Special Report: Syria's Islamists seize control as moderates dither

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EastinWest wrote:

So, wait a second, you’re saying after waiting for over 2 years with +90,000 people dead to help with something more substantial than American wheat, the more organized, hardline Islamists came to power???

But, like, that’s not what I expected to happen…

A thought. Maybe, you know, when Omar had 2,000 men under his command, that would have been a good time to help him. I dunno, just spitballing here…

Jun 19, 2013 5:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
lex_70 wrote:

This is pure face saving.

The sinister plans of NATO and the GCC have been exposed… so now they have to back out and attempt to save face and diffuse the public backlash for supporting and arming Al Qaeda.

The orchestrators of this atrocity, and those who provided support to Terrorist organizations must be brought to justice.

Jun 19, 2013 6:21am EDT  --  Report as abuse
breezinthru wrote:

Excellent article.

I would like to know exactly who it is that President Obama would like to assist and I would also like to know how long he thinks the recipient of that aid will able to keep the weaponry and ammo he receives?

The time might come to supply aid in the form of food and ammunition, perhaps to increase the odds that a fight between Hezbollah against the Sunni Islamists is a long and bloody one, but we should choose someone we like and arm him to the teeth.

Jun 19, 2013 7:00am EDT  --  Report as abuse
breezinthru wrote:

Sorry. That was a typo. I meant to say we should NOT
arm anyone to the teeth.

Jun 19, 2013 7:02am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Starkstruck wrote:

It was obvious from the getgo that the Islamists would lead the Syrian Rebellion in their drive to install the Muslim Brotherhood into leadership of Syria. And one didn’t need to read daily intel reports from the NSA, CIA and other alphabet money wasters.

Bottom line is that the USA needs to STAY out of Syria and just help Jordan and Israel protect their borders.

Jun 19, 2013 7:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
gwilly wrote:

We should arm Assad.

Jun 19, 2013 7:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JesseSchoeder wrote:

Scorched Earth 2

Jun 19, 2013 7:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Starkstruck wrote:

No non-Muslim has ever been successful in intervening in an Islamic sectarian dispute; and surely, Syria will not be the first success.

USA has a myriad of internal problems and doesn’t need another faux humanitarian event to become involved with to deflect from our failing president’s malAdministration.

Jun 19, 2013 7:39am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Demstruction wrote:

What an amazingly timely warning that will be completely ignored by the Obammunist regime.

Jun 19, 2013 7:39am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Shamizar wrote:

This should convince even someone as thick as Obama of the folly of supplying arms to ANY group involved in this three-sided (at least) civil war. If we could magically make Assad disappear, the war would go on, only the goals of the combatants would change.

Jun 19, 2013 7:51am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ALALAYIIIAAAA wrote:

I could also support syrian islamists (and the canniball incuded) from my couch’s comfort and my town’s safety.but i dont want any syrian islamist as neighboor ,correct?
i mean i love them but from a distance right?

Jun 19, 2013 7:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse
IraqWarVet wrote:

This makes Hamas and it’s Iranian backers, who are fighting the Islamists look pretty good doesn’t it ? Maybe they are better friends to us than Israel.

Jun 19, 2013 8:03am EDT  --  Report as abuse
acpa4u wrote:

The USA is making a major mistake supporting these people.

Jun 19, 2013 8:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
acpa4u wrote:

The USA is making a major mistake supporting these people.

Jun 19, 2013 8:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
acpa4u wrote:

The USA is making a major mistake supporting these people.

Jun 19, 2013 8:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SaneMan wrote:

Let us face facts here. Regardless of party or ideology, the US has never backed someone who did not turn on us. Given these kind of past failures, you would think Obama would know better. However, from his actions in the past, he appears only interested and aiding the spread of Islam rather than the welfare of the Country he was elected to Administer.

Jun 19, 2013 8:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
busseja wrote:

How about that Obama and McCain played as fools again. At least Russia has the good sense to help the right people now on the government side. Good article.

Jun 19, 2013 8:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
wyldbill wrote:

What a mess. One has to wonder what on earth the West has been doing for the 2 years this conflict has been going on. Where has the leadership been? Where have the supplies been. If the FSA loses to Assad we have only ourselves to blame.

Jun 19, 2013 8:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mirted wrote:

The fools are our government. Their motivation is position and power.
Pretensions of “caring” come only from avoiding reality. There milk of human kindness does not exist in Islam, let alone the flag of freedom. I say to test any “moderate muslim” if Israel has a right to exist, or if women have a right to equality. Want to bet on the pass-fail rate? The tragedies (like ours) that beset them are mainly products of their own culture(s)and the beliefs behind them have not changed since the 600′s.
It is not easy to stand by and observe their innocents violently destroyed, but it is much more foolish to arm those who would repay our involvement with more terror.

Jun 19, 2013 8:45am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mirted wrote:

The fools are our government. Their motivation is position and power.
Pretensions of “caring” come only from avoiding reality. There milk of human kindness does not exist in Islam, let alone the flag of freedom. I say to test any “moderate muslim” if Israel has a right to exist, or if women have a right to equality. Want to bet on the pass-fail rate? The tragedies (like ours) that beset them are mainly products of their own culture(s)and the beliefs behind them have not changed since the 600′s.
It is not easy to stand by and observe their innocents violently destroyed, but it is much more foolish to arm those who would repay our involvement with more terror.

Jun 19, 2013 8:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mirted wrote:

The fools are our government. Their motivation is position and power.
Pretensions of “caring” come only from avoiding reality. There milk of human kindness does not exist in Islam, let alone the flag of freedom. I say to test any “moderate muslim” if Israel has a right to exist, or if women have a right to equality. Want to bet on the pass-fail rate? The tragedies (like ours) that beset them are mainly products of their own culture(s)and the beliefs behind them have not changed since the 600′s.
It is not easy to stand by and observe their innocents violently destroyed, but it is much more foolish to arm those who would repay our involvement with more terror.

Jun 19, 2013 8:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
didihiggins wrote:

LEX said:
This is pure face saving.

