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Posted by Mullah Richard 2012-03-01 13:59||
#2 Rebels? I thought these were unarmed demonstrators. Sounds like a re-run of Fallujah without the drone and JDAM strikes. And just like Fallujah, the Sunni Arab rebels used human shields. Unlike Fallujah, the Sunni Arab rebels hope to get the Western powers to win their war for them.
Now that Assad has crushed the rebel stronghold in Homs after using limited artillery prep to inflict perhaps 1000 casualties on rebels and their hostages/human shields (as opposed to Assad pere's 30K killed in Hama 30 years ago), he will move on to Hama, the Islamist heart of Syria. Will the pacification of Hama prove as restrained* as that of Homs, or will it be a repeat of Hafez's WW2-style block-by-block demolition in 1982?
* Pictures of Homs have tended to be tight shots of individual structures destroyed, instead of wide angle shots of rubble in every direction. The latter was what happened to Hama.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-03-01 15:06||
#3 Are there any good photos of Hama after its 1982 destruction?
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-03-01 18:38||
#4 'any good photos of Hama after its 1982 destruction?'
Posted by linker 2012-03-01 20:52||