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If I remember correctly Russia has military bases in Syria...which gives them the right to be in Syria if they wanted to be there.
You can believe what you want...the evidence is out there.
Syria was attacked by that cabal I mentioned above through the black operation of the American government in their attempt to destabilize 7 ME countries that
The best way to see Syria's civil war isn't as something that started, out of nowhere, in 2011. Rather, think of it as a resumption of what Robinson calls "the first round" of Syria's civil war — which began in 1976 and ended with a shockingly brutal massacre in the city of Hama.
That year, Hafez al-Assad had Syrian forces intervene in Lebanon's civil war, on behalf of Lebanese Christian groups who were fighting Muslim groups. The Muslim Brotherhood and many other Syrian Sunnis saw this as heresy, proof that the Assad regime needed to go. They launched a low-intensity civil war, which went on for six years. To counter them, the Alawite regime courted allies among privileged Sunnis and the Christian minority.
Assad finally ended the war in a particularly brutal fashion: In 1982, he nearly leveled the city of Hama, where the opposition was strongest, slaughtering thousands of civilians in an indiscriminate barrage. The regime learned from this experience that mass violence was the smart response to unrest — a lesson that was applied particularly brutally in
At first, it seemed like the response backfired. The killing at Deraa sparked nationwide protests, which is why the Deraa crackdown today is widely acknowledged as the beginning of the revolution. These protests initially had no sectarian cast or agenda, and grew large enough to threaten the very foundations of the Syrian government.
You Want War? Russia is Ready for War
originally posted by: Nikola014
a reply to: 23432
There's this thing called the UN. I wonder why they didn't react earlier if these claims were true and not after the US decided they don't want Assad to rule anymore.
I've been hearing the same crap about civil rights, mass murdering and what not since the '80...I'm getting tired of it because everytime it turned out the freedom fighters from the west have been lying to us so that they could justify their military actions. I say no more
"Russian exports of passenger automobiles amounted to $980 million compared to $13.5 billion in weapons. Given that the price point on tanks and aircraft is much higher than on passenger cars, I would have to say that the actual production of automobiles is faster than that of weapons systems, although it is not as important to the economy."
We all know about Syrian history
They were doing better then they are doing since your revolutionaries destroyed the country
Just like the people who condemned Khadafy in justifying the US intervention in Libya.... Well now look what they’ve wrought in Libya.
Others were not so lucky. In 2006, Syrian Tarek Alghorani was sentenced to seven years in jail for the contents of his blog.
According to the UN, Syrian armed and security forces may be responsible for: unlawful killing, including of children (mostly boys), medical personnel and hospital patients ("In some particularly grave instances, entire families were executed in their homes"); torture, including of children (mostly boys, sometimes to death) and hospital patients, and including sexual and psychological torture; arbitrary arrest "on a massive scale"; deployment of tanks and helicopter gunships in densely populated areas; heavy and indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas; collective punishment; enforced disappearances; widescale and systematic destruction and looting of property; the systematic denial, in some areas, of food and water; and the prevention of medical treatment, including to children - in the period since 15 March 2011.[
Gruesome Details of Gadhafi's Rape of Teenagers and Other Crimes Revealed
Some victims were drafted into Gadhafi's unit of private female bodyguards, enduring years of rape and abuse and forced to witness the execution of opponents to the regime.
"Early one morning, we were taken to a closed hall," one former member recalled. "We were to witness the murder of 17 students. We were not allowed to scream. We were made to cheer and shout. To act as though we were delighted by this display. Inside I was crying. They shot them all, one by one."
"The women would first be raped by the dictator then passed on, like used objects, to one of his sons and eventually to high-ranking officials for more abuse," said Benghazi-based psychologist Seham Sergewa, who interviewed victims for the International Criminal Court.
originally posted by: tsurfer2000h
a reply to: DJW001
NATO is not supporting Turkey.
Well they are supporting Turkey in the way of them having the right to defend their airspace against unwanted intruders namely Russia, but other than that they aren't.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president has lashed out at the United States a week after a President Barack Obama's envoy visited a northern Syrian town that is under the control of Syrian Kurdish forces, which Ankara considers terrorists.
In comments published Sunday, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Washington should choose between Turkey and the Kurdish Democratic Union Party, or PYD, as its partner.
That came after envoy Brett McGurk's visit to Kobani, where the PYD's military wing, aided by U.S.-led airstrikes, drove back Islamic State militants a year ago. Turkey considers PYD a terror group because of its affiliation with Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK.
Erdogan said: "How can we trust you? Is it me that is your partner or is it the terrorists in Kobani?"