Photo: wiki commons.

CNN – The Syrian president says that his country’s opposition movement has failed to duplicate the kinds of mass protests that have unfolded in other Arab nations since the Arab Spring began more than a year ago, according to a Turkish newspaper.

“They wanted to bring people out into the streets in large numbers just like in Egypt and Tunisia,” President Bashar al-Assad said in the latest installment of an interview published Thursday in the newspaper Cumhuriyet. “However they were not successful.”

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