Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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1970 to 2000
Upon assuming power, Hafiz al-Asad moved quickly to create an organizational infrastructure for his government and to consolidate control. The Provisional Regional Command of Asad's Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party nominated a 173-member legislature, the People's Council, in which the Ba'ath Party took 87 seats. The remaining seats were divided among "popular organizations" and other minor parties. In March 1971, the party held its regional congress (covering Syria, rather than the pan-Arab countries) and elected a new 21-member Regional Command headed by Asad. In the same month, a national referendum was held to confirm Asad as President for a 7-year term. In March 1972, to broaden the base of his government, Asad formed the National Progressive Front, a coalition of parties led by the Ba'ath Party, and elections were held to establish local councils in each of Syria's 14 governorates. In March 1973, a new Syrian constitution went into effect, followed shortly thereafter by parliamentary elections for the People's Council, the first such elections since 1962.
The authoritarian regime was not without its critics, though it dealt quickly with most. A serious challenge arose in the late 1970s, however, from fundamentalist Sunni Muslims, who rejected the basic values of the secular Ba'ath program and objected to rule by the minority Alawis, whom some considered heretical. From 1976 until its suppression in 1982, the Islamist Syrian Muslim Brotherhood led an armed insurgency against the regime. In response to an attempted uprising by the Brotherhood in February 1982, the government crushed the fundamentalist opposition centered in the city of Hama, leveling parts of the city with artillery fire and causing many thousands of dead and wounded. From 1982 until March 2011, public manifestations of anti-regime activity were very limited.
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<quoted text>Nice of you to cheer my Russian democ-Rats on son!
We Rats belong together!
It's the culture...
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End of the road for Syrian car, or just the beginning?
Simon Mars
Aug 19, 2010
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In a show room some 25km east of Damascus, the Syrian businessman Abdul Hamid talks about how pleased he is to have bought a Sham car. "I decided to buy the Sham because it is well manufactured," he says. "It's a comfortable car with a nice design. And it's a car that was produced in my country.

"I had to buy it, and I encourage every Syrian citizen to buy it since it supports our country's economy, our national production and is an encouragement to our national industries." Launched in 2007, the car's name derives from the old Arabic word for Syria, and is a joint project between the Syrian General Establishment for Engineering Industries, which has 35 per cent, Khodro, the giant Iranian car company, which has 40 per cent, and a local company, Al Sultan, which owns the rest.
It is a mid range family saloon, based on Khodro's Samand car, and comes with either a 1600cc or 1800cc engine. It has air conditioning, central locking, electric windows and a computer that lets you know whether you've shut the door or if your oil's running low. The cheapest model costs slightly more than US$12,000 (Dh44,076) and is the first stage in the government's plan to create a Syria car industry. A second company, Saipa, another joint Irania-Syrian venture, has also now started producing cars in the country.
At the moment, all the Sham's parts are still being manufactured in Iran and only then transported to Syria for the company's 330 workers to assemble the pieces, add the trim and do the paint job. But the company hopes that, one day, the model will be manufactured fully inside the country. For now, the next stage, if all members of the partnership can agree on new financing, is to produce a more advanced model, according to Ziad al Naameh, the general manager of Siamco, the company producing the Sham
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1970 to 2000
Upon assuming power, Hafiz al-Asad moved quickly to create an organizational infrastructure for his government and to consolidate control. The Provisional Regional Command of Asad's Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party nominated a 173-member legislature, the People's Council, in which the Ba'ath Party took 87 seats. The remaining seats were divided among "popular organizations" and other minor parties. In March 1971, the party held its regional congress (covering Syria, rather than the pan-Arab countries) and elected a new 21-member Regional Command headed by Asad. In the same month, a national referendum was held to confirm Asad as President for a 7-year term. In March 1972, to broaden the base of his government, Asad formed the National Progressive Front, a coalition of parties led by the Ba'ath Party, and elections were held to establish local councils in each of Syria's 14 governorates. In March 1973, a new Syrian constitution went into effect, followed shortly thereafter by parliamentary elections for the People's Council, the first such elections since 1962.
The authoritarian regime was not without its critics, though it dealt quickly with most. A serious challenge arose in the late 1970s, however, from fundamentalist Sunni Muslims, who rejected the basic values of the secular Ba'ath program and objected to rule by the minority Alawis, whom some considered heretical. From 1976 until its suppression in 1982, the Islamist Syrian Muslim Brotherhood led an armed insurgency against the regime. In response to an attempted uprising by the Brotherhood in February 1982, the government crushed the fundamentalist opposition centered in the city of Hama, leveling parts of the city with artillery fire and causing many thousands of dead and wounded. From 1982 until March 2011, public manifestations of anti-regime activity were very limited.
This is an accurate account
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<quoted text>The faulty WMD intelligence came from the inept Clinton administration you idiot... Forget your history and you are doomed to repeat it you moron.... Syria anyone??
December 16,1998 WASHINGTON (CNN)-- From the Oval Office, President Clinton told the nation Wednesday evening why he ordered new military strikes against Iraq and starts war with Iraq.
"Saddam (Hussein) must not be allowed to threaten his neighbors or the world with NUCLEAR ARMS, poison gas or biological weapons," Clinton said.
Our mission is to attack Iraq's NUCLEAR, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors," said Clinton.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Iraq John Kerry:- "I voted for the war, before I voted against it"... Syria anyone??
The War Mongering Sickness and Poison of Unconscious Liberalism
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lol! Poor doofus.