The sinister plans of NATO and the GCC have been exposed… so now they have to back out and attempt to save face and diffuse the public backlash for supporting and arming Al Qaeda.

The orchestrators of this atrocity, and those who provided support to Terrorist organizations must be brought to justice.

Lex i couldnt have said it better myself, we all know this was never a popular uprising but actually a covert operation by the USA and Israel to Overthrow Assad. Rememeber Syrian Danny from CNN was saying the Syrian Civilans were crying out “wheres NATO wheres USA”,, thats when i knew we were being lied to,

Jun 19, 2013 8:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
didihiggins wrote:

So we all know the FSA was always a western backed Al Qeada sent in to overthrow Assad,,, this was never a rebel uprising from the beginning.

Jun 19, 2013 8:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
catdoc wrote:

Now who exactly is it that we are supposed to arm?

Jun 19, 2013 8:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
cooldela wrote:

Who exactly is the US supposed to support? Are we on the side of the Shite or Sunni factions? Or are there other factions? I get so confused I do not know who to pull for.

Jun 19, 2013 9:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Why?

Jun 19, 2013 9:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
4ever49 wrote:

Maybe we should stand back and wait to see which Islamic snake is left slithering.

Jun 19, 2013 9:20am EDT  --  Report as abuse
pyanitsa wrote:

Saudi Arabia was given the green light to supply French-made Mistral surface-to-air missiles to the rebels. Only a matter of time before these end up in the wrong place, in the wrong hands.

Jun 19, 2013 9:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
RalphCramden wrote:

And THIS is the situation into which Obama wants to send arms and advisors? Bad decision. The administration has absolutely no plan in place, no desired end game, no true understanding of the nature of the conflict. Even if we did the Russians are far more entrenched in Syria socially, politically, and militarily and have a far better understanding of what’s going on. America needs to stay out of Syria. This is too little, too late, and going to the wrong people.

Jun 19, 2013 9:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ragnarb wrote:

And who didn’t see this coming? From day 1 of the so called Arab spring, islamist radicals, the muslim brotherhood, have been doing what all good radicals do; waiting for the chaos to reach a point where they can step in and take control. It’s right out of the leftist handbook.

Jun 19, 2013 9:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
jertho wrote:

so they are kind of like the republican party then?

Jun 19, 2013 9:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
FR2011 wrote:

We (the US) need to stay out of Syria.

Jun 19, 2013 10:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
tagon wrote:

As has happened in Libya and Egypt, the radical Islamists in Syria will be supported by the Obama. Why would that be?

Jun 19, 2013 10:25am EDT  --  Report as abuse
wonderinghow wrote:

Who didn’t see this coming?

Jun 19, 2013 10:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse
TyroneJ wrote:

The real enemy is and always has been Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf Oil States. They are the ones who have been writing the cheques for Islamic extremists for decades now. This will only end when the US faces up to who the real enemy is, and takes them out.

Jun 19, 2013 11:01am EDT  --  Report as abuse
John2244 wrote:

The truth is that the rural countryside has a strong Islamic tendancy. They are better fighters just by the virtue that they work the fields and have simple philosophy. Syria is highly urbanized so its fairly easy for a hard core minority to suppress the majority. The only way to keep a lid on Islamic fundamentalism in a place like Syria is to have a secular government that curtails civil rights/liberties and his hard on any group that promotes religion in government. Someone sort of like Assad or his father. Assad is tough and un-democratic but he never killed or abused masses of political opponents like his father or Saddam. I don’t for a minute have an idea why we supported his downfall.

Jun 19, 2013 11:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Very detailed article. Not One Word about Chemical Weaponry.

Jun 19, 2013 11:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mitchie124 wrote:

You mean the CIA (Hit group for the international banking cartel) seize control.

Jun 19, 2013 11:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mitchie124 wrote:

You mean the CIA (Hit group for the international banking cartel) seize control.

Jun 19, 2013 11:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mitchie124 wrote:

You mean the CIA (Hit group for the international banking cartel) seize control.

Jun 19, 2013 11:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mitchie124 wrote:

You mean the CIA (Hit group for the international banking cartel) seize control.

Jun 19, 2013 11:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheGAGLine wrote:

Just in time for President Peace Prize’s weapons and money. Coincidence? I think not

Jun 19, 2013 11:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Is the same guy who ate the heart and liver of one of his foes in this “civil” war in Syria? Why are we letting Obama, McCain, Lindsay Graham and all the other progressives in Washington dictate to us another war with these heathens and other assorted cannibals? Why are we even contemplating getting into another war we cannot afford?

This needs to stop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHhdSJdTy-I

Jun 19, 2013 11:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
redrod wrote:

How could anyone think GOD could be associated with these ridiculous douchbags. Their very presence is blasphemy.

Jun 19, 2013 11:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
orlandojon2 wrote:

All of these regime change have one thing in common. The muslim brotherhood and extremists radical muslims are behind the “freedom fighters”. Funded and supplied by the CIA

Jun 19, 2013 11:47am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Havoc29 wrote:

And these are the guys that are now receiving military aid from our president. The same guys we have been at war with in Iraq and Afghanistan, we are emboldening them in Syria . . . good call Mr. President!?!?!

Jun 19, 2013 11:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
frek149kie wrote:

Surprise, surprise. And when yet another Islamic state raises their flag over Syria, I want Americans to again reflect on just who helped arm them. You’ll see his face on your favorite lamestream channel at five.

Jun 19, 2013 11:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
GorgesWalker wrote:

Sunni v Shi’a
Saudi Arabia v Iran
Everyone stay out of it.
Let them handle their own war.

Jun 19, 2013 11:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Hugh337 wrote:

Why is this a Special Report? Isn’t that reserved for something unexpected or unforeseen? Who didn’t see this coming? So the moderate had 2000 men. They are acting like that is a lot given the scope of the fighting. It isn’t.

Jun 19, 2013 12:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Hugh337 wrote:

I guess when Hillary hit the reset button, it reset our hatred of Al-Qaeda and radical Islamist back to the good guy side.

