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Syrian Rebels Continue to Plunder Christian Villages
Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2013 | Nightwatch

Posted on 09/11/2013 6:22:28 AM PDT by Kaslin

Japan-China: Two Chinese navy ships sailed through the international waters between Okinawa and Miyako in the Ryukyus. Yesterday two bombers flew between the two islands.

Syria: The fighting has continued with no let up. The government has made small gains in multiple areas. However an al-Qaida-affiliated group of the al Nusra Front drove government forces from the village of Maaloula. This is one of the three villages in the world that still speak a variation of Western Aramaic, which is the language thought to be closest to the language spoken by Jesus of Nazareth.

As occurs whenever a Christian village is captured, the fighters looted and burned the churches as well as the Christian homes. Government forces were reported to be preparing to retake the village on 9 September.

Syrian opposition fighters released a Belgian and an Italian whom they had held hostage since April. The two arrived in Italy on 9 September. The terms of their release have not been disclosed.

The Belgian, Pierre Piccinin, told Belgian press that he overheard three rebels, one of whom identified himself as a Free Syrian Army general, talking about the gas attack on 21 August. He said the rebels said the Syrian government did not execute the attack or any attack. The rebels said it was the rebels who executed the attack in order to trigger Western intervention.

Comment: The Belgian was still in captivity when he overheard the conversation. This adds weight to the contention the case against Asad is fraudulent because Piccinin says he has been a strong supporter of the rebel movement. He said since he has been covering the Syrian uprising, the "revolution": has turned into something very dangerous.

Iraq-Syria: For the record. The Iraq government announced that it joined Iran in opposing a US attack against Syria.

Comment: Iraq just showed its true allegiance when it counts most -- not to the US, but to Iran.

Russia-Syria: Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov picked on an off-hand sarcastic suggestion by the US Secretary of State today. Russia proposed that Syria place its chemical weapons under international/UN control. It urged Syria to concentrate the chemical weapons and prepare to dismantle them.

Syrian Foreign Minister Mu'allim replied that Syria welcomed the Russian proposal and invited UN inspectors to return to Syria to begin the process..

Comment: Western commentators opined that the Russians and Syrians were bluffing. However, Lavrov was the first to suggest that the US Secretary of State might not be serious. Nevertheless, he indicated Russia would immediately begin to work with Damascus on the proposition if it makes it possible to avoid strikes against Syrian.

In this proposal, the Asad government would stay in power, as multiple commentators have noted, and the UN or some other international entity would become the referee. A US attack could not be justified as long as good faith negotiations made progress.

The opposition would consider itself betrayed and might attempt to demonstrate that sentiment. It had been preparing an offensive surge to coincide with the US cruise missile attacks.

Syria also requested an assessment by the International Atomic Energy Agency of the effects of a Tomahawk missile strike on Syrians nuclear reactor. The US objected to the request as beyond the scope of the Agency's charter

Egypt: Update. The 50-member constitutional drafting committee convened on 9 September. The stock market rose.

The Egyptian Army began another militant suppression operation in north Sinai. They killed 9 militants, but thus far are only inflicting light damage on the militants.

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1 posted on 09/11/2013 6:22:28 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Send in Spetsnaz.


2 posted on 09/11/2013 6:23:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Is Mclame pleased that his terrorist friends are murdering Christians?


3 posted on 09/11/2013 6:24:50 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: dfwgator
I hope they are already there.


4 posted on 09/11/2013 6:26:09 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Kaslin

And they’re using our money to do it!!


5 posted on 09/11/2013 6:26:10 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: hal ogen
Is Mclame pleased that his terrorist friends are murdering Christians?

Mostly likely, yes.

6 posted on 09/11/2013 6:28:24 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: Kaslin
Somebody ask that idiot MeCain why his friends are terrorizing Christians!

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7 posted on 09/11/2013 6:48:33 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: hal ogen

> Is Mclame pleased that his terrorist friends are murdering Christians?

