Skip to comments.Syria's Long, Bloody Uprising (Intense, Graphic Images)
Posted on 02/27/2012 5:02:20 PM PST by lbryce
Nearly a year after it began, the violence in Syria carries on. Despite tightening international sanctions, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's troops continue to attack opposition strongholds across the country. As the shelling of the city of Homs continues, fresh offensives have just started in the province of Idlib, where government troops reportedly fired artillery, mortars, and anti-aircraft guns at several towns. Over the weekend, the United States and European and Arab countries held a "friends of Syria" conference in Tunisia to work out a plan to end the violence. Talk of arming the opposition is muted, due to deep divisions within the cluster of groups opposed to Assad's rule. And there are fears that supplying weapons to Assad's disjointed group of opponents might lead to further instability -- and that the unrest might spread to neighboring countries. Meanwhile, thousands have died, international intervention has had little effect, and no end appears in sight. [39 photos]
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Assad’s a murderous barbarian.
His opposition’s worse.
Assads a murderous barbarian.
His oppositions worse.
Obama doesn’t give a shit. He didn’t give a shit when the Iranian people rose up in protest of Achmedgenocide and the nuclear mullahs.
These aren’t Obama’s type of Moslems, i.e., those who like freedom.
And that’s why The Won has been supporting it.
We need to drop all the captured Iraqi AK-47s and various weapons and ammo in strategic locations around Syria. That human trash Assad and his puppet masters in Iran killed a lot of our men and women by putting weapons and explosives into Iraq.
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