Jun 19, 2013 12:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Reality_Check wrote:

Obama wants to help only Obama and his fellow travelers on the road to a socialist United States.

Obama ask the U.S. military for a plan to help these moderate rebel groups.

The answer from the military was training programs, in Jordan, Turkey and inside liberated Syria run by U.S. Special forces who would build up strong ties between the U.S. and the future army of Syria.

Instead Obama has opted for CIA bases in only Turkey and Jordan with the same foreign trainers who trained the Islamist groups in Libya ( trainers from the Sunni Gulf States .

Obama is insisting on the same plan that is converting countries such as Egypt, Tunis and Libya into hardline Islamist dictatorships.

Anyone really surprised ?

Jun 19, 2013 12:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
nyr1940 wrote:

Let’s send them lots of cash and weapons. That usually works well for us.

Jun 19, 2013 12:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
wea975 wrote:

Let Ali take care of it.

Jun 19, 2013 12:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CecilJack wrote:

Imagine for a moment you’re obama. The world has you figured out. How can you now create a new clean and articulate image for yourself? Maybe you could shock the world, Do what Ike would do, and say to yourself the best option is to do nothing. Keep that a secret though, just like Ike would do. Imagine that. Doing nothing takes a genius. Who would have thought it. Too bad there are no more Ikes. (Oh, for the Obama voters this does not refer to Tina Turner’s Ike.)

Jun 19, 2013 12:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bammbamm2008 wrote:

What a ridiculous headline. Syria’s Islamists? As opposed to what?
Syria’s Catholics or Syria’s Jews?

Jun 19, 2013 12:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
tinking wrote:

Let the Arabs grind each other into the ground – the USA does not have a dog in this fight.

Jun 19, 2013 12:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Guy55 wrote:

I guess Obama’s foreign policy decision to arm the Syrian rebels with small arms only after they have been supplanted by more dedicated, more organized, Islamic radicals is a prime example of “leading from behind” . . . way behind.

Jun 19, 2013 12:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Capstan451 wrote:

Help each side just enough to keep either one from winning. The attrition produced by this conflict will be well worth the help provided.

Jun 19, 2013 12:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

The place is severely infected with religion and other forms of dangerous stupidity. Get the refugees to Turkey and Jordan. Nuke Syria.

Jun 19, 2013 12:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RickyMichael wrote:

Sending weapons to the rebels at this point will become just another Fast & Furious. DON’T DO IT!

Jun 19, 2013 12:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlexandriaL wrote:

This fits. Obama can now make his move.

Jun 19, 2013 12:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

The U.S. is actually in an ideal position here. We’ve got Islamists now fighting against….Hezbollah and Iran. Nobody knows whose 50-caliber Toyota is whose. And it’s costing us nothing. May they all kill each other gloriously in the name of Allah.

Jun 19, 2013 12:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sirandrew wrote:

Both sides of this conflict have one thing in common and that is the hate of The Western countries and they must be destroyed.
Supply arms to both sides and let them kill each other off.
The only good Muslim is a dead Muslim

Jun 19, 2013 12:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Kalamazoo2 wrote:

why are we (the US) involved in this mess? don’t we have better things to do, like impeaching a treasonous president?

Jun 19, 2013 12:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
cjdla wrote:

we should definetely get involved in this civil war. What could go wrong?

Jun 19, 2013 1:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AZsparrow wrote:

Obama should forget about saving face, and not supply any arms, it’s insane. We will all regret it later. We aren’t going to make any friends, only new enemies, and by default most everything supplied will fall into terrorist hands… you can count on it. At this point if Assad falls, which I tend to doubt, what follows will only be worse from what I can see.

Jun 19, 2013 1:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
cb2000a wrote:

This is exactly why we must not get involved at this point. To do so would be arming our enemies (which of course we did in Libya and Egypt). The POTUS and Congress seem hell bent on doing this even though 70% of the people they represent do not. The fed is out of control and out of touch with the people they represent (especially the Senate and POTUS).

Jun 19, 2013 1:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SKYDRIFTER wrote:

An interesting perspective on the mindsets in motion. Because of their religious discipline (fanatic beliefs), the Islamists are a parallel to the Taliban.

However, there should be no doubt that the arms captured by the Islamists will reach the hands of more Islamic fanatics. Not a good deal for the “West.”

If Assad loses, there could easily be some major weaponry on the loose.

The great unknown is what percentage of the Syrian fight is being waged by this style of Islamists. With Saudi support, they could be incredibly effective. It would take heavy weaponry to displace them.

Jun 19, 2013 1:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Russ76 wrote:

This is a talking point piece. It has been known to anyone following this that the US and NATO have been arming Al Qaeda forces to overthrow and install their own government there. A repeat of Libya if you will. Now the the masses are saying, wait, we are funding Al Qaeda? The kinds of news stories come out. More and more of us are seeing you Reuters. I see you, the real you. Your just a propaganda tool for war.

This is a cover story so Leaders in NATO, Britain, The US, The G8, G20 can say, That is Muslim extremists. Oh wow, we didn’t know. But they did. This story is a lie at best, a planted talking point.

Jun 19, 2013 1:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TastySalmon wrote:

What? You mean Reuters isn’t reporting propaganda anymore? They’re actually reporting what everyone knew… a year ago?

Jun 19, 2013 1:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Ranger450 wrote:

So, now we have President Obama, former President Clinton and Senator McCain, The Three Stooges of American foreign policy, calling for the US to get involved in the Syrian civil war. On who’s side; The Hezbollah terrorists or the al Qaeda terrorists?

Jun 19, 2013 1:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Slammy wrote:

Are these Syrian national Islamist’s or outside Islamist’s? If outside, what countries are they from? The reason I ask is that I cannot see Syria becoming an Islamic state without a second civil war more bloody than this one. Right now the Islamic faction is largely getting the outside money and help. But these people have been raised for generations with bars, music and open beaches with women in swim suits. I cannot see the people of Syria allowing Islamic law to take over once this is over. Of course, this assumes Syria is still whole. A breakup may change this.
I am starting to think the easiest thing is for Turkey, Jordan and possibly NATO to follow Russia’s example in South Ossetia. Which is just go in and secure some territory without UN approval to relieve the refuge problem. If Russia can do it, why not other nations?

Jun 19, 2013 1:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
QuidProQuo wrote:

I think our military is very confused and just out to arm anyone they can for the hell of it. I mean, really, we really would like Asad to go and have a bunch of freakishly evil radical religious zealots become recognized goverment officials. We let Mubarek fall and die, we let Ghadafi fall and die. We created nothing in the way of earning my respect or admiration for our involvement. And the military will not earn my repsect and involvement with this head game either.
We are so twisted in our ideals and what we think is a victory for our nation.

Jun 19, 2013 1:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KaosHiker wrote:

I predict that some time in the not too far future.
Our Potus will announce that he is ” converting to Islam.”
Sounds crazy huh.
Well I have been right on spot with all My other Predictions.
We shall see

Jun 19, 2013 1:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KaosHiker wrote:

@ IraqWarVet

You are confusing Your Islamic fanatics.
Iran backs Hezbollah / Shiites
Muslim Brotherhood backs Hamas / Sunnis

Jun 19, 2013 1:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dcfine wrote:

This is the peril of intervening in regions where the culture and the power are controlled by animals.

Jun 19, 2013 1:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sak61 wrote:

Palin was right. Let Allah work it out. It’s a proxy war between Iran and Saudi/Gulf States. Let those countries send in their troops and provide for the side they want to back.

Jun 19, 2013 1:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sak61 wrote:

Let Saudi/Gulf States support the ‘rebels’ in this proxy war with Iran. Not our problem.

Jun 19, 2013 1:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
YouSillyLib wrote:

Ahhh… Just another fine Arab Spring day….

Jun 19, 2013 1:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jj74 wrote:

“the Islamists’ goal of establishing a supreme religious leadership in the country.” Will that be beneficial to peace in the region?

Have the “moderate” groups we are planning on giving this aid to agreed to sign a pledge to recognize Israel’s right to exist?

It is magical thinking to believe that military aid will not be seized immediately by islamists. I fear this is a terrible mistake.

Jun 19, 2013 1:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jj74 wrote:

“the Islamists’ goal of establishing a supreme religious leadership in the country.” Will that be beneficial to peace in the region?

Have the “moderate” groups we are planning on giving this aid to agreed to sign a pledge to recognize Israel’s right to exist?

It is magical thinking to believe that military aid will not be seized immediately by islamists. I fear this is a terrible mistake.

Jun 19, 2013 1:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Yashmak wrote:

So NOW, NOW that Islamists have taken control of the rebels. . .NOW we’re talking about sending them weapons?

Is this administration out of it’s mind?!?

Jun 19, 2013 1:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
chekovmerlin wrote:

We want to get involved with these Islamists? Pure unadulterated madness!

Jun 19, 2013 2:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Wavedoctor wrote:

America is backing the wrong side, again. We should back Assad to maintain a non-Caliphate candidate nation we won’t have to bomb back to the stone age in the future.

Jun 19, 2013 2:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BillFreeman wrote:

On an off-topic. Please note that BillFreemanUSA does not pass Reuters profanity filter. Dear Reuters, please help me to understand what part of BillFreemanUSA you consider to be profane?

Jun 19, 2013 2:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Galut11 wrote:

this is the reason that we should step out of the way a and let Islamist thugs go at despot Assad …let thug kill thug…Re-position our support to the innocent refugees and their needs ..there by developing the moderate base that will pickup the pieces ….

Jun 19, 2013 2:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
crittertron wrote:

They are organized, not corrupt, bring law, order, security, electricity, food, water & commerce into an area that has not known it since the beginning of the war & make an army of criminals, drunks & brawlers that have been robbing the public for a year vanish overnight.

Finding it hard to see the Islamist fighters as wrong or bad. Just sayin.

Please don’t say anything stupid like the killing of civilians. Assad has done that, hell AMERICA does it every day. Its war.

Jun 19, 2013 2:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Slammy wrote:

I am a little surprised by the number of posts that keep blaming Hilary Clinton for something. For those who have not gotten the memo, she quit, out of a job, no longer is making decisions… Please update your contact information.

Jun 19, 2013 2:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
crittertron wrote:

Hey Reality_Check, ever ride down a public road on a public school bus to go to public school? Get a 4 year degree from a State school? Ever collect unemployment or disability? How about social security or Medicaid?

I’ll bet you’ve benefited more from socialism than people that live in communist countries with developing industrial economies.

Guess what Reality_Check, YOU ARE A SOCIALIST. And your Republican gods from gilded days of yore helped create it right along side Democrats.

Oh and BTW, I’m not a Democrat or anything but since you guys keep throwing American blood on Obama’s hands I thought I’d throw some back.

Remember Beirut? Yet to find Obama do something THAT stupid.

Jun 19, 2013 2:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
johndowns wrote:

First piece of reporting on Syria in western press that has seemed at all credible that I have seen.

Jun 19, 2013 2:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
cek100248 wrote:

There are no good guys in this conflict. I’m happy to watch them kill each other into extinction.

Jun 19, 2013 2:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
thrushjz wrote:

How appeasement works…we keep appeasing and apologizing for ourselves, and they keep killing us, 4 more Americans dead after Taliban says they want to talk…

Jun 19, 2013 2:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

@AlfBundy

“Why does it seem that Liberal politicians ALWAYS back people that commit crimes, steal, rob, and murder? Backing these jackasses is the worst thing America can do. Just another country toppled by the islamists. Now they will have oil, chemical weapons, nukes, and many peoples to terrorize in the Middle East but coming soon to Detroit!”

Liberals know more than you. Don’t ask questions for subjects you don’t understand, and just trust in the elite, all powerful, government, and it’s wonderful leaders.

Jun 19, 2013 2:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CheckItOut wrote:

The radical Muslims or Islamists always tend to dominate the rest, even in the minority, because they are willing to intimidate and do intimidate. That’s the pitfall with thinking a Muslim population in your country is no problem if most are not Islamists. The radicals will scare & dominate the rest.

http://shoebat.com/2011/07/02/what-to-expect-the-effect-of-muslim-population-growth-on-a-society/

Jun 19, 2013 3:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Fromkin wrote:

The truth starts to come out?

Jun 19, 2013 3:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Galut11 wrote:

Except for containment and destruction of of the poison gas WMDs ,we should step out of the way and let the Islamic radicals and despot Assad do each other in ….keep our troops completely out of the conflict ….

Jun 19, 2013 3:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
VultureTX wrote:

@crittertron

well that public education must have failed you then.

IF the government has socialist based programs and RC benefited from them. It does not mean that RC is a socialist. It may just mean he’s smart.

/or that you need to study english more and understand what words mean when strung together.

Jun 19, 2013 3:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
David_SD wrote:

Doesn’t this make you just want to open the doors even WIDER to immigration from the Third World?

Jun 19, 2013 3:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheMrSid wrote:

And we are going to arm these people?

Jun 19, 2013 3:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
weintrouble wrote:

Should we expect anything else from this administration? They have a hidden agenda and it is not in this country or the world’s best interests.

Jun 19, 2013 3:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
weintrouble wrote:

Should we expect anything else from this administration? They have a hidden agenda and it is not in this country or the world’s best interests.

Jun 19, 2013 3:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
LuJr75 wrote:

Wake me when the revolution starts.

Jun 19, 2013 3:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
LuJr75 wrote:

Wake me when the revolution starts.

Jun 19, 2013 3:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
LuJr75 wrote:

Wake me when the revolution starts.

Jun 19, 2013 3:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Fromkin wrote:

@Slammy

Where is the FSA?

I thought I told you it was a shell organization. Truth is the FSA has never really existed. It was a facade for murderous mercenaries and terrorists trained by Blackwater and other western mercenaries companies. You can only play this game for so long. Game is almost over. Within 6 months there will be shocking revelations about this Israeli instigated aggression of Syria.

Jun 19, 2013 3:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Wow Reuters is doing some pretty heavy censoring today. Probably takes a little extra time to shoot a copy of every post over to their beloved Dear Leader’s WH for scrutiny.

Jun 19, 2013 3:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Fromkin wrote:

@Slammy

Sunnis against Sunnis.

“A suicide bomber blew himself up as he embraced a Sunni Muslim political leader in northern Iraq on Wednesday, killing the man and four of his family a day before elections in the area.

Al Qaeda’s local wing has increased its attacks this year, often targeting moderate Sunni Muslim leaders in a bid to ignite sectarian upheaval and undermine Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s Shi’ite-led government.”

Read the rest of this story it’s here on Reuters.

Read the secong paragraph closely. A Sunni blew himself up as he ambrasse a Sunni politician. So much for a sectarian war between Shiites and Sunnis. These animals do not care who they kill.

Go Sunnis.

Jun 19, 2013 3:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
xyz2055 wrote:

weintrouble..Please! The Republicans in Congress and particularly McCain are pushing Obama into this thing. In the end the rebels will make Assad look good. Stop sending money and don’t send arms to Syria. Bad move..just walk away.

Jun 19, 2013 3:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
loweed wrote:

There are crazies everywhere! NOThING new here! except we need to defend this country from these idiots, and our Prez. Obama likes them!

Jun 19, 2013 4:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Sounds familiar. American ambassador killed. Obama dithers. Obama is one of the best dither’ers I have seen. Maybe he talked to them.

Jun 19, 2013 4:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
VultureTX wrote:

@xyz2055
wait so you are saying that Obama is such a weak president that w/o a single law being passed the subject , Obama is obeying Congress on this?

the IRS scandal
Benghazi,
nsa
Gitmo

yep Obama is powerless and evidently unable to communicate that to americans, so why did you vote for him?

/or he he is just a faceman that lied and passes the blame. I know which story I believe based on his history and own words before he became prez.

Jun 19, 2013 4:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
xyz2055 wrote:

VultureTX..I’d try and have an intelligent conversation with you..but one of us is an idiot. And it isn’t me…:)

Jun 19, 2013 4:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RazorArk wrote:

Let’s all give Mr. Obama a big hand. He single-handedly has advanced the cause of radical Islam more than anyone army could. He complained about how Bush destablilized the middle east and then comes along behind him and helps facilitate Islamic takeovers of Egypt, Libya, and now Syria. The women of the Muslim world will have Obama to thank for their descent into ancient time chattel status for men. Rape, mutilation, and murder are now the expectation of these women. Hooray for Obama who claims to love womens so much.

Jun 19, 2013 4:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
accbar wrote:

Let us remove ourselves from this alternative reality created by imbeciles who feel that other people will act in ways as irrational as they themselves behave. For our leaders have no god but feeble power. Yet they long for elevation to the destroy their enemies in the name of the religion of man they have created for themselves.
That is why the left supports Islam, they are jealous of that power.
Islam is a religion of conquest. It is a political system which aims to kill you, or convert you so that you will kill your neighbor. There are no better angels, only reporters of your crimes and small acts of goodness by the angels of Allah. In other words, there are few who will not be damned. Yet one sure way to salvation is to die in the service of the Umma (the followers of Allah). This is not an Arab Spring. This is Winter for everyone.

Jun 19, 2013 4:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Yeeeeech wrote:

Quote from the article:

“But most importantly, Western powers fear that if weapons are delivered to Syrian rebels, there would be few guarantees they would not end up with radical Islamist groups, such as Jabhat al-Nusra, who might one day use them against Western interests.”

You mean like Afganistan?

Jun 19, 2013 4:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
tewk wrote:

“Oh dear teleprompter, please tell me what to do ?!”

Jun 19, 2013 4:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dawn_C wrote:

The “rebels” that Obama and his cronies are supplying ammunition and armaments to are the same “Islamists” they are talking about it this article. Their commander killed another rebel the other day by slicing his neck, then removing his liver and his heart. He then proceeded to eat the rebel’s heart. Is that the kind of man that this country wants to support. I beg you America, wake up before its too late.

