Assad says Syria army has upper hand

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SYRIAN President Bashar al-Assad says his troops have gained the upper hand against rebels in the 22-month conflict and could win in "two weeks" should Turkey stop its support for insurgents, a Lebanese newspaper reports.
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George

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I laugh to myself quite often at the "multicultural" American, who have never left the USA, babbling and boasting of their extremely flawed opinions based on biased media broadcasts, yet they seem to presume they have a superior knowledge regards subjects they have very little first hand experience of...
You seem to have a rather high opinion of yourself and the UK and a very strong anti-US or American opinion. I have traveled many times to London and the US and can honestly say I have had much better treatment in the US, however it is possibly because in London there were so many people it was like walking in a riot. You really need to do some research on the US as your opinion is a bit twisted and not correct.
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<quoted text>You seem to have a rather high opinion of yourself and the UK and a very strong anti-US or American opinion. I have traveled many times to London and the US and can honestly say I have had much better treatment in the US, however it is possibly because in London there were so many people it was like walking in a riot. You really need to do some research on the US as your opinion is a bit twisted and not correct.
I was going to answer your lame retort but I can't be bothered

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Yes corporate fascism indeed. I think americans are easily scare mongered into a war. Sad :(
I read a heartbreaking article written by the mother of a 22 year old sent in to Iraq , 3 weeks later he died... He signed up to fight for his country, but what he didn't understand that he wasn't fighting for the good of his country, but lost his life in the process...:(
That is a croc and an insult to the US military. All soldiers know exactly what they are doing and why. Do you think the British soldiers are just as naive? That they died not knowing what they were doing in Iraq or Afghanistan? This comment is not necessary and obviously created by and anti-American bigot.
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<quoted text>That is a croc and an insult to the US military. All soldiers know exactly what they are doing and why. Do you think the British soldiers are just as naive? That they died not knowing what they were doing in Iraq or Afghanistan? This comment is not necessary and obviously created by and anti-American bigot.
Lets talk about American friendly fire...
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Asshead told you they're "terrorists" so it's true, huh? What will you do when he tells you to be his human shield?
Heh
American intelligence agencies actually are the ones who have called them terrorists. They made that quite clear in a recent statement, and are now expressing fears that these extremists have "hijacked" this rebellion.
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Problem is any Soldier who has joined up in the past few years knows exactly what they are signing up for,having said that most don't see the big picture that they are nothing more than cannon fodder for big oil and the other Corporate Fascists of the Reich,i listened to a radio programme this morning about British troops commiting crimes in Iraq,the sickening thing about it was many callers tried to justify torture and murder,they really have sunk into a pit of depravity,when the SS were on trial after the War i was just following orders didn't cut it with the Court.
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Lets talk about American friendly fire...
Why? Why don't you talk about the UK? They have plenty of baggage and skeltons in their closet, go ahead lets hear about the Royal family and shooting Taliban... come on we are waiting.
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George wrote:
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You seem to have a rather high opinion of yourself and the UK and a very strong anti-US or American opinion. I have traveled many times to London and the US and can honestly say I have had much better treatment in the US, however it is possibly because in London there were so many people it was like walking in a riot. You really need to do some research on the US as your opinion is a bit twisted and not correct.
Ana is Arab
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Ana is Arab
More specifically I would say Palistinian
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<quoted text>Why? Why don't you talk about the UK? They have plenty of baggage and skeltons in their closet, go ahead lets hear about the Royal family and shooting Taliban... come on we are waiting.
I do talk about the UK all the time!!! But there is a lot of ignorance regards worldly affairs amongst the general population of Americans, you only have to listen to those who criticise Obama on the basis that he is a Muslim - even though he is catholic. I was quite upset watching clips on the TV running up to the election, of people being openly racist because they didn't want a black president, one even had the nerve to say "well he ain't a real American is he"..... Geez what is a real American?

Racism is far more rife in the USA often used under the pretence of freedom of speech, as I have witnessed many times on Internet forums such as topix.

I am extremely happy to add that thankfully I do know americans who do not fit that mould at all, and are extremely embarrassed regards the ignorance and conduct of some of their fellow country men. As I said previously the American population was unwittingly scare mongered in to a war(s). But really people need to wake up, war is pointless, no war has really ever been won, just ended in misery for millions of people.

