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Iran reaffirms 'unbreakable' alliance with Syria
JPost ^ | August 7, 2012

Posted on 08/07/2012 12:42:30 PM PDT by Milagros

By REUTERS Assad makes first public appearance in two weeks in Jalili meeting; Turkey hints Tehran responsible for Syria bloodshed.

(Excerpt) Read more at jpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; assad; hezbollah; iran; syria
Casualties in Arab Republic of Syria since last year's "uprising": Over 20,000[1][2] by Syrian forces with Iranian[3][4][5] and Hezbollah active participation [6][7][8][9][10][11][12]


Nature: Alawite Islamic apartheid,[13] Sunni Vs Alawi 'religious hatred.'[14][15][16][17][18][19] It also serves as a "Battleground Between Sunnis and Shiites."[20]
Plight of Christians after Islamic rebels' atrocities: over 12,000 flee Homs, third largest city in that country.[21]

Notes

  1. ^ Mariam Karouny: "Syria army presses rebels; Assad regrets shootdown," Malaysia Star, July 3, 2012
  2. ^ "Syrian activists report over 20,000 dead since uprisings," Agenzia Giornalistica Italia (AGI), July 23, 2012.
  3. ^ "Clinton says Iran backing 'vicious' Syria crackdown," AFP, June 14, 2011.
  4. ^ "Iran helping Assad to put down protests: officials." Reuters, March 23, 2012.
  5. ^ 'Haaretz exclusive: "Syria documents show Iran helping Assad to sidestep sanctions."' Haaretz, February 12, 2012.
  6. ^ Dudi Cohen: "Iran confirms sending troops to Syria." Ynetnews, May 27, 2012.
  7. ^ "British PM says Iran, Hezbollah supporting Syria's crackdown," (AP), Ya Libnan, January 18, 2012./
  8. ^ Daniel Woodruff: "UK's Cameron says Iran, Hezbollah supporting Syria's crackdown." (AP), WAOW, January 18, 2012.
  9. ^ "Syrian army being aided by Iranian forces," Iran confirms Quds force's presence in Syria... The Guardian, May 28, 2012.
  10. ^ Herb Keinon: 'Iran giving Assad personnel to kill own people.' JPost, June 5, 2012.
  11. ^ "Hostages are senior Hezbollah leaders," Al Arabiya, June 9, 2012.
  12. ^ "Report: Hizbullah Fighters Lately Entered Syria to Back Assad Troops," ...militants from the 910 unit of Hizbullah’s Jihad Council are fighting alongside the Syrian forces... Naharnet, July 27, 2012.
  13. ^ Nick Cohen: "Face the facts, Syria is an apartheid state." 'The west is conniving in Bashar Assad's brutal suppression of opposition.' The Observer, Saturday 18 June 18, 2011.
  14. ^ "Against Syrian anger, Assad's sect feels fear." Reuters, February 2, 2012.
  15. ^ Ghost militia haunting Syria: 'Killers on steroids' do dirty work for regime.' National Post, June 8, 2012.
  16. ^ Harriet Alexander, and Ruth Sherlock: "The Shabiha: Inside Assad's death squads." Telegraph, June 2, 2012.
  17. ^ "Men who drink blood: inside the brutal world of Assad's death squads." Sydney Morning Herald, June 3, 2012.
  18. ^ "Children shot, knifed, axed to death in Syria's Houla massacre reports say." CNN, May 28, 2012.
  19. ^ "Syria civil war threat grows after Houla massacre." BBC News, May 31, 2012.
  20. ^ Alon Ben-Meir: "Syria: The Battleground Between Sunnis and Shiites." HuffPost, April 11, 2012.
  21. ^ "Bishop fears attacks on Christians in Aleppo," News Headlines, CWN, July 25, 2012.

1 posted on 08/07/2012 12:42:38 PM PDT by Milagros
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To: Milagros

I hope we can sit out the coming Middle East explosion.


2 posted on 08/07/2012 12:49:10 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Milagros

None of this would happen if it weren’t for Israel.

