Comments on: Assad’s ‘good deeds’ in Syria can’t go unpunished http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/31/assad-look-at-me-i-saved-christian-relics-and-ancient-palmyra-too/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: worldscan http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/31/assad-look-at-me-i-saved-christian-relics-and-ancient-palmyra-too/#comment-1129786 Thu, 07 Apr 2016 12:08:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47323#comment-1129786 “Assad is not the protector of religious minorities” as if religious minorities needed protection in Syria, where ” كل مين عا دينو والله يعينو ” (let each one follow his own religion and God will support) was the nation mantra. Until the civil war was ignited by by the same Arab Gulf entities that sprung ISIS, Syria had no religious minorities issues. For religious persecution, look to the one Arab country that imprisons Christian worshipers.

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By: Laster http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/31/assad-look-at-me-i-saved-christian-relics-and-ancient-palmyra-too/#comment-1129752 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 20:14:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47323#comment-1129752 This is a proud moment for everyone involved with destabilizing the country of Syria and creating this mass exodus of refugees.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/31/assad-look-at-me-i-saved-christian-relics-and-ancient-palmyra-too/#comment-1129715 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 15:56:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47323#comment-1129715 Haha. Yes, Assad gets to be boss of the rubble pile. Now there’s a great legacy.

You know you clung too hard to the palace when all the smart people have left your country. And your military is infiltrated with foreign operatives gathering information on you, and siting oil wells for future looting by other countries. Assad is a pathetic loser. A classic example of ego instead of leadership.

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By: sensi http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/31/assad-look-at-me-i-saved-christian-relics-and-ancient-palmyra-too/#comment-1129687 Sun, 03 Apr 2016 02:08:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47323#comment-1129687 “Joe Biden let the cat out of the bag when he told an audience at Harvard’s Kennedy School last October: “our allies in the region were our largest problem in Syria … the Saudis, the emirates, etc., what were they doing? They were so determined to take down Assad and essentially have a proxy Sunni-Shia war, what did they do? They poured hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of tons of military weapons into anyone who would fight against Assad, except the people who were being supplied were Al Nusra and Al Qaeda and the extremist elements of jihadis coming from other parts of the world.” (youtube, watch?v=dcKVCtg5dxM&t=53m20s)

[US ally] “Turkey has long been accused by experts, Syrian Kurds, and even U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden of supporting or colluding with ISIL. (…) allegations “range from military cooperation and weapons transfers to logistical support, financial assistance, and the provision of medical services”. Several ISIL fighters and commanders have claimed that Turkey supports ISIL. Within Turkey itself, ISIL is believed to have caused increasing political polarisation between secularists and Islamists.

In July 2015, a raid by US special forces on a compound housing the Islamic State’s “chief financial officer”, Abu Sayyaf, produced evidence that Turkish officials directly dealt with ranking ISIL members. According to a senior Western official, documents and flash drives seized during the Sayyaf raid revealed links “so clear” and “undeniable” between Turkey and ISIL “that they could end up having profound policy implications for the relationship between us and Ankara”. (wikipedia, Islamic_State_of_Iraq_and_the_Levant#All egations_of_Turkish_support)

[US ally] “Saudi Arabia is said to be the world’s largest source of funds and promoter of Salafist jihadism, which forms the ideological basis of terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda, Taliban, ISIS and others. Donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide (…). According to a secret December 2009 paper signed by the US secretary of state, “Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for al-Qaida, the Taliban, LeT and other terrorist groups.”” (wikipedia, State-sponsored_terrorism)

“Various sources have reported that Al-Nusra has issued a fatwa calling for Kurdish women and children in Syria to be killed, and the fighting in Syria has led tens of thousands of refugees to flee to Iraq’s Kurdistan region. As of 2015, Turkey is actively supporting the Al-Nusra.” (wikipedia, Kurdistan#Syrian_Civil_War)

