Syrian rebels shut down key Damascus highway

Feb 8, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: SFGate

In this Thursday, Feb. 6, 2013 photo, a Syrian woman sits on the ruins of her house, which was destroyed in an airstrike by government warplanes a few days earlier, killing 11 members of her family, in the neighborhood of Ansari, Aleppo, Syria.

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Rtloder

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The article has a bit of claptrap about rebels putting burning tyres on the road to cause inconvenience, like its some sort of a prank.
Though it does get more serious when it talks about the Jihadists flooding into Syria to fight a Holy War.
They are responding to romantic notions created by propaganda articles in the media.
Coming mainly from Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and surprisingly from Holland and West Europe.
Let them come to learn a good lesson though they won't be teaching their knowledge to anyone they will be keeping it with them with the certainty of death to befall them.
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I wish assad s forces would create fire brigades/reaction forces. Each area of operation should have a task force, a general reserve, and special troops like the rhodesians.for intel, behind the line harassment, supply interdiction. I am very curious how helos are used. Iniative gets the headlines and what it is all about. The russians had their stavka reserves in ww2 and are masters of using the defence to degrade their enemy to go on the offence. I see a lot of chechniya is this war. My bet is on assad.
Boy its fun to be an armchair cdr!
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Assad practises a policy of "fire, look, aim" instead of learning from the past experiences and do the "look, aim, fire". They make the mistake of thinking they are the superior military and can take out these farmers and merchants and no need to make a plan or forcast a future, and did not plan or even think these farmers capable of learning and training themselves, aligning with the deserter from the SAA and coming after Assad and his SAA.
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ifbxuscoc wrote:
I wish assad s forces would create fire brigades/reaction forces. Each area of operation should have a task force, a general reserve, and special troops like the rhodesians.for intel, behind the line harassment, supply interdiction. I am very curious how helos are used. Iniative gets the headlines and what it is all about. The russians had their stavka reserves in ww2 and are masters of using the defence to degrade their enemy to go on the offence. I see a lot of chechniya is this war. My bet is on assad.
Boy its fun to be an armchair cdr!
As usually comical Rtloder head is still buried in sand. firebrigades and birthdays parties only happen during peacetime. Another proof that Syria as a state is crumbling.
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I could block the main Rd in my Town,keeping it blocked would be a different matter altogether,i would be arrested but those Rats will be incinerated.
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Oliver Cromwell wrote:
I could block the main Rd in my Town,keeping it blocked would be a different matter altogether,i would be arrested but those Rats will be incinerated.
You can call them what you want, the fact is they are shutting down supply routes to the regime and SAA and effectively starving them of supplies. Town centre is getting closer and closer, if they get close they know the regime will not bomb the palace or area close to it so the ending should be quick.
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George wrote:
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You can call them what you want, the fact is they are shutting down supply routes to the regime and SAA and effectively starving them of supplies. Town centre is getting closer and closer, if they get close they know the regime will not bomb the palace or area close to it so the ending should be quick.
Well said George, bombing of cities was the greatest mistakes the Assad family and his clandestine 3rd force ever did. It is like a snake biting its own tail, I like your foresight.
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Too bad. Assad won't be able to escape now.
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well wrote:
Too bad. Assad won't be able to escape now.
I wish he take bunches like Truth and bit 23 Lies and Shabiha with him.
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Jude wrote:
<quoted text> I wish he take bunches like Truth and bit 23 Lies and Shabiha with him.
JUDAS the devil and traitor is still here to comment...how sad and funny
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George wrote:
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You can call them what you want, the fact is they are shutting down supply routes to the regime and SAA and effectively starving them of supplies. Town centre is getting closer and closer, if they get close they know the regime will not bomb the palace or area close to it so the ending should be quick.
What a F strategist you are. You should work in the Pentagon than write silly comments
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Who really knows what is going on? The number i want or wish to see is the overall size or strength level of the army. So many things are taken for granted on this blog. Here s one thing which needs to be tapped into any cdr to be. Even armchair ones and i see i have a lot of company. Supply ammo and food. To keep an army operating is read that highlight that is a tremendous task or challenge. Bad food. Little food. Poor food. That will destroy morale. Everyday you must feed the army 3 times a day. It needs mail. It needs new clothing. Garbage and shit have to be rid of. New boots. Sweaters. Coats. Hats. Socks. Socks are so important to soldiers. Hospitals. Blankets. Cleanliness. Hygene. Everyday! We have nt talked about fighting. New wpns. Ammo. Marksmenship. So many tasks are needed, with organisation, and leadership to keep an army going. The rebels are nt going to steal it. Assad is buiding his reserves and troop levels up and will the rebels the old fashion way by stomping and bludgeoning them. 4sure.
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Obliterate
Defeat
Destroy
Use your favorite word. Its a numbers game. Some co or under strength rebel bn is not going to defeat a crack division in the capitol. Its not even a tenth of what was facing the americans and s vietnamese in saigon in 1968. Brigades beat battalions. Divisions beat brigades. Armies beat divisions. Now never say never. But i don t see the regime crumbling. Its functioning. What is the state of fsa controled areas?
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Commandos. Syrian army deserters. How many high or on what. A suicide mission. They should air drop the crazy ex cop from california with his asymetric warfare etc to help out.
They have said their prayers and now wait for death.
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Commandos. Syrian army deserters. How many high or on what. A suicide mission. They should air drop the crazy ex cop from california with his asymetric warfare etc to help out.
They have said their prayers and now wait for death.
I think that a good idea send Sylvester to finally capture twety that's too silly the rebels need more than just one shirt lifter.
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well wrote:
Too bad. Assad won't be able to escape now.

