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  •  you discredit the Syrians by claiming that (4+ / 0-)

    'it has been hijacked'.

    These things are organic--and while it stands to reason that large powers (as always) will look through the lens of their own interests and do what they can do pursuade, coddle, sometimes fund and even intervene so that their interest trumps others....you're placing FAR too much weight on external powers' control of the current situation is.

    This is Syria's, at the moment.  What we want, or Russia/China want, really doesn't do all that much.  Sure, sometiems you get a security council resolution...but look.  The U.S. tacitly supported rebellions in Egypt, for example.  Did we want the Salafis to take 25% of the parliamentary vote?  Of course not.  We don't own the Egyptians, or the Syrians, and neither do the Russians or the Chinese.

    All countries want to profit in some way or another--but don't use that to deprive the Syrians of what is fully their own movement.  

    •  I don't discredit Syrians. It will be a long, hard (2+ / 0-)
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      struggle. The Egyptians can vouch for that - they are trying to get rid of the military regime.  I only wish you were correct and Syrians can overthrow the regime, defeat the imperialist forces and get a popular democratic government tomorrow. But sigh, that is not reality. You are over-simplifying.

      "The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out”. - George Carlin

      by Funkygal on Sat Feb 11, 2012 at 11:52:43 PM PST

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      •  I don't think I said that Syrians can overthrow (3+ / 0-)
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        the regime and achieve democracy?  Maybe they will, maybe they won't.  All I said is that it's their uprising--and to claim that it has been 'hijacked' goes too far. I made no predictions.  As of now, military defections (even diplomatic resignations) are few and far between--although I'm hoping this will increase as urban warfare increases in intensity, as it did in Libya.

        Not quite sure how I'm 'oversimplifying' anything.

        Give me some credit--I've been following the Arab Spring extremely closely for a year.  I know what's going on.

        •  Check out the Angry Arab blog to see what I mean. (2+ / 0-)
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          I have also commented why it is a good source elsewhere in this post.

          I am not crediting/discrediting you - I disagree with you on this point.

          "The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out”. - George Carlin

          by Funkygal on Sun Feb 12, 2012 at 03:14:47 AM PST

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          •  You rely on one idiosyncratic blog (1+ / 0-)
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            Better than nothing but not by a lot!

            But nobody's buying flowers from the flower lady.

            by Rich in PA on Sun Feb 12, 2012 at 06:02:47 AM PST

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            •  Ididosyncratic it is, when telling truth becomes (0+ / 0-)

              a heroic act amidst a sea of lies peddled to advance the imperialist aims of US/Israel.

              "The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out”. - George Carlin

              by Funkygal on Sun Feb 12, 2012 at 07:16:21 PM PST

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