“The Independent reported that Saudi Arabia and Turkey “are focusing their backing for the Syrian rebels on the combined Jaish al-Fatah, or the Army of Conquest, a command structure for jihadist groups in Syria that includes Jabhat al-Nusra.” (wikipedia, Al-Nusra_Front#External_support)
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By: sensi http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/31/assad-look-at-me-i-saved-christian-relics-and-ancient-palmyra-too/#comment-1129686 Sun, 03 Apr 2016 02:08:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47323#comment-1129686 “Joe Biden let the cat out of the bag when he told an audience at Harvard’s Kennedy School last October: “our allies in the region were our largest problem in Syria … the Saudis, the emirates, etc., what were they doing? They were so determined to take down Assad and essentially have a proxy Sunni-Shia war, what did they do? They poured hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of tons of military weapons into anyone who would fight against Assad, except the people who were being supplied were Al Nusra and Al Qaeda and the extremist elements of jihadis coming from other parts of the world.” (youtube, watch?v=dcKVCtg5dxM&t=53m20s)

[US ally] “Turkey has long been accused by experts, Syrian Kurds, and even U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden of supporting or colluding with ISIL. (…) allegations “range from military cooperation and weapons transfers to logistical support, financial assistance, and the provision of medical services”. Several ISIL fighters and commanders have claimed that Turkey supports ISIL. Within Turkey itself, ISIL is believed to have caused increasing political polarisation between secularists and Islamists.

In July 2015, a raid by US special forces on a compound housing the Islamic State’s “chief financial officer”, Abu Sayyaf, produced evidence that Turkish officials directly dealt with ranking ISIL members. According to a senior Western official, documents and flash drives seized during the Sayyaf raid revealed links “so clear” and “undeniable” between Turkey and ISIL “that they could end up having profound policy implications for the relationship between us and Ankara”. (wikipedia, Islamic_State_of_Iraq_and_the_Levant#All egations_of_Turkish_support)

[US ally] “Saudi Arabia is said to be the world’s largest source of funds and promoter of Salafist jihadism, which forms the ideological basis of terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda, Taliban, ISIS and others. Donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide (…). According to a secret December 2009 paper signed by the US secretary of state, “Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for al-Qaida, the Taliban, LeT and other terrorist groups.”” (wikipedia, State-sponsored_terrorism)

“Various sources have reported that Al-Nusra has issued a fatwa calling for Kurdish women and children in Syria to be killed, and the fighting in Syria has led tens of thousands of refugees to flee to Iraq’s Kurdistan region. As of 2015, Turkey is actively supporting the Al-Nusra.” (wikipedia, Kurdistan#Syrian_Civil_War)

“The Independent reported that Saudi Arabia and Turkey “are focusing their backing for the Syrian rebels on the combined Jaish al-Fatah, or the Army of Conquest, a command structure for jihadist groups in Syria that includes Jabhat al-Nusra.” (wikipedia, Al-Nusra_Front#External_support)
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By: Manuka http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/31/assad-look-at-me-i-saved-christian-relics-and-ancient-palmyra-too/#comment-1129681 Sat, 02 Apr 2016 23:14:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47323#comment-1129681 Yes. God question. Why on earth did not the US with its hundreds of bombers in the region allow Palmyra to be captured by IS who approached through virtually open desert????

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By: ccrane http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/31/assad-look-at-me-i-saved-christian-relics-and-ancient-palmyra-too/#comment-1129633 Sat, 02 Apr 2016 12:09:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47323#comment-1129633 So what’s new? We all know that Assad, Russia and Iran are the bad guys. We must all hail the genocidal Salafists, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Good piece!

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By: No_apartheid http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/31/assad-look-at-me-i-saved-christian-relics-and-ancient-palmyra-too/#comment-1129619 Fri, 01 Apr 2016 19:16:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47323#comment-1129619 @wik & JohnnyKnows, you both are ABSOLUTELY correct.

The US created ISIS as an excuse to get rid of Iran’s ally.
No chance of that happening………..

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By: rcvisee http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/31/assad-look-at-me-i-saved-christian-relics-and-ancient-palmyra-too/#comment-1129614 Fri, 01 Apr 2016 09:45:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47323#comment-1129614 Still Assad seems to me lesser of two evils.

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By: JohnnyKnows http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/31/assad-look-at-me-i-saved-christian-relics-and-ancient-palmyra-too/#comment-1129613 Fri, 01 Apr 2016 09:09:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47323#comment-1129613 US+Saudi+Turkey engineered this civil war, Assad will ave Syria

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