Syria "Scud-type" missile said to kill 20 in Aleppo

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More Islamist propaganda. Reuters should have more integrity than to be a mouthpiece for terrorists.

Feb 19, 2013 6:53am EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

So now they are “activists”, not “rebels”?
How about “Holy innocent blessed great peoples’ warriors for peace, truth, justice, democracy, love, and freedom”?

Feb 19, 2013 7:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
Fromkin wrote:

Lies are hidden behind the word”activists”

There should not exist any “rebel-held distric” in Syria. Period.

The expression “Rebel-held district” is western media fabrication not rooted in reality in Syria. If it existed Khalib Yacoub Oweis would’ve been reporting from there not from Amman, Jordan.

Feb 19, 2013 8:16am EST  --  Report as abuse
Slammy wrote:

Wow, they finally hit something. There are reports the regime has been launching scuds everyday for the past week but with few landing on anything important. Good job guys, you can hit a civilian neighborhood if you fire enough of them.

@Fromkin
Anymore work on the surprise for Israel? Most news outlets do not even report the threat anymore, when do you think it will happen? Also, do you want to try that meet up in Homs this summer to finally show me how peaceful Syria truly is? I was looking at air fares last but I cannot find an airline that currently flies into Syria. Something about all the airports being closed for repair and insurgent activity. Maybe fly into Lebanon and then drive? I will split the cab fee.

Go Non-Terrorist FSA!

Feb 19, 2013 8:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
Loothor wrote:

Gee, Fromkin, if there’s no such thing as “rebel-held” districts, what exactly is the Syrian government launching missiles at? Are they just launching missiles at their own neighborhoods for fun?

Christ, even the Russians admit there is massive unrest and the Syrian government has lost control of various areas of the country. What’s your stupidity?

Feb 19, 2013 1:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse

The reported casualties are always women and children. Never terrorists.

Feb 19, 2013 2:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
reality-again wrote:

@Fromkin

Thanks for elucidating the situation for us!
What else can your bosses in Tehran tell us?
Is there really an uprising going on in Syria?? Maybe it’s all just Western and Israeli propaganda?…
I wonder if you could tell us what “Scud-type missile” means? – Is it some great piece of peaceful technology that the Iranian National Guard contributed to Assad’s forces?

Feb 19, 2013 3:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Riley_Iroak wrote:

The Syrian opposition are activists in the same that you label them rebels not militants. tfeh!

Feb 19, 2013 3:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Ahhh, isn’t it nice that Reuters (once a reputable news corporations) has lowered itself to repeating the hearsay of terrorist propagandists…

Feb 19, 2013 4:38pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Fromkin wrote:

@All my haters

There is a difference between rebels/militants/insurgents, with massive help of the US, France, UK, Turkey, Qatar and Saud Arabia, imposing lawlwssness expecially in rural and border towns, and actually holding districts(the propaganda here even suggests life is normal in those areas).

I asked a good question. Why isn’t Reuters reporting from these rebel-held territories? Silence and insults I get.

It’s a well established fact that militants have exerted some influence in many rural areas of Syria since day one of the uprising(a lot of Syrians were unhappy with the economy in rural areas even before the uprising).

It’s true that the syrian government has lost control(to lawlessness and not to another governing body) of some areas. But the point I try to make is that Reuters is wrong to insinuate that Syria is divided in two and that militants CONTROL(or governe) one part and the government the other.

The hidden agenda of that narrative is to STILL promote the idea of protecting civilians in “rebel-held districs” with STILL the idea of a NFZ. It also STILL insinuates that everyone killed in “rebel-held areas”(including Al Nusra terrorists) is a civilian killed by the “brutal Assad’s regime”.

I understand perfectly that rebels/militants infest/ take over neighbourhoods and impose lawlessness. This is more prevalent in border areas with Turkey, Irak, Jordan, Lebanon… Aleppo particularly has a problem with Al Nusra terrorists that Turkey is protecting and sending across the border to kill and loot. But the Syrian government controls everything that’s essential to its survival.

If rebels EFFECTIVELLY control large areas in Syria(as propaganda goes), how come ALL governors still governing are appointed by the government? Why rebels can’t unseat them and take control of the governorates in their”held areas”? Yeah I know…they tried many times and failed.

BTW how is the latest attack of Damascus anounced by Reuters going? We were told here this time rebels have learned from past mistakes and have established better supply lines to overun Damascus or maybe I am making this up….

Regime change has been defeated. That much I am absolutely sure and delighted about….

Feb 19, 2013 10:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Slammy wrote:

@Fromkin,

I do not hate you, I just think you are an idiot. Or work for idiots. I would like to meet you over tee or beer on me to see if you really hold these convictions. I am an adventure traveler with two weeks off in August and have a great life insurance policy. Name a place to meet to have a toast and lets discuss what is really going on.

“If rebels EFFECTIVELLY control large areas in Syria(as propaganda goes), how come ALL governors still governing are appointed by the government? Why rebels can’t unseat them and take control of the governorates in their”held areas”?”

Easy answer, study basic civil gorilla warfare tactics. Control the roads and worry about the big cities last. Force the military to guard critical positions and then gains control of the spaces in between. The first assault on Damascus was a failure for violating this principal. I for one wish the fsa would have held off on attacking Aleppo and stayed focused on the country side. But, all things considered, not too shabby for what they had to work with in my book.

Go Non-Terrorist FSA

Feb 19, 2013 10:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
BraveNewWrld wrote:

Slammy wrote:
@Fromkin,
… I just think you are an idiot. Or work for idiots.

LOL!!! So funny to hear from – Slammy – of all people :-):-):-)…

Feb 19, 2013 11:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
BraveNewWrld wrote:

In places undere government control – there is still infrastructure and semblance of normal life.
In places “under the rebel control” – the infrastructure destroyed, no water, no sewer, no food, the housing is destroyed, most people left to live in refugee camps elsewhere. True liberty, fraternity and freedom. Would be laughable if would not be so sad. Our prayers and sympathy should go to Syrian people who are submitted to all the suffering. Our government should clearly and loudly disassociate itself with any “rebel” activity which brings these sufferings an destruction to the Syrian soil.

Feb 19, 2013 11:56pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Slammy wrote:

@BraveNewWrld
Thank you, this savage loves to entertain.

Feb 20, 2013 9:03am EST  --  Report as abuse
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