Regards the Taliban, they are a bunch of inhumane imbeciles who have very little understanding regards the true principle of Islam, they are cruel and their abhorrent behaviour disgusts me. Yet it was quite ok for the us government to sponsor them when they wanted to use them against the Russians during the 70s and 80s, a big mistake, one which was made again in Libya regards NATO, as a result all sorts of loonies are running free and armed in the Sahel region of Africa....not a wise move was it??

Any person, group or organisation who inflicts cruelty and terror towards others needs locking up.

Anyway I am quite sure you thoroughly enjoy being a bully, attempting to drive people off Internet forums through means of aggression. Well doesn't wash with me hunnybunny. I will leave you to play with your toys in your pram and you can throw them out again when you feel like a temper tantrum.
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<quoted text>More specifically I would say Palistinian
I am not Palestinian, but I support the Palestinians and their right to a Palestinian state as per the borders agreed in 1967...
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<quoted text>American intelligence agencies actually are the ones who have called them terrorists. They made that quite clear in a recent statement, and are now expressing fears that these extremists have "hijacked" this rebellion.
But Assad isn't a nice guy either, also another tyrant, I am not agreeing with the conduct of this dirty attempt of regime change, but Many Syrians do not like Assad,

I do believe Assad attempted to agree with the United Nations a policy for a democratic referendum, but this was rejected, hence kofi Annan resigned...

"They" wanted Assad out, and "they" will get him out, but unfortunately it seems it is not for the benefit of the Syrian people...which is exactly who it should be about!!
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Problem is any Soldier who has joined up in the past few years knows exactly what they are signing up for,having said that most don't see the big picture that they are nothing more than cannon fodder for big oil and the other Corporate Fascists of the Reich,i listened to a radio programme this morning about British troops commiting crimes in Iraq,the sickening thing about it was many callers tried to justify torture and murder,they really have sunk into a pit of depravity,when the SS were on trial after the War i was just following orders didn't cut it with the Court.
They have now taken the case to be heard in a British Court, it's awful to think what happened to all those innocent Iraqis :( and the bitter taste they have been left with. Doesn't do us many favours does it:(
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Why is NATO in Afghanistan?

A month or so ago there were protests in Kirgizstan. The people were asking their Government to nationalize the Canadian owned Gold Company. They complained that Company was exploiting their resources; polluting their environment; giving them low paid jobs, and bad working conditions; and paying to the State peanuts for mining their gold reserves. The people were beaten, tear-gassed, jailed.
Situation in Kirgizstan is analogous to other countries in the region.

After the dissolution of Soviet Union many Western, and Israeli companies, heavily invested in former Soviets’ Southern Provinces; such as Kirgizstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and others. The Multinational Companies need the transition route to transport their loot. Afghanistan is such a route.

Also, apparently when Americans were helping Mujahedeen to dig tunnels, to hide while attacking Soviets, they realized that Afghanistan has Rare Earth Elements – the minerals needed in electronics, and found in very few places; one of them is China. So Multinational Companies want to mine these.

Taliban, and Mujahedeen which Americans bred, and who are now in Karzai’s Government, are not the same. Taliban was at the start mainly young Pasthuns, coming from Madrasa (Religious) schools. They chased Mujahedeen Northwards, and organized the Government. They Governed the Country for four years, cut Opium production by 70%; and established Law and order, after almost two decades of war. Yes, it was medieval Government, but it was natural to their people, because it governed based on Afghanistan’s peoples’ religion, and traditions. Taliban wanted simple society, and were not interested in economy based on profits. Therefore they were not interested to have roads and bridges built, to provide the transition routes for Western Companies; or to unable Multinational Companies to mine their resources. So they had to go.

Do NATO soldiers know why they are in Afghanistan, building the roads, fighting Taliban, and killing civilians in the process? I don’t think so. Sadly, however, I don’t think that many would even want to know; or that they would believe the truth, if they were told. Most of the Western population is taken care of by their establishment, and brainwashed beyond repair.
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Why is NATO in Afghanistan?

A month or so ago there were protests in Kirgizstan. The people were asking their Government to nationalize the Canadian owned Gold Company. They complained that Company was exploiting their resources; polluting their environment; giving them low paid jobs, and bad working conditions; and paying to the State peanuts for mining their gold reserves. The people were beaten, tear-gassed, jailed.
Situation in Kirgizstan is analogous to other countries in the region.

After the dissolution of Soviet Union many Western, and Israeli companies, heavily invested in former SovietsÂ’ Southern Provinces; such as Kirgizstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and others. The Multinational Companies need the transition route to transport their loot. Afghanistan is such a route.

