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    Syria's Assad warns of 'earthquake' if West intervene



    BBC News - Syria's Assad warns of 'earthquake' if West intervenes


    The UN has renewed its call for the repression to end, and China has warned Syria the situation cannot continue.
    More than 50 civilians and members of the security forces were killed on Saturday, according to the two sides.
    More than 3,000 people have died in the unrest since protests calling for the government of Mr Assad to step down broke out in March.


    "Syria is the hub now in this region. It is the faultline, and if you play with the ground you will cause an earthquake,"
    "Any problem in Syria will burn the whole region. If the plan is to divide Syria, that is to divide the whole region. "Do you want to see another Afghanistan, or tens of Afghanistans?"

    President Assad admitted that "many mistakes" had been made by his security forces in the early part of the uprising, but the paper said he insisted that "only terrorists" were now being targeted.

    He said he had responded differently to the Arab Spring than other, deposed Arab leaders.
    "We didn't go down the road of stubborn government," he said. "Six days after [the protests began], I commenced reform."

    Mr Assad described the uprising as a "struggle between Islamism and pan-Arabism".

    "We've been fighting the Muslim Brotherhood since the 1950s and we are still fighting with them," he said.

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    Seems like watching Gaddaff sodomized didn't scared at all Assad.

    What you people think? Is it really necessary for NATO to intervene at this moment? Syria seems to be fever enough.

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    Re: Syria's Assad warns of 'earthquake' if West intervene

    While I don't see NATO engaging, I think the image of Gaddafhi is worrying Assad, since he's now appealing to a Western newspaper about how he represents a bullwark against radical Islamism.

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    Re: Syria's Assad warns of 'earthquake' if West intervene

    We will unleash the fury of the Heavens upon those who oppose us!* Yeah, yeah, yeah. Blah, blah, blah.

    I was amused by his use of the word "terrorists", though, when characterizing the opposition. Quite ironic.

    *- Made up "quote" for satiric purposes.

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    Re: Syria's Assad warns of 'earthquake' if West intervene

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    We will unleash the fury of the Heavens upon those who oppose us!* Yeah, yeah, yeah. Blah, blah, blah.

    I was amused by his use of the word "terrorists", though, when characterizing the opposition. Quite ironic.

    *- Made up "quote" for satiric purposes.
    that's why I love dictators.

    they speak like poets.

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    Re: Syria's Assad warns of 'earthquake' if West intervene

    Quote Originally Posted by Coin View Post
    that's why I love dictators.

    they speak like poets.
    With all those revenues they pocket, they should be able to do something well for their wage.

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