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"Hailed as a success following the toppling of Colonel Gaddafi, it saw the RAF fly hundreds of sorties against targets in the North African country. ...
The allied mission gave relief to rebels who had risen up against the dictator after they became pinned down in their stronghold of Benghazi, and eventually helped bring about their ultimate triumph." ...
"Raids smashed the dictator’s air force before the conflict appeared to head towards stalemate, with ill-trained rebels struggling to fight their way west towards Tripoli." ...
"But with Nato destroying thousands of targets, they eventually took the capital in August, sending Gaddafi into hiding."
"Under American pressure Arab League urged UN to impose a no-fly zone over Libya, and Qatar offered to cover all expenses of NATO forces to bomb alleged Gaddafi’s forces. Libyan rebels were civilians without any military training and were no match for Gaddafi’s well-trained and well-equipped army. It was revealed by Walter Fauntroy, member of US House of Representatives, that while in a self-sanctioned peace mission to Libya, he witnessed French and Danish troops coordinating NATO bombings and raiding Libyan villages, and giving the credit to Libyan rebels. At the end Gaddafi was ordered murdered rather than captured for fear of exposing all his shady dealings with the West."
I think they were apalled at what happened with/to Libya and Gaddafi, and that they had gone along with it.
A Syrian government air strike on a rebel-held village near Damascus killed 10 children on Sunday as they played outdoors, opposition activists said, and video footage showed residents collecting young bodies torn by shrapnel.
The children went out after a lull in fighting in Deir al-Asafir, a village 12 km (8 miles) east of Damascus, when fighter jets struck, activists and residents said.
Video footage taken by activists showed the bodies of two young girls, one wearing purple, the other red, on the street in the village, with wounds to their neck and head. A sobbing woman picked up one of the girls up and hugged her lifeless body. Another two dead boys, hit in the head and face, were shown on the backseat of a car. Men picked up the bodies of two other children while a larger body lay next to the front wheel of a vehicle.
Originally posted by DragonFire1024
I will give updates when needed. But I am not going to contribute to a conversation in a thread labeled "update and information" when all it is here for is to spew opinions about a people no one has any proof of. I don't care what your opinions are. I am here to get updates and facts. If you want to make implications and accusations then make a thread for that. People shouldn't have to sit here and read to the garbage you guys are typing.
Abu Kassem said the munitions dropped by the fighter jets were cluster bombs. Other footage showed a row of what appeared to be unexploded small bombs.
Syrian authorities made no comment on the report, but official media have said the army has been on the offensive to "cleanse" the area of what the government calles as terrorists.
Originally posted by curiouscanadian777
"Most of the people of the FSA are defected Syrian soldiers or everyday citizens who decided to join a rebellion."
This might have been true in the beginning, and I'm not sure it is, but it is not true now. I just saw an article, which I lost and am trying to find, where one of the leaders of the FSA says this himself, and that they are having difficulties controlling the outsiders.
The developments came as a new video emerged purporting to show opposition fighters from at least 14 "battalions" announcing their rejection of the Syrian National Coalition.
A fighter can be seen reading out a statement indicating that the groups, which include the powerful Liwaa al-Tawhid and the Jubhat a-Nusra, support an Islamic state in Syria.
"We, the groups in the city of Aleppo and its suburbs, completely reject the conspiratory project which was named the National Coalition," the fighter says.
The video was posted on the web on Monday.
"We agreed on establishing an Islamic state in Syria and rejecting foreign projects, including coalitions and councils imposed on us inside [the country]," the fighter says.
A spokesperson for Liwaa al-Tawhid told Al Jazeera that the video, despite being published on the group's Facebook page, was not representative of the leadership's position. "This video was done by members of the group without referring back to the leadership. The leadership will issue a statement soon," he said.
Syria 24 English
PLEASE SHARE ! ..
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE AIRPORT IN MARJ SULTAN ..
Following viewing the video released from the Brotherhood Terrorists and broadcast by Al Jazeera, showing they have control over Military Hovercraft at the Airport in Marj Al-Sultan, we immediately communicated with our informed sources that confirmed to us, that the "Airport" in the Terrorists Video, is in fact an air strip which is out of service and used for Emergency Landings mainly ..
To prove this information:
1st - You will notice there are 2 Helicopters in their video that are missing the very important "Blades" ,, this would be the most damning evidence that confirms they are in fact "Out of Service" as our source stated ..
2nd: - Military Airports have strict Guidelines that require the distance between the Craft to be a minimum of 150m for safety during take-off and landing, and also to avoid esposure to air strikes, so they would not have them lined up next to each other as seen in the video ..
A FAKE REVOLUTION, CAN ONLY EVER HAVE FAKE MILITARY TAKEOVERS, THEY KNOW THIS AS THEIR ATTEMPTS KEEP FAILING, HENCE WHY THEY MAKE FAKE VIDEOS, TO HAVE FAKE "VICTORIES" ... - M.D
Originally posted by Deetermined
reply to post by curiouscanadian777
I think fake "victories" are a pretty good indicator of who the Muslim terrorists are. Just as Hamas and Iran declared "victory" over Israel in the recent struggle with Gaza, yet has anyone explained exactly what it was that they thought they were victorious over? Victorious for having lost more people than Israel?
The good thing about the situation in Syria is that it's helping to spread more light on the truth behind the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and who all might be involved and why. Plus, it's helping to spread some light on the whole "political Islam" agenda/movement that the terrorists thought they were keeping hidden in the name of democracy.
edit on 26-11-2012 by Deetermined because: (no reason given)
Syria 24 English
8 hours ago
#Russia #RealSyria - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said " France's support to the so-called Syrian coalition violates the international law as no country has the right to work for the forced change of the political regime of any other country.
In an interview with French media posted by the Russian Government's official website on Monday, Medvedev reiterated his country's support to solve the crisis in Syria peacefully and through dialogue.
The Russian Premier said " a desire to change the political regime of another state by recognizing any political force as the sole carrier of sovereignty seems to me to be not completely civilized,"
"It is preferable if the Syrian opposition came to power legally and not because of deliveries of arms from other countries," he added.
Medvedev pointed out that Russia doesn't want to fragment Syria at all or the existence of another tension area in the Middle East as it would be exploited by extremists, this doesn't serve the interest of any country neither Syria nor France or Russia.
The Russian Premier reiterated that the military cooperation with Syria cope with the international laws.
"The military cooperation with Syria did not start today and always had a legal and open character... All we have delivered are arms for defense against external aggression," Medvedev said.
Medvedev slammed the call for lifting the ban imposed on providing the opposition in Syria with weapons, reminding that, according to the principles of the international law endorsed by the UN in 1970, no state can take measures aimed at the forced change of a government in another state ."
The Russian Prime Minister reiterated that the only solution to the crisis in Syria is dialogue and holding elections as the Syrians are the only ones who have the right to determine the fate of their country.
Medvedev is scheduled to visit Paris on Monday.
The report that Terrorists in Syria seized Palestinian Camp in #Damascus is false.
The report that Terrorists in Syria seized Palestinian Camp in Damascus is false. Confirmed Bull# - kremltv broadcasted from it just recently.
The US/NATO/Israel are encouraging/fomenting chaos and instability in the region and are being supported by other Arab states they are usually enemies of because, I can only assume, they are looking forward to carving Syria up amongst themselves, or at least controlling it.