Also, apparently when Americans were helping Mujahedeen to dig tunnels, to hide while attacking Soviets, they realized that Afghanistan has Rare Earth Elements – the minerals needed in electronics, and found in very few places; one of them is China. So Multinational Companies want to mine these.

Taliban, and Mujahedeen which Americans bred, and who are now in KarzaiÂ’s Government, are not the same. Taliban was at the start mainly young Pasthuns, coming from Madrasa (Religious) schools. They chased Mujahedeen Northwards, and organized the Government. They Governed the Country for four years, cut Opium production by 70%; and established Law and order, after almost two decades of war. Yes, it was medieval Government, but it was natural to their people, because it governed based on AfghanistanÂ’s peoplesÂ’ religion, and traditions. Taliban wanted simple society, and were not interested in economy based on profits. Therefore they were not interested to have roads and bridges built, to provide the transition routes for Western Companies; or to unable Multinational Companies to mine their resources. So they had to go.

Do NATO soldiers know why they are in Afghanistan, building the roads, fighting Taliban, and killing civilians in the process? I donÂ’t think so. Sadly, however, I donÂ’t think that many would even want to know; or that they would believe the truth, if they were told. Most of the Western population is taken care of by their establishment, and brainwashed beyond repair.
What a great post thank you chris!!
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Chris wrote:
Why is NATO in Afghanistan?
A month or so ago there were protests in Kirgizstan. The people were asking their Government to nationalize the Canadian owned Gold Company. They complained that Company was exploiting their resources; polluting their environment; giving them low paid jobs, and bad working conditions; and paying to the State peanuts for mining their gold reserves. The people were beaten, tear-gassed, jailed.
Situation in Kirgizstan is analogous to other countries in the region.
After the dissolution of Soviet Union many Western, and Israeli companies, heavily invested in former Soviets’ Southern Provinces; such as Kirgizstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and others. The Multinational Companies need the transition route to transport their loot. Afghanistan is such a route.
Also, apparently when Americans were helping Mujahedeen to dig tunnels, to hide while attacking Soviets, they realized that Afghanistan has Rare Earth Elements – the minerals needed in electronics, and found in very few places; one of them is China. So Multinational Companies want to mine these.
Taliban, and Mujahedeen which Americans bred, and who are now in Karzai’s Government, are not the same. Taliban was at the start mainly young Pasthuns, coming from Madrasa (Religious) schools. They chased Mujahedeen Northwards, and organized the Government. They Governed the Country for four years, cut Opium production by 70%; and established Law and order, after almost two decades of war. Yes, it was medieval Government, but it was natural to their people, because it governed based on Afghanistan’s peoples’ religion, and traditions. Taliban wanted simple society, and were not interested in economy based on profits. Therefore they were not interested to have roads and bridges built, to provide the transition routes for Western Companies; or to unable Multinational Companies to mine their resources. So they had to go.
Do NATO soldiers know why they are in Afghanistan, building the roads, fighting Taliban, and killing civilians in the process? I don’t think so. Sadly, however, I don’t think that many would even want to know; or that they would believe the truth, if they were told. Most of the Western population is taken care of by their establishment, and brainwashed beyond repair.
What a croc of racist crap, we did notice that there was no links to back up this BS

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You sound like another Mad Professor that was on here,Professor Ayreshite but i think the trick Cyclists have had to isolate the Clown he has become too dangerous for his own good,i hope its not you and you have been released back into Society as some sort of grotesque experiment.
You're right about ArseforHire, but the 'professor' part he stole from me. Not terribly orginal, that one!:)

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What a croc of racist crap, we did notice that there was no links to back up this BS
Brilliant rebuttal to a detailed and interesting post. You must be SO proud...:)

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<quoted text> American intelligence agencies actually are the ones who have called them terrorists. They made that quite clear in a recent statement, and are now expressing fears that these extremists have "hijacked" this rebellion.
There are extremist groups IN THE REBELLION. That's not what I said, Assadist.

I just said you were wrong in trying to pretend that anyone opposed to this vicious, brutal, thuggish regime is a "terrorist." And that is correct.

The Assads, father and son, have terrorized Syria for far too many years. NO one but their own Alawite supporters and those profiting from their tyranny still wants them in power.
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Brilliant rebuttal to a detailed and interesting post. You must be SO proud...:)
Nothing to be proud of, nor discuss, it would just enable more of the racist crap from him. He got the answer he deserved.

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