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    Assad Confirmed Dead, Iran Attempts To Control Syria Army

    Wow, the US, Turkey and Israel moved fast on this one.
    http://www.israelnewsagency.com/bash...u48032413.html
    By Israel News Agency Staff
    Jerusalem, Israel --- March 24, 2013 … Russian media sources have confirmed that Syria President Bashar Assad was shot by an Iranian bodyguard Saturday night.
    "The lone assassination pumped several bullets at point blank range into Assad," said the source. "Assad was rushed to Al-Shami Hospital in Damascus in critical condition. He died on the operating table from heart failure resulting from massive blood loss."
    An Israeli security analyst believes the report to be accurate.
    "In the last 24 hours have we seen Assad? Any photographs or video? No. Nor will we see any as loyalists who are closest to Assad have been threatened if any leaked photos or reports reach Western media. Iran is attempting to take control of the Syrian army and its wealth of weapons as Syrian solders are now deserting in mass. I don't believe that the West will allow any Iranian control of Damascus."
    "There was a reason why Barack Obama visited Israel. And it was not for a photo op with Miss Israel. I don't think Netanyahu would apologize to Turkey or to anyone. But if it was between a dead Assad and saying sorry to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan I think there was no hesitation in making that telephone call to Ankara."
    The Israeli analyst said that several events have taken place in the last 24 hours including the Syrian army shooting at an Israeli border patrol unit. It is believed that this action was coordinated by Assad loyalists who stood outside the dead President's hospital room to deflect the global media from the assassination and to pull Israel into a war with the Syrian army. The leader of the Western-backed Syrian opposition coalition announced he was resigning.
    Moaz al-Khatib didn’t detail what motivated his decision, in a status update made on social media Website Facebook.
    But he did say that he now had the ability to “work with freedom that cannot be available within the official institutions.”

    Al-Khatib also said the international community has failed to adequately support the rebels’ fight against Assad.
    Opposition members from Syrian's President Bashar Assad's Alawite sect demanded his overthrow today and urged their co-religionists in the Syrian army to rebel.
    "We call on our brothers in the Syrian army, specifically members of our sect, not to take up arms against their people and to refuse to join the army," the delegates said in a news release after two days of meeting in the Egyptian capital.
    The Israeli analyst said that the Israeli army is on heightened alert in the North and the US is moving a battle carrier group off the Syrian coast. That the US would not tolerate any further action by Iran inside Syria and has warned Iranians to leave the country.
    "Assad had complete and total support from both Iran and Russia. They backed Assad in his bloody campaign which resulted in the loss of over 70,000 Syrian civilians. No one helped those Syrians except for one country - Israel. They have taken in dozens of wounded Syrians across the border who are now being cared for in Israeli hospitals."
    "We can expect to see a photo of a dead Assad within 48 hours. There are many phone cameras in the pockets of those guarding his body. One of those photos would be worth almost a million dollars to the one getting that photo out to the Western media."

    Good for Israel!

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    Re: Assad Confirmed Dead, Iran Attempts To Control Syria Army

    Quote Originally Posted by Salty View Post
    Wow, the US, Turkey and Israel moved fast on this one.
    Assad Confirmed Dead, Iran Attempts To Control Syria Army
    Good for Israel!
    I dont think this is true.
    Assad death report dismissed as ?ridiculous? rumor ? RT News


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    Re: Assad Confirmed Dead, Iran Attempts To Control Syria Army



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    The Israel Defense Forces has responded to the changing reality in Syria by adjusting its focus and training of forces to deal with Lebanon, rather than with Syria.
    While the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad have reportedly lost some 13,000 men during that country's civil war and some 40,000 soldiers have deserted, Iran and Hezbollah are gaining access to the treasure trove of weapons in Syria. "They are trying and in some cases succeeding to obtain air defense capabilities, shore-to-sea missiles, surface-to-surface missiles and other capabilities," Military Intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi told the Herzliya Conference recently. "Hezbollah and Iran understand that Assad's fate is sealed, and they're preparing for the day after."
    So is the IDF, which is changing the assignments of some of its northern divisions to focus more on Lebanon. For example, last week two reserve brigades - one an armored brigade and the other an infantry brigade - practiced maneuvers for operating in Lebanon after years in which they had focused exclusively on the Syrian arena.
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    Re: Assad Confirmed Dead, Iran Attempts To Control Syria Army

    Drudge linked to Gateway Pundit this morning, which linked to Israel One and an awkwardly translated report, but then Drudge yanked the headline. I checked WaPo, CNN, and Fox, but none has a report yet, so I'm waiting.

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    Re: Assad Confirmed Dead, Iran Attempts To Control Syria Army

    I dont think this is true at all.
    If it were at all even speculated or had better reports i think major news outlets would bounce all over this.

    Online reports of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s death appeared greatly exaggerated Sunday.

    Arab media said Assad was purportedly shot by one of his Iranian bodyguards Saturday night and was in serious condition.

    He was supposedly taken to Al-Shami Hospital in Damascus, where surrounding roads were closed off.

    But online updates said the Syrian leader’s shooting was false and that he was alive and in high spirits.
    Read more: Unconfirmed reports of Syrian President Bashar Assad


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    Re: Assad Confirmed Dead, Iran Attempts To Control Syria Army

    Quote Originally Posted by Salty View Post
    Wow, the US, Turkey and Israel moved fast on this one.
    Assad Confirmed Dead, Iran Attempts To Control Syria Army
    Good for Israel!
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    Maybe......but as we've seen in the Middle-East, predicting the impact of any event is tough.
    Doubtful any new regime in Syria will be friendly to Israel.

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    Re: Assad Confirmed Dead, Iran Attempts To Control Syria Army

    Most recent results on a Google News search indicates it isn't true.

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    Re: Assad Confirmed Dead, Iran Attempts To Control Syria Army

    After warnings from the United Nations that international aid is slow in reaching over a million Syrian refugees, a handful of Syrian expats left Warsaw Sunday in two ambulances filled with donations for refugee camps in Turkey....UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres has urged governments to unlock the funds his agency needs to assist the refugees, half of whom are believed to be children.

    According to UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos, only $300 million out of $1.5 billion (1.15 billion euros) pledged at a donors' conference had been received six weeks later.
    Aid-filled ambulances from Poland speed to Syria refugee crisis
    It is feared that refugee numbers could hit three million by the end of the year.
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    Re: Assad Confirmed Dead, Iran Attempts To Control Syria Army

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
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    Maybe......but as we've seen in the Middle-East, predicting the impact of any event is tough.
    Doubtful any new regime in Syria will be friendly to Israel.

    The opposition leader had just stepped down. Kerry had said this was no surprise. Hopefully we have a better plan this time.

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    Re: Assad Confirmed Dead, Iran Attempts To Control Syria Army

    Quote Originally Posted by Salty View Post
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