View Poll Results: Does it matter what Syrians want concerning Syria?

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    Does what Syrians want in Syria matter?

    70% of Syrians support Assad, the current head of government. Only 10% support the "rebels." 20% unsure. As the President and leaders of both the Democrat and Republican parties urge war against Assad on behalf of the revolutionaries, does it matter what Syrians want? That we should bomb them to help them to get them what they don't want?NATO data: Assad winning the war for Syrians’ hearts and minds | World Tribune

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    Re: Does what Syrians want in Syria matter?

    Why Some Syrian Expats Still Support Assad | Here & Now

    Democracy cannot be exported. It’s a different culture, a different history, a different setup and mixture,”

    “The original protest was, at the beginning, it was a legitimate demonstration,” Hamza said. “The situation is not perfect. Reforms need to be done. There was martial law for many, many, many years. That needed to be lifted. [The Assad regime] made a lot mistakes, and they admit that.”

    However, Hamza does not believe that there is a popular uprising in Syria. He says it’s a plan by Islamic extremists to take over the country.

    “They’re waiting for any weak moments to come out,” Hamza said. “They’ve been waiting for a long time.”

    He fears that if the rebels win, they will impose Islamic law on the country.

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    Re: Does what Syrians want in Syria matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    70% of Syrians support Assad, the current head of government. Only 10% support the "rebels." 20% unsure. As the President and leaders of both the Democrat and Republican parties urge war against Assad on behalf of the revolutionaries, does it matter what Syrians want? That we should bomb them to help them to get them what they don't want?NATO data: Assad winning the war for Syrians’ hearts and minds | World Tribune
    What the Syrians want regarding whether or not we interfere with Syria is irrelevant.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Does what Syrians want in Syria matter?

    Important to note that exactly zero polling of actual Syrian residents was conducted, indicated clearly by your own source :

    The data, relayed to NATO over the last month, asserted that 70 percent of Syrians support the Assad regime. Another 20 percent were deemed neutral and the remaining 10 percent expressed support for the rebels. The sources said no formal polling was taken in Syria, racked by two years of civil war in which 90,000 people were reported killed. They said the data came from a range of activists and independent organizations that were working in Syria, particularly in relief efforts.

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    Re: Does what Syrians want in Syria matter?

    I voted other because the qualifiers go too far. It would be beneficial to know what the Syrian people want, but given that most of those not participating in the rebellion are either fleeing or are in hiding, you're likely going to get an Al Qaeda/Hezbollah/Rebel opinion. The logistics of getting cohesive opinions from the Syrian people in the field would be an intelligence nightmare.
    Be skeptical of anyone who wears a political label - party or ideology - with pride. Most of our problems are because people love to "debate" (it isn't debate, but they pretend it is), but are not interested in developing solutions. Solutions require empathy, thought, and compromise, and most folks aren't interested.

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    Re: Does what Syrians want in Syria matter?

    Well, at least there is little pretending the quest for war is on behalf of Syrians. But then what is the reason?

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    Re: Does what Syrians want in Syria matter?

    Well, 2 m Syrian people choosed to leave country rather than waiting to receive "democracy's missiles"

    And I always believe it is impossible to impose democracy.
    Especially, on those countries. They do not want the democracy.
    Envidia te mata !!!

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    Re: Does what Syrians want in Syria matter?

    Really good question. Based on Iraq, it seems the sentiment in the Middle East is driven largely by a group think/collective mentality and the Middle East media steers the agenda. Sounds kinda like....never mind

    Anyway, this is my best educated guess based on recent history. Inside of Syria the people are under unimaginable brutality and probably long for American intervention. However, its possible that outside of Syria the surrounding Middle East is so anti-American thanks to the Middle East media drumming up anti-western sentiment. What I do not know is what the Middle East media might be saying on the subject. In any event, I think Syrians want us to come to their rescue. Non-Syrian middle Easterners possibly or even likely would see US intervention as imperialism in pursuit of control over Syrian oil.
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    Re: Does what Syrians want in Syria matter?

    When I actually read about the Syrian civil war, it is stunning how many different groups, religions, sects, factions and other countries are involved on all sides. But for foreign intrusions there would be no civil war at all. To me, it seems absolutely nuts for the USA to get in the middle of that mess.

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    Re: Does what Syrians want in Syria matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    70% of Syrians support Assad, the current head of government. Only 10% support the "rebels." 20% unsure. As the President and leaders of both the Democrat and Republican parties urge war against Assad on behalf of the revolutionaries, does it matter what Syrians want? That we should bomb them to help them to get them what they don't want?NATO data: Assad winning the war for Syrians’ hearts and minds | World Tribune
    Care? Sure, why not? I care about a lot of things.

    Intervene on either side's behalf? Absolutely not.

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