Skip to comments.Syrian army storms rebel town of Qusair
Posted on 05/19/2013 5:37:40 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
State TV says troops have captured key buildings in the town centre, a claim strongly denied by activists.
Rebels say 50 people have been killed while state media says 70 "terrorists" are dead.
Lebanese militants are said to be involved - Hezbollah siding with the government, Sunni gunmen with rebels.
The town - close to the border with Lebanon - has great strategic value. Its control would give the government access from the capital to the coast.
For the rebels, control of Qusair means they can come and go from Lebanon, says the BBC's Jim Muir, in Beirut.
The assault began early on Sunday with artillery fire and air strikes. In recent weeks the Syrian military has won back surrounding villages and countryside and had encircled Qusair.
Activists in the town posted video on the internet showing chaotic scenes at what they said was a field hospital flooded with casualties.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
I encourage both equally and feel good for my ability to coexsist with their individual right to slaughter each other rapidly.
Let me guess, Obama let’s the Syrian Army start winning a few battles against the rebels so that when a new wave of Obama scandals begin to emerge, Obama can go on TV and declare war against Assad. He can count on Sens. McCain and Graham to act as his WMD cheerleaders and if anything goes wrong he can blame Senate Republicans for leading him astray.
Dogs need waggin’ and he’s just the guy to wag’em.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Is that before or after he eats them?