(Are sarcasm tags really necessary?)


3 posted on 08/07/2012 12:56:15 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: AU72

My Almighty God prorect us all... and bad guys fighting each other is not always a bad thing... it’s just a shame for the loss of life.


4 posted on 08/07/2012 12:57:42 PM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Indeed, the Guardian of Israel never rests or sleeps. Psalm 121:4


5 posted on 08/07/2012 1:03:03 PM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
(Are sarcasm tags really necessary?)

--

Not necessary at all and well noted, as Islamofascist's favorite line is: 'it's always the joos fault.'

6 posted on 08/07/2012 1:07:37 PM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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To: AU72

So Damascus IS about to become a heap of ruins (Isaiah 17). Maybe in the next few month?


7 posted on 08/07/2012 1:17:17 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: Milagros

I like the sound of “unbreakable alliance “-—translate that to read “suicide pact “. As the Mullah A$$hats keep losing their friends/fronts they wind up with more backside skin exposed. When Basher goes, and he is indeed GOING, Iran will have a much diminished capacity to weasel arms, etc. into the eastern middle east. I’ve always thot the mullahs were providing crowd killers to help put down the Syrian protests and without Basher they won’t have direct access to the Mediteranean. Won’t it be entertaining if we can find a few turncoat Syrian army types who can testify about Iran arms support?


8 posted on 08/07/2012 1:31:08 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: AU72

I think most of us wish we could do that. Can we?

Do we just let the Middle-East devolve into a global threat?

If Iran gets the bomb, that whole region is going postal, and I don’t think it gets better without our involvement.

Someone will get involved, and I don’t want it to be Russia & or China.

Someone will exert influence. Is it going to be us, or folks who hate us? Do we want them developing close ties to these nations, and uniting with them against us?

Nobody wants to be at war. Sometimes the alternative is worse. It can actually be very much worse.


9 posted on 08/07/2012 1:52:43 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: cherokee1
I like the sound of “unbreakable alliance “-—translate that to read “suicide pact

The mullah's won't even grant him asylum once he no longer has an army.

10 posted on 08/07/2012 2:00:29 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: Milagros

So, what is the going consensus on who are behind the militant rebels??? I don’t know if there really is a “safe” side to take, is there?

As for staying out of it, it might be too late for that seeing as Reuter’s published that Obama had “secretly” promised money and support to the rebels...

This is a HUGE chess game... Not sure who is really playing on which side here though.


11 posted on 08/07/2012 2:12:21 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Certainly. They would have killed each other off decades ago and the survivors fragmented into tribes, clans and families, and those unable to adapt to a nomadic lifestyle perished in the expanding dessert, if it weren’t for the Jooos! refusing to be annihilated, forcing them to unite in hatred and remain in cities and on farms. The Jooos! are disrupting an ancient way of life with their stubborn addiction to oxygen (and human blood, of course)./s


12 posted on 08/07/2012 2:30:50 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Milagros.


13 posted on 08/07/2012 2:52:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Milagros

Pretty disturbing article here:

Saudi Wahhabi Forces Attacked Hundreds of Shia Demonstrators in Qatif, Injured Many (Hang child)
http://abna.ir/data.asp?lang=3&Id=334932

“Meantime, Saudi Wahhabi cleric Mohammad al-Arifi has called on Syrian armed groups to prevent leakage of the pictures and footages of their attacks against Syrian army and civilians.”

Our “friends” are trying to control the blood lust of their jihadist.


14 posted on 08/07/2012 2:54:49 PM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Milagros

Here’s the correct title:

Terrorists in Syria Hang Shiite Child after Killing Family Members.


15 posted on 08/07/2012 2:56:20 PM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: bayouranger

PR saudi style:
“Meantime, Saudi Wahhabi cleric Mohammad al-Arifi has called on Syrian armed groups to prevent leakage of the pictures and footages of their attacks against Syrian army and civilians.