He doesnt care as long as its over there and he receies his payoff from 0.
To think we armed the rebels speaks volumes about 0’s feelings toward Christians. The man only attended a church ( one that taught Black Liberation Thrology; the “I hate white men” church) as part of constructing an image he neede to get elected. He knew he wouldnt get the votes he needed if he announced he was Muslim.


8 posted on 09/11/2013 6:48:59 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: hal ogen

Is Mclame pleased that his terrorist friends are murdering Christians?
..........................................................
Obviously he is.

He is still pushing for bombing and joining Al Qaeda.

His friends the rebels are doing the killing.


9 posted on 09/11/2013 6:59:25 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Kaslin

Our fearless leader doesn’t care about the Christians. He hates Christians.


10 posted on 09/11/2013 7:02:37 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: Kaslin
As occurs whenever a Christian village is captured, the fighters looted and burned the churches as well as the Christian homes.

And that's just what the 'good' guys did, right?

11 posted on 09/11/2013 7:29:04 AM PDT by GOPJ (Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts - Churchill)
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To: Sacajaweau
"And they’re using our money to do it!!"

Why so cynical..they did say thank you, I'm sure.

12 posted on 09/11/2013 7:46:16 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: hal ogen

McCain was also one of the loudest supporters of the Kosovo Liberation Army and of Izbegovic in Bosnia during the Balkans wars.


13 posted on 09/11/2013 8:16:38 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: ek_hornbeck





NO MOM JEANS ON THE GROUND







14 posted on 09/11/2013 8:22:32 AM PDT by devolve (----- ----- ----- a yellow line in the snow ----- ----- -----)
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To: Kaslin

“the fighters looted and burned the churches as well as the Christian homes”

You know, this is the kind of BS that should justify an international military response.

So what are the idiots at the UN doing today? Have they even read the UN charter? If they don’t respond to this they might as well close shop and go home. A holocaust is happening right before their eyes and the only thing they seem to care about is imposing a ban on the sale of hand guns. Defund the UN now! And throw the bums out!


15 posted on 09/11/2013 8:44:41 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Kaslin

Should read “the same people who attacked the USA 12 years ago are plundering Christian Villages”.
And Now Iraq stands with Iran in opposing the US.
Great job Obama....what are you going to do for a encore?


18 posted on 09/11/2013 11:11:31 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: dfwgator

“Spetsnaz”

I’d love the Russians to take this ^%mn thing over and crush these terrorists. If anyone needs to send in ground troops it should be the Russians or at least the Spetsnaz. That would be the final slap in the face for the pretender in Washington.


19 posted on 09/11/2013 11:11:33 AM PDT by Lent
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To: hal ogen

Is Mclame pleased that his terrorist friends are murdering Christians?

I am sure he is not. He is the only one that once to do something to stop the murdering of Christians. Certainly nobody here wants to get involved.


20 posted on 09/11/2013 11:14:58 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: Kaslin
I'm going to withhold judgment on this report until I hear confirmation from Dr. Elizabeth O'Bagy.

Oh wait, she's just been fired for lying about her credentials?

Never mind.

21 posted on 09/11/2013 11:16:39 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: dfwgator

Pretty sure that is in the works or has already happened, according to a Syrian news site on facebook.


22 posted on 09/11/2013 11:25:45 AM PDT by MarMema
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To: hal ogen
Is Obama pleased that his terrorist friends are murdering Christians?

These terrorists are who Obama wants to use the U.S. military to help them take over Syria. these terrorists framed Assad and Obama knows they framed Assad for use of chem weapons. Once the Islamic terrorists take over Syrian then they can use the chemical weapons against Christians in Syria and us Americans. So obama is a Muslim terrorist. This is just like when Clinton attacked the Christian Serbs after the Islamic terrorists there in Bosnia framed the Serbs and Milosevic. democrats always take the side of Islamic terrorists. this is just one example another is Obmacare and Hillarycare. democrats are all exactly the same evil socialist/communist/liberal . their God is government . when will we realize we are in a war with these communist vermin?

23 posted on 09/11/2013 5:24:35 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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