Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 33

Thread: Brutality of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma in West

  1. #1
    Sage
    jmotivator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Virginia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:51 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    16,697

    Brutality of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma in West

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/05/wo...nted=1&_r=0&hp

    "The prisoners, seven in all, were captured Syrian soldiers. Five were trussed, their backs marked with red welts. They kept their faces pressed to the dirt as the rebels’ commander recited a bitter revolutionary verse.

    “For fifty years, they are companions to corruption,” he said. “We swear to the Lord of the Throne, that this is our oath: We will take revenge.”

    The moment the poem ended, the commander, known as “the Uncle,” fired a bullet into the back of the first prisoner’s head. His gunmen followed suit, promptly killing all the men at their feet.

    This scene, documented in a video smuggled out of Syria a few days ago by a former rebel who grew disgusted by the killings, offers a dark insight into how many rebels have adopted some of the same brutal and ruthless tactics as the regime they are trying to overthrow."




    There are no good actors there. If our goal was to save the people of Syria it would require boots on the ground and a take down of both sides in this bloody war. But protecting the civilian population simply opens our soldiers to endless attacks by militants posing as civilians. Americans are done playing that game.

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Chicago Illinois
    Last Seen
    10-14-15 @ 09:28 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    56,981

    Re: Brutality of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma in West

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/05/wo...nted=1&_r=0&hp

    "The prisoners, seven in all, were captured Syrian soldiers. Five were trussed, their backs marked with red welts. They kept their faces pressed to the dirt as the rebels’ commander recited a bitter revolutionary verse.

    “For fifty years, they are companions to corruption,” he said. “We swear to the Lord of the Throne, that this is our oath: We will take revenge.”

    The moment the poem ended, the commander, known as “the Uncle,” fired a bullet into the back of the first prisoner’s head. His gunmen followed suit, promptly killing all the men at their feet.

    This scene, documented in a video smuggled out of Syria a few days ago by a former rebel who grew disgusted by the killings, offers a dark insight into how many rebels have adopted some of the same brutal and ruthless tactics as the regime they are trying to overthrow."




    There are no good actors there. If our goal was to save the people of Syria it would require boots on the ground and a take down of both sides in this bloody war. But protecting the civilian population simply opens our soldiers to endless attacks by militants posing as civilians. Americans are done playing that game.
    Mornin JM. Yeah good work. I threw up a thread in Honor of the Syrian Rebels in the ME Forum. Figured we could keep track of all their amazing accomplishments for the sake of Democracy and Humanity.

  3. #3
    Sage
    Montecresto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Last Seen
    03-13-16 @ 11:59 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    24,561

    Re: Brutality of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma in West

    Watch this thread fall flat on its face! This isn't what people want to hear here! They want Assad to be the evil one so that we can engage in another war of aggression against a country that HAS NOT ATTACKED US! Putin and Assad have been yelling that Assad is fighting a war on terrorists against Islamic extremist jihadists that pull people's hearts out and eat them, tie civilians up and shoot them execution style, chop people's heads off, park truck bombs near civilians, kidnap journalist, use snipers on UN officials, sack and burn Christian church's, but none of this matters because there are people on this board and elsewhere that are panting for war, drooling for war, rubbing their hands together at the prospect for war, holding their breaths as the senate/congress votes.


    There's another thread up showing a new study that would make it more likely that the chem attack was the Syrian government. That's where every bodies going to be!

  4. #4
    Sage
    jmotivator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Virginia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:51 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    16,697

    Re: Brutality of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma in West

    Watching Kerry yesterday assure everyone that the rebel forces are only 20% "bad guys" is so appallingly myopic on his part that my jaw hit the floor. Does he not understand the implications of the supposed "good guys" who allow these "bad guys" into their army? The barbaric brutality that they allow to be visited on the Syrian population should be all the proof you need that the Syrian rebels don't actually much care about a peaceful, free Syria.

  5. #5
    Sage
    jmotivator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Virginia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:51 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    16,697

    Re: Brutality of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma in West

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Watch this thread fall flat on its face! This isn't what people want to hear here! They want Assad to be the evil one so that we can engage in another war of aggression against a country that HAS NOT ATTACKED US! Putin and Assad have been yelling that Assad is fighting a war on terrorists against Islamic extremist jihadists that pull people's hearts out and eat them, tie civilians up and shoot them execution style, chop people's heads off, park truck bombs near civilians, kidnap journalist, use snipers on UN officials, sack and burn Christian church's, but none of this matters because there are people on this board and elsewhere that are panting for war, drooling for war, rubbing their hands together at the prospect for war, holding their breaths as the senate/congress votes.


