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    Activists: Syrian Rebels take Christian Village

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Rebels including al-Qaida-linked fighters gained control of a Christian village northeast of the capital Damascus, Syrian activists said Sunday. Government media provided a dramatically different account of the battle suggesting regime forces were winning.

    The rebel advance into the area this week was spearheaded by Jabhat al-Nusra, or the Nusra Front, exacerbating fears among Syrians and religious minorities about the role played by Islamic extremists within the rebel ranks.

    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdul-Rahman, said Jabhat al-Nusra backed by another group, the Qalamon Liberation Front, moved into the village after heavy clashes with the army late Saturday. He said around 1,500 rebels are inside the town.

    So here we have president Assad's forces fighting to defend a Christian village from the terrorists and the US wants to attack Assad's forces. This is very twisted!

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...09-08-05-37-13
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    Re: Activists: Syrian Rebels take Christian Village

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Rebels including al-Qaida-linked fighters gained control of a Christian village northeast of the capital Damascus, Syrian activists said Sunday. Government media provided a dramatically different account of the battle suggesting regime forces were winning.

    The rebel advance into the area this week was spearheaded by Jabhat al-Nusra, or the Nusra Front, exacerbating fears among Syrians and religious minorities about the role played by Islamic extremists within the rebel ranks.

    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdul-Rahman, said Jabhat al-Nusra backed by another group, the Qalamon Liberation Front, moved into the village after heavy clashes with the army late Saturday. He said around 1,500 rebels are inside the town.

    So here we have president Assad's forces fighting to defend a Christian village from the terrorists and the US wants to attack Assad's forces. This is very twisted!

    News from The Associated Press
    Hey, I've got an idea. Why don't we take our army and help those guys. Jesus, what have we become?

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    Re: Activists: Syrian Rebels take Christian Village

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Hey, I've got an idea. Why don't we take our army and help those guys. Jesus, what have we become?
    That is the big question. And how this is finding support on this board is a big question as well, and disturbing.

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    Re: Activists: Syrian Rebels take Christian Village

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Rebels including al-Qaida-linked fighters gained control of a Christian village northeast of the capital Damascus, Syrian activists said Sunday. Government media provided a dramatically different account of the battle suggesting regime forces were winning.

    The rebel advance into the area this week was spearheaded by Jabhat al-Nusra, or the Nusra Front, exacerbating fears among Syrians and religious minorities about the role played by Islamic extremists within the rebel ranks.

    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdul-Rahman, said Jabhat al-Nusra backed by another group, the Qalamon Liberation Front, moved into the village after heavy clashes with the army late Saturday. He said around 1,500 rebels are inside the town.

    So here we have president Assad's forces fighting to defend a Christian village from the terrorists and the US wants to attack Assad's forces. This is very twisted!

    News from The Associated Press
    Oh yes! The fog of war and the vagaries of campaigns! Remember Joe Stalin? We were his ally for a while and we gave Bin Laden low level weapons support when he was starting out.

    I think these things quite amusing, but they usually make sense, when we look into the details. Probably we should have intervened earlier. Now there are lots of evil men on both sides of the line. Wars attract that those types, when they run for a while.

    Nonetheless, it does not mean the international community should condone the use of WMD against purely civilian populations nor let mass murder persist. It really does not matter, if one side or the other is doing the killing.

    And it is not an excuse that it should be the UN or the neighbors to take responsibility. First and foremost the UN would be responsible for enforcing R2P. True they should have done something, when it became obvious that this thing would not stop with the shooting of demonstrators. And it is also true that there was good reason to wait and see if they would face their responsibility or let mass murder develop.

    But that does not excuse everyone else. Doing nothing is to let the people die, rather be murdered. If one does not prevent the murder, though, one has the means, one is an accomplice.

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    Re: Activists: Syrian Rebels take Christian Village

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Hey, I've got an idea. Why don't we take our army and help those guys. Jesus, what have we become?
    So we invade a country when a Christian village is attacked but not any other village?
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    We have no reason not to believe him. [North Korean Dictator and Mass Murder Kim Jong-Un] has been very honest and accommodating.

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    Re: Activists: Syrian Rebels take Christian Village

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    So we invade a country when a Christian village is attacked but not any other village?
    If I haven't been successful with my sarcasm I'll have to put up a little sign or something so that you can understand me.

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    Re: Activists: Syrian Rebels take Christian Village

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    If I haven't been successful with my sarcasm I'll have to put up a little sign or something so that you can understand me.
    Poe's Law.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    We have no reason not to believe him. [North Korean Dictator and Mass Murder Kim Jong-Un] has been very honest and accommodating.

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    Re: Activists: Syrian Rebels take Christian Village

    Apparently the pro war posters don't know what to think about Assad's forces trying to fight off an attack by the terrorists on a Christian village!

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    Re: Activists: Syrian Rebels take Christian Village

    One resident said the rebels - many of them wearing beards and shouting, "God is great!" - attacked Christian homes and churches shortly after seizing the village.

    "They shot and killed people. I heard gunshots and then I saw three bodies lying in the middle of a street in the old quarters of the village," the resident said by telephone. "So many people fled the village for safety."

    Now, he said, Maaloula "is a ghost town."

    "Where is President Obama to see what befallen on us?" asked the man, who fled the village on Sunday. He declined to give his name out of fear for his safety.


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    Re: Activists: Syrian Rebels take Christian Village

    So I guess Obama really is an anti-Christian Muslim.

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