As usual an excellent post well, Bashar has had his last fling with London, that's at least one good thing that's come from this war.
Assad now knows exactly who Syrian Enemies are, everybody does, Britain fooled most of the world with there lies and perversions. But as you say it has now ended. Well spoken Well your a true gentleman. We need more evidence about your claim to be a scholar.
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Jude wrote:
<quoted text>As usually comical Rtloder head is still buried in sand. firebrigades and birthdays parties only happen during peacetime. Another proof that Syria as a state is crumbling.

That's not me that's "if box you cock", you've got nothing to do with me, anyway the truth will soon be out there again, the Syrian Government has released all the women held in detention, what excuse will
al-Khatib now make to avoid a public debate followed by an election that he won't be able to run from.
I'm sure he will come up with something,
the rebels are despised and can not survive
Except by intimidation and imposition in the country side where they use numbers of "juvenile delinquent perverted vermin".
To get their own way over defenceless people.
No body is interested outside of Britain, France and North America, who are only concerned about the lights going out on their economic empire.
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There isnt anything to debate. Its all smoke and mirrors. The anti assad folks are pouring out of the country.
Just for gond measure id confiscate their property like the patriots did in our revolution. Id also suggest a loyality Oath which also was requred in our revolution too or you had to pack your bags and leave.
You actually go to the town hall and sign the thing in new jersey. The israelis ane more direct they just blow your house down to the ground if you are on the list. Copy success. They should sprinkle this in too. See if they can get some japanese earth movers and bulldozers.
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Rtloder wrote:
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That's not me that's "if box you cock", you've got nothing to do with me, anyway the truth will soon be out there again, the Syrian Government has released all the women held in detention, what excuse will
al-Khatib now make to avoid a public debate followed by an election that he won't be able to run from.
I'm sure he will come up with something,
the rebels are despised and can not survive
Except by intimidation and imposition in the country side where they use numbers of "juvenile delinquent perverted vermin".
To get their own way over defenceless people.
No body is interested outside of Britain, France and North America, who are only concerned about the lights going out on their economic empire.
When, where ,how and how many.
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Syria dictatorship rape,torture,executions you name it.

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