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    Re: Syria: nearly half rebel fighters are jihadists or hardline Islamists

    call me a skeptic but how did they get this data? Was their a cenus done on the ground? Did it come with multiple choice questions? Generally when asked if you are a hardline islamic terrorist I imagine you don't say yes....
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    Re: Syria: nearly half rebel fighters are jihadists or hardline Islamists

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    And your still ignoring all the AP reports to the contrary.
    The AP reports say the rebels have rockets in general.

    The rebels do not have the rockets used in Damascus, nor the training or ability to use those types of surface-to-surface rockets.

    You are ignoring the specifics of the UN report.

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    Re: Syria: nearly half rebel fighters are jihadists or hardline Islamists

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    What do you have to gain if the US attacks Syria as you clearly want to see happen?
    A democratic transition government in Syria, supported by the UN, foreign aid and development projects. Instead of Assad spending all of the money on bombs intended for civilians.

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    Re: Syria: nearly half rebel fighters are jihadists or hardline Islamists

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    The report talked about SSMs generally, just look at that quote that I gave you from the report. Like I said, I will check the appendixes.
    Get your facts straight:


    The team did identify two types or rockets it said were used to deliver the gas and their trajectories, and international observers have said those weapons are not known to be in the hands of rebels battling the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
    'War crime': U.N. finds sarin used in Syria chemical weapons attack - CNN.com


    While the report’s authors did not assign blame for the attack on the outskirts of Damascus, the details it documented included the large size and particular shape of the munitions and the precise direction from which two of them had been fired. Taken together, that information appeared to undercut arguments by President Bashar al-Assad of Syria that rebel forces, who are not known to possess such weapons or the training or ability to use them, had been responsible.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/17/wo...d-nations.html

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    Re: Syria: nearly half rebel fighters are jihadists or hardline Islamists

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    A democratic transition government in Syria, supported by the UN, foreign aid and development projects. Instead of Assad spending all of the money on bombs intended for civilians.
    Yes of course, models like Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya. Ok I understand now.

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    Re: Syria: nearly half rebel fighters are jihadists or hardline Islamists

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Yes of course, models like Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya. Ok I understand now.
    Egypt does not belong in that group.


    While those countries that did receive Western military intervention and UN support of a transitional government are not controlled by terrorists (Afghan, Iraq, Libya and Somalia), those that did not receive Western military intervention and UN supported transitional democratic governments are struggling to keep terrorists from control (Egypt and Tunisia).

    That is a strong argument for Western military intervention and UN supported transitional democratic governments.

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    Re: Syria: nearly half rebel fighters are jihadists or hardline Islamists

    I quoted directly from the report! Directly from it. In the report, it clearly only talks about SSMs.

    Did you even read the report?
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    Re: Syria: nearly half rebel fighters are jihadists or hardline Islamists

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    I quoted directly from the report! Directly from it. In the report, it clearly only talks about SSMs.

    Did you even read the report?
    You know more than CNN and the NYT. Those news organizations are obviously lying, and only you know the real truth.





    Missiles were not even used in Damascus, rockets were.

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    Re: Syria: nearly half rebel fighters are jihadists or hardline Islamists

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    You know more than CNN and the NYT. Those news sources are obviously lying, and only you know the real truth.





    Missiles were not even used in Damascus, rockets were.
    Keep ignoring the fact that I quoted directly from the report.
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    Re: Syria: nearly half rebel fighters are jihadists or hardline Islamists

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Keep ignoring the fact that I quoted directly from the report.
    A general mention of rockets (missiles, you claim) in the report was not all that was revealed within it, unless CNN and the NYT is lying.

    Once again, missiles were not used in Damascus. It was rockets. (to my knowledge)


    Are you presenting the wrong report?
    Last edited by ecofarm; 09-17-13 at 03:55 PM.

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