Comments on: The cheap, brutally effective medieval tactic shaping the Syrian civil war http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/10/the-cheap-brutally-effective-medieval-tactic-shaping-the-syrian-civil-war/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Volcilord http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/10/the-cheap-brutally-effective-medieval-tactic-shaping-the-syrian-civil-war/#comment-1128348 Tue, 23 Feb 2016 14:29:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46242#comment-1128348 We in the west live in an overly idealistic la la land where hugs and kisses are supposed to rule. The rest of the world does not hold to those ideals and use every chance they get to us them against us.

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By: Exwaan http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/10/the-cheap-brutally-effective-medieval-tactic-shaping-the-syrian-civil-war/#comment-1128313 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 20:33:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46242#comment-1128313 If everybody starts supporting Assad nobody suffers. He gives amnesty to rebel groups that give up their arms. Just negotiate a little, all cooperate, all will be swell.

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By: TerrenceFromCA http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/10/the-cheap-brutally-effective-medieval-tactic-shaping-the-syrian-civil-war/#comment-1128299 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 15:45:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46242#comment-1128299 The World should recognize what is wrong with Russia and Iran.
Russia is promoting the killing and relocation of the Syrian people to keep their presence in the middle East. Iran is supporting a cruel ruthless Dictator. Russia and Iran should be removed from all International Treaties and Organizations. World Trade should stop altogether once and for all.
This is the systematic slaughter and persecution of the Syrian people in order to keep Assad in Power. The World needs to Raise its voice and stop this travesty.

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By: Kirillbz http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/10/the-cheap-brutally-effective-medieval-tactic-shaping-the-syrian-civil-war/#comment-1128248 Sat, 20 Feb 2016 18:52:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46242#comment-1128248 Bashar Al Assad is the man! Didn’t cave in like the former Ukranian president! Respect for Assad!!And the US government be damned!

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By: drchemy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/10/the-cheap-brutally-effective-medieval-tactic-shaping-the-syrian-civil-war/#comment-1128210 Fri, 19 Feb 2016 17:02:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46242#comment-1128210 Yeah Lincoln used the starvation strategy on the South too in the Civil War. We built a memorial to him. Don’t see why we are getting so upset at Assad

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By: natxlaw http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/10/the-cheap-brutally-effective-medieval-tactic-shaping-the-syrian-civil-war/#comment-1128116 Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17:22:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46242#comment-1128116 I am with Karl on this one. Western countries should not have started this civil war by sending weapons to people to destabilize the country. And starving people is not a war crime when they are in rebellion against the official government. Geneva conventions apply to two official militaries from two different countries in official uniform, no one else.

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By: StardustSeeker http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/10/the-cheap-brutally-effective-medieval-tactic-shaping-the-syrian-civil-war/#comment-1128101 Wed, 17 Feb 2016 06:07:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46242#comment-1128101 Hillary’s War

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By: drktampa http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/10/the-cheap-brutally-effective-medieval-tactic-shaping-the-syrian-civil-war/#comment-1128079 Tue, 16 Feb 2016 20:20:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46242#comment-1128079 Imagine that: waging war in a medieval fashion in order to win. Who would have imagined? This is why the west will never win another war…even against unsophisticated barbarian hordes waving a religious tome and caterwauling some holy phrase. Dresden is for the history books. Modern western societies will perish from the earth before doing what is necessary to win…which is…anything possible within our ability under the sun. More soldiers died in one afternoon at Fredericksburg than in ten years plus in Iraq at a time when the US population is ten times larger. One afternoon. Think about that. Our effort to plant seeds of hope and change (pun intended) there right smack dab between the epicenter of radical Shia governance in Iran and the radical Sunni society of Saudi Arabia was the last best chance at instituting a new dynamic in the Muslim world. The left and even some isolationists on the right used our experience there to cast what I would have considered a best case scenario beforehand into colossal failure.

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By: Lpauls http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/10/the-cheap-brutally-effective-medieval-tactic-shaping-the-syrian-civil-war/#comment-1128053 Tue, 16 Feb 2016 12:17:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46242#comment-1128053 There were and are many towns in Syria where US supported “rebels” starved and put under siege for many years until they were liberated by the Syrian army with help from the Russian air force.

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By: greybot http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/10/the-cheap-brutally-effective-medieval-tactic-shaping-the-syrian-civil-war/#comment-1128043 Mon, 15 Feb 2016 18:12:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46242#comment-1128043 reuters a.k.a. rooters in d.c. trough.what happened to independent reporting? assad is trying to reclaim his own country, not an American colony or Islamic hell-hole.

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