Syrian defense minister killed in suicide blast

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posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 11:45 AM
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And Assad crumbles more each day.

Most dictator Tyrants go out and string up all their close associates with piano wire in a fit of paranoia after an incident like this. Expect many more defections by those who don't wish to be purged.




posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 11:54 AM
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Wow. Some one actually blew themselves up for a decent cause. Congragulations Islam. You didnt blow up women and children for once.
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posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 11:57 AM
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You'll sleep happy today won't you? Please don't cheer deaths...

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Read previous pg4, SANA officially retracted suicide bomber claim.



posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 12:02 PM
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US hits Syrian cabinet members with financial sanctions



The Obama administration is slapping financial sanctions on a huge swath of top members in Syrian President Bashar Assad's government, targeting the prime minister and 28 other Cabinet ministers and senior officials.

The Treasury Department announced the sanctions on Wednesday, hours after top Syrian officials were killed in an explosion in Damascus


Read more: www.foxnews.com...


The pressure is tightened.
Cabinet members now know they can be targeted by the rebels, so take away their assets to make them even more nervous, brilliant move.



posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 12:06 PM
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Originally posted by R6A6W6

Originally posted by Agit8dChop
that's a pretty impressive strike.. hitting the heart of the military planning rooms..
while it will be labeled a rebels hit, i doubt it was done by real revolutionary Syrians.


It sounds almost too precise to me and (just IMO) its sounding like a CIA plot.



We operate there with impunity. Come and go at will. Apply assets as we see fit.

Oh BTW, just saying. >u



posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 12:26 PM
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And each day you are proving who you are.



posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 12:27 PM
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Yet another one who cheers death for a Christan that was killed in the blast i guess you don't mind that at all do you?



posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 12:30 PM
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well,this guy is a sock puppet who use to write anti ron paul propaganda.



posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 01:05 PM
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Originally posted by mkgandhas
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take you lies elsewhere,Your nation is a bigger mass murderer.

And what about your nation?
Its a bigger hypocrit killing in the name of religion and caste. See how easy it is for anyone to turn a topic and arguement around? Please contribute some valuable points to the topic rather than mud slinging.



posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 01:06 PM
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This is interesting

The bbc reporter states that nobody seems to know WTF is actually going on and the conspiracy theories are coming thick and fast. This is strange for the bbc because they usually sing of the same song sheet as the rest of the global MSM.
www.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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www.hindustantimes.com... says the man from the country with an untouchable class and a culture that seems to enjoy the death of women as they are deemed as a financial burden as opposed to sons.... but i will give you points for not mentioning wmds this time gives us hope

on topic as another poster allready brought up assuming the suicide bombers were muslim (just because they were suicide bombers) is a strech we will have to wait for more information to come out to find out who takes credit for it and who we assume deserves the blame for arming them and sending them on their ways

either way this is a blow to assad and could be construed as a boost to the rebels(if it was them that did this) either way with the bombing in Bulgaria,this bombing in syria and the nato trucks getting taken out has been a pretty busy day in the ME hopefully things calm down before they escalate to a point where no one can stop them



posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 01:24 PM
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Originally posted by Ranong
This is interesting

The bbc reporter states that nobody seems to know WTF is actually going on and the conspiracy theories are coming thick and fast. This is strange for the bbc because they usually sing of the same song sheet as the rest of the global MSM.
www.bbc.co.uk...


They may be finding themselves in the same position I'm drawing up to. I'm having to re-evaluate my stance on Syria.

I've not picked any sides in what appears to be an essentially internal squabble. More and more, I'm noticing that long time allies, people I've supported time and again, are polarizing and choosing sides in a fight not theirs, losing objectivity. Even worse, I'm noticing the use of propaganda points and catch phrases, in an apparent attempt to sway opinion, and gain support. Most troubling is the fact that they appear to be choosing the WRONG side, according to my notion of the bigger picture.

i may find myself in the unenviable position of being on the opposing side to them, but not on the side of their opponents, either. Time will tell.

So my question is: WHY are people choosing sides at all, and WHY are they choosing the side they are? people like pnaetta and the "left wing" in the US I can understand - the rebel side is promoting their agenda. Others, I'm not so sure of. it's counter to logic that they should choose sides at all, and counter to logic that they are choosing to side with the Global Caliphate we have in the making, in the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood.

WHY are they choosing to support the side at this point that will either kill or conquer them at a later point? that's bad business, boys.



posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 02:37 PM
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Originally posted by nenothtu

Originally posted by Ranong
This is interesting

The bbc reporter states that nobody seems to know WTF is actually going on and the conspiracy theories are coming thick and fast. This is strange for the bbc because they usually sing of the same song sheet as the rest of the global MSM.
www.bbc.co.uk...


