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

    “When we see that the U.S. genuinely stands for stability in our region, stops threatening us with military intervention and stops supplying terrorists with weapons, then we will consider it possible to finalize all necessary procedures and they will become legitimate and acceptable for Syria," Assad told RIA News.
    Who are the terrorists? I need a scorecard.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Well then buddy, you're lying to yourself. Just because there are extremist elements within the FSA does not mean all of them are extremist. The Al Nusar front killed two FSA officers a few months back. Does that sound like that actions of two closely aligned allies?
    If you only had a little bit of cancer would you have cancer? There are no good guys on either side. They are involved in a bloody civil war. Assad had a secular government. Many of the FSA fighters are Islamist. Neither side provides us with a clear ally after their civil war is over. Learn from history.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    I have consistently stated that I dislike both Assad and the rebels.
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    I don't think that I appreciated your framing my words this way. Both of you are essentially putting words in my mouth.
    I'm not putting words in your mouth. I quoted your words Mr. I

    If we help the rebels, we risk the extremists coming in
    I think i raised a valid question in relation to your statement. You're worried about extremists coming in. I'm suggesting that Assads close association with Hez, Hamas and Iran would suggest they already are.

    Sorry if it upset you, it wasn't my intention.

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

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    Who are the terrorists? I need a scorecard.
    We are.

    We keep launching drone attacks in urban areas. Obomba wants to move on to terrorizing Syrians.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
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    There are no good guys on either side.
    Such a stupid statement. So Robert Bales means that all American soldiers are evil?

    They are involved in a bloody civil war.
    No ****, really? Jesus, I had no idea.

    Assad had a secular government.
    Well, that makes him okay then, right?

    Many of the FSA fighters are Islamist.
    Some are. Not all, nor the majority. I don't have the actual statistics on hand, you would need to ask Madlib or ecofarm for them.

    Neither side provides us with a clear ally after their civil war is over.
    Sure. The Secular, moderate elements of the FSA. Simply because you don't want them to exist doesn't make them nonexistent.
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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    I'm not putting words in your mouth. I quoted your words Mr. I



    I think i raised a valid question in relation to your statement. You're worried about extremists coming in. I'm suggesting that Assads close association with Hez, Hamas and Iran would suggest they already are.

    Sorry if it upset you, it wasn't my intention.
    I am pretty sure that I stated in this thread that I was referring to extremists within a new government that would replace Assad. We know that extremists are on both sides of this civil war.

    EDIT: In regards to Hamas, they are actually against Assad. JPost reported back in June that Hamas "was once an Assad ally but last year endorsed the revolt against him in a shift that deprived the Syrian leader of an important Sunni Muslim supporter in the Arab world." (Hamas: Iran relations suffering from Syria conflict | JPost | Israel News)
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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

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    Such a stupid statement. So Robert Bales means that all American soldiers are evil?



    No ****, really? Jesus, I had no idea.



    Well, that makes him okay then, right?



    Some are. Not all, nor the majority. I don't have the actual statistics on hand, you would need to ask Madlib or ecofarm for them.



    Sure. The Secular, moderate elements of the FSA. Simply because you don't want them to exist doesn't make them nonexistent.
    Hyperbole is not an adequate response. I have never claimed that I favor any side in Syria. I would be comfortable with eliminating both sides. I'm more comfortable with letting them eliminating each other without our involvement. You don't want to address our mistakes in the 80's when we assisted Bin Laden in Afghanistan and that mistake is a good analogue to the current Syrian situation. We are better off stepping away.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    I am pretty sure that I stated in this thread that I was referring to extremists within a new government that would replace Assad. We know that extremists are on both sides of this civil war.
    That's Right Mr I.....like the backers of the FSA. The Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists. 2 Right off the top that can be thought of. Which we had that up with the numbers. Just like that bit on Syria already dividing up into 3 regions. Which each area pretty much calling themselves the law in it. Course we had have that up to. Not just the one sided story.

    Btw don't forget we now have a thread up for the Rebel/Terrorists and all that do and have done. Especially anytime they open their mouths. So keep dropping all their just desserts in there and Let the Good Light shine upon them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    I have never claimed that I favor any side in Syria.
    And I never said you did.

    You don't want to address our mistakes in the 80's when we assisted Bin Laden in Afghanistan and that mistake is a good analogue to the current Syrian situation.
    What happened with Afghanistan and Osama Bin Laden was a series of un-foreseeable coincidences and circumstances that were far beyond out control.

    Syria is not being invaded by communist forces. We know who the bad guys are.
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    Re: Assad tells Obama to stop arming rebels or no deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    And I never said you did.



    What happened with Afghanistan and Osama Bin Laden was a series of un-foreseeable coincidences and circumstances that were far beyond out control.

    Syria is not being invaded by communist forces. We know who the bad guys are.
    They are all bad guys. we shouldn't be helping either side.

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