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Old 2012-07-27, 13:28   Link #161
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which it won't, and he certainly won't have enough support within his own faction to launch a genocide against half the country, would would be over 13 million.

Assad may be a tyrant, but he's certainly not stupid.
Not that stupid, at least. Or perhaps, he is. But he won't be able to pull it off.

Especially not after a powerful Sunni supporter has changed side. His regime's structure is now seriously crumbling.
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Old 2012-08-06, 16:12   Link #162
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Syria premier defects to opposition:

"Syria's prime minister fled the country on Monday, denouncing the "terrorist
regime" of Bashar al-Assad as the United States hailed the highest level
government defection as a sign the Syrian president was losing his grip.

Riyad Hijab, who like much of the opposition comes from Syria's Sunni Muslim
majority, was not part of Assad's inner circle, but as prime minister and the most
senior civilian official to defect his departure dealt a symbolic blow to an
establishment rooted in the president's minority Alawite sect.

Opposition figures, buoyant despite setbacks in recent heavy fighting around
Damascus and Aleppo, spoke of an extensive and long-planned operation to spirit
not just Hijab but numerous members of his extended family across the Jordanian
border."

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http://news.yahoo.com/syrian-premier...093020493.html
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Old 2012-08-06, 16:14   Link #163
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No way to really tell how this is going to go anymore.
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Old 2012-08-13, 13:20   Link #164
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Syrian pilot ejects, rebels say they downed plane:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/08...-downed-plane/


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Syria's UN human rights envoy defects:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7...268076,00.html


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Northern ‘Liberated’ Syrian City Lives in Post-Assad Mode:

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/inter...ad-mode/538011


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Syrians wage frenzied propaganda war on social media:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Syri...media_999.html


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CIA polices weapons entry to Syria as spooks invade Turkey:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news...-1226448705909
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Old 2012-08-17, 15:22   Link #165
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Over 2,000 Syrians Including One General Flee to Turkey:

"Over 2,000 Syrians, including one defecting general, fled to Turkey on Thursday
after a Syrian air strike on the northern rebel bastion of Aazaz in northern Syria, a
Turkish diplomat said Friday.

The latest group of 2,204 people brought the number of Syrian refugees in Turkey
to more than 62,000, the diplomat told AFP on condition of anonymity."

See:

http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/5...flee-to-turkey


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Securing Syria chemical weapons may take tens of thousands of troops:

"The United States and its allies are discussing a worst-case scenario that could
require tens of thousands of ground troops to go into Syria to secure chemical
and biological weapons sites following the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's
government, according to U.S. and diplomatic officials."

See:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.ph...nce&Itemid=118


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Plane diverts to Syria, passengers asked if they could pay for fuel:

"An emergency layover in Syria's war-torn capital was bad enough. Then
passengers on Air France Flight 562 were asked to open their wallets to check if
they had enough cash to pay for more fuel."

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http://overheadbin.nbcnews.com/_news...main=worldnews
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Old 2012-08-18, 05:59   Link #166
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Rebels advance closer to Aleppo airport
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Old 2012-08-18, 21:52   Link #167
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Syrian opposition fighters acquire Stinger missiles: sources:

"The Free Syrian Army has acquired surface-to-air Stinger missiles but they have not
been used yet, a source in the Syrian opposition told Al Arabiya. The U.S.-based
source said the missiles were not used against the Syrian Army fighter jet downed
last Monday. The source said it was shot down by anti-aircraft guns."

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http://english.alarabiya.net/article...17/232739.html
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Old 2012-08-27, 07:27   Link #168
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Syrian rebels down a regime chopper.
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Old 2012-08-27, 09:56   Link #169
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That vid was removed.
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Old 2012-08-27, 10:18   Link #170
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That vid was removed.
I can see it...
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Old 2012-08-27, 14:24   Link #171
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That vid was removed.
AJ report with a video with multiple angles of the downing.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middle...233760838.html

