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Syrian Civil War
« on: June 25, 2012, 01:25:45 pm »
Some of you might know about Syria and the uprising there of its people against the dictatorship of President Assad.  A man that inherited his president-ship from his father and whose family dynasty has been ruling for almost half a century. 

Peaceful demonstrations fired upon by tanks and heavy weaponry and whole cities under siege by government forces have led to the death of around an estimated 13,000 to 15,000 civilians.

In response, over the last year, the armed resistance of the Syrian rebels has formed to battle those military forces.  They are getting more numbers everyday and more organized.  Still, they are no match for the heavily armed government forces. 

Here is some footage from the frontline. 

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley - On the frontlines with Syrian rebels
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Re: Syrian Uprising
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2012, 03:36:53 pm »
Your a bit late, this has been going on since Gaddafi was killing his own rebellion.

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Re: Syrian Uprising
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 03:55:28 pm »
Unfortunately the western media is not very fair in it's coverage. Our media is influenced by the military industrial complex. The media will try to convince people that war is needed. This has been going on since Vietnam and more notably with the recent Iraq war when the media drummed up charges that Saddam had WMDs which turned out to be false. Recently with Lybia, this was done but the media quickly ignored the aftermath of that war since it was taken over by AL-qaeda which of course would conflict with the message the Media is trying to deliver.

In Syria the biggest propaganda piece was the Houla Massacre which left women and children dead. Supposedly work of the current regime under Bashar al-Assad. Later it came out that it was actually the work of the rebel army. But this was conveniently ignored by the western media. Source: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/302261/report-rebels-responsible-houla-massacre-john-rosenthal.


America is an empire.


Syria on Air: One-sided media spin behind insurgency trench warfare

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Re: Syrian Uprising
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 06:01:07 pm »
All I know is that there is a military complex besieging its own cities.  My mind sifts through the propaganda.  I try to read in between the lines. Don't believe everything you are fed.

"Al Qaeda" is a global movement and less a cohesive organization.  Recently, they have taken control of cities and institutions in South Yemen. 

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/al-qaeda-in-yemen/


Haven't heard much about them in Libya.  Mostly been hearing about combat between different tribes and militias here and there.


Stating "America is an Empire" doesn't really mean anything anymore.  Every country has its own agenda.  Russia, China, India, Israel, England, France, etc.  Though I will say that, at least in the west, I can generally join a peaceful demonstration without getting shelled.   


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Re: Syrian Uprising
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2012, 08:28:48 pm »
Stating "America is an Empire" doesn't really mean anything anymore.  Every country has its own agenda.  Russia, China, India, Israel, England, France, etc.  Though I will say that, at least in the west, I can generally join a peaceful demonstration without getting shelled.

Oh really? How many wars have these other countries been in in the last decade? What country comes anywhere close to the over 200 military bases the US has around the world? What country comes anywhere close to the amount of money spent on their military? The US wasn't always like this. After WWII we adopted an interventionist foreign policy and have now progressed to a full blown empire.

Don't get me wrong, I think the US has more going for it than these other countries. But I point out my country's faults because I love it and want to see it improve, not regress like it quickly is doing now.

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Re: Syrian Uprising
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2012, 09:24:02 pm »
It's all about the RU.
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Re: Syrian Uprising
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 10:29:26 am »
the whole map of the middle east needs to be re drawn (and africa) anytime you see countries that have strait lines they are man made and the main focus of british forign policy the last 500 years is to lump 2 or more groups of peoples together that hate each other. this is the root of the civil wars that are part of the arab spring.

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Re: Syrian Uprising
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2012, 11:28:42 pm »
Great PBS Frontline Special on the Syria Civil War.     

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/battle-for-syria/#a

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Re: Syrian Civil War
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2013, 01:54:18 pm »
PBS Frontline Documentary, Syria: Behind the Lines

It's been two years now and 70,000+ dead, or so.

I felt compelled to share this. 

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/syria-behind-the-lines/

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Re: Syrian Civil War
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2013, 10:47:47 pm »
PBS Frontline Documentary, Syria: Behind the Lines

It's been two years now and 70,000+ dead, or so.

I felt compelled to share this. 

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/syria-behind-the-lines/

I've watched part of it, never had the time to finish it though. But just think about our American Civil War went.

4 year war that cost 214,938 lives in combat, 400K-500K lives in "others",  ~625,000 in total lives lost. And that was with muskets and canons.

Hope they get their freedom.

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Re: Syrian Civil War
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2013, 09:44:15 am »
Russia is supplying arms and Hezbola who the Assad regiem has supported as there proxy in Lebenon are  now suppying troops  :(

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Re: Syrian Civil War
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2013, 06:27:18 pm »
Syria is fractured for good. It will never the same whole country again.

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Re: Syrian Civil War
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2013, 04:32:07 pm »
you have to remember Tony Bennet is older than Syria

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Re: Syrian Civil War
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2014, 06:18:03 pm »
Check out this short PBS Frontline documentary.  Can't believe this has been going on for so long.  What an amazing tragedy. 

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/syrias-second-front/#a