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Posted by Fred 2012-08-23 00:00||
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File under: Govt of Syria
#1 I wonder if dada would be proud of the boy.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-08-23 06:34||
#2 The real problem is TP !
Posted by Bob Thud8197 2012-08-23 07:18||
#3 Probably not, g(r)om. Papa would have nipped this in the bud months ago.
Posted by Pappy 2012-08-23 09:17||
#4 Ditto Pappy.
My problem is that I can't help but think that the situation with the world will get worse if Pencilneck loses.
At best we're trading $hit for Manure. Might be $hit for really toxic waste.
Posted by AlanC 2012-08-23 10:01||
#5 A lovely little war to stay the hell away from.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-08-23 11:43||
#6 Michael Totten, citing Daniel Pipes, on Assad's grandfather's thoughts about the Alawite dilemma:
the Alawites--and especially the Assad clan--may well try to carve out an enclave where they can be safe, just as many wished to do during the French imperial period between the two world wars. Back then, Alawite leaders asked French authorities for their own Lebanon-sized state along the Mediterranean, with Latakia as its capital. "The Alawites refuse to be annexed to Muslim Syria," Suleiman al-Assad, grandfather of the current Syrian president, wrote in a letter. "In Syria, the official religion of the state is Islam, and according to Islam, the Alawites are considered infidels. . . . The spirit of hatred and fanaticism imbedded in the hearts of the Arab Muslims against everything that is non-Muslim has been perpetually nurtured by the Islamic religion. There is no hope that the situation will ever change. Therefore, the abolition of the [French] mandate will expose the minorities in Syria to the dangers of death and annihilation."
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-08-23 12:56||