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originally posted by: burdman30ott6
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: burdman30ott6
Except when that photo was taken ISIS was not in existence yet...
Nice try though..
3 of the individuals in the photo became the #1, #2, and #4 in charge of ISIS. A 4th individual in the photo is a blood thirsty war monger who has been nuttier than squirrel crap for over a decade now.
Bottom line, whether they called themselves "ISIS" or rebels at the time of the photo, the USA built a Syrian domestic terrorist organization that has set its sights on a lot more than just Syria. Again, epic fail created by meddlesome America and her assbrained "leaders."
originally posted by: TheInhumanCentipede
I'd like Putin to "explain" where he got his $40,000,000,000 bank account balance from... Did the K.G.B. really pay that well?! o_0
originally posted by: ParasuvO
Ok, such a nifty trick.
Funny no one has ever heard any of this, and that includes the entire WORLD.
originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
a reply to: Korg Trinity
We Russia will do X if you America does Y.... a bit like Gorbachev did when faced with the cold war... They ended the cold war by openness and honesty and directness...
Luckily it ended the way it did....
If General Curtis Le May got his wish, we might not be here to discuss the issue.
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Xcathdra
The very fact Russia is attacking non ISIS forces it calls into question Russia's intent.
The fact is Russia is attacking those attacking the Syrians.
The legitimate government is Syria, not some mercenaries hired by the West to force "Regime Change" on another Middle Eastern Nation.
The unrest began in the early spring of 2011 within the context of Arab Spring protests, with nationwide protests against President Bashar al-Assad's government, whose forces responded with violent crackdowns. The conflict gradually morphed from prominent protests to an armed rebellion after months of military sieges.
“What other government do you know of who would torture its citizens to death and put identifying information of where the person was tortured … They’ve provided this fantastic evidence.”
Yes, Assad should have called for an election as soon as tens of thousands didn't stop demonstrating - he has simply inherited his rule and there had been no free elections in Syria before. The man - heading a violent police state - claims to be a Western democrat, educated with a polished Brit accent, and a wife that he could really show off in the West. He could have acted like Gorbachev with the Soviet Union... after all, the legitimacy of a government rests with its people.
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: spy66
Russia does n't have the time, resources, or inclination to achieve any sort of military victory. Putin will set himself up as a peacemaker, set up a new political order there, then leave Iran bogged down there rebuilding. At least, if he's smart. If he does commit Russian military assets there beyond "air support," he might face a military coup. The senior officers all remember Afghanistan.
originally posted by: RogueWave
a reply to: Xcathdra
I find it.... insulting that people think Syrians or Libyans or Tunisians etc etc are incapable of standing up and changing their government.
With a little help from good ol' CIA.