Skip to comments.Town by town, Assad regime retakes southwestern Syria
Posted on 04/09/2014 5:03:13 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
Hezbollah and the Syrian Army's five-month campaign to clear rebels from the strategic Qalamoun region is approaching its final stand.
The allies have seized one village and town after the other, gradually moving southward through the corridor between Damascus and Homs which links the Syrian capital to the Mediterranean coast.
According to Syrian state media, Syrian troops and Hezbollah fighters are set to launch an offensive against Rankous in central Qalamoun after seizing high ground overlooking the town and encircling it. Once Rankous is seized, only a tract of mountainous terrain stands in the way of the regime's final objective: Zabadani, the last major rebel-held town in Qalamoun. If Zabadani falls in the coming weeks, President Bashar al-Assad will once again have uninterrupted control of southwestern Syria, buying it time to consider how to claw back the rest of the country from rebel factions.
After losing the key town of Yabroud in northern Qalamoun last month, the surviving rebel forces retreated southward, yielding ground slowly before the overwhelming firepower of their opponents.
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This is a regime that has killed 150,000 Arabs. Like his father Hafez, Bashar is ruthless and takes no prisoners. Its also the Arab way.
Sad to say but the good guy is winning...
Assad is a mass murderer and a totalitarian dictator allied with such well known democrats as Iran and Hezbollah. He father slaughtered 25,000 people in Hama in the 1980s to keep the Assad family regime in power. Assad has broken all the records. The only saving grace is most of the Syrian opposition is just as bad. There are no good guys in the Syrian civil war.
It would be more accurate to say that the less bad guy is winning.
When our horseShit administration wants to support the rebels, it is clear in my mind that Assad would be my choice over the rebels, if forced to make a choice.
“This is a regime that has killed 150,000 Arabs. Like his father Hafez, Bashar is ruthless and takes no prisoners. Its also the Arab way.”
The rebels aren’t exactly the second coming of Jesus either. Some of us REMEMBER that Christians lived very well in Syria - before the EXTREMISTS started the war.
The bad is that assad protected Christians to a certain extent, at least better than anywhere else in the mohammaden world.
now they are on their own and in deep trouble. Martyrs dying daily.
So, in essence, Benghazi was for naught.
Assad is certainly an evil dictator. But as several have already said, the terrorists who have been trying to overthrow him are much worse. They are Muslim fanatics.
Muslims killing muslims is a good thing. As an additional benefit it may drive McShame over the edge and Cindy can put him in a home.
Assad is a monster and responsible for mass torture, mass starvation and he has the blood of tens of thousands of people on his hands. He’s on another level compared to the rebels, IMHO, and that’s saying a lot.
That said, the best outcome for Syria would probably be him winning, because it’s pretty clear the rebels are going to have a second civil war “Day 1 after Bashar falls”.
On top of that, al-Qaeda would then have their ‘revenge’ on minorities as basic services and economic activity collapse with the State.
And Assad is only allying himself with the Christians to shore up his rule, not because he gives a damn. The cold policy of a tyrant.
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At least Assad protects the Christians somewhat. The Sunnis just want to behead them: men, women and children.
“gradually moving southward through the corridor between Damascus and Homs”
Homs - the home of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood and not by accident the home of the “coalition” known as the so-called “Syrian opposition”.
It’s hell re-crossing all those Obama Red Lines.