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Syria in a Real Situation of War, Says Assad
Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/6/12 | Elad Benari

Posted on 06/26/2012 2:51:15 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Tuesday that his country, in the grips of an anti-regime uprising now in its 16th month, is in a “real situation of war.”

“We are witnessing a real situation of war,” the state news agency SANA quoted Assad as telling a meeting of the new Syrian cabinet.

However, he insisted that “when one is in a state of war, all our policies and capabilities must be used to secure victory.”

Meanwhile, AFP reported, the United States on Tuesday said that a “desperate” Assad was slowly losing his grip on power, citing recent defections of army officers and soldiers to neighboring Turkey and Jordan.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: assad; iran; israel; lebanon; russia; syria; turkey; unitedkingdom; war; waronterror
Now the Kurds will gain that independent state they always wanted, and the UN will be really upset. Silly Kurds, self-determination is for Palis, (and some times for tricky ethnic minorities).
1 posted on 06/26/2012 2:51:33 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

How you say in
Arabic ‘Toast”?
Assad is short-lived..

but what waits in the wings?


2 posted on 06/26/2012 2:55:46 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge
but what waits in the wings?

The Muslim Brotherhood and Middle East Caliphate.

3 posted on 06/26/2012 3:08:01 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: SVTCobra03
maybe he can do some dental work on them
instead of killing them .. they could use it.

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks to the new government in Damascus in this handout photo distributed by Syrian News Agency (SANA) June 26, 2012. REUTERS/SANA/Handout


4 posted on 06/26/2012 3:13:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Eleutheria5

Muslim nations breed and foment muslim terrorists.

Then act surprised when they get muslim terrorists.

Duh, boys.


5 posted on 06/26/2012 3:15:11 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: SVTCobra03
"The Muslim Brotherhood and Middle East Caliphate."

Followed by the mass slaughter of the Alawites and the Christians.

6 posted on 06/26/2012 3:17:02 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: SVTCobra03

This, Assad is better then the alternative.


7 posted on 06/26/2012 3:25:40 PM PDT by Roger_Wildcat
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To: Eleutheria5
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Tuesday that his country, in the grips of an anti-regime uprising now in its 16th month, is in a “real situation of war.”

Seems to be a normal situation in the mooselimb world these days.

It's quite the coincidence....

Nothing to see here, move along now. /s

8 posted on 06/26/2012 3:54:36 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Eleutheria5

“Are you ready for totaler kreig?”,the state news agency SANA quoted Assad as telling a meeting of the new Syrian cabinet.
“Yea, hail Victory!” they cheered.


9 posted on 06/26/2012 4:04:01 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: EGPWS

Let’s see how Obama will spin this one! Anything bad for America is good for him, yes?


10 posted on 06/26/2012 4:17:27 PM PDT by freebird5850 (Just don't have a tagline today. This administration makes me quite sad.)
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To: Eleutheria5
“We are witnessing a real situation of war

No Sh@t Assad. Perhaps you should have contemplated a little more before shooting down a TAF Recon F-4. The Turks have been itching for a reason to kick your a@@ for years because of Syrian support for the PKK......now they have it. And if your buds, the Iranians get in the way, they will mow them down like a power mower in short grass as well......Have a nice day.

11 posted on 06/26/2012 4:39:35 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: freebird5850

What waits in the wings is this spilling into Iraq and then Iran.

Iran said it wanted a Caliphate. All these uprisings and Arab Spring hoe downs are hurting everyone but Iran.

The Kurds declaring a state in the middle of Iran/Iraq/Syria and Turkey might be the worst thing that could happen. Someone will have to stop them and the winner of that would then have a foothold in 4 countries.

Oh, did I mention we are no longer a fighting force there?

Coincidence??????


12 posted on 06/26/2012 4:42:52 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Eleutheria5
However, he insisted that “when one is in a state of war, all our policies and capabilities must be used to secure victory.”

That appears to be a veiled threat to use his vast quantities of biological and chemical WMD.

13 posted on 06/26/2012 4:52:42 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape
That appears to be a veiled threat to use his vast quantities of biological and chemical WMD.

He better think that through very carefully as well. The Turks have NATO allocated nukes, and techically would be authorized to use them in the event of a biological and chemical attack. The Turks will be shaking hands with the Israelis at the Golan Heights if Assad is that stupid.

14 posted on 06/26/2012 5:08:21 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: ScreamingFist
You back him into a corner, and he will use them. One just has to look at what happened to Gaddafi and Hussein to know what is going through Asad’s mind. Turkey cannot deploy the nukes on its own, they need Obama’s approval. The nukes are owned and controlled by the US, from what has been posted here on freerepublic by people who actually worked on or near the nukes.
15 posted on 06/26/2012 5:23:42 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: NormsRevenge

Assad is far from pro-US, but he has protected the Syrian Christians from the jihadists. In return the Christians have supported him. If he falls and is replaced by another jihadist nutjob, it will be very bad for the Christians there.


16 posted on 06/26/2012 5:33:28 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: justa-hairyape
The nukes are owned and controlled by the US, from what has been posted here on freerepublic by people who actually worked on or near the nukes.

That is true, the nukes are at Incirlik, according to Wiki....which means the nukes are probably not at Incirlik. I worked in Diyarbakir for two years...look that one up....;)

Don't screw with the Turks....;)

17 posted on 06/26/2012 5:54:03 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
In return the Christians have supported him. If he falls and is replaced by another jihadist nutjob, it will be very bad for the Christians there.

I've seen that posted many times....so I have to ask. How many Christians are in Turkiye?

18 posted on 06/26/2012 5:56:13 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: Eleutheria5

In the Muslim world, the Turks are probably the group you’d least would want to mess with.


19 posted on 06/26/2012 5:59:06 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: ScreamingFist

Wikipedia puts the number at approximately 75,000.


20 posted on 06/26/2012 5:59:21 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Eleutheria5

God help us if islamists take over Syria.


21 posted on 06/26/2012 6:00:03 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Blood of Tyrants
"Wikipedia puts the number at approximately 75,000."

I think that answer responds to a questions about the number of Christians in Turkey? The more direct issue and danger is the approximately 2.5 million Christians in Syria who would be subject to whatever the Muslim Brotherhood wants if Assad falls.

22 posted on 06/26/2012 6:12:30 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Wikipedia puts the number at approximately 75,000.

Yes. About what I saw as well. Many don't know how revered in Turkey the Christian Churches are.....or how many...

"Christianity has a long history in Anatolia (now part of the Republic of Turkey), which is the birthplace of numerous Christian Apostles and Saints, such as Paul of Tarsus, Timothy, Nicholas of Myra, Polycarp of Smyrna and many others.

Two out of the five centers (Patriarchates) of the ancient Pentarchy are in Turkey: Constantinople (Istanbul) and Antioch (Antakya). Antioch was also the place where the followers of Jesus were called "Christians" for the first time in history, as well as being the site of one of the earliest and oldest surviving churches, established by Saint Peter himself. For a thousand years, the Hagia Sophia was the largest church in the world.

Turkey is also home to the Seven Churches of Asia, where the Revelations to John were sent. Apostle John is reputed to have taken Virgin Mary to Ephesus in western Turkey, where she spent the last days of her life in a small house, known as the House of the Virgin Mary, which still survives today and has been recognized as a holy site for pilgrimage by the Catholic and Orthodox churches, as well as being a Muslim shrine. The cave of the Seven Sleepers is also located in Ephesus.

All of the first seven Ecumenical Councils which are recognized by both the Western and Eastern churches were held in present-day Turkey. Of these, the Nicene Creed, declared with the First Council of Nicaea (İznik) in 325, is of utmost importance and has provided the essential definitions of present-day Christianity.

Today the Christian population of Turkey includes an estimated 45,000 Armenian Orthodox[1], 17,000 Syriac Orthodox, 8,000 Chaldean Catholic, 3,000-4,000 Greek Orthodox[2], and smaller numbers of Bulgarians, Georgians, and Protestants."