    There's another thread up showing a new study that would make it more likely that the chem attack was the Syrian government. That's where every bodies going to be!

    Well, Assad IS an evil human being. What is missing in the equation is a viable alternative to Assad. His opposition is not better than he is.

  6. #6
    Professor
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Last Seen
    11-30-13 @ 07:05 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    1,293

    Re: Brutality of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma in West

    With friends like these who needs enemies.
    "“If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina; or Savannah, Georgia; or Jacksonville, Florida…” -Obama

  7. #7
    Sage
    Montecresto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Last Seen
    03-13-16 @ 11:59 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    24,561

    Re: Brutality of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma in West

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Well, Assad IS an evil human being. What is missing in the equation is a viable alternative to Assad. His opposition is not better than he is.
    My point being that he is the lesser of two evils, he's not our evil, just a few short years ago Pelosi, Kerry and Clinton were singing his praises. Did we see Kerry and his wife sitting down with an Islamic extremist jihadist that pulls your heart out and eats it, or chops your head off. No, he's eating dinner with Assad, "the reformer"!

  8. #8
    Iconoclast
    DaveFagan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    wny
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:01 PM
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    7,309

    Re: Brutality of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma in West

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/05/wo...nted=1&_r=0&hp

    "The prisoners, seven in all, were captured Syrian soldiers. Five were trussed, their backs marked with red welts. They kept their faces pressed to the dirt as the rebels’ commander recited a bitter revolutionary verse.

    “For fifty years, they are companions to corruption,” he said. “We swear to the Lord of the Throne, that this is our oath: We will take revenge.”

    The moment the poem ended, the commander, known as “the Uncle,” fired a bullet into the back of the first prisoner’s head. His gunmen followed suit, promptly killing all the men at their feet.

    This scene, documented in a video smuggled out of Syria a few days ago by a former rebel who grew disgusted by the killings, offers a dark insight into how many rebels have adopted some of the same brutal and ruthless tactics as the regime they are trying to overthrow."




    There are no good actors there. If our goal was to save the people of Syria it would require boots on the ground and a take down of both sides in this bloody war. But protecting the civilian population simply opens our soldiers to endless attacks by militants posing as civilians. Americans are done playing that game.
    I haven't seen any evidence of excessive brutality by Syrian gov't forces. This is typical al Queda stuff. We're on the wrong side. No doubt about it.

  9. #9
    Professor
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Last Seen
    11-30-13 @ 07:05 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    1,293

    Re: Brutality of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma in West

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Watching Kerry yesterday assure everyone that the rebel forces are only 20% "bad guys" is so appallingly myopic on his part that my jaw hit the floor. Does he not understand the implications of the supposed "good guys" who allow these "bad guys" into their army? The barbaric brutality that they allow to be visited on the Syrian population should be all the proof you need that the Syrian rebels don't actually much care about a peaceful, free Syria.
    Kerry told lie after lie to a Senate committee back in the 70's of barbaric brutality that was not done by our troops. Why would anyone in their right mind believe a word he says about barbaric brutality that he is trying to pin on just one slice of a foreign group? The truth never has meant a damn thing to this man so even if by chance he was telling the truth, you couldn't trust him.
    "“If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina; or Savannah, Georgia; or Jacksonville, Florida…” -Obama

  10. #10
    Sage
    Montecresto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Last Seen
    03-13-16 @ 11:59 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    24,561

    Re: Brutality of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma in West

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Watching Kerry yesterday assure everyone that the rebel forces are only 20% "bad guys" is so appallingly myopic on his part that my jaw hit the floor. Does he not understand the implications of the supposed "good guys" who allow these "bad guys" into their army? The barbaric brutality that they allow to be visited on the Syrian population should be all the proof you need that the Syrian rebels don't actually much care about a peaceful, free Syria.

    Not to mention the fact that the UN has designated the FSA an al Qaida affiliate. Again, the US is LYING!!!

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •