Assad still confident that he can con...

Assad still confident that he can control Syria

There are 170 comments on the The Washington Post story from Jan 12, 2013, titled Assad still confident that he can control Syria. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad remains confident that he can ride out the maelstrom engulfing his country, casting into doubt prospects that intensified efforts to negotiate an end to the bloodshed can succeed, according to Syrians familiar with the thinking of the regime.

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ocxz

Boulogne-billancourt, France

#102 Jan 19, 2013
Dominic wrote:
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Are you kidding 80% or so of they country love him!! ;)
The only extremists are the regime, I am sure they got some poor mug to blow himself up in a car and say it was a 'terrorist'. Remember they love to act, the best show they did was at the Damascus opera house - that was a great show!
You are sure ?
OK then no need to post a link of some kind of proof that the regime is behind the car bombs.
Dominic

Belfast, UK

#103 Jan 19, 2013
Oliver Comwell wrote:
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You are a joke,the West is sitting back,you mean that criminal gang Nato,tell me under which international law would they attack Syria?i presume thats what you are advocating a full scale attack on Syria,don't you think this Country has enough blood on its hands?
I mean a no fly zone should be imposed to stop the blood shed created by the regime. The only way to stop the blood is to get rid of that murderous regime that you support.
Dominic

Belfast, UK

#104 Jan 19, 2013
ocxz wrote:
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You are sure ?
OK then no need to post a link of some kind of proof that the regime is behind the car bombs.
It's my own speculation and what evidence do u have to suggest otherwise??
Dominic

Belfast, UK

#105 Jan 19, 2013
ocxz wrote:
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OMG she supports the Palestinian children, that is such a crime.
The ultimate hypocrisy indeed.
What next, are you going to reveal that she organises executions ?
I'm happy that you agree that she is a hypocrite, what is she doing to help the millions of starving Syrian refugees?? You know the ones who are cursing Assad and the regime, just those millions who have been forced out of their homes??
George

Red Deer, Canada

#106 Jan 19, 2013
ocxz wrote:
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OMG she supports the Palestinian children, that is such a crime.
The ultimate hypocrisy indeed.
What next, are you going to reveal that she organises executions ?
that is not what he said but in your little brain that is probably what it translated to
George

Red Deer, Canada

#107 Jan 19, 2013
Dominic wrote:
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I'm happy that you agree that she is a hypocrite, what is she doing to help the millions of starving Syrian refugees?? You know the ones who are cursing Assad and the regime, just those millions who have been forced out of their homes??
I doubt he would care about Syrians or muslims
ocxz

Boulogne-billancourt, France

#108 Jan 19, 2013
Dominic wrote:
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It's my own speculation and what evidence do u have to suggest otherwise??
Because now one has to produce EVIDENCE to rebuke SPECULATION ?
I think you talk a lot of nonsense, what evidence do you have to suggest otherwise ??
ocxz

Boulogne-billancourt, France

#109 Jan 19, 2013
Dominic wrote:
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I'm happy that you agree that she is a hypocrite, what is she doing to help the millions of starving Syrian refugees?? You know the ones who are cursing Assad and the regime, just those millions who have been forced out of their homes??
You tell me. You semm so aware of what is happening in assad inner circle ie his wife.
there is such an abundance of food in Syria now and the country is so well organised that it would be so easy for her to drive to all the refugee camps in Turkey and Jordan to bring them a feast, right ?
She just has to ask nicely for a visa maybe ?
A Damas to Jordan airlift ? You supply the aircraft ?
George

Red Deer, Canada

#110 Jan 19, 2013
ocxz wrote:
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You tell me. You semm so aware of what is happening in assad inner circle ie his wife.
there is such an abundance of food in Syria now and the country is so well organised that it would be so easy for her to drive to all the refugee camps in Turkey and Jordan to bring them a feast, right ?
She just has to ask nicely for a visa maybe ?
A Damas to Jordan airlift ? You supply the aircraft ?
But you are the one saying that Assad has complete control of Syria with the majority of civilians supporting him, so what is the problem?
Dominic

Belfast, UK

#111 Jan 19, 2013
ocxz wrote:
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Because now one has to produce EVIDENCE to rebuke SPECULATION ?
I think you talk a lot of nonsense, what evidence do you have to suggest otherwise ??
And the evidence I have to speculate this claim comes from the millions of Syrians who have fled the country - they don't seem to have any nice words to say about the regime. It also comes from the evidence that shows crimes against humanity induced by the regime. Is that enough for you? Tell me all the bombs that have been dropped in the air and killed innocent lives are these terrorists flying over Syria?
Dominic

Belfast, UK

#112 Jan 19, 2013
George wrote:
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But you are the one saying that Assad has complete control of Syria with the majority of civilians supporting him, so what is the problem?
This guy is a walking contradiction who doesn't have a brain. He is clearly scared of what will happen to him post Assad.
Oliver Comwell

Nottingham, UK

#113 Jan 19, 2013
George wrote:
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Well if I had my choice I would say they should be given 1 choice ground the planes, helicopters and tanks or Nato will take them all down, the blood will be the responsibility of Assad for not grounding the vessels and putting them in harms way. The end has to happen soon, the world cannot stand by much longer and let Assad kill at will.
I asked Dominic a question and i am asking you the same question,under which law would such action take place?also we live in a different World than even a year ago when Libya was destroyed,the Russians won't tolerate that again.
Oliver Comwell

Nottingham, UK

#114 Jan 19, 2013
http://warincontext.org/2012/12/28/fsa-aleppo...

This is your so called fsa,just common Brigands and criminals.
ocxz

Boulogne-billancourt, France

#115 Jan 19, 2013
George wrote:
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The same can be said for you, "who are you to express an opinion" we know you are not in Syria, again, who are you?
When will you ever have the balls to own up for your comments ?
"We know"
You know zilch so don't try and drag others to your level of ignorance and racism.
George

Red Deer, Canada

#117 Jan 19, 2013
Oliver Comwell wrote:
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I asked Dominic a question and i am asking you the same question,under which law would such action take place?also we live in a different World than even a year ago when Libya was destroyed,the Russians won't tolerate that again.
I think the Russians and US are talking and the Russians know very well what is being planned but are trying their own methods. There may even be a point that the parties have agreed to be a "gone too far" point where the west will step in and end the war.

Under which law? Well that would have to be under a war crimes law and respect for humans law, there is no such thing as a sovereign nation having the freedom to kill its own people whenever it wants and will have to answer to fellow human beings for such actions.Russia will support this eventually, they are not animals.
ocxz

Boulogne-billancourt, France

#116 Jan 19, 2013
George wrote:
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But you are the one saying that Assad has complete control of Syria with the majority of civilians supporting him, so what is the problem?
Stop the mushrooms, and once again show me where i said that.
I have challenged you before to post proof of comments that you wrongfully attributed to me and you have always failed to do so.
Which is the reason why i consider you not only as a naive dumb cannuck but worse a natural born racist liar.
My bet is on Assad.
ocxz

Boulogne-billancourt, France

#118 Jan 19, 2013
Dominic wrote:
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I mean a no fly zone should be imposed to stop the blood shed created by the regime. The only way to stop the blood is to get rid of that murderous regime that you support.
It seems a no brain zone has been imposed in your area.
Getogrips

UK

#119 Jan 19, 2013
ocxz wrote:
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It seems a no brain zone has been imposed in your area.
To keep fools like you out.
Jude

Ashburn, VA

#120 Jan 19, 2013
Comment wrote:
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No place for Judaism in Syria you little Jude
you little Alawite explain the slaughter of 100 people with knives and burning of women and children.No space for Shabiha in Syria
George

Red Deer, Canada

#121 Jan 19, 2013
Getogrips wrote:
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To keep fools like you out.
lol

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