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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    What absolute ****. Also, the amount of Assad apologists on this board is frightening.

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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    This is a no win situation for the US. If we help the rebels, we risk the extremists coming in. We should just mind our own business for once.
    And under what category would you place Assad? All this talk about the potential for extremists to gain hold of power, all while an individual with access to large arms and chemical weaponry and robust ties to both Hezbollah and Iran, the two most prominent supporters of terror in the region, is slaughtering his own citizenry and displacing scores of refugees into neighboring allies. The idea that a relatively disjointed opposition could inflict the same amount of instability and damage to the region is quite frankly naive.

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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Here's the problem with Syria. There are no good guys on either side.
    That's demonstratively false.

    The Free Syrian Army is 80,000 strong, making it the largest faction in the Syrian opposition. It's made up of several secular, moderate Muslim elements that have even been fighting with more radical elements, like the Al Nusar front. To claim that there are no good guys is just plain wrong.
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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    What do you mean. He said that the US must stop arming the terrorists in his country if they want his cooperation.
    That is incorrect. He wishes to disarm and subsequently eliminate the opposition in his own country. Assad is in fact quite amiable towards terrorists and the elements that harbor them, so long as none dare question his rule.

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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    That's demonstratively false.

    The Free Syrian Army is 80,000 strong, making it the largest faction in the Syrian opposition. It's made up of several secular, moderate Muslim elements that have even been fighting with more radical elements, like the Al Nusar front. To claim that there are no good guys is just plain wrong.
    NBC News Admits “Free Syrian Army” is a Myth | FrontPage Magazine

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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Frontpage magazine? Are you ****ing kidding me?

    I would've accepted RT first.
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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Obama wants Assad gone because he's hellbent on having Al-Qaeda in power in Syria. The Obama admin has been training Al-Qaeda, arming Al-Qaeda, and funneling money and information to Al-Qaeda.
    That is absolutely absurd. Not only your pigeon holing in the form of labeling the entire opposition as Al-Qaeda sympathizers and actors, but in ignoring the fact that Obama has made decimating Al-Qaeda perhaps the top priority of his foreign policy. If Obama was in fact hellbent on handing over the country to the opposition, he would have likely stepped up both financial and military aid to the rebels a great deal sooner. The reality is that Obama has attempted to maintain a relatively benign position throughout the conflict, to the disappointment of many.

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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Frontpage magazine? Are you ****ing kidding me?

    I would've accepted RT first.
    Had you bothered to follow the link in the piece you would have read this.

    While the U.S. already is providing money, equipment, training and limited weaponry to the Free Syrian Army (FSA), some U.S. military officials are growing increasingly concerned about the presence of extremist Islamic groups within the overall force. A U.S. military strike, even a limited one, could tip the balance in the civil war in favor of the rebels, they argue, potentially propelling these or other radical Islamic groups into a position of power in a post-Assad Syria.
    No kidding. From NBC, no conservative bastion.

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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    What absolute ****. Also, the amount of Assad apologists on this board is frightening.
    I don't think it is Assad Apologists, more like anything to attack President Obama. Assad has ZERO say in this. This is a big boy discussion between Russia and the USofA. Assad will do as he is told or risk complete Isolation if they buck up against Russia. Putin is KGB not Military- the idea of a toe to toe slug fest makes him pee. His world is the behind the back, poison a target's tea crap. He does intrigue and propaganda far more than military action. Putin blinked and now with Con support here at home he is trying to cast himself as a peacemaker. He started out drawing a line at sea with his navy and now 'only wants peace'...

    I had to laugh at the Cons trying to claim Obama should have entered Syria 2 1/2 years ago after the snit fit the Cons had over any support for NATO by USofA forces in Libya! Spare us the revisionist crap!

    The choices have always been- support a known brutal dictator or support an uncertain power struggle for Syria. President Obama is assailed no matter what he does or doesn't do by the Cons in Congress. The average citizens wants no more Iraqs, like our citizens a generation ago wanted no more Vietnams. Not exactly a stage for success.

    Exactly why President Obama stayed out until chemical weapons were used.

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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Had you bothered to follow the link in the piece you would have read this.



    No kidding. From NBC, no conservative bastion.
    Your article claimed that NBC themselves dispelled the notion of the existence of the FSA all together, when in fact the actual quote cited concerns about extremists within the FSA. Somewhat contradictory, yes?

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