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Originally posted by Deetermined
reply to post by hmdphantom
According to this article, Iranian authorities claimed these men were "engineers" while the men themselves claimed that they worked for the IRGC.
Are you trying to say that these IRGC members really aren't IRGC members any more? Are they opposed to Khamenei and trying to make Khamenei look bad by saying that they are IRGC members being sent into Syria to fight Syria's Opposition Army by Khamenei, when he really didn't? Are you saying that these ex-IRGC members are taking their orders from Ahmadinejad supporters in their continued efforts to bring down Khamenei?
edit on 29-1-2012 by Deetermined because: (no reason given)
Whilst these reforms are designed to create the impression that journalists are free to report in Syria, the reality is grimly different. According to a report by the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression, entitled Crackdown on Media Workers in Syria, 114 human rights violations took place against 99 journalists, bloggers and intellectuals between February and October 2011. The report details how journalists are intimidated and harassed because of their reports on the uprisings in Syria. It is unclear how many journalists and bloggers have been detained, as many appear to have simply disappeared.