Jun 19, 2013 4:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
xyz2055 wrote:

accbar…the left supports Islam? They are jealous of that power? What power? Answer me this! What is Barack Obama..is he on the left or the right? If you say the right..no one will believe you. Yet he has killed more islamist with drones than anyone ever. Does that sound like the left supports islam?

Jun 19, 2013 4:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

We can gain from this. Tax the rebels.

Jun 19, 2013 4:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
4NoParty wrote:

Since Obama has just been quoted as saying that Religious schools are divisive, and seems to think Christian schools should be a thing of the past, maybe he will come out and discuss the dangers of militant Muslim Countries….not just schools, but a virulent form of Islam which has complete control of all citizens. The Arab Spring is a complete failure and giving arms to the jhiadist and al qaeda in Syria, and Egypt, is suicidal, why hasn’t Obama figured that out?

Jun 19, 2013 5:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
4NoParty wrote:

Since Obama has just been quoted as saying that Religious schools are divisive, and seems to think Christian schools should be a thing of the past, maybe he will come out and discuss the dangers of militant Muslim Countries….not just schools, but a virulent form of Islam which has complete control of all citizens. The Arab Spring is a complete failure and giving arms to the jhiadist and al qaeda in Syria, and Egypt, is suicidal, why hasn’t Obama figured that out?

Jun 19, 2013 5:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dencal26 wrote:

So Obama and Hillary really screwed this up. Now Obama is arming the radicals. HELLOOOO

Jun 19, 2013 5:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
madmaxx wrote:

Bunch of bullies, all of them, breaking up the place!

Jun 19, 2013 5:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
hkcavalier wrote:

There are groups friendly to the West in Syria? News to me.

Jun 19, 2013 5:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
OldmanRick wrote:

Mark my words. This Syrian thingy is devolving into a clash of ideologies – Sunni versus Shite or visa versa. Regardless, it would be to the West’s benefit to sit this one out and let the sects settle their differences.

Jun 19, 2013 5:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
LastCrusader wrote:

When Obama came into office there was only one Iran. Now we Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Egypt, Lebanon, Yemen, and Turkey with Radical Islamists in charge and Syria will just be the next peg on the board. Thank Barry. Just what you planned all along right?

Jun 19, 2013 5:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
joe10082 wrote:

Syria will one day in the not to distant future be renamed Hezbollah.

Jun 19, 2013 5:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

the guy in the Drudge pic linking to this story looks just like Osama’s sidekick in the “Osama’s Cave of Evil” that you can’t find on the ‘net anymore.

Jun 19, 2013 5:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Loucleve2 wrote:

I hope we are doing background checks on these syrian rebels.

after all, we are giving them FULLY automatic weapons.

Jun 19, 2013 6:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
tmbttd1 wrote:

On the surface what bothers me is Obama, the so-called war-ending president vows to help the “rebels” (and from this article does anyone really know just who the rebels are?) and then Russia’s Putin comes along and warns the U.S. that he/they are prepared to assist and support the current regime’s Assad … which tells me this could very easily escalate into the old Russia vs. the United States. Why? Because I think Putin’s string pullers have not forgiven the Communist Party caving in to Ronald Reagan just as I think Obama’s string pullers are just as happy fueling that ideological war. Both Russia and the U.S. economies have historically thrived under war conditions than peace.

Jun 19, 2013 6:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
tmbttd1 wrote:

On the surface what bothers me is Obama, the so-called war-ending president vows to help the “rebels” (and from this article does anyone really know just who the rebels are?) and then Russia’s Putin comes along and warns the U.S. that he/they are prepared to assist and support the current regime’s Assad … which tells me this could very easily escalate into the old Russia vs. the United States. Why? Because I think Putin’s string pullers have not forgiven the Communist Party caving in to Ronald Reagan just as I think Obama’s string pullers are just as happy fueling that ideological war. Both Russia and the U.S. economies have historically thrived under war conditions than peace.

Jun 19, 2013 6:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Hezbollah moves into Syria. Hey, Palestinians are finally getting their state! Good things happen to those who wait. Comes with some more burned-up toyota trucks, and several thousand stray dogs killed by Sarin gas. Fixer-upper.

Jun 19, 2013 6:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
comprof wrote:

Islam: a growing, tyrannical cancer spreading throughout the word with the potential and purpose of of destroying everyone who disagree with them.

Jun 19, 2013 6:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TastySalmon wrote:

This shouldn’t be a Democrat versus Republican issue. BOTH parties are equally responsible for war profiteering, backroom deals, suppression of the will of the American people and the murder of innocents.

We have seen through the last decade that there is no inherent difference between Obama and Bush. Both are puppets of the most wealthy people on the planet and both are willing to get our country into a conflict we don’t belong in to enrich their masters.

Our entire government is bought and paid for by the elite. I think we can at least all agree on this.

How do we prevent war profiteering?

1.) Impose term limits on every senator, representative and supreme court justice. Raises for elected federal politicians must be voted on by the American people.
2.) Ban campaign donations by corporations and individuals. Set a dollar limit for campaigns that is entirely paid for by tax dollars.
3.) Destroy the revolving door between the private sector and the federal government. If you’ve been a CEO of a major corporation, you cannot hold appointed or elected office. If you hold appointed or elected office, you cannot become a CEO or any major player of a corporation once your public term has expired.

Follow these steps and we never again have a war for corporate profit, and the elite will be powerless in choosing the direction of our country.

Jun 19, 2013 6:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KaosHiker wrote:

@ Alkaline State

You are confusing your islamic radical jihadis.

Hezbollah = Lebanon,Golan Heights,Syria. Supported by Iran.

Hamas = West Bank,Gaza Strip,Obama. Supported by Muslim Brotherhood

Jun 19, 2013 7:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
rbblum wrote:

Flip a coin . . . choose a side . . . but, if asked who the US is backing or why, the administration will say I DON’T KNOW . . . unless it is read in the newspaper.

Jun 19, 2013 7:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
APNichols wrote:

So good americans – what are you going to do about it? If you havent realised it by now, your opinions dont matter to your Pres, congress and senate populated with people chosen for their loyalty to war before you “elected” them.

