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Originally posted by randomname
reply to post by whywhynot
i believe by boat. they do exist in china.
Originally posted by OpinionatedB
Its freedom at stake if Assad looses to those insane sunnis
Originally posted by uesvaje
Canadianpride420 went unanswered as to his reply to you.
Your post just now can be said of Bahrain, Shia majority citizens, Sunni minority rulers.
Also your sectarian post above.
See how silly is to not discuss honestly? You points are applicable and can be used against you to what I posted with Bahrain.
What might a Russian-brokered transition in Syria look like?
Perhaps the best case study is Chechnya, home to another restive Muslim people, summarily categorized as Islamist terrorists and therefore deemed fair game for indiscriminate bombing campaigns, house-to-house raids, rapes and disappearances. Since 2003, Chechnya has been ruled as an undisguised and thoroughly corrupt satrapy of the Kremlin. Its current “president,” Ramzan Kadyrov, has repeatedly rigged elections to give the ruling United Russia Party a Ba’ath-like showing of upwards of 99 percent. Prior to the last Duma election in December, Chechen officials claimed that there were 608,797 registered voters; 611,099 ballots were subsequently cast. According to the US State Department’s 2011 human rights report on Russia, Kadyrov’s government “continues to violate fundamental freedoms, engage in collective retribution against families of suspected militants, and foster an overall atmosphere of fear and intimidation.” A Syrian Kadyrov is easy enough to imagine: Maher al-Assad, Bashar’s more sadistic brother, could assume the presidency and allow Putin to declare a “cosmetic” transition in effect.
According to the US State Department’s 2011 human rights report on Russia, Kadyrov’s government “continues to violate fundamental freedoms, engage in collective retribution against families of suspected militants, and foster an overall atmosphere of fear and intimidation.”
Originally posted by Maxmars
If you're going down the path of doomsday,. 2012, and biblical end times; I have a greater fear....
The arrival of a new "political/diplomatic" player who will "bring peace" to the region....
THAT scares me.
Watch for the one-eyed guy with a silk blue turban.... or some such thing