Happened in Damascus.
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Old 2012-10-03, 21:39   Link #172
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Turkey shells Syrian targets after mortar attack
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Old 2012-10-03, 21:58   Link #173
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Finally, Turkey !
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Old 2012-10-03, 22:00   Link #174
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Finally, Turkey !
When are they going to gobble across the border.
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Old 2012-10-03, 22:03   Link #175
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When the syrian will shoot enough artilery on their side of the border.
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Old 2012-10-12, 21:45   Link #176
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U.S., allies girding for worst-case scenario with Syria's WMD :

"During a week that witnessed deadly artillery exchanges between Syria and
Turkey and a tense showdown over a plane purportedly ferrying munitions from
Russia, the arrival of 150 U.S. troops in Jordan was likely to be viewed as token
support for an ally coping with a refugee influx from Syria's civil war.

The deployment, though, may be a response to mounting concerns at the
Pentagon and among European and Middle East allies that Syria's stockpile of
chemical weapons could fall into the hands of hostile forces if the embattled
regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad is eventually toppled.

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta disclosed little about the special-forces
mission to Jordan when he confirmed it at a meeting of NATO defense ministers in
Brussels on Wednesday. But he noted that the United States has been working
closely with Jordan to keep track of Syria's weapons of mass destruction as the
19-month-old rebellion grinds on."

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http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/worl...are-mount.html
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Old 2012-10-12, 23:27   Link #177
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I am starting to stop caring about WMDs.

Seriously, there had been a few events like the Sarin Gas in Japan, but in the end it is no more deadly than bombs and planes filled with jet fuel.

There is just no incentive to use unconventional weapons for terrorism. Like the Joker, terrorists are men and women of simple tastes; explosives, liquid fuel, and bullets.

And as for nukes... There is no motive to use them for terrorism. It's too much work compared to the likes of the London bombing. Even dirty bombs are not worth the time.

And as for used against the US army? That's just about useless. BC defence comes standard these days.

The word "WMD" is now meaningless and used only to scare people.
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Old 2012-10-13, 02:07   Link #178
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I am starting to stop caring about WMDs.

Seriously, there had been a few events like the Sarin Gas in Japan, but in the end it is no more deadly than bombs and planes filled with jet fuel.

There is just no incentive to use unconventional weapons for terrorism. Like the Joker, terrorists are men and women of simple tastes; explosives, liquid fuel, and bullets.

And as for nukes... There is no motive to use them for terrorism. It's too much work compared to the likes of the London bombing. Even dirty bombs are not worth the time.

And as for used against the US army? That's just about useless. BC defence comes standard these days.

The word "WMD" is now meaningless and used only to scare people.
Don't forget Saddam's gas attack on his own people:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halabja_poison_gas_attack

If Assad tries something similar to suppress the Syrian rebellion, it's gonna be one
helluva mess.

There's also a chance that Islamic radicals might get their hands on some of that
stuff when the Syrian government finally collapses. Which could also be one
helluva mess.
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Old 2012-10-13, 08:13   Link #179
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Don't forget Saddam's gas attack on his own people:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halabja_poison_gas_attack

If Assad tries something similar to suppress the Syrian rebellion, it's gonna be one
helluva mess.

There's also a chance that Islamic radicals might get their hands on some of that
stuff when the Syrian government finally collapses. Which could also be one
helluva mess.
You still don't explain why it would be worse than just regular bombs. And Assad is already sending in tanks and airstrikes, poison gas would NOT increase the suffering any more than what was already there. This is why in general BC attacks are not considered useful in conventional war any more.
Sure, it's a warcrime. But so is water-boarding. Americans don't care about war crimes any more. This is actually terrorism working as intended; Terrorists win not by killing civilians, but by making civilians so frightened that they destroy their own principles and cause a collapse in society. Like agreeing to indefinite detention without trial or torture. Americans are OKAY with it, because they have been brainwashed by Terrorists. Terrorists have already won.

BC weapons are not easy to use properly. And the effort required is not worth the result compared to conventional stuff. Asymmetrical war is always about doing as much damage as you can, as cheaply as you can. Your fear of BC is unjustified when you are more likely to get blown up by IEDs or just shot by a sniper.
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Old 2012-10-13, 08:22   Link #180
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Turkish PM slams UN Security Council over Syria
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