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2012-11-02 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
UN: Syrian rebels may have committed war crime
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Posted by ryuge 2012-11-02 07:50|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [356 views ]  Top

#1 No sh*t?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-11-02 08:41||   2012-11-02 08:41|| Front Page Top

#2 As opposed to Assad's forces distribution of rainbows and glitter?
Posted by Mullah Richard 2012-11-02 08:47||   2012-11-02 08:47|| Front Page Top

#3 When you 'lead from behind' and have no cohesive influence, once one side starts with the crap, there's nothing to inhibit the other side from matching the level of the game as established by their opponents.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-11-02 09:07||   2012-11-02 09:07|| Front Page Top

#4 The UN, itself, is a crime against humanity. Humanity does a spectacular ongoing job of committing crimes against itself.
Time to rip off the Band-Aid (UN) and accept that pain is the norm...
Posted by M. Murcek  2012-11-02 09:23||   2012-11-02 09:23|| Front Page Top

#5 As opposed to Assad's forces distribution of rainbows and glitter?

Assad's fighting this war by WWII rules. He tells the civilian population to get out and then he pounds the area. The opposition isn't "liberating" cities like Aleppo and Damascus - it's bringing the war to those areas by occupying them instead of sticking to attacks on military outposts and looting civilian homes if the inhabitants abandon these war zones. This is probably why support for the rebels has been limited and grudging - these people are like locusts who destroy everything they touch.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-11-02 09:34||   2012-11-02 09:34|| Front Page Top

#6 The whole idea of "war crime" is an oxymoron. There are no rules to war that aren't purely pragmatic.

Don't use poison gas cause your enemy will double down on it, mutually assured destruction.

The original Star Trek had a good episode where the horror of war was reintroduced to a culture where it had become a clinical bit of background noise.

War SHOULD be horrible so people will think twice about engaging in it AND so that if you do go, you go all out to win.
Posted by AlanC 2012-11-02 10:42||   2012-11-02 10:42|| Front Page Top

#7 What was your first clue, Sherlock?
Posted by mojo 2012-11-02 10:47||   2012-11-02 10:47|| Front Page Top

#8 sheesh. What happened, martini bar lose power?
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-11-02 11:48||   2012-11-02 11:48|| Front Page Top

#9 Hey! That looks like another war crime!
Mahmoud, could you turn up the volume and bring me and the rapporteur another gin and tonic?
Posted by tu3031 2012-11-02 13:54||   2012-11-02 13:54|| Front Page Top

#10 AlanC - that Star Trek eposode was A Taste of Armageddon.

Commander Scott: The best diplomat I know is a fully activated phaser bank.
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-11-02 14:12||   2012-11-02 14:12|| Front Page Top

#11 CF, in lieu of phaser banks how about a full spread of cruise missles? With or without an accompaniement of MoABs?
Posted by AlanC 2012-11-02 14:18||   2012-11-02 14:18|| Front Page Top

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