Syrian army pounds Damascus suburbs

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    Tamarama

    Assad needs to do the honourable thing and stop the killing. The killing he started when people started protesting at the start of last year. Now he kills them in their current incarnation as rebels.

    What kind of statesman kills his own people?

  • -3

    NeverSubmit

    What kind of statesman kills his own people?

    It's a moot point anyways since the Islamic rebels aren't Syrian. They're hardcore Islamists, often trained terrorist from all over the Middle East.

    A list of nationalities for those interested.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9706777/Syria-names-142-foreign-jihadists-who-fought-with-rebels.html

  • -3

    NeverSubmit

    Lebanese troops on Sunday clashed with Syrian rebels on the border between the two countries on Sunday, in what a security source called the first such fight between Lebanon’s army and the rebels.

    Just goes to show what type of people these rebels are, anybody in uniform who represents law and order is a target.

    Just more proof that these guys are hardcore Al Qaeda militants with no respect for civil society, law and order or human rights, or even human life for that matter.

  • 1

    slumdog

    It's a moot point anyways since the Islamic rebels aren't Syrian.

    So, in your mind, 142 foreign people fighting with rebels means all the rebels? Anyway, you claimed all the rebels were foreign and all the rebels were member of al-Qaeda. My question to you is how 142 can equal all when all the rebels number so many more than 142?

  • 0

    slumdog

    Thank everyone

    No thank you.

  • 1

    AKBfan

    Unholy mess. Arab Spring has well and truly ended in tears.

  • 0

    SuperLib

    There has been a rise in the number of car bombs around the country. The British-based Observatory, which has a network of activists across Syria, reported four car bombs on Saturday.

    Assad has a history of car bombing. Just ask Lebanon.

    Syrian army forces pounded rebel-held suburbs around Damascus with fighter jets and rockets on Sunday, activists said, killing and wounding dozens in an offensive to push rebels away from the airport and stop them closing in on the capital.

    Can you imagine Cameron ordering the bombing of London? Who would be blamed for the casualties if he did?

    State television on Sunday said the army was “eliminating al-Qaida terrorists” in the rebel stronghold of Daraya.

    See? Everyone is on the same page now. It just took a little while for the Russian memo to get circulated.

    The army was firing heavy artillery and rockets into the town

    Do the rockets know who are rebels and who are Assad supporters? Or are we at the "kill them all" stage?

  • 0

    ubikwit

    I was wondering when the MRL's were going to be brought into action.

    Looks like with the rebels and militants sequestering civilian areas--against the Geneva convention, I believe it has been pointed out-- Assad has little choice but to reduce those areas to uninhabitable rubble to clear them of armed aggressors.

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    Tamarama

    NverSubmit

    It's a moot point anyways since the Islamic rebels aren't Syrian.

    Are any of the rebels Syrian?

  • 0

    NeverSubmit

    Are any of the rebels Syrian?

    No doubt a few are, every society has its extremists elements.

    Syria has always had a few fundamentalist Islamic sects that spouted hatred towards Christians, Jews and secular Muslims. Now the rebels have given those zealous and jihadis muslims an outlet and an opportunity to rule the country and impose Sharia law on an unwilling populace.

    The rebels have no support among the people and that why despite massive weapons flows from Turkey and Qatar and almost limitless funding from Saudi Arabia the rebel army simply can't hold any ground and keeps getting ousted out of every town and city they try to occupy. They're only good for hit and run tactics.

  • 0

    SuperLib

    Assad probably regrets firing on peaceful protesters now. I'm guessing he didn't see where it would end up. His choice, he should be responsible for the consequences of it.

  • 0

    Madverts

    "Assad probably regrets firing on peaceful protesters now. "

    Maybe. I'm not sure with these dictator types, they always think they can murder their way out of everything, as if it were some divine right. Especially when some nutcases will actually support and even totally misrepresent al the facts to give said dictators support.

  • 0

    NeverSubmit

    Assad probably regrets firing on peaceful protesters now

    Can you provide any credible evidence that this happened?

  • 0

    Konsta

    Assad clearly regrets that the situation had turned the way it turned. He already lost the country. There are others, however, who should regret now, but will probably do it later.

  • 0

    Tamarama

    The rebels have no support among the people

    For some reason, and I really don't know why, you are living in a completely parallel universe of reality in relation to the facts on this situation.

    EVERY single report you read about this uprising tells you - states very clearly and unambiguously, that the majority of the rebels are Syrian. They also say quite clearly, that these Syrian rebels have been joined by a variety of foreigners of varying persuasion, and of fairly indeterminable number. Most articles imply, or state they make up a distinct minority proportion. But clearly these foreigners are getting a lot of airtime because some of them are extremists with an aggressive agenda and therefore make people like you particularly twitchy, which makes good news stories. They get a lot of coverage. But you seem to have confused this for meaning they are ALL foreigners/Al Qaida.

    A couple of things are crystal clear. The rebels are not Al Qaida. Almost all of them are Syrian. Any amount of reading will clearly explain this. It's not even slightly difficult to discern that, or even remotely confusing.

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    Konsta

    TamaramaDec. 04, 2012 - 07:43AM JST EVERY single report you read about this uprising tells you - states very clearly and unambiguously, that the majority of the rebels are Syrian.

    No, they are not. Source - BND, Germany: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbmczLdvZVY

  • 0

    slumdog

    No, they are not. Source - BND, Germany: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbmczLdvZVY

    Russia Today (RT) is not a German source.

  • 0

    Konsta

    slumdogDec. 04, 2012 - 09:40AM JST Russia Today (RT) is not a German source.

    Russia Today never made such a statement. RT is simply a mass media. Why don't you watch the YouTube clip, I linked.

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    SuperLib

    Foreigners obviously didn't start the peaceful protests. Assad opened the door to them when he decided to start killing a lot of people. The chaos that followed was a nice invitation.

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    Konsta

    SuperLibDec. 05, 2012 - 01:23AM JST Foreigners obviously didn't start the peaceful protests. Assad opened the door to them when he decided to start killing a lot of people. The chaos that followed was a nice invitation.

    Yes, it is clear. Foreign combatants or not, the main responsibility for the disaster in Syria lies on Assad and his family's greed of power. He fu***d a perfect secular Middle Eastern country. The country is destroyed. Thousands are dead. Everyone else is using the situation to their advantage. Putin and Erdogan are hugging each other and smiling, regardless you know what. Islamists, it seems, will rule yet another country in the Middle East, as if Egypt, Lybia and the others are not enough. I don't know...

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