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  •  the rebels are defecting again (4+ / 0-)

    onto the government side.  there have been many public pronouncements of ethnic cleansing to date.

    what a terrible ordeal this country is going through.

    •  It's important to remember that there are a lot of (6+ / 0-)

      fairly secular/moderate Sunni who are utterly terrified of these fundamentalists and who are pretty committed to Syrian Nationalism.

      Many of them really despise the Assad regime, but they're not down with the Taliban shit being unleashed in Aleppo.

      Many of them have taken up arms to defend their own neighborhoods and villages, and are being counted as "rebel forces", but they have no interest in launching any offensives against anyone.

      If they start going back over to the Government, that map of "rebel held territory" starts shrinking really quickly.

      "But the traitors will pretend / that it's gettin' near the end / when it's beginning" P. Ochs

      by JesseCW on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 04:09:59 PM PDT

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