Jun 19, 2013 7:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Androctonus wrote:

I love how you guys blame each others sides for this mess.

People need to see past their own noses to see what’s really happening here but again, people just want a scape goat from the other sides camp to blame. The truth of the matter won’t be accepted by most people who comment here, especially the most vocal ones.

Jun 19, 2013 7:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

@tmbttd1

” Both Russia and the U.S. economies have historically thrived under war conditions than peace.”

That is a falacy. We have grown only during times of peace that followed wars. Our biggest economic expansions happened after wars ended. Look it up. We have been at war for 12 years now. How do you think the US economy is doing?

Jun 19, 2013 8:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

@xyz2055

Obama also was happy with the Arab Spring and supported islamists in Libya with no problem. He was happy our ally was replaced in Egypt with the Muslim Brotherhood. He is playing both sides out of pure ignorance, naivety, or genius. I am not sure which.

Jun 19, 2013 8:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Galut11 wrote:

Whether Democrat ,Independent,or Republican – We need to stay out of this conflict ….there is no viable good guy in this conflict… maximize our support to the refugee population physical NEEDS that have left Syria. maybe keep an eye on the Chemical weapons and destroy as necessary.

Bottom line Let the radical thugs and the Despot Assad slug it out and weaken each other…

Jun 19, 2013 8:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
xyz2055 wrote:

Though I’m certainly no fan of Sara Palin’s..I was amused by the comment she made yesterday…”Kill them all and let allah sort it out”.

Jun 19, 2013 8:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
onlyif wrote:

who cares.. what about the women and children. it’s all about the women and children. Children and women. Females and Children.

Western leaders are smart and capable people, they’ll be able to arm these freedom terrorists with the full knowledge that those weapons wont fall into the wrong hands..

Remember the only way to achieve peace and security and the end of civilian deaths is to send more and more weapons. And even more. More things that go bang will end the death.

I never realized just how corrupt these leaders of democracy are… may the blow-back come to haunt them and stain their reputations

Jun 19, 2013 8:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mickelenische wrote:

“As the Syrian civil war got under way”

It is “underway” – one word, not two.

Jun 19, 2013 8:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
xyz2055 wrote:

TheNewWorld..what does all of those uprisings have in common..Egypt, Libya and Syria? A group of rebels trying to overthrow a dictator. The U.S. has a long history of engaging in those activities..it isn’t just Obama.

Jun 19, 2013 8:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CindyBP wrote:

Ok, explain to me why when these countries are made of sand we are not just turning them into glass…….

Jun 19, 2013 9:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CindyBP wrote:

Ok, explain to me when a country is made of sand, we do not just turn it into glass.

Jun 19, 2013 9:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
DbPolk wrote:

Obama is stringing the 2008 loser and his party. Keep Israel quiet too. But an invasion or arming? Not for a minute.

Jun 19, 2013 9:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
farmerdude wrote:

…and Obama wants to work with these crazies….and he tells the Irish that Catholic Education is bad. What a bunch of weirdos are ruining, I mean running this world….Hopefully its not hopeless.

Jun 19, 2013 9:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
hellashound wrote:

I just love reading Roiders commentary. There’s always so much going on between the lines. Now it’s poor little rebels getting sand kicked in their faces by “Islamist” bullies. Golly. Maybe British forces should rush in to save the day? No. That’s no good. They would only seek out victims of British brutality to fill their reporter’s notebooks. Seems to me that the best course is just to look away.

Jun 19, 2013 9:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mdntcowboy wrote:

The amount of damage that Obama has done to the US and the world on the foreign policy front will take a century to correct. The US would be better off with no head of state over this naive and idiotic “leader”.

Jun 19, 2013 10:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bojak wrote:

This is exactly the type of article that I wish I saw more of in the press – boots on the ground, first-class investigative journalism.

I’ve argued these points for months in comment sections of various websites. General Salim Idris is the commander of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). And Idris is, in fact, a secular nationalist. This is the organization that is slated to receive Western arms and largesse.

But there is no mere fly in this ointment, there is rather an entire hive of bees. Why? Because the FSA is not a fighting force – they are an umbrella organization composed of a great number of militias. Fighting units want to join the FSA for one reason – they want some of the Western goodies coming down the pike. Idris has stated that he accepts all fighting units into the FSA, Islamist or otherwise. The reason he does it is apparent to me: The more men he can prove are fighting under the FSA banner, the more aid he can ask for.

The authors point out that the solid majority of FSA fighters are of the Salafist variety. So when the president tells us that our weapons deliveries will not fall into the hands of the extremists, he is flat out wrong.

The authors also make the key observation that the Islamist fighting units who are in the vanguard of the revolution have, at times, disarmed the smaller, more moderate units. Other weapons will certainly be stolen. Still others, in the spirit of the Mideast bazaar, will be sold at well above market prices.

Thanks again for a mini-masterpiece of an article!

thecamelshumpblog.com

Jun 19, 2013 11:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
EMTbiker wrote:

Ever since 09-11-01 when a member of the Saudi Royal family orchestrated an attack on the Pentagon and Twin towers, the oligarchy of the Sunni oil sheiks of Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have been financing and controlling various Sunni, Salafist, Wahhabi sects that have committed 90% of the world’s terrorism. The decadent socialist welfare states of the NATO nations need foreigners to supplement and subsidize their national debts. The plutocratic, yet very patriotic, leaders of China merely lend back some of their free trade profits to influence or bribe Western leaders. Likewise the international banking cartel, the same people who own or Control the Federal Reserve Bank, IMF, World Bank and the national banks of Europe also wield undue power and influence in their NATO debtor nations. The same is true of the control the Sunni oil princes wield in the West. The Sunni monarchist control the energy prices and supply and threaten to devalue or even reject the dollar as the medium of exchange. This un holy alliance of progressive, liberal humanist and Marxist of the West, as exemplified by the Democratic Party, in collusion with their creditors ; the Zionist financial magnates, the Sunni oil sheiks and Chinese Communist Party elite does have an agenda and commonality. The European and American liberals want a resurgence of the Holy Roman Empire, an empire ruled by elite liberal lords, progressive plutocratic patricians and Bolshevik Bureaucrats, The Sunni sheiks want a Caliphate that enslaves or eradicates all kaffirs under their domain, including Hindus and atheists, but especially Shia. Their goal is to destroy all Shia led governments, like those in Libya and Iran and replace them with compliant governments controlled by the old men of the mountain assassins found in Al Qaeda, the Taliban and Muslim Brotherhood. The Chinese, led by nationalist, patriotic leaders who do not use UN treaties as a means of treason nor betray their national sovereignty to some tyranny of foreigners will establish an empire greater than Kublai Kahn’s.

