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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]


  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: 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: 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: Milagros

Pretty disturbing article here:

Saudi Wahhabi Forces Attacked Hundreds of Shia Demonstrators in Qatif, Injured Many (Hang child)

“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: 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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