Coordinated car bombs kill 24 in northwest Syria

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Fromkin wrote:

Saying that there is a stalemate is a bogus claim.

It suggests that the West needs to intervene to break the stalemate.

The Syrian government has defeated armed militants hired by the West. The only thing keeping them going is media support, terrorist bombings, Nato weapons and funding from Saudi arabia and Qatar.

People should not be confused by misleading media reporting suggesting that the government might have committed this terror act. This was a terror act committed by insurgents/militants supported by the West.

Jan 15, 2013 10:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse
kommy wrote:

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is a coffee shop in London, run by a illiterate person, who has a secretary, however.

Keep rooting for terrorists Reuters!

Jan 16, 2013 12:15am EST  --  Report as abuse

Where are the Syrian “activists” to shout and scream about the civilian casualties… Oh right… It doesn’t matter if those civilians belong to the Assad’s side…

Jan 16, 2013 12:36am EST  --  Report as abuse
Foxdrake_360 wrote:

my guess … the rebellion was being run out of the school so they hit itand went on the offensive.

Jan 16, 2013 7:51am EST  --  Report as abuse
Slammy wrote:

If the insurgents now have long range weapons of this caliber the days of The Cowardly Lions army should be numbered… But without further explosions of this size launched from Fsa positions, my guess is they do not have such weapons and the university attack was an air or scud strike…

@Fromkin, please name the long range weapon, which should probably have a Russian name, that the insurgents launched which caused these explosions… My guess is that you have no idea of the weapon because the Fsa has no munitions of this caliber. If I am wrong though, this should only be the start of many great booms launched from rebel held territory

Go non-terrorist insurgents!! Roll Tide Roll!

Jan 16, 2013 9:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
kommy wrote:

Look at these journalistic pearls:

Reuters cannot independently verify reports- a news agency or a gossip mill?

Jan 16, 2013 10:41am EST  --  Report as abuse
Thomas269 wrote:

The “Opposition” is doing the bombing, right? No civilians targeted? Limited collateral damage? U.S. allies or arms involved?

Jan 16, 2013 11:24am EST  --  Report as abuse
17585870 wrote:

Hillary Clinton and her associated buddies are desperate in Syria to kill University Students and other innocent women and children.

Good new she will be gone next year

Jan 16, 2013 11:52am EST  --  Report as abuse
Slammy wrote:

@Thomas269
Below are my answers to your questions given what I know:

-The “Opposition” is doing the bombing, right?
The bombs in Idlib today, the answer is most likely yes. Government officials were targeted and the opposition announced Sunday( I believe that’s right) that people should stay home this week in Idlib.
The attack on the University yesterday is doubtful to be an insurgent attack as the explosions did originate from a stationary position, like a car bomb. Also,t he rebels have not been seen with weapons of the range and caliber needed to create that scale of damage. If the rebels do have such weapons now we are looking at a major game changer. The regime should be running, running fast, if the rebels did launch something that can cause this level of destruction.

-No civilians targeted?
The bombing in Idlib today appeared to be targeting government and/or military personal. The attack on the University was against civilian students.

-Limited collateral damage?
This is always a matter of perspective but the attacks in Idlib appeared to be limited to governmental workers and military personal where the University attack was horrific in nature as mostly students were killed. Prayers to their families.

- U.S. allies or arms involved?
Besides a few French mobile artillery pieces mounted on trucks, which I have only seen used in Southern Syria, I have seen no other signs of US, Nato or other “Western” type weapons. The guns, artillery and tanks on both sides appear to be Russian or Chinese Russian knock offs. I am open to review anything that shows different.

Go Non-Terrorist Insurgents!

Jan 16, 2013 12:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Slammy wrote:

@kommy
Your verification is pretty lousy as well… Syria is mostly at peace and all this is the work of a few armed gangs operating from isolated locations? Right…

Jan 16, 2013 12:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Mandingo wrote:

Russians upset because they are not buying more armaments from Russia and using things like car bombs which Russia does not sell, at least up to now.

Russians could not care less about civilian casualties in any conflict. Just look how they murder their own people in Southern Russia. People who were colonialized and now not allowed to be free of the Putin led Russian Mafia.

Jan 16, 2013 5:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Fromkin wrote:

“Insurgents have often used bomb attacks to try to break a stalemate with government forces, who have far superior firepower including warplanes and ballistic missiles.”

This is justification of terrorism. What kind of stalemate did they brak in Aleppo university by killing students?

Stalemate,stalemate,stalemate….. nonsense.

Jan 16, 2013 6:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
auger wrote:

The student murders show complete faithlessness in the future from whichever side promoted the act. Consigning the country’s post’conflict’ years to the under-educated – for political calm – is a recipe that appeals to despot groups and individuals everywhere

Jan 16, 2013 6:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

So do the authorities suspect foul play?

Jan 16, 2013 6:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Slammy wrote:

@Mandingo
The insurgents are buying Russian made weapons from someone to use in this fight. I have yet to see a youtube video of an insurgent carrying an AR-15 or M1 assault rifle.

@Fromkin
If the insurgents hit the university, how did they do it and with what weapon? Until I see it done again or see the insurgents in possession of scuds or something with this kind of punch my money is that the regime, intentionally or unintentionally, fired the rockets. Instead simply laying blame with no justification, name the weapon used that travels over a mile and can blow the walls off a six story building in one shot.
I will give you this though, if the rebels did do it, I expect to see many more big holes in regime bases soon… Hasn’t happened yet, has it?

Jan 16, 2013 7:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Slammy wrote:

@Mandingo
The insurgents are buying Russian made weapons from someone to use in this fight. I have yet to see a youtube video of an insurgent carrying an AR-15 or M1 assault rifle.

@Fromkin
If the insurgents hit the university, how did they do it and with what weapon? Until I see it done again or see the insurgents in possession of scuds or something with this kind of punch my money is that the regime, intentionally or unintentionally, fired the rockets. Instead simply laying blame with no justification, name the weapon used that travels over a mile and can blow the walls off a six story building in one shot.
I will give you this though, if the rebels did do it, I expect to see many more big holes in regime bases soon… Hasn’t happened yet, has it?

Jan 16, 2013 7:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mcanterel wrote:

Slammy back from Go Free Syria blog? Hahahaha, hilarious fool, who are the non-terrorist rebels? Al Nosra? Can’t you see your self-incriminating childish cry is beyond contempt?
Go Slammy, make sure the FBI is not tracking your terrorist sympathies. Your disclaimer is unsufficient.

Jan 16, 2013 8:11pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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