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Originally posted by canucks555
reply to post by DarknStormy
I haven't taken sides, I don't support terrorists. I don't support Dictators with blood on their hands.
Neither side is welcome at my dinner table come Thanks giving.
Originally posted by DarknStormy
reply to post by canucks555
Solarstorm summed it up perfect. If none of these thugs flooded they country with the backing of Europe and the USA, do you think the war would of got to this point? How about if these same group was terrorising Americans on your home soil, would you expect your government to sit back and do nothing?
There is evidence of gross media manipulation and falsification from the outset of the protest movement in southern Syria on March 17th.
The Western media has presented the events in Syria as part of the broader Arab pro-democracy protest movement, spreading spontaneously from Tunisia, to Egypt, and from Libya to Syria.
Media coverage has focused on the Syrian police and armed forces, which are accused of indiscriminately shooting and killing unarmed “pro-democracy” demonstrators. While these police shootings did indeed occur, what the media failed to mention is that among the demonstrators there were armed gunmen as well as snipers who were shooting at both the security forces and the protesters.
The death figures presented in the reports are often unsubstantiated. Many of the reports are “according to witnesses”. The images and video footages aired on Al Jazeera and CNN do not always correspond to the events which are being covered by the news reports.
Seven police officers and at least four demonstrators in Syria have been killed in continuing violent clashes that erupted in the southern town of Daraa last Thursday.
The clashes came amidst growing political tension in the Muslim nation, whose Presidents and many senior officials have always come from Syria's influential Shia Alawite minority, when twenty students were arrested for spray-painting anti-government graffiti on a wall.
Originally posted by beezzer
I'm not taking a side. I refuse to take a side. This is a civil war and none of our damned business.
There are no good guys in this fight.
Only the innocent refugees and the dead deserve my prayers and support.
Originally posted by redshoes
reply to post by beezzer
I understand your position, and I only wish we lived in a world where such agnostic 'live and let live' positions result in peace.
However when the world is faced with the prospect of weapons of mass destruction falling into the hands of those who cannot be trusted to use them as a deterant only, I believe it is time to take sides. From my understanding of what happening on the ground now, western powers are now in the region training rebels, in how to cope with chemical attacks and how to deal with chemical weapons if it comes to pass that they fall into rebel hands. On this, the west I'm sure would rather Assad had control of these assets rather than some of the more extreme anti western rebel groups that are active in the region.
It would be nice to live in a world when this sort of thing doesnt happen, however that my friend is hopelessly irresponsible position to take. There are rebel groups that aligned with western societies, and there are rebel groups that are intent on building military assits to assit in a global jihad. You can sit in your arm chair and cross your fingers and hope the good guys (whoever you think they might be) will win out in the end, but have to be prepared for the prospect that that things will not work out the way that you hope.
When Sarin gas or BX 13 gets released in your local shopping mall or movie theatre or god forbid, your children's school, then how will you feel?