Syria’s president Assad gave his speech in Damascus’ central opera house to a throng of staunch supporters, who punctuated his speech with cheers of encouragement. The Syrian leader was mobbed by exultant supporters after the speech. “With blood and soul we sacrifice for you, O Bashar!” the crowd chanted following the speech – READ MORE on.rt.com RT LIVE rt.com Subscribe to RT! Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter twitter.com Follow us on Google+ plus.google.com RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 500 million YouTube views benchmark.