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But some experts believe the conflict has a long way to go. Robert Fisk, the Beirut-based Middle East correspondent for The Independent, told this website: “The Alawites are a tough mountain people. They tend to fight and not to give up.” He said that despite EU efforts to isolate Assad, he has support from Iran and among Shia Muslims in Lebanon and Iraq. He added that before the Syrian leader goes he could “enflame” Lebanon for the sake of family pride. “‘[Assad will say] You want to get rid of me? This is the price’,” Fisk noted.
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Despite public denials, military preparations for intervention in the horrendous Syrian crisis are quietly afoot in Washington, Paris, Rome, London and Ankara. President Barack Obama is poised for a final decision after the Pentagon submits operational plans for protecting Syrian rebels and beleaguered populations from the brutal assaults of Bashar Assad’s army
Originally posted by UKLionheart
Sorry if anybody puts this up before me, but just heard on the news that we (UK) are officially recognising the rebels as the "official representatives of the Syrian people."
Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
reply to post by tommyjo
It has been there since Soviet times and the Soviet Mediterranean Flotilla
As for my statement on the Chinese Naval Base, they could build a base if things get heated it up really quickly.
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
Russia and China need to start moving heavy military hardware into syria to block the NATO terrorists.