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#1 it was more likely an uneven clash between the heavily armed Syrian military and local fighters bearing light weapons
Ah, so it's only when 'Afghan' is used that the NYT develops a blind spot.
Posted by Pappy 2012-07-14 21:04||
#2 No real surprise - the Palestinians are transferring their considerable propaganda expertise to the Sunni Arab rebels. Just about all the casualty photos referring to massacres that I've seen involve fighting age males. They probably did the same kind of staging we've seen the Palestinians do when they take losses from Israeli attacks - remove the weaponry and really lay it on thick for the cameras. Can't really blame, of course. There's a lot less risk to life and limb to have NATO win your battles for you than to do it yourself.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-07-14 23:48||