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Moderate Syrians now stand
no chance of defeating Assad

Telegraph [UK], by Con Coughlin

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/12/2013 9:59:57 AM

The depressing news that Britain and the US have been forced to suspend assistance to the Syrian rebels effectively sounds the death knell for any remaining hope the moderate Syrian opposition may have entertained of defeating the Assad regime. As I have been warning for some months now, the Syrian opposition is now effectively in the hands of al-Qaeda and other hardline Islamist groups, which have a very different agenda to the secular-led Free Syrian Army (FSA), which has received the backing of Western powers since the country´s brutal civil war erupted nearly three years. The assistance provided by countries

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: billp, 12/12/2013 10:15:12 AM     (No. 9650875)

Anyone notice how al Queda always seems to come out ahead when Obama gets involved?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: swarfer, 12/12/2013 10:17:46 AM     (No. 9650878)

Selectively arming rebel military groups never works and only leads to extended bloodshed. Again the Obama regime shows its ignorance of real world affairs.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/12/2013 10:56:47 AM     (No. 9650927)

Crimes of omission are seldom prosecuted.

Remember the "Green Revolution" that rocked and nearly toppled the Mullahs in Iran ?

Ya....Barky doesn´t remember it either.

For a bunch of "Can´t shoot straight" leftists, this regime is mighty good at failing to show up and help at the most critical moments.

See: Benghazi

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 12/12/2013 11:24:13 AM     (No. 9650974)

When you arm the rebels with heavy and light weapons with ammunition from the murdered Ghadaffi regime (remember him?) they should come with instruction. See ´Benghazi Fast and Furious Middle East Style´.
"When firing successfully on the enemy DO NOT expend your ammunition into the air in celebration. You may need it in the next encounter".
Assad isn´t going anywhere and the al-Qaeda rebels fueled by Obama with his communist cabal are going to lose. Russia knows this and the ´chess playing pigeon´ Obama doesn´t. Moose face Kerry is clueless.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: melman, 12/12/2013 12:20:22 PM     (No. 9651053)

Morons, ("they" the idiots in the US Government)are helping radical Islamist take another country. At least the Egyptians woke up and realised what was happening.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 12/12/2013 12:41:38 PM     (No. 9651085)

...Syrian opposition is now effectively in the hands of al-Qaeda and other hardline Islamist groups...

And John McCain says?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bohallx, 12/12/2013 4:24:03 PM     (No. 9651401)


Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: hdgalley, 12/12/2013 5:01:56 PM     (No. 9651446)

The democrats never seem to understand what war is all about.....Kill or be killed


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