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Syria government 'losing control' - Russian official
BBC News ^ | Thursday, December 13, 2012

Posted on 12/13/2012 5:48:26 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

A Russian official has said for the first time that the Syrian government may be defeated by opposition forces.

President Bashar al-Assad's forces are "losing more and more control and territory", deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov said.

He said Russia, one of Syria's staunchest allies, was making plans for a possible evacuation of thousands of its citizens.

Separately, Syria denied reports it had fired Scud missiles at rebels.

Nato's Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen earlier said the organisation had detected the launch of such short-range missiles, saying it showed an "utter disregard" for the lives of the Syrian people.

'Unacceptable price'

Russia, along with China, has used its veto at the UN Security Council to block resolutions condemning the Syrian government's use of violence.

But Mr Bogdanov said on Thursday: "Unfortunately, we cannot rule out the victory of the Syrian opposition."

(Excerpt) Read more at m.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Israel; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: china; iran; iraq; israel; jordan; kurdistan; lebanon; russia; scuds; syria; syriarebels; syriawar; turkey; waronterror
It's going to be open season on the Alawites and the Christians in Syria.
1 posted on 12/13/2012 5:48:31 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

2 posted on 12/13/2012 6:30:20 PM PST by COBOL2Java (GOPe: Already prepping for their 2016 loss - Jeb Bush!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Yes. What you said.

The Iraqi Christians can tell them exactly what it is like. Heartbreaking.


3 posted on 12/13/2012 6:36:45 PM PST by BlackVeil
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To: MinorityRepublican

He had better use the chemical weapons soon if he wants to save himself, and potentially the world from an upcoming conflict of epic proportions.

The forces of evil are beginning to align.


4 posted on 12/13/2012 6:47:01 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: MinorityRepublican

Wow, first time in my life I’m for the Syrian government


5 posted on 12/13/2012 7:41:15 PM PST by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Putin's policy has been a failure.

Russia has united the entire Arab world against it, patriot missiles will soon be deployed to eastern Turkey, and Assad is going down anyway.

Was it worth it, Putin?

6 posted on 12/13/2012 8:09:45 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: COBOL2Java

Bingo. “Today, America...tomorrow, The World!”


7 posted on 12/13/2012 9:04:16 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: MinorityRepublican; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; justa-hairyape; Oynx; MestaMachine; GeronL; ...

Gonna get Ugly!


8 posted on 12/13/2012 9:22:49 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

When Assad falls I guess we’ll find out what 0bama’s friends are really made of.


9 posted on 12/13/2012 9:37:21 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
"It's going to be open season on the Alawites and the Christians in Syria."

Not good.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


10 posted on 12/13/2012 9:41:59 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yeah. Well Damascus was supposed to fall last summer along with Aleppo. At least now the Russians are admitting there is a chance Assad can lose. So that really means the games have just begun.


11 posted on 12/13/2012 10:46:33 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
RE: "Gonna get Ugly!"

IMHO, it has already gone beyond "ugly".
12 posted on 12/13/2012 10:50:24 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Just what we need: another al Queda loving, Muslim Brotherhood ally in the middle east.

Great.


13 posted on 12/13/2012 11:52:52 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: lookout88

The problem is that if Assad wins, the Iranians and Hezbollah win too. It would be best that we let them kill each other off.


14 posted on 12/14/2012 7:26:14 AM PST by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: Thunder90

Roachs always survive in the dark corners.


15 posted on 12/14/2012 8:03:38 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: MinorityRepublican; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ASA Vet; BIGLOOK; FARS

May each side keep fighting and killing their enemies for many years.

The Alawites and the Christians need to get out of Syria, like yesterday.


16 posted on 12/14/2012 11:05:05 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: COBOL2Java

heh


17 posted on 12/14/2012 5:27:17 PM PST 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: Grampa Dave
The Alawites and the Christians need to get out of Syria, like yesterday.

It's their home. Where are they supposed to go? The US is making every middle east Christian cannon fodder by destabilizing the nations they live in. And all for what?

18 posted on 12/14/2012 8:59:26 PM PST by Hacksaw
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Ernest.
19 posted on 12/15/2012 4:12:56 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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20 posted on 12/15/2012 6:04:08 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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