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Breaking News: China suddenly airlifts nationals out of Syria
Debka ^ | 3-7-2012 | Debka

Posted on 03/07/2012 5:23:31 PM PST by MATSEVAH

DEBKAfile’s military sources report exclusively that a Chinese airlift began operating Wednesday night, March 7, from several Syrian airfields. It is evacuating thousands of nationals, some employed in Syria’s oil and military industries. No explanation was offered. China is one of Bashar Assad’s three backers, along with Iran and Russia. The evacuation may be prompted by early warning of an escalation of the 12-month violence in Syria or foreign military intervention.


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Can you say Isaiah 17 , something is up , trying to find other sources.
1 posted on 03/07/2012 5:23:38 PM PST by MATSEVAH
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To: MATSEVAH
If Debka says it's true, then China is probably sending a diplomatic entourage to Syria.
2 posted on 03/07/2012 5:24:59 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: MATSEVAH

Debka. Take with a big grain of salt.


3 posted on 03/07/2012 5:26:35 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: MATSEVAH
China pulls workers from Syria, seeks Libya compensation
4 posted on 03/07/2012 5:29:11 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: MATSEVAH

Ruh-Roh.


5 posted on 03/07/2012 5:29:57 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: saganite

For many years, some FReepers repeatedly have educated the rest of us FReepers that DEBKAfile is worthless as a source of information, even saying it’s a source of disinformation.

Perhaps it is a really unreliable site. But if a piece of information posted on debka.com can be confirmed by other sources, perhaps that piece of information is viable.

You all know that willfully-ignorant persons without hesitation characterize Sarah Palin as a doofus and a dangerously-stupid person, and really, really bad in every way. In the same way, here on FR, some posters seem to respond to all DEBKAfile mentions the same unthinking way, over and over.


6 posted on 03/07/2012 5:45:11 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: South Hawthorne
See #4

Granted, it's Reuters, but still...

7 posted on 03/07/2012 5:54:57 PM PST by tomkat (FU.baraq)
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To: Resettozero

It’s been confirmed by Reuters but in typical DEBKA style they inflated the story. China has pulled workers out before and this is a precaution.


8 posted on 03/07/2012 6:00:16 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: saganite
Debka. Take with a big grain of salt.

I don't think I've ever seen anything come out of DEBKA that was true...

9 posted on 03/07/2012 6:34:20 PM PST by BreezyDog (PLAN A: A Peaceful Restoration of the Republic.....PLAN B: A Restoration of the Republic)
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To: MATSEVAH; All

I remember that on 9/11 they said that 30,000 had died in the WTC.


10 posted on 03/07/2012 6:42:12 PM PST by Riverine
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To: BreezyDog

Same can be said about many American news outlets and blogs. Are the continual cautions on FR about debka.com necessary or warranted?

These perpetual warnings have a reflexive-response feel to me, much like most news media and leftist blogger responses to anything Palin.


11 posted on 03/07/2012 6:46:46 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: Riverine

That was also said by multiple American media outlets at one point. I remember hearing “as many as 30,000” also, but it wasn’t from debka.com. It was repeated several times on ABC-TV.


12 posted on 03/07/2012 6:50:18 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: MATSEVAH

Gee:

I wonder how many have on white coats as they flee from the budding nuclear installations???


13 posted on 03/07/2012 8:41:29 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: saganite

“Debka. Take with a big grain of salt.”

True, but it’s being reported by a large variety of sources.

This is what China did just before Obama’s illegal War against Libya, too.


14 posted on 03/07/2012 8:59:11 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Resettozero

I guess it is like when I see a really juicy headline only to see it is usually from WND...then I sigh and scold myself because I fell for it again...


15 posted on 03/07/2012 9:19:15 PM PST by BreezyDog (PLAN A: A Peaceful Restoration of the Republic.....PLAN B: A Restoration of the Republic)
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To: Resettozero

“In the same way, here on FR, some posters seem to respond to all DEBKAfile mentions the same unthinking way, over and over.”

Sadly, FR too has it’s share of folks with size 44 coveralls and size 4 hats.


16 posted on 03/07/2012 9:44:46 PM PST by vette6387
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To: BreezyDog

Same here. WND fell off my reliable list several years ago.
Debka.com is visited only when I’m referred to the site.

I did not start this thread that references DEBKAfile but am questioning why the quick and easy dismissal of information validity (Chinese nationals leaving Syria) only because of its sourcing.


17 posted on 03/08/2012 8:19:10 AM PST by Resettozero
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