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2013-01-20 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian pilot defects, bombs army positions
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Posted by Steve White 2013-01-20 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [289 views ]  Top

#1 There may be a lesson in this for other leaders who might someday overstep their bounds and expect their military to continue to obey them.
Posted by Glenmore 2013-01-20 09:36||   2013-01-20 09:36|| Front Page Top

#2 The Air Force is often the key instigator in your coupe de grasse, coupe de grasse, in tin-horn land.
Posted by Shipman 2013-01-20 12:22||   2013-01-20 12:22|| Front Page Top

#3 There may be a lesson in this for other leaders who might someday overstep their bounds and expect their military to continue to obey them.

You're always gonna get defectors, especially when you're 10% and the people you're relying on to get the job done are 60%. If he hasn't already purged his air force of Sunnis, it's time he did so. It's the one branch of the armed services where barrier troops cannot be used to keep the Sunnis in line.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2013-01-20 12:45||   2013-01-20 12:45|| Front Page Top

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