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Gert van der Straaten

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  • Russia slams Israeli bombing of Syria as Violation of UN Charter
    • Yes, there are reports. There is pretty good coverage of the fact that the Jabhat al-Nusra drove those tanks into Syria from Turkey, wherever they got them. As far as I know that is a lot more than there is for any alleged Russian arms deliveries.
      Anyway, I am not denying that the regime is hotrible. It's just insane that people actually think the likes of the Jabhat al-Nusra are the good guys in this slaughter. There are no good guys here and the chance of sectarian slaughter is pretty massive. The Turks, the Saudis and the Qataris need to back the hell out of this at least as much as the Russians.

    • Gert van der Straaten 01/31/2013 at 7:25 pm

      I never said it was a foreign-inspired war, that's been your words from the start. Do you have any actual proof that Russia and Iran have resupplied the regime at all, let alone with heavy weaponry? Or is proof only needed when the Russians are making claims?

    • "Syria is not having a foreign-instigated revolution but an indigenous one"

      It may have started out as an indigenous revolution, by now it has turned into a civil war with one of the sides heavily armed and funded by foreign states and non-state jihadist groups. A few weeks ago the Jabhat al-Nusra entered Kurdish territory (under control of Kurdish militias who are trying to stay neutral in the conflict) from Turkey with 3 tanks as reported by AFP. There are reports that those tanks were not even tanks captured from the regime, but Turkish tanks. Either way, the Turks are difinitely involved in this up to their necks, as are the Saudis and Qataris.

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