Then you have no idea who Alan Kay is, or why bushie boy sent him to iraq.

You're such an easy shill to shake son.
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The church supports democrats, kid. Facts bother you?
BTW, your week one liners are 99% "I know you are but what am I" so you really shouldn't be talking about anyone's intelligence. Just sayin'
lol! And cons today support the Church. So therefore you support democrats... at the second level!

Thanks for the lesson in logic son!
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Wrong Dong. By the way libturd, all of us were from other countries. That must be a revelation for an idiot like you, DemocRAT. So, how is that 50K doing for you Grey Ghost?
Can't be son. You laughed at the US Constitution!

You're really not all that bright... and I use that term extremely loosely in your case son!
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<quoted text>The great strength of the totalitarian state of liberalism is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it.
It's the culture..
lol! I notice when you're stuck and lost in the real world, you begin preaching to the wind!
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The "Reverend" Jesse Jackson supports Obama killing people.
Nuff said.
lol! And unlike you, he's American son!
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<quoted text>It's the culture...
lol! Caught in an infinite loop and you can't escape!
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<quoted text>lol! I notice when you're stuck and lost in the real world, you begin preaching to the wind!
It's not truth that matters with the totalitarian liberalism, but victory you adolf.

It's the culture...
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<quoted text>lol! And unlike myself, he's American son!
It's the culture...

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<quoted text>Ah! You surely are an exemplary example of an biased republican conservative!
How conveniently they ignore facts like Reagan provided Iraq with the satellite imagery, maps and other intelligence that permitted them to use mustard gas and sarin against Iran in order to insure the Reagan administration's long-standing policy of securing an Iraqi victory would succeed.

No doubt, that is their idea of a "Republican victory"... American complicity in some of the most gruesome chemical weapons attacks ever launched.

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/08...
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<quoted text>lol! I notice when you're stuck and lost in the real world, you begin preaching to the wind!
The leader of genius has the ability to make you "idiot" belong to the category of dumbass....

It's the culture...
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<quoted text>lol! And today I support the Church of Parrot Flunky. So therefore I support Rats... at the second level!
Thanks for the lesson in logic son!
It's the culture...
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How conveniently they ignore facts like Reagan provided Iraq with the satellite imagery, maps and other intelligence that permitted them to use mustard gas and sarin against Iran in order to insure the Reagan administration's long-standing policy of securing an Iraqi victory would succeed.
No doubt, that is their idea of a "Republican victory"... American complicity in some of the most gruesome chemical weapons attacks ever launched.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/08...
Obama has mishandled Syria over the past few years. The good/very good options he once had to fix Syria, are in the rearview mirror, in the shiter you idiot...

Golf anyone? Vacations?? Taxpayer White House Parties? More incompetence, ineptitude?? Warmongering Anyone?? Over 100,000 Syrians killed in 2 years was no problem...

Anybody that would ask you for an idea or fact would be an idiot... Anything else fairy tale.

It's the culture...
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Things heating up---

Obama tells Russia to get ships out of Syrian port

Putin tells US that Russia could come to Syria's aid over a strike

That must be some tense G8 summit.

Should you attempt to bully another country's leader while in his country?

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<quoted text>lol! You have to understand, they can't attack you if they can't pigeon hole you!
Because it simply defeats their premise if you're allowed to think on of your own free will!
The goal of the GOP is to stifle the development of the desire and ability to think on one's own. Consequently, these cretins can't comprehend the concept of independent thought. Left defenseless, they fight back with name calling and lies.

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John Galt wrote:
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If you feel so strongly, get your fat ass over there and do something about it.
Like you went to Iraq?
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How conveniently they ignore facts like Reagan provided Iraq with the satellite imagery, maps and other intelligence that permitted them to use mustard gas and sarin against Iran in order to insure the Reagan administration's long-standing policy of securing an Iraqi victory would succeed.
No doubt, that is their idea of a "Republican victory"... American complicity in some of the most gruesome chemical weapons attacks ever launched.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/08...
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