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Troops open fire as protests explode across Syria
AP ^ | 3/25/2011 | ZEINA KARAM and BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press

Posted on 03/25/2011 7:40:10 PM PDT by Victor

DAMASCUS, Syria – Troops opened fire on protesters in cities across Syria and pro- and anti-government crowds clashed in the capital's historic old city as one of the Mideast's most repressive regimes sought to put down demonstrations that exploded nationwide Friday demanding reform.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: damascus; syria; syriarevolt
Meanwhile, in dear old Damascus.....
1 posted on 03/25/2011 7:40:12 PM PDT by Victor
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To: Victor

Which side of this “democratic revolution” is Emperor Hussein on?


2 posted on 03/25/2011 7:41:22 PM PDT by Yet_Again
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To: Yet_Again

This is just getting wilder by the day....


3 posted on 03/25/2011 7:42:57 PM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: Victor

So, how come we don’t have a few hundred tomahawks on cruise control to Syria?


4 posted on 03/25/2011 7:44:21 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Victor

Has hillary started pre missile strike recon missions yet?


5 posted on 03/25/2011 7:44:31 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Victor

Obama is jelous.


6 posted on 03/25/2011 7:46:32 PM PDT by Tea Party Reveler
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To: Yet_Again

Which side of this “democratic revolution” is Emperor Hussein on?

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Since Syria is a partner of Iran I will go out on a limb and say Obama will not say much unless the media keeps stirring it up.

He has pretty much been aligned with Iran so far during the Mideast unrest outside of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain where we have military bases and soldiers/airmen.

It’s uncanny that the media has not talked about who the big winner has been in the mideast.... Iran. To their credit a few of them have pointed out the Muslim Brotherhood connections but Iran is the biggest winner.


7 posted on 03/25/2011 7:47:47 PM PDT by volunbeer
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To: Victor; All; admin

This is probably serious enough to move over into Breaking News....anyone know how to do that...?


8 posted on 03/25/2011 7:49:57 PM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: volunbeer

Israel actually prefers the Alawite regime to the potentiially worse Islamic fundamentalist replacement.


9 posted on 03/25/2011 7:55:16 PM PDT by rahbert
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To: Victor

They are thinning out the population in the Middle East.


10 posted on 03/25/2011 8:28:32 PM PDT by webheart (Just saying.....)
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To: rahbert

I don’t think any of the “replacements” in the Middle East have been better for Israel so far.

No arguments from me. I was mostly pointing out that Obama is usually for the radicals.


11 posted on 03/25/2011 8:38:41 PM PDT by volunbeer
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To: Victor

That’s a revolution I can support. How much worse can Syria get?


12 posted on 03/25/2011 8:41:19 PM PDT by mewykwistmas (No blood for ($4 a gallon) oil!)
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To: rahbert

Obama thinks an Alawite is a fish in Lake Michigan.

Anderson Cooper was pointing the spotlight at Syria last night. But then he got his a$$ beat by the revolutionaries in Cairo.


13 posted on 03/25/2011 8:57:45 PM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: org.whodat

She is firing up her broom.


14 posted on 03/25/2011 8:59:34 PM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: Victor

That would be a bit of a more difficult no-fly zone to enforce.


15 posted on 03/25/2011 9:11:02 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (The heresy of heresies was common sense - Orwell)
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To: Victor

It sure is. My first thoughts after each new flare up is that no matter what country it is in these savages are croakin’ is that I’ll bet almost 100% of ‘em were dancing and cheering on their streets as America was attacked on 9/11. The hell with ‘em...ALL of the bastards.


16 posted on 03/25/2011 9:21:06 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: bobby.223

LOL - excellent alignment.


17 posted on 03/25/2011 9:25:20 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Victor

Welp...that settles it...they’re being mean to their people—time to launch the tomahawks. Isn’t that the criteria now? In the meantime, we need to add North Korea and China—they’re mean too.


18 posted on 03/25/2011 9:38:56 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Victor

Israel needs to make a move now on Hamas. US tied up in Libya (I know, that’s hard to swallow). Syria having internal issues. Just add to the carnage and blend in.


19 posted on 03/25/2011 10:10:04 PM PDT by TwoSwords (The Lord is a man of war, Exodus 15:3)
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To: Victor

20 posted on 03/25/2011 10:13:11 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama hides while people die.)
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To: Victor

The minority Alwawite regime knows that a successful revolution would likely to a massacre of Alawites. So it has no compunction about killing unarmed protesters to remain in power.

The army and the secret police will protect the regime because if it falls... bang, bang, bang - they’re dead.


21 posted on 03/26/2011 12:26:28 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Victor

The Alawis from mountainous Latakia on the coast of Syria north of Lebanon are a secretive heterodox sect that has beliefs and rituals considered heretical by mainstream Islam. But they pretend to be Shia Muslim when it suits them. They comprise 10% of Syria’s population and dominate the Ba’ath Party, army and secret police. The Assad regime has been in power for 40 years and is considered the most repressive regime in the Arab World.


22 posted on 03/26/2011 12:35:55 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: volunbeer

So are we to assume that President Hussein is not only a Muslim, but a Shia at that? :)

I really think that Beck has stumbled onto something; that Hussein is lining up middle eastern governments so as to arrange maximum hostility to Israel. Then, they’ll let the Palestinians attack Israel and wait for an Israeli response before attacking Israel under a UN no fly zone mandate.


23 posted on 03/26/2011 1:44:35 AM PDT by Yet_Again
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To: volunbeer

The big winner in the mideast, Iran, Syria and all other ME cesspools that have been and still are aligned with the resurgent USSR!


24 posted on 03/26/2011 2:19:34 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Mike Darancette
That would be a bit of a more difficult no-fly zone to enforce.

Just as difficult as eliminating the nuke reactor the Norks were building for Syria? They had no idea anything was happening until things started blowing up, big time. Our friends in Israel have some pretty neat toys they will show us if the MB, Hezbollah and Hamas decide it is time. I figure the new Egyptian regime will/has open the border to Gaza and load them up for bear. Just like always, it will not be a circus bear but a grizzly with an attutude they start poking.

25 posted on 03/26/2011 4:22:12 AM PDT by mazda77 (Mike Hogan - JAX Mayor)
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To: mazda77

Syria has a large (compared to Libya) air force and I do not believe that Israel would be allowed to take part in any interdiction in Syria. I assume NATO would fly out of Iraq.


26 posted on 03/26/2011 9:40:32 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (The heresy of heresies was common sense - Orwell)
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To: Mike Darancette

But we provided the electronic warfare coverage that jammed the Syrian radars that allowed the Israelis to take out the facility. To assume that Obama and or NATO is going to go after any satellite of Iran, yea right. Any assault on Syria will be by Israel defending itself, again because it was attacked and they learned something from the nuke plant operation.


27 posted on 03/26/2011 10:00:31 AM PDT by mazda77 (Mike Hogan - JAX Mayor)
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To: mazda77
To assume that Obama and or NATO is going to go after any satellite of Iran, yea right.

When Assad starts using his aircraft on his own people Zippy will be hoist on his own doctrine.

28 posted on 03/26/2011 12:56:53 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (The heresy of heresies was common sense - Orwell)
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