Syria says Turkey's bid for NATO missiles "provocative"

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Caracon wrote:

How sad it is to see that the RUSSIANS, who will soon be puffing out their chests and slapping themselves on one anothers backs during the phoney celebrations of their OWN rebelion at an unjust power being removed one hundred years ago, are so intrincincly hypicritical in backing the unjust government of Assad when their own ethos should be to back the SYRIAN PEOPLE in their revolution and for freedom of the people. Or perhaps the word FREEDOM has a different conotation in communist/socialist speak. Freedom, yes, but under our terms.
Corrupt and immoral are also words that can be used against all the Western powers, not just Russia and China (a dubious ruling body (politicians?)who also make a mockery of their own historical uprisings – but I guess once you get into a position of power, like the Assad family in Syria, you will do anything to keep those you preport to represent under the whip, including murder).
In Kosovo the West let genecide take place before finally crawling from beneath their rocks to say “This should never happen again.” Along came Libya and guess what – it happened again, before the powers that should know better stepped in to stop the slaughter and back the people. Something, I suppose, seeing as they didn’t even have the humanity or decency to step in in Rwanda,Dafur or Zimbabwe.
We all know that the western powers will have a part to play at some stage of those atrocity, so why not get in now, while many lives can be saved and before the trouble spreads to other regions.
Or, if spread is inevitable, get in there and get it over and done with quickly.
The Russians (perhaps the Chinese too) are arming the government, so we should be arming the people. In any event, the people, as the past has always shown, will succeed in the end because life at street and family level will always be worth more than power to fight for.
The American Revolution showed that. The French revolution showed that. The rebellion in Ireland showed that. India, South Africa, Cuba.
We already know that China and Russia, though they despise eachother, are cut from the same dictatorial cloth, so, in light of that, and the fact that no matter what reasonable suggestions the rest of the world might come up with on any subject under the sun,agree to let Turkey have the use of the missiles under NATO control and let the walls crumble where they will.
Lets be realistic about this. The Syrian government are in no state to threaten anyone. They are reminescent of Gaddafi – full of bluster, but when push comes to shove, having murdered so many of your own people already in in attempt to cling to power, how long would it be before enough defectors turn their guns on their own government.
Take the plunge. Do something morally correct for decency’s sake and not the Dollar. Put people’s lives first, not oil. But do it with the moral backing of the world, or as much of it as possible. If there are some sick government around the world who think it is better to let a governement of the people murder it’s own people without interference, then pass them by. When that new government of Syria is established, who do you think they will align with? Russia? China?
It’s time to put commerfce and PC second in this world and lives first.

But then, as a native of Northen Ireland, that’s just my opinion.

Nov 23, 2012 2:11pm EST  --  Report as abuse

provacative? isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black?

Nov 23, 2012 3:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jwab wrote:


I should have guessed you were a native of Ireland. You were clearly hammered when you wrote your rambling incoherent statement. I have no idea what point you were trying to get across…

Nov 23, 2012 4:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jwab wrote:

However, I will add that if you want us to intervene in Syria, despite a clear lack of “moral backing of the world,” then help pay for it. That way, when things go bad, you can’t blame just us ‘imperialist Americans.’

Nov 23, 2012 5:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

“Provocative, engaging, will make you cry your eyes out.”

-Syria Weekly

Nov 23, 2012 5:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
xcanada2 wrote:

Given the complete hypocrisy of the Saudi-US sponsored dictatorship being the main providers of the Syrian uprising, it is clear that democracy and protection of democratic elements in Syria are nothing to do with this “uprising”. Obviously, the West has co-opted the democratic movement in Syria for their own imperialistic objectives.
Most of the deaths in Syria can be laid, once again, at the feet of the imperialists.

NATO Rasmussen and Turkey Erdogan are absolutely full of it (i.e., their words are nothing more than horse manure).

Nov 23, 2012 5:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Slammy wrote:

The Syrian regime also said that all armed conflict against the regime ceased March 31st… They made a similar statement in mid July…. Which shows how trustworthy and accurate Syrian reporting is….

Nov 23, 2012 6:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
BraveNewWrld wrote:

If the long oppressed Kurds were able to negotiate and cut a deal with the Syrian government of president Assad and are comfortable peacefully coexisting with the “regime” and with the presence of Syrian Arab Army in their cities and towns, why can’t others? Why is it that Kurds are fighting against “rebels” but not against the Syrian Arab Army (aka “forces loyal to president Assad” for reuters).
Why is it that Kurds are smart in that they are achieving the goals that make their life better, without caring as to what happens to Assad, while others seem stupid in that they are willing to expend thousands of lifes of their own kin trying to achieve the goal of getting rid of Assad instead of caring to make their lifes better… Why not try achieve the latter -is it because Hillary said so? Or that petty Quatari dictator and ailing Saudis? If Kurds can do it, achieve their goals by negotiations – others can, too! That is, if they want peace and prosperity and not war and jihad…

Nov 23, 2012 7:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jwab wrote:


Oh boy, its already begun without us even doing anything. The imperialist West is always to blame. Get a clue boy.

Nov 23, 2012 10:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SeniorMoment wrote:

Why are we even listening to Assad anymore. He doesn’t have a legitimate government and is no longer acknowledge by the EU as the government of Syria. He is the one whose troops have killed people not just in Syria, but in Turkey too. The Turk request for Patriot missile is well justified but unnecessary if Turkey choses to invade Syria. Turkey has the largest Army in NATO and advance warplanes. It just doesn’t want a neighbor’s war to imperil its own economy.

Nov 24, 2012 8:28am EST  --  Report as abuse
jwab wrote:


“Turkey has the largest army in NATO,” uhhhh, I think you just had a senior moment… The U.S. has by far the largest army, not to mention military, in NATO.

Nov 24, 2012 9:41am EST  --  Report as abuse

It is funny to see EUrofascists to speak about democracy.
You dont have army, you dont have economy, you dont have democracy there.

If it wasn’t US now Qaddafi would be drinking champaign in Paris and Sarkozy would be in a prison somewhere in the Libyan desert.

God blessed America not Europe.

Nov 24, 2012 6:35pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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