They may be finding themselves in the same position I'm drawing up to. I'm having to re-evaluate my stance on Syria.

I've not picked any sides in what appears to be an essentially internal squabble. More and more, I'm noticing that long time allies, people I've supported time and again, are polarizing and choosing sides in a fight not theirs, losing objectivity. Even worse, I'm noticing the use of propaganda points and catch phrases, in an apparent attempt to sway opinion, and gain support. Most troubling is the fact that they appear to be choosing the WRONG side, according to my notion of the bigger picture.

i may find myself in the unenviable position of being on the opposing side to them, but not on the side of their opponents, either. Time will tell.

So my question is: WHY are people choosing sides at all, and WHY are they choosing the side they are? people like pnaetta and the "left wing" in the US I can understand - the rebel side is promoting their agenda. Others, I'm not so sure of. it's counter to logic that they should choose sides at all, and counter to logic that they are choosing to side with the Global Caliphate we have in the making, in the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood.

WHY are they choosing to support the side at this point that will either kill or conquer them at a later point? that's bad business, boys.



IMO,
Put quite simply, they are the rock that balances the scales with Iran as the other rock on the other side. The pivot zone is Iraq, Saudi, Turkey, Bahrain, Kuwait etc who are more or less open for business with the West. A trifecta insuring no one gets complete control of the ME. Iran will never do it, some fractured squabbling caliphate MB hodge podge won't either as they and Iran are pitted against each other. There simply is no place in the picture for the Tyranical dictator model anymore they are being pushed off the scales in favor of pro Islamic democracies. This gives the "Arab Street" regional majority a place at the table. The Dictatorships were all made up from tiny minorities. You can delve into the religious factions to get the more precise definition of "Arab Street" but that phrase will suffice here.
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posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 02:43 PM
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if an american ran into secretary of state hillary clinton and blew her up and himself with an explosive vest, he'd be labelled a terrorist.

here, apparently, he's a hero.

not saying assad is a model of righteousness, i don't know the guy, just pointing out how american propaganda spin events to their advantage.

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posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 02:50 PM
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Originally posted by randomname
if an american ran into secretary of state hillary clinton and blew her up and himself with an explosive vest, he'd be labelled a terrorist.

here, apparently, he's a hero.

not saying assad is a model of righteousness, i don't know the guy, just pointing out how american propaganda spin events to their advantage.

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It could have been one of Assad's own who planted a bomb. Historically it is very common. When the dictators star is rising they are closely guarded for this reason, all the more when their star is falling.



posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 02:51 PM
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Originally posted by amcpwoy



Wednesday's attack struck the National Security building in Damascus during a meeting of Cabinet ministers and senior security officials. State-run TV said some of the officials were seriously wounded and later reported the defense minister killed.


Bad news.

Opposition now using suicide blasts? New tactic or Islamic radicals responsible?

West is seeking Assad's ouster...

www.chron.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


Uh, West has nothing to do with suicide blasts, no one in the West is dumb enough to turn themselves into Alpo dog food on a fool's errand. That's Islamic militants using brainwashed muslim who don't know better than to believe they will get 72 virgins when they die and end up in hell.
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posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 02:53 PM
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He wasn't very secure, now...was he? He had no idea what hit him.
He was, after all...the Minister of Defense.


That would be like the Surgeon General dying of scurvey.
You know...like ironic.

"It's like rain
on your wedding day..." But I digress...



posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 02:54 PM
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Al Jazeera is now reporting an Inside Job.



posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 02:57 PM
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Makes sense. A suicide bomber has to be in close proximity...it's the only way that this could have happened.



posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 03:31 PM
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The thing about people taking sides,especially here on ATS, is that most on here like myself they are far away from the region and are not muslim and don`t know enough about the situation to take sides per say. There is people here who are directly affected and have aright to take sides. For me I see it that if the Assad gov falls, what next for the anti-assad fighters who don`t have the countries best interests at heart, the one`s who are simply there for the murder factor? where do they turn there guns to next? Lebanon, Israel? Surely the west should be helping the present gov weed-out the extremist THEN putting pressure on the gov to have democratic elections. It seems the west is hell-bent on ousting Assad and then letting the chips fall were they may after that, which like I said could be very dangerous for the lebanon and Israel. It looks like this is what the west want as far as I can see. This would lead to a massive bloodbath in the region, far greater than what is happening now.
So does that make me on Assads "side"?
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