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  •  you propagandize in favor of Assad (0+ / 0-)

    One conversation with an Al Jazeera reporter - and an accusation that is all the more convincing to you, apparently, because there's such a massive body of evidence on the other side.

    Your views have been clear for a while.

    Anybody who thinks the Free Syrian Army is dominated or even significantly influenced by jihadists is either blind, or has some other reason for ignoring the plain truth.

    •  You have yet to back up any of your statements (1+ / 0-)
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      leveymg

      with any links.

      Anybody who thinks the Free Syrian Army is dominated or even significantly influenced by jihadists is either blind, or has some other reason for ignoring the plain truth.
      Every MSM in the US, UK, EU, ME have reported that jihadists and Islamic militant's are now playing a major and decisive role in the Syrian conflict.

      Here's a report from last February:

      Jihadist Opportunities in Syria
      February 14, 2012

      In an eight-minute video clip titled "Onward, Lions of Syria" disseminated on the Internet Feb. 12, al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri expressed al Qaeda's support for the popular unrest in Syria. In it, al-Zawahiri urged Muslims in Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan to aid the Syrian rebels battling Damascus. The statement comes just days after a McClatchy report quoted unnamed American intelligence officials as saying that the Iraqi node of the global jihadist network carried out two attacks against Syrian intelligence facilities in Damascus, while Iraqi Deputy Interior Minister Adnan al-Assadi said in a recent interview with AFP that Iraqi jihadists were moving fighters and weapons into neighboring Syria.

      •  #syria #fsa #aleppo (0+ / 0-)

        I'm not going to accuse you of anything (else). There are enough links and stories in this world - that you can take one bit from months ago, and a statement from someone who has nothing to do with Syria, and come up all bully-boy with "where are your links".

        Go on Twitter, and start with those three hash tags. They will lead you to more videos than you can watch, and to more stories in reputable (and disreputable) publications than you can read.

        Demo vids, defector vids, the major Syrian tweeps. It's true that a lot of ink has been spilled over the possibility of jihadist influence in Syria. And all I can tell anyone is, it's all pretty well known, and it's far from significant. The Free Syrian Army is a homegrown revolutionary movement that almost makes blood taste sweet, it is so good. I don't envy the Syrians their living conditions but I envy them their culture and their history. The Free Syrian Army has made military history already, and together with the demonstrators they have never abandoned, they are going to change the history of the Middle East for the better.

        •  You depend on Twitter and Facebook for (0+ / 0-)

          your "facts"?

          To take just one item - "defector vids". Did you know that the Syrian military has ten times as many generals per number of soldiers as the Turkish which itself is very top heavy compared to the American. Assad's regime gave commissions as favors. This is why these defections did not affect the regime as much as was expected. Hundreds of these defectors have simply left the country and are not involved in the fighting.

          I don't envy the Syrians their living conditions but I envy them their culture and their history.
          Which part of history? Ottoman rule or the French Mandate? Syrian history has a lot of blood in it.
    •  The FSA is almost entirely Sunni. This is Jihad (1+ / 0-)
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      Claudius Bombarnac

      whether you want to call it that, or not.

      You are denying the obvious that this has turned into a religious civil war.  It's really a resumption of the '76-'82 "Long War of Terror", which was the last Sunni uprising against the Shi'ia-dominated minority regime and the Ba'ath Party.  That war too, which left about the same number of casualties on both sides, was essentially a religiously-based civil war.  In other words, a Jihad.

      Yes, frenchman,  by that historical standard, the Free Syrian Army is dominated and significantly influenced by jihadists.

      Pointing out the futility and danger of the US taking sides between two warring groups of Jihadis is not Assad propaganda, as the regime would never make that point.

      You're a bully who uses ad hominem attacks and don't seem particularly capable of arguing from facts.

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