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It was the resolve that led the French to our aide
Their objective was to find and capture weapons and ammunition hidden by the rebel forces in Concord, as General Gage had issued a ban on private ownership of weapons and ammunition earlier in the week
originally posted by: 727Sky
And some people wonder why Americans cling to their guns !
originally posted by: worldstarcountry
a reply to: Indigo5
Don't derail this with Syria. Both protestors AND law enforcement were being picked off by snipers in Daraa 2011.
In a statement titled "ten days of massacres" the DCHRS says army units have been using anti-aircraft machine guns to shell houses in central neighbourhoods, such as al-Mahata and Daraa al-Balad.
Snipers have been stationed on the rooftops of high buildings and are targeting any moving persons, it adds.
The source also said 81 bodies of soldiers and army officers had been received. Most were killed by a gunshot to the back.
DCHRS says it strongly suspects that the soldiers were killed for refusing to shoot civilians.
Daraa, mid-March 2011.
“I have seen from the beginning armed protesters in those demonstrations … they were the first to fire on the police. Very often the violence of the security forces comes in response to the brutal violence of the armed insurgents” – Jesuit priest Father Frans Van der Lugt, January 2012, Homs Syria
“The claim that armed opposition to the government has begun only recently is a complete lie. The killings of soldiers, police and civilians, often in the most brutal circumstances, have been going on virtually since the beginning.” – Professor Jeremy Salt, October 2011, Ankara Turkey
“The protest movement in Syria was overwhelmingly peaceful until September 2011” – Human Rights Watch, March 2012, Washington
A double story began on the Syrian conflict, at the very beginning of the armed violence in 2011, in the southern border town of Daraa. The first story comes from independent witnesses in Syria, such as the late Father Frans Van der Lugt in Homs. They say that armed men infiltrated the early political reform demonstrations to shoot at both police and civilians. This violence came from sectarian Islamists. The second comes from the Islamist groups (‘rebels’) and their western backers, including the Washington-based Human Rights Watch. They claim there was ‘indiscriminate’ violence from Syrian security forces to repress political rallies and that the ‘rebels’ grew out of a secular political reform movement.
Careful study of the independent evidence, however, shows that the Washington-backed ‘rebel’ story, while widespread, was part of a strategy to delegitimise the Syrian Government, with the aim of fomenting ‘regime change’.
Globalresearch is an anti-"Western" website that can't distinguish between serious analysis and discreditable junk — and so publishes both. It's basically the moonbat equivalent to Infowars or WND.
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originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: Justoneman
It was the resolve that led the French to our aide
Nice fairy tale idea but not the truth.
France joined the American Colonist Revolution as a way of seeking revenge for their defeat to Britain in the " Seven Years War "