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  •  Honestly, I look for your (9+ / 0-)

    diaries on Syria -- We all know Assad and his thugs are mass murderers, but I don't comprehend the different factions in the opposition.  And neither does the American media.

    thank you for being a solid voice.  I know every history has multiple interpretations but for some reason, I have trust in you.  Don't ask me why because, like me, you are just another person on the interwebz.  I just need a sane, informed human and right now (and for quite awhile) you are that person re: the ME.

    Blessings, InAntalya.  

    " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

    by gchaucer2 on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 03:06:10 PM PDT

    •  Thanks. (5+ / 0-)

      Now that spring has come I think we will be able to get a good idea of what will happen this year in Syria.

      Right now I still feel that this year will be a status quo stalemate. The food insecurity issue will be a (or the) major factor and I have been hearing that rebel forces are experiencing 'defections' because rebel losses are something like 1 in 5 or more.

      When I have a little more information I will write about it here on DK.

      Lamb chop, we can quibble what to call it, but I think we can both agree it's creepy.

      by InAntalya on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 03:21:35 PM PDT

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    •  We only hear one side of the story (3+ / 0-)
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      The crimes of the islamic rebels are shocking (see as an example last suicide bombing in Damascus few days ago) but the media here have only focused and emphasized on the crimes of the Assad regime.

      •  Not sure what you (2+ / 0-)
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        are saying but I listen to BBC and the Damascus bombing was the top story after it happened.

        I've stopped relying on American TM for anything -- domestic or foreign.   For ease of reporting, I understand why our media (lazy) focuses on the Assad regime -- because they are mass murderers.

        It is the subtleties of the opposition which I need to understand and InAtalya has been helpful.

        " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

        by gchaucer2 on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 03:47:00 PM PDT

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        •  If you read the Guardian (5+ / 0-)
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          then you know how desperately the British media are pushing the jihadi side.

          Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

          by corvo on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 05:52:19 PM PDT

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          •  Which jihadi side would that be? (0+ / 0-)

            What a civil war--the radical shiite islamists vs. the radical sunni islamists.  I'm sure there are decent Syrian democrats out there--but it's hard to hear them thru the fog.  I'm tilting toward the Sunni's--anything to deflate Iran and Hezbollah.

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