In short our progressive, liberal leaders in the West are nothing but subservient vassals and Janissaries to Beijing, Tel Aviv and Riyadh-Qatar and are joined in the alliance against all conservative, capitalist, nationalist, Christian, Caucasians. Right now, only Orthodox Russia, led by Vladimir Putin has the courage and conviction to withstand this unholy alliance.

Jun 19, 2013 12:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ABilderburger wrote:

This is the very predictable consequence of Obama not being able to make a timely decision to support the Syrian rebels.

Jun 20, 2013 1:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SGrady wrote:

No weapons to anyone in Syria…my tax dollars need to stay out of this fight and so does my Army Husband and all his military friends…this is NOT our fight and we have no way of knowing who is the lesser of the two evils…because there is NO good guy in this fight! What possible reason do we have to intervene in Syria…peace in the Middle East…Please do not even try that old cliché…Oil? Fairly certain Syria has far less than even the state of Arkansas. Sorry for the loss of innocent life they are enduring but we Americans just don’t have the cash to support another war where the “side” we help later turns on us!

Jun 20, 2013 2:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
spectre0o0 wrote:

so no one here ever saw Charlie Wilson’s War ? we created al Qaeda, it means the database. we armed them to fight the soviets in Afghanistan.

Jun 20, 2013 2:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
spectre0o0 wrote:

so no one here ever saw Charlie Wilson’s War ? we created al Qaeda, it means the database. we armed them to fight the soviets in Afghanistan.

Jun 20, 2013 2:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse

All of you are missing the point. Whether this is “good journalism” or not. Step back and look at the big picture.

What is happening in this country or anywhere else in the world is the result of psychopathic, elite “leaders” who have no true idea of what they’re doing other than fueling their delusional desire for power, control, ego and financial wealth.

With over six billion confused, misdirected, indoctrinated humans on the planet, we’re a long way from solving unnecessary conflicts like this. Sadly, it boils down to the massive flaws in the human species. This, unfortunately is what is typically overlooked by most of these so-called news stories. Who will step up and begin to try and understand a better way to educate people?

From our god-awful Keynesian economics, to the flawed and equally awful political system which pukes on “natural law,” more people need to wake up and understand the big picture.

This “war” is the direct result of unnecessary meddling from the ever growing “governments” that people have been coaxed into thinking are required. Our lovely republic in America lasted how long before it was corrupted? A few weeks?

It is my opinion that we cannot reverse the plague any more. Once again humanity will suffer the worst atrocities in history once again. We just don’t learn anything from our mistakes.

Jun 20, 2013 3:58am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Quarkto wrote:

This article is quite strange as it actually contains real information and isn’t the usual pure propaganda we come here to laugh at or use to derive what is really true.

The US/Israel just made it legal to fund the treasonous Al CIAda terrorist to destroy yet another stable government and commit more war crimes. That is counter productive IMO.

Jun 20, 2013 4:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
CecilJack wrote:

Former Ambassador Michael Bolton confirmed today that the administration’s handling of the Syrian debacle and its effect on the United States isn’t at all unlike what happens to a very high dollar luxury vehicle when a homie sets out to take it from the adult owner by force, drives it around recklessly, and eventually burns it with the rightful owner tied up and helpless in the trunk.

Jun 20, 2013 6:30am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Pat_Rich wrote:

“Dithering” is a defining characteristic of Obama and his administration, whose motto should be, “Either late or never.”

Jun 20, 2013 7:29am EDT  --  Report as abuse
theagitator wrote:

Assad had a sectarian country where Christians and Islamists lived peacefully. This is mostly about Israel wanting Assad out of power, just as they wanted Saddam out and the neocons pushed the effort on to America. The rebel groups and turmoil were created by the Mossad and possibly the CIA, just as was done in other countries to create regime change. The innocent Syrian people being killed are pawns in a destabilization plan. If the USA gets involved it only creates more incentives for terrorism against us. We need to stay out of it.

Jun 20, 2013 8:07am EDT  --  Report as abuse
VultureTX wrote:

@Theagi lied “Assad had a sectarian country where Christians and Islamists lived peacefully”

really the Assads have killed tens of thousands of Syrian Sunnis and Christians before 2009 (latest rebellion startup).

Love it how muslims can never do anything since they all submit to Allah aka Assad or the local Imam.
It must be the “evil joos” ala Mossad who ever question authority, make progress, or actually point out how bad the situation is.

Jun 20, 2013 8:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SABP wrote:

I don’t get this, U.S is against Al-Qaeda, yet it’s arming them now !
How can they arm people who have killed a 15 year old boy just because he had allegedly insulted Mohammed at a moment of rage ?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10111687/15-year-old-boy-executed-for-blasphemy-by-Syria-jihadists.html

Jun 20, 2013 12:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
drooker wrote:

To everyone commenting here:

I’m willing to bet that some of you could not even find Syria on a map if challenged to do so at the very moment that I write this (meaning, without doing a google search first). If that’s the case, you shouldn’t be commenting here.

Jun 20, 2013 4:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
drooker wrote:

@ VultureTX

No, Assad has NOT killed Christans. It would be suicidal for him to do so.

Jun 20, 2013 4:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
navidfa wrote:

@drooker,

Carpet bombing entire cities and villages does not discriminate between christian or shia. Assad has killed everybody from all walks of life. Random bombing and shelling by Assad regime has killed tens of thousands across Syria.

Jun 20, 2013 7:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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