Syria's warring parties share ire over jovial photos of local truce

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sabrefencer wrote:

why should they not celebrate for having a few hours off from killing , maiming, hating themselves?…if this halt, lasted for months, they all just stay in their positions, no one moves an inch to gain ground…or fires a shot…till a deal hammers out, just something, to stop all the killing…why would anyone be upset, except those Muslim sociopaths, sent in from the outside, to do nothing but kill in the name of their mullahs and Iran’s agenda.

Feb 18, 2014 10:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
RobertFrost wrote:

This article somehow confirms that the general feeling of Western commentators, which must be aligned with their editors and the line of the Official Information System, is for a continued war and destruction in Syria.

The National Defence Committees are doing exactly what is needed to bring peace to that bereaved land, irrespective of who is the ultimate winner of there effort. The fact that they managed, with Russia’s help, and not the UN, to do so in Homs, and before that in many areas in the South, suggests that there is hope for a peaceful resolution of the conflict – again, irrespective who benefits from a stop to killing, robberies, destruction and mayhem.

In the light of what happened in the last three years, there is no way the Syrian regime could go back to its previous practices. By the same token, it is ludicrous to think that the government could be displaced by armed groups mostly standing against democracy and freedom, and entirely financed by foreign interventionists, including the Saudi and Qatar regimes, who do not even have a parliament, ruled by the big Sheikh’s edicts and dictats and wouldn’t recognize democracy even if it bit them.

Where is the concern about human beings when it does not agree with the editorial line of an Official Information System?

Feb 18, 2014 11:04am EST  --  Report as abuse
inMyView wrote:

Even after brutal armed confrontations people might come to reason (in Syria). I wonder if there is a moral in it for me (in Israel).

Feb 18, 2014 11:32am EST  --  Report as abuse
Fromkin wrote:

“Pictures of rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad laughing and shaking hands after a local ceasefire have sparked outrage on both sides, shocked at the outpouring of goodwill after three years of fierce bloodletting.”

Not true. This article suggests that Reuters is under pressure for showing a picture and publishing a story which do not fit the usual propaganda narrative against Syria.

There is no outrage on the side I am supporting. None. We know on my side that the Syrian government has a ministry in charge of reconciliation led by an opposition figure who lost his son in this faux rebellion and who has been working hard to reconcile Syrians.

On my side we are happy to see anything that will bring peace to Syria and stop bloodshed regardless of which side benefits as long as they are Syrians.

To that end the Syrian government has repeatedly said that it would welcome any Syrian citizen who was misled by the Victoria Nulands of this world as long as he was not part of organ eating monsters.

Maybe the rare picture on Reuters yesterday showing realtively nice buildings and smiling government and opposition forces side by side sparked outrage among regime changers who like pictures of destructions and death in Syria.

Washington and its allies will never support any idea of peace and reconciliation in Syria as long as their goal of regime change is not achieved.

Feb 18, 2014 12:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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