Syrian VP says neither side can win war: newspaper

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la.mano wrote:

where is the outrage of the world at this slaughter? if these were israeli jets bombing palestinians, the whole mideast would be jumping on this story and screaming for retribution. this shows the real plight of the palestinians — their own “brothers” and “sisters” don’t care about them, so long as they are being killed by “fellow” arabs. what hypocrisy!

Dec 16, 2012 9:52am EST  --  Report as abuse
la.mano wrote:

outrageous. who do these people think they are? i for one am sick and tired of this indiscriminate killing of palestinians in their just quest for their homeland. oh wait a minute, this wasn’t done by israel. it was done by their fellow arabs. oh well, that’s different, no moral outrage there.

Dec 16, 2012 1:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
reality-again wrote:

(quote): “Taking an opposing line to that adopted by France, Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said the rebels could not win in Syria.”

Ironically, Nasrallah and Assad have always claimed being the Palestinians’ closest allies. Now Syrian jets are bombing Palestinian neighborhoods…
Nasrallah has serious reasons to be concerned, as Assad, his only ally in that region is about to get tossed into the ‘dustbin of history’, where people like Qaddaffi, Saddam Hussein and Usama Bin Laden already reside.

Dec 16, 2012 2:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse
kommy wrote:

Palestinians, the are like sex trade workers, they are always go for higher bidder. Elder Assad gave them a shelter when they lost their country, now they are paying back.

What bakery in London doesn’t mentioned, that the commander of Tawheed brigade was killed, colonel Yussef al-Dzhadera (Abu Furat)was a commander of all terrorist forces around Aleppo.

Looks like Palestinians will take a hike again, and together with beardy people from from Egypt,Iran and Lebanon will channel their anger at common irritant- Israel.

Dec 16, 2012 4:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
reality-again wrote:

The US, EU and the Arab gulf countries who back the Syrian rebels can and should play an important role in Syria after Assad’s regime gets toppled – These countries should use their influence to assure that the rebels don’t go on a rampage and massacre members of the Alawi minority.

The last thing Syrians need is another bloody dictatorship to replace the one that’s been in power for the past four decades.

Dec 16, 2012 6:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Reuters1945 wrote:

“Syrian VP says neither side can win war: newspaper”
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Indeed, like so many other similar situations around the world where opposite sides are competing for a country’s control, what we have here is a war of total attrition.

Regardless of which side is the last group standing, it will still be a “lose/lose” situation for everyone as everything of value in the nation is reduced to smoking cinders and rubble and mountains of corpses, many of which will be that of innocent women and children.

The more than one million civilian casualties that resulted in the invasion of Iraq is a mind boggling commentary on the rotten fruits of war. And similarly, for a Mother in Syria who must bury her children before they ever had a chance to grow to adulthood, does it matter if the final number is a thousand dead or a million dead.

Advanced forms of “intelligent life” that observe our planet Earth from some distant galaxy, millions of light years away, must be perpetually amazed at how after thousands of years we have only advanced to the point where we have developed more and more lethal ways of killing each other.

At the end of the insane debacle in Syria, as each side lays waste to the territory of the other side, we will at the end witness a vast wasteland ruled by the Iron Fist of of either a secular Military dictatorship or a Religious dictatorship where all life is controlled by the doctrines of Sharia Law. Read a copy of the complete Qur’an to understood just what that type of existence entails.

The outcome will not be a happy choice, regardless of how this epic tragedy ends. It is enough to make the Angels bow their heads and weep- that is if there are still any Angels left in Heaven to do so.

Dec 16, 2012 6:56pm EST  --  Report as abuse
kenradke11 wrote:

Syria’s government is no longer valid which goes to show that the war has been won and there are only fierce battles going on. The vice President’s remark that the war can’t be won by either side is as dumb as madman Assad is. And until it is over the whole city of Damascus will become a heap of ruins unfortunately. I will hope that Turkey’s borders will be deployed with the Patriot missile battery before Assad resorts to his last destination and last resort of using chemical weapon stockpiles on his own people. By the way Iran’s dumb president is stupid because world war III has already started since 911 !!

Dec 16, 2012 7:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
BraveNewWrld wrote:

>reality-again wrote:
The US, EU and the Arab gulf countries who back the Syrian rebels can and should play an important role in Syria after Assad’s regime gets toppled – These countries should use their influence to assure that the rebels don’t go on a rampage and massacre members of the Alawi minority.

The US, EU, and others pushing for the “regime change” project in Syria have pitiful track record of accomplishments “using their influence” after the main objective of regime change is accomplished. Although we do not see that much news coming out of Libya these days, those news that do come out are not good for the credit of “regime changers”. Just make an effort to inquire whether people of Libya are better off now than they were few years ago under Gaddafi. Especially in “war zones” declared by the new “national council” regime. Or in cities of Sirte, or Bani Walid, that became collateral damage of “regime change” project. Neither things seem to get better in Egypt. Nor in Tunisia. Nor in Yemen. Or Iraq.
Our prayers should go to thousands and tens of thousands of innocent victims, women and children, of those “glorious revolutionaries” and their friends and assistants “regime changers”. Who, frankly speaking, well deserve ending up in Hague and spending the rest of their lives behind bars for what they caused.
God bless all innocent victims of “regime changers”, those thousands and thousands who were condemned by “regime changers” to accompany “evil dictators” all the way to the “dustbin of history”. Just because those “regime changers” wished so… God help the survivers of those “regime change projects”. Let us hope justice could prevail over the perpetrators of massive crimes carried out in the framework of “regime changes”.

Dec 16, 2012 7:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
reality-again wrote:

@BraveNewWrld,

Yes, the track record of regime changes in the Middle East hasn’t been a good one, but there’s always an opportunity for anyone who’s willing to learn something from past mistakes, and from others’ mistakes.

Everyone in the Middle East could benefit from a good dose of common sense and a practical approach to reality, instead of continuously overplaying their cards and getting high on rhetoric.

Dec 16, 2012 8:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
BraveNewWrld wrote:

>reality-again wrote:
the track record of regime changes in the Middle East hasn’t been a good one, but there’s always an opportunity for anyone who’s willing to learn something from past mistakes, and from others’ mistakes.

The track record of learning from past mistakes is also quite dismal in the “regime changers” camp.

As far as the practical approach and common sense go, in critical industrial operations the first thing one does under the circumstances as they are now with “regime changes”, is issuing the “STOP WORK” order. And that’s exactly what someone should issue to those “regime changers”.

STOP WORK. STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING IMMEDIATELY. TAKE TIME TO THINK AND ANALYZE WHAT WENT WRONG AND WHAT WILL GO WRONG. PRESENT YOUR PEERS (the people in this case) WITH THE DETAILED ANALYSIS OF WHAT HAPPENED, WHAT WENT WRONG, WHAT HUMAN LOSSES RESULTED AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE CAUSED BY YOUR ACTIONS. PRESENT YOUR NEW PLAN AND ASK AUTHORIZATION TO PROCEED. YOU CAN ONLY PRODEED AFTER AN EXPLICIT AUTHORIZATION TO DO SO IS OBTAINED FROM YOUR PEERS.

That is what’s practical and common sense. And that is why our lives are reasonably safe in the modern age of complex and very often extremely dangerous industrial operations.

Dec 16, 2012 10:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Butch_from_PA wrote:

Assad is doomed. He and his family will be hung and shredded in the streets. He has passed the red line a long time again and absolutely no country will touch him now by offering save haven.

All his underlings best exit as fast as they can before the get pulled into his burning empire.

Dec 16, 2012 10:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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