In his Tweeter page, Arifi asked rebel groups to continue their attacks and intimidation against Syrian people but do not allow a release of the pictures and footages of their operations”


16 posted on 08/07/2012 2:57:59 PM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: bayouranger

That’s an Iranian news service. Consider the source.


17 posted on 08/07/2012 3:15:30 PM PDT by GunsAndBibles (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: GunsAndBibles

True that.


18 posted on 08/07/2012 3:45:40 PM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: LibertyRocks
Not sure who is really playing on which side here though.

Bad guys on both sides. You have the Islamic Sunni's backed by the corrupt and decadent western leadership, fighting the Islamic Shiite's backed by the corrupt and decadent eastern leadership. Kinda reminds me of when the Clinton's (Bill and Hill) bombed Serbia so that a chunk of Serbian land could be given to the KLA terrorists. Heck, they even used fake and drummed up photos of concentration camp starved victims in that old war.

19 posted on 08/07/2012 4:11:42 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

Man ,do I agree with. you. I love this site. The only intellectual political analyses is right here. Yes, this entire Syria/Iranian alliance is Shiite driven. Please people grab the difference between a Shiite and a Sunni. The State department doesn’t but if you do then you will understand the middle east. If you think that US backed Al Qaeda Sunnis are going to overthrow Assad you are an idiot. Quit listening to “walrus face” Bolton and strive for actual facts.Those Al Qaeda terrorist in Syria are finished. They did not “kill the prince” , I assure you they have put the civilian population in harms way by occupying and hiding behind women and children— NOT ASSAD!! When AL Qaeda hides out in civilian neighborhoods— who’s fault is it people die? The Government will kill them all and collateral damage will be horrible. Iran will invade Syria to stop a Sunni take over. Get a grip. This thing is over just like the last time.


20 posted on 08/07/2012 4:30:21 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: marygonzo
Actually I think the US state department and the US MSM intentionally fail to mention the Shiite and Sunni distinctions. Most of us were completely unaware of the different Islamic sects when the Iraq War began. And it was the battle between those two sects that made controlling the post-Saddam Iraq much more difficult. Syria has the same internal problems and it also contains Kurd and Alawaite ethnic groups. Syria is basically Iraq with all Saddam's WMD still intact and functional. Completely insane to promote an invasion with third party Islamic terrorist surrogates. But, insanity seems to be the main plank of Obama's presidential strategy.

It is somewhat miss leading comparing Syria to Serbia. Syria has no good side, while Serbia did have a good side. And it was not the Clinton's.

21 posted on 08/07/2012 4:55:52 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

What you indirectly address is “political correctness” the ne orthodoxy. You shall not mention religion lest someone might hate that religion. Here is an example. Nidal Hussan is a Wahhabi Sunni. Mohamed Atta and his killing crew were all Wahhabi sect Sunnis. Wahhabi sect Sunnis comprise roughly 100 million of the 1 billion Sunnis . That’s a lot. There are no Wahhabis that believe in not killing non believers. Now back to this godless murderer at Ft Hood. What are we doing there? Well, nothing. He should have been hanged on TV for killing 13 and wounding 43 unarmed (what?)soldiers but we hide him for fear the sheeple might wake up and ask “ Are there any more Wahhabis in our military?” or WORSE!! “Are there any more Wahhabis in our COUNTRY?” GET THEM OUT OF HERE!! But no we hide him from the sheeple and they have such short little memories— it will all go away.


22 posted on 08/07/2012 5:33:41 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: LibertyRocks

The rebels are a mishmash of “ordinary” fed up Syrians, MB and Saudi backed militants... fair to say, at this time, almost all are Sunni.


23 posted on 08/08/2012 4:36:27 AM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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To: Milagros

There were two high level Iranian trips...... one to Syria and another to Riyadh.

The first was to warn Assad that their support was being withdrawn

The second was to place oil on the waters and soothe the coalition desire to go beyond Syria to the Iranian source of the problems.

I think neither will be worth the time and effort.

Assad is gone, probably will die, Iran will be totally isolated.


24 posted on 08/08/2012 5:03:22 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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