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    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I don't believe anybody on this board that is against US military action in Syria is staunch supporters and admirers of al Assad. You can be one without being the other I would hope you know. Aside the fact that Syria under Assad, far from idealistic, is a far cry better than it will be under the terrorist insurgents who are plagued with infighting and damn sure wont agree on a post Assad leadership, A and B, the US has evolved a long way from our constitutional authority of ONLY attacking a country in response to an attack on ourselves. WHY, do so many people support our insane foreign policy of recent years?
    That's exactly how he portrayed it - and he used the MB in Egypt as a greater evil. That's absurd with what Assad has done in Lebanon and his murder of protestors over the years - to the point his own army refused to fire on civilians, the guys who originally constituted the rebellion.

    You can be against intervention without trying to downplay state sponsors of terror like Assad and Qadaffi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    That's exactly how he portrayed it - and he used the MB in Egypt as a greater evil. That's absurd with what Assad has done in Lebanon and his murder of protestors over the years - to the point his own army refused to fire on civilians, the guys who originally constituted the rebellion.

    You can be against intervention without trying to downplay state sponsors of terror like Assad and Qadaffi.

    You left the US out of that. The US yes, is sponsoring the terrorists in Syria, even considering coming to their defence with planes and cruise missiles. Now you may not like the syrian government, but its been there for decades and is recognised as legitimate by many other countries, some of which have defence agreements with Syria. This is why you have seen such staunch support from Russia China and Iran. Do you intend to put your life on the line for the terrorist insurgents in Syria? Because you won't be doing it for the civilians (if you'd do it at all) because they are squarely behind Al Assad in their support. The only help they would welcome from you is in crushing the terrorist insurgents threatening their government!

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    Oh, I don't know if we've ever seen a bigger hypocrite or liar then BHO.

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    al Qaeda's Air Force

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    You left the US out of that. The US yes, is sponsoring the terrorists in Syria, even considering coming to their defence with planes and cruise missiles. Now you may not like the syrian government, but its been there for decades and is recognised as legitimate by many other countries, some of which have defence agreements with Syria. This is why you have seen such staunch support from Russia China and Iran. Do you intend to put your life on the line for the terrorist insurgents in Syria? Because you won't be doing it for the civilians (if you'd do it at all) because they are squarely behind Al Assad in their support. The only help they would welcome from you is in crushing the terrorist insurgents threatening their government!
    I wonder what scientific polling has been carried out to determine who the population supports?

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    “The people are sick of the war and hate the jihadists more than Assad,”
    a Western source familiar with the data said. “Assad is winning the war
    mostly because the people are cooperating with him against the rebels.”
    The data, relayed to NATO over the last month, asserted that 70 percent
    of Syrians support the Assad regime. Another 20 percent were deemed neutral and the remaining 10 percent expressed support for the rebels.
    The sources said no formal polling was taken in Syria, racked by two
    years of civil war in which 90,000 people were reported killed. They said
    the data came from a range of activists and independent organizations that
    were working in Syria, particularly in relief efforts.

    http://www.worldtribune.com/2013/05/...rts-and-minds/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    I wonder what scientific polling has been carried out to determine who the population supports?
    LA Times writers said “victory in Qusair was one of a string of recent battlefield successes that has not only improved the government’s strategic position, but also boosted morale among loyalists in the capital and elsewhere.”

    A previous article cited a recent NATO study. It shows 70% of Syrians support Assad. They do so for good reason. They’re outraged about foreign intervention.

    Western-backed death squads are responsible for mass killing and destruction. They’ve committed appalling atrocities. Syrians want them routed and defeated. They want their sovereignty respected. They want peace and stability restored.
    Last edited by Montecresto; 08-29-13 at 05:15 PM.

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    Re: al Qaeda's Air Force

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    “The people are sick of the war and hate the jihadists more than Assad,”
    a Western source familiar with the data said. “Assad is winning the war
    mostly because the people are cooperating with him against the rebels.”
    The data, relayed to NATO over the last month, asserted that 70 percent
    of Syrians support the Assad regime. Another 20 percent were deemed neutral and the remaining 10 percent expressed support for the rebels.
    The sources said no formal polling was taken in Syria, racked by two
    years of civil war in which 90,000 people were reported killed. They said
    the data came from a range of activists and independent organizations that
    were working in Syria, particularly in relief efforts.

    NATO data: Assad winning the war for Syrians’ hearts and minds | World Tribune
    So no data at all then.

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    Is says, "the data came from.........." What are you talking about? The link is "NATO data"
    And you didn't speak to #37.

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    Re: al Qaeda's Air Force

    The Anglo-American press reports on an internal NATO study (dated June 2013), which takes stock of Syrian public opinion [1].

    The study shows that 70% of Syrians support President Bashar al-Assad, 20% adopt a neutral position and 10% support the "rebels."

    These figures are presented as reflecting a change of heart. The population is tired of the abuses and divisions of the armed opposition. From NATO’s perspective, what we are witnessing is not a phenomenon that is occurring in view of the approaching "Geneva-2" peace conference.

    For two years, the events in Syria have been portrayed by the Atlanticist and GCC press as a peaceful revolution cruelly suppressed by a tyrant. The Syrian and anti-imperialist press, on the contrary, brands them as a foreign attack, armed and funded to the tune of billions of dollars.


    http://www.voltairenet.org/article178779.html

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