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  •  looks legit to me (0+ / 0-)

    My first thought was that a defector had given up his location. He says the operation occurred in "the western Ghouta" which would be the farmland to the west of and behind the palace, north of al-Mazzeh military base. My bet would be that they staked the location and got the general in transit.

    It may even be that the information they received was from other than a defecting Syrian. The snakes he refers to are apparently the outsiders from Russia, Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon. And then he makes the point that "he who warns is excused". More likely that was meant for the sake of Syrians contemplating switching sides, though.

    All things in the sky are pure to those who have no telescopes. – Charles Fort

    by subtropolis on Tue Aug 07, 2012 at 10:52:30 PM PDT

    •  when your pm defect & says he's been in contact (2+ / 0-)
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      subtropolis, joe from Lowell

      with the FSA for months, and you know there are a lot of "defections in place" you have cause to be paranoid. The FSA clearly is operating with better intel than the regime.

      Qaddafi managed to get some moles pretty well placed in the rebel army, so far I haven't heard that about the FSA and they seem to know what they are doing in Aleppo.

      Remember history, Clay Claiborne, Director Vietnam: American Holocaust - narrated by Martin Sheen

      by Clay Claiborne on Tue Aug 07, 2012 at 11:00:27 PM PDT

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      •  lessons learned (0+ / 0-)

        I loved the part about the PM having been friendly all this time. The Assads have to be crapping their pants right now. And any non-Allawite, too. Because when the paranoia ramps up, look out. FSA is winning the psychological game, for sure. The defection of the PM was a big deal.

        Big, but still not necessarily a game-changer. What i want to know is where's Maher Assad? When he's eliminated, you can stick a fork in it.

        (I'd love for them to take that fucker alive.)

        All things in the sky are pure to those who have no telescopes. – Charles Fort

        by subtropolis on Tue Aug 07, 2012 at 11:37:32 PM PDT

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