It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
MOSCOW/ANKARA (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a ceasefire between Syrian opposition groups and the Syrian government starting at midnight on Thursday.
It was the third nationwide ceasefire agreed in Syria this year.
originally posted by: gladtobehere
Was optimistic at first until the article said that this was the 3rd cease fire... who knew?
originally posted by: corblimeyguvnor
a reply to: gladtobehere
Oh well, some memory loss going on here i can see. Initially it started as a peaceful protest and not the attempted overthrow of a nation. Let me take you back to 2011 if i may ................
The trouble began in 2011 in the Syrian city of Deraa. It began because local people decided to protest after 15 schoolchildren were arrested - and reportedly tortured - for writing anti-government graffiti on a wall. The protests were peaceful to begin with, calling for the release of the children, democracy and greater freedom for people in the country.
The government responded angrily and, on 18 March 2011, the army opened fire on protesters, killing four people.
The following day, they shot at mourners at the victims' funerals, killing another person. People were shocked and angry at what had happened and soon the unrest spread to other parts of the country.
Remember? or are you going to brush that under the carpet and still pronounce it started as a coup?
originally posted by: ugmold
a reply to: djz3ro
Yes, Regarding those Buses. They were brand New (looking anyway) who owns them and carried out the operation?
I find very bit of News I get about Syria Confusing, Propaganda, Political, or BS, maybe all of the above.
originally posted by: Ohanka
a reply to: sy.gunson
I've said before, I'll say it again. All anti-Government Wahhabi terrorists should be given 72 hours to lay down their arms and surrender to the State, after that no surrenders should be accepted or prisoners taken.
There is no reasoning with these people, and they do not deserve any shred of mercy given the horrific crimes they have committed.
Any Western Official who has helped aid these monsters in any way should be arrested and tried as a war criminal.