Putin, Obama face off over Syria; rebels get Saudi missiles

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libsukbigtime wrote:

why is Obama a group of soldiers who have sworn their allegiance to Al Qaeda? Arent we all better off if we allow Assad to gas these animals?

Jun 17, 2013 12:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dennis6900 wrote:

And guess where the Saudi’s got those missiles? We’re not stupid.

Jun 17, 2013 12:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Slammy wrote:

“Saudi Arabia had also supplied the rebels with at least 50 Russian-made Konkurs anti-tank missiles in the last few days.”

And the Russians will sell them more to make up for these. War profiteers are supplying this conflict.

Jun 17, 2013 12:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bombastic wrote:

If a Red Line has been crossed and the Allies agree, then et al should take Assad down.

Arming Al Qeada to do the dirty work for us is beyond pathetic.

Obama and whomever support this are pathologically criminal.

Jun 17, 2013 1:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Let’s see if France will be so eager to support the Islamist rebels when they turn their eye towards Algeria… Some people never learn.

Jun 17, 2013 1:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Wayne567 wrote:

Obama doesn’t know how to talk with Putin man to man.

Jun 17, 2013 2:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Hugh337 wrote:

Don’t worry, we gave the Saudis the missiles for pennies on the dollar and now, as they are getting close to expiration, will supply them to the insurgents and get new and better ones from us.

Jun 17, 2013 2:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
cristo52 wrote:

Ex-KGB vs ex-community organizer. Hope they film it with subtitles.

Jun 17, 2013 2:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
akcoins wrote:

Can’t talk to Putin man to man? You are calling Putin a man? He’s a slimy little reptile is what he is. You guys (wayne and cristo) are obviously Communist sympathizers.

Jun 17, 2013 2:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
10hawks wrote:

Yeah sure, they’re on the hot line right now, comparing notes on who’s making more dough off of this little proxy war. All these “governments” are in cahoots, it should be as plain as the Nazi nose on Oboingboing’s “African-American” LOL face.

Jun 17, 2013 3:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
1234rt wrote:

Funny, why Reuters pretends the Saudis make own capable missles and don’t tell where they’re from. No one can cry anymore about Putin giving missles no more. Sorry AIPAC.

Jun 17, 2013 3:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Extreme Sunni Qatar and Saudi Arabia, two violently anti-Shi’ite nations, orchestrated this bloody war rather than allow the Syrians to negotiate a peaceful deal that would have been acceptable to the opposing sides.
Now that it appears the Syrian government is temporarily winning this now mostly sectarian conflict, the Saudis are providing the Syrian rebels sophisticated weaponry that will ensure the war continues for years to come — something Nato and the G8 less Russia, fully support.
Since this is likely to soon incite a horrendous region-wide religious war, the Syrians and their Shi’ite allies might as well launch a secret all-out attack on the Sunni Arabs and get the bloodbath over –no matter who wins — rather than allowing suffering years, perhaps decades, of continuous destruction.

Jun 17, 2013 4:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
kenradke11 wrote:

European nations backing the rebels would “pay the price” if they joined those sending weapons to Syria, President Bashar al-Assad told a German newspaper.

But its okay for him to welcome the terrorist group Hezbollah HUH?
I thing all is fair in love and war!! Addad…you are a loser and you know it…More Russian and Iranian help then more Western Intervention
because they need help too :)

Jun 17, 2013 5:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Fromkin wrote:

Saudis do not make missiles. They can’t even make nails. These are NATO weapons. Saud Arabia is just fronting

Jun 17, 2013 5:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dencal26 wrote:

Both sides are our enemy. Let them kill eachother

Jun 17, 2013 7:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mosaicvic wrote:

620,000 individuals lost their lives during the American Civil War. The British helped the Confederacy by supplying arms. The French helped the North. The US population was around 31,500,000. Syria’s current population is roughly 21 million. 100,000 people have been killed.

Civil War: A war between factions or regions of the same country

So, the people who wish to be free and belong to neither faction are trapped.

Assad needs to create a democratic government and end this stupidity. It lies in his hands. I bet if he did this the world would help rebuild his country and people would stop suffering. This hatred is fleeting.

Jun 17, 2013 7:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Life1 wrote:

@mosaicivic: the ‘opposition’ forces in Syria, now armed with heavy weapons, don’t even get along with each other. So how exactly would Assad stepping down solve anything at this point?

Once Assad is gone, you will have a decade long war between secular and fundamentalist factions shooting at each other point blank with anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles, deciding who should be the new ‘democratic’ dictator of Syria…

The West isn’t stupid and they know exactly what kind of future they’re creating for Syrians… and they couldn’t care less.

Jun 17, 2013 8:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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