Skip to comments.Syria government 'losing control' - Russian official
Posted on 12/13/2012 5:48:26 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
A Russian official has said for the first time that the Syrian government may be defeated by opposition forces.
President Bashar al-Assad's forces are "losing more and more control and territory", deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov said.
He said Russia, one of Syria's staunchest allies, was making plans for a possible evacuation of thousands of its citizens.
Separately, Syria denied reports it had fired Scud missiles at rebels.
Nato's Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen earlier said the organisation had detected the launch of such short-range missiles, saying it showed an "utter disregard" for the lives of the Syrian people.
Russia, along with China, has used its veto at the UN Security Council to block resolutions condemning the Syrian government's use of violence.
But Mr Bogdanov said on Thursday: "Unfortunately, we cannot rule out the victory of the Syrian opposition."
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Yes. What you said.
The Iraqi Christians can tell them exactly what it is like. Heartbreaking.
He had better use the chemical weapons soon if he wants to save himself, and potentially the world from an upcoming conflict of epic proportions.
The forces of evil are beginning to align.
Wow, first time in my life I’m for the Syrian government
Russia has united the entire Arab world against it, patriot missiles will soon be deployed to eastern Turkey, and Assad is going down anyway.
Was it worth it, Putin?
Bingo. “Today, America...tomorrow, The World!”
Gonna get Ugly!
When Assad falls I guess we’ll find out what 0bama’s friends are really made of.
Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.
Yeah. Well Damascus was supposed to fall last summer along with Aleppo. At least now the Russians are admitting there is a chance Assad can lose. So that really means the games have just begun.
Just what we need: another al Queda loving, Muslim Brotherhood ally in the middle east.
The problem is that if Assad wins, the Iranians and Hezbollah win too. It would be best that we let them kill each other off.
Roachs always survive in the dark corners.
May each side keep fighting and killing their enemies for many years.
The Alawites and the Christians need to get out of Syria, like yesterday.
It's their home. Where are they supposed to go? The US is making every middle east Christian cannon fodder by destabilizing the nations they live in. And all for what?
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