23 posted on 06/26/2012 6:19:55 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: Truth29
The more direct issue and danger is the approximately 2.5 million Christians in Syria who would be subject to whatever the Muslim Brotherhood wants if Assad falls.

I didn't know the muslim brotherhood was in control of Turkiye. Please link some proof....

24 posted on 06/26/2012 6:23:36 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: ScreamingFist

You might want to read this report.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/50265053/Turkey-Muslim-Brotherhood


25 posted on 06/26/2012 6:33:49 PM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: ScreamingFist

Muslims have no reverence or respect for anything.


26 posted on 06/26/2012 6:39:01 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: EBH

“You might want to read this report.”

Seen it. A few radicals board a boat. Big news. Like Occupy Wallstreet. Here’s bigger news.....from 2009. Get a clue.

http://old.turkishny.com/english-news/13396-turkey-us-and-israel-to-launch-military-exercises-next-week.html


27 posted on 06/26/2012 6:41:34 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: SVTCobra03

Agreed. And I agree on your tagline. (I have and 2012 SVT Cobra in addition to friends and ammunition.)


28 posted on 06/26/2012 6:42:51 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Muslims have no reverence or respect for anything.

Your ignorance of Turkiye is only overshadowed by your stupiity of all things military...

29 posted on 06/26/2012 6:43:48 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: ScreamingFist

P.S. Muslims are destructive, murderous pigs. They will pretend to be harmless until they have enough numbers and then YOU will be their slave.


31 posted on 06/26/2012 6:58:29 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Russians... on their way to help re-stabilize this Islamic State of Syria with their Marines. Assad may be short-lived, but the Neo-Soviets and other Communist allies won’t let Syria actually be free...


33 posted on 06/26/2012 7:42:00 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Odd bedfellows all over the place.. now smack dab in the middle of the stew.


34 posted on 06/26/2012 7:47:55 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: ScreamingFist
Not many. The early 20th century started off with mass deportations and killings of Christians in Turkey.

Some say it is where Hitler got the the idea.

35 posted on 06/26/2012 8:46:31 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: ScreamingFist
Thanks for trying to spell it right: Türkiye.

Here are the additional characters we use: Öö Şş Üü Ğğ İı Çç

Adios.
36 posted on 06/26/2012 8:48:06 PM PDT by a_Turk (Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence, Justice)
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To: a_Turk

Why does it seem like we are on the bring of - well everything. From politics - economics - weather - it just seems like things are all coming together now for something really big. But what? Can all of this be a coincidence of sorts?


37 posted on 06/26/2012 8:58:01 PM PDT by silentknight
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To: redgolum

Those weree population exchanges. Millions of muslims lived in the balkans and in greece. Take a look at the balkan wars. Those who didn’t escape the balkans were killed. After WW1 there were population exchanges. Don’t let them play you.


38 posted on 06/26/2012 8:58:51 PM PDT by a_Turk (Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence, Justice)
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To: silentknight

It’s all coming to a head. The chickens are coming home to roost. The pigs have finally learned to fly. And soon, father Christmas will shoot his wad.


39 posted on 06/26/2012 9:07:26 PM PDT by a_Turk (Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence, Justice)
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To: ScreamingFist

Too bad you didn’t comprehend the report and the role of the Muslim Brotherhood in Turkey.


40 posted on 06/27/2012 5:00:05 AM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: a_Turk
A lot of them were population exchanges (or forced deportation) from all over the Balkans and the Aegean. Greece sent a lot Muslim Turks to Turkey and visa versa.

The Arimean massacre was not a population exchange.

41 posted on 06/27/2012 7:03:40 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: NormsRevenge
but what waits in the wings?

The Sunnis, funded and supplied by the Saudis.
42 posted on 06/27/2012 11:14:44 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: redgolum

>>The Arimean massacre was not a population exchange.

It certainly wasn’t.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXHea26RDAY

http://www.tc-america.org/media/Ericson_militarypolicy1915.pdf


43 posted on 06/27/2012 5:40:52 PM PDT by a_Turk (Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence, Justice)
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