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ladymacbeth
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02:41 PM on 07/18/2012
Hersh addressed this issue in his report "The Redirection" published in the New Yorker around March 2007. It stated that the sole responsibility of arming and funding the sectarian terrorists in Iran, Lebanon and Syria is down to the involvement of the US, Saudia Arabia and Israel. He had predicted that the support by the above might result in sectarian violence which will be misinterpreted due the news and media bias consequently resulting in the toppling of the said governments.

I personally feel that Assad should just leave Syria and migrate to a place where his safety is guaranteed (mind it I am not pro insurgency or pro Assad here) before he suffers the same fate as Saddam and Gadafi.

As for Iran and Lebanon, maybe the 'end is nigh' as well. Maybe the governing heads should keep a low profile and pledge their allegiance to Uncle Sam and the meddlesome other two.

If you cant beat them join them, I guess....
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HEXYEBO
What time is it ? Same as usual
03:16 PM on 07/18/2012
"Assad should just leave Syria and migrate to a place where his safety is guaranteed "

There's no such place for Assad. His options are: Iran, Cuba or Gaza. He will be treated with contempt accorded to failed despots in all three.
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sophie M
ANTI WAR./animal rescue
02:39 PM on 07/18/2012
where is the drone designated for Assad?
ThinkCreeps
Seriously, it's time.
03:21 PM on 07/18/2012
He's probably still getting his bomb vest on.
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tracht47
e pluribus unum
02:39 PM on 07/18/2012
We can only hope that this is the beginning of the end for the Assad regime.
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jayszip
In honor bound
02:34 PM on 07/18/2012
His death has taken him to a much better place now... 6 feet under the dirt.
02:34 PM on 07/18/2012
All those calling this a western and israeli conspiracy are dead wrong.

I am a sunni, and believe me when I tell you that us sunnis hate Assad but we also hate israel just as much.

Do you really think that israel and america want chemical weapons falling into the hands of sunnis like me, that also hate israel with a passion.

In the end, israel doesnt caare whos in power in syria as long as the person in power is friendly to israel, if that means Assad will be friendlier than the sunnis like myself, then they will tolerate Assad.

Truth is, israel and america could do nothing but sit on the sidelines and watch as the syrian people complete their revolution, even if they suspect that that revolution make be more harmful to them than assad.
03:02 PM on 07/18/2012
The US has been trying very hard to get more pressure on Assad to leave. It's Russia who is blocking it.
banderson2
82nd ABN Div Paratrooper Ret
03:37 PM on 07/18/2012
Yeah right, you so called Sunnis will be making peace treaties with Israel as soon as this thing is over.
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jaguarmissing
02:33 PM on 07/18/2012
this poses an interesting moral and ethical dilemma for progressives and liberals. is suicide bombing ok when it is used against tyrants? does the end justify the means?
02:32 PM on 07/18/2012
And yet people around this website continue to claim that a militia armed with small arms cannot defeat a tyrannical government armed with jets and tanks. In spite of all the recent evidence to the contrary. Nubs.
03:03 PM on 07/18/2012
They are getting outside arms and weapons. And this is the US, not Syria.

The Libyans would have been easily crushed without US and European help.
banderson2
82nd ABN Div Paratrooper Ret
03:39 PM on 07/18/2012
Hey Sean don't let the little fact that these so called rebels are getting not just money but weapons from the Saudis, Qatar and the US. Don't let those little facts get in your way. And I guarantee you this bombing was done by professionals and not some so called defectors/deserters.
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roch1234caputo
07:29 PM on 07/18/2012
The U.S., Saudis, Qatar, get real. These countries have all to lose when the caios stops.
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Pharcee
Fighting for Peace is Like Screwing for Virginity.
07:47 PM on 07/18/2012
Thats what Sean is saying.
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CarolinaDem
they DID take the last train for the coast!
02:30 PM on 07/18/2012
Just as the side with the helicopters always loses, it begins to appear that being a strong man only works when you have a monopoly on assault weapons. In the hands of violent insurgents, the AK47 really is the rebel's 'credit card' for gathering power. As long as all industrial nations are at one in their desire to keep earning cash by selling these things in bulk, it's not likely any country with limited prospects for most of its young male population is ever going to have a lasting peace.
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lyingtruth
A lie is something a voter can believe in!
02:30 PM on 07/18/2012
Less scourge is now on earth...!
02:26 PM on 07/18/2012
"and several massive suicide attacks this year suggest al-Qaida or other extremists are joining the fray."
This has been the case for a while. The "rebels" are terrorists.
ThinkCreeps
Seriously, it's time.
03:22 PM on 07/18/2012
So's the government. Democracy, eh?
04:08 PM on 07/18/2012
How is the government a terrorist? I'd hardly say that a president with majority support defending his country from Al Qaeda is acting as a terrorist.
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Relentless rik
02:20 PM on 07/18/2012
So, now that he's dead, who takes over as The Most Interesting Man In The World?
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Republicrat1776
Conservative liberal, not a liberal conservative
02:20 PM on 07/18/2012
Bend over and spread 'em Assad, the knife approaches!
ThinkCreeps
Seriously, it's time.
03:23 PM on 07/18/2012
Be careful! Everyone want's a turn.
02:19 PM on 07/18/2012
Suicide bombers in the West Bank and Iraq are commonly known as terrorists.In Syria they are called martyrs or freedom fighters.Interesting that Saudi Arabia which does not even resemble a democracy should be backing the rebels in their fight for a democratic Syria.
ThinkCreeps
Seriously, it's time.
03:24 PM on 07/18/2012
Steady on. No-one's expecting a democratic Syria, just the justified annihilation of the existing despot.
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roch1234caputo
07:32 PM on 07/18/2012
So are they in the West Bank, Iran another case.
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Piglet2
More faith less fear
02:18 PM on 07/18/2012
Pay back is a bi t c h! I don't want the United States to go to war in this country.
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jaguarmissing
02:18 PM on 07/18/2012
look for a political and military merger between iran and syria in the next two weeks. it will be immediately be recognized by russia and china.
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HEXYEBO
What time is it ? Same as usual
03:12 PM on 07/18/2012
Nonsense.
ThinkCreeps
Seriously, it's time.
03:24 PM on 07/18/2012
Just that awkward Iraq-Turkey thing getting in the way....
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jaguarmissing
03:54 PM on 07/18/2012
that sounds me to be a justification more than an obstacle.