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Syria's Assad slams Saudi ideology as 'threat to world'
Yahoo News ^ | 1/15/2014 | AFP

Posted on 01/16/2014 7:04:26 AM PST by mac_truck

Damascus (AFP) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned during a meeting in Damascus on Wednesday with Iran's foreign minister that Saudi Arabia's political and religious ideology is "a threat to the world," state television reported.

He was referring to Wahhabism, an ultra-conservative Sunni Muslim tradition which is predominant in Saudi Arabia, a key backer of Syria's revolt against Assad.

"President Assad warns during his meeting with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of the threat posed by Wahhabi thinking to all the world, not just to the region," the report said.

"The Syrian people and some peoples in the region know how serious the threat posed by Wahhabism is, and everyone must contribute to the confrontation against it and to eradicating it from the root," said Assad, who belongs to the Alawite offshoot of Shiite Islam.

The comments came amid ongoing tensions between Syria and Saudi Arabia, which are fiercely opposed to each other.

Assad's meeting with Zarif, top diplomat of Syria's chief regional ally Iran, comes less than a week before the so-called Geneva II peace conference, which is aimed at ending the conflict in Syria that has killed 130,000 people in nearly three years.

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1 posted on 01/16/2014 7:04:26 AM PST by mac_truck
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To: mac_truck

Kettle calling the pot black but I can’t argue with his conclusion.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 7:05:34 AM PST by DManA
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To: mac_truck

If he was smart, he’d explicitly link Wahhabism and 9/11.


3 posted on 01/16/2014 7:07:37 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: mac_truck

Assad is apparently much brighter than Bammy.


4 posted on 01/16/2014 7:11:43 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Actually, I think Obama may have finally woken up about the Saudis, we’ll see.


5 posted on 01/16/2014 7:15:02 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck
"The Syrian people and some peoples in the region know how serious the threat posed by Wahhabism is, and everyone must contribute to the confrontation against it and to eradicating it from the root," said Assad, who belongs to the Alawite offshoot of Shiite Islam.

The solution to Islam is simple, effective, and cheap: The Pig Bomb.

6 posted on 01/16/2014 7:20:05 AM PST by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Shwarzenkaiser: fasionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: mac_truck

Any and all Islam is antithetical to, and irreconcilable with the rest of the world.


7 posted on 01/16/2014 7:25:02 AM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: DManA

Assad is a secularist and an ally of Syrian Christians.


8 posted on 01/16/2014 7:29:52 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: mac_truck

Ha. Well, that statement ensures the flow of more $$$ from Khamenei, whose ambitions are no different from the Wahabbis


9 posted on 01/16/2014 7:29:53 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Paladin2

A pile of dog poop is smarter than obama.


10 posted on 01/16/2014 7:33:03 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: FReepers

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11 posted on 01/16/2014 7:35:07 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: LibLieSlayer

With the exception of Israel, there are no good players in the Middle East.


12 posted on 01/16/2014 7:35:24 AM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: flaglady47

Absolutely.


13 posted on 01/16/2014 7:43:57 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: nuconvert

But it were Wahabbis who bombed NYC and Pentagon on 9/11 and took Russian schoolchildren hostage in Beslan, not Khamenei.


14 posted on 01/16/2014 7:45:17 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: Paladin2

Assad’s ideology is

Me - Power; Cost - irrelevant.


15 posted on 01/16/2014 7:52:13 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

“Assad’s ideology is
Me - Power; Cost - irrelevant.”

That’s how things work over there. That is why Iraq is falling to Al-Qaida and Afghanistan will always be a crap hole.

Assad knows the only way to keep ancient enemies from killing each other is to make them fear you more than each other. The Russians understood this too in places like Czechoslovakia and Romania.


16 posted on 01/16/2014 8:04:21 AM PST by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: mac_truck

unfortunately for the Middle East and decades of U.S. Middle East foreign policy, Assad is correct

unfortunately also, the theocrats in Iran are no better; just a Shia version of radical fundamentalist Islam


17 posted on 01/16/2014 8:21:44 AM PST by Wuli
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To: cunning_fish

It was the IRI (Khamenie) who allowed some of the terrorists safe passage thru Iran


18 posted on 01/16/2014 8:22:58 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: cunning_fish

And it was the IRI who financed the bombing of Khobar Towers, Beirut Barracks Bombing, and the IRI who killed & maimed tens of thousands of Americans in Iraq & Afghanistan with Iranian made IED’s and through their tutelage having others do it.


19 posted on 01/16/2014 8:39:37 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: DManA
SA's policy:

US - Power; Cost - irrelevant; export Whabbism.

20 posted on 01/16/2014 8:40:26 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: mac_truck

Tough not to agree with him..


21 posted on 01/16/2014 9:31:48 AM PST by cardinal4
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To: mac_truck

Stopped clock, check again in 12:00 hrs.


22 posted on 01/16/2014 10:47:04 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Mi tio es enfermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
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To: mac_truck

Wahhabism is killing the planet in ways petroleum never could.


23 posted on 01/16/2014 1:41:48 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Zhang Fei

Great.


24 posted on 01/16/2014 1:42:26 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: cunning_fish

Right, the Shia are tame. They’ve never hurt Americans.


25 posted on 01/16/2014 1:44:15 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Azeem

The key to understanding the Third World is family life.
If your family can lay claim to your success and is a network of interlocking relationships in which you don’t get to choose your spouse, nor live in a nuclear family without ties to your extended family then your country will be backwards.

That’s the formula.


26 posted on 01/16/2014 1:49:03 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

An enemy of an enemy is the phrase that comes to mind.

My enemy is Al Qaeda, not Bashir Assad.


27 posted on 01/16/2014 2:04:54 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck

The entire ME is a tar baby. I’d be building as many nuclear plants as possible here in America. I’d kick open the floodgates of petroleum exploitation and completely deregulate the energy markets. Other than Israel, there are very few good guys.

Until that culture changes, things will continue to deteriorate. Have you seen this?:

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/01/08/what-is-appropriate-attire-for-women-in-muslim-countries/

That’s the psychology we’re up against and we thing government schooling has caused terrible indoctrination.


28 posted on 01/16/2014 2:13:47 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: mac_truck

Yup .... Pot, kettle. Kettle, pot.


29 posted on 01/16/2014 3:45:20 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: mac_truck

A broken clock is right.


30 posted on 01/16/2014 3:47:29 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
"...during his meeting with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif..." ...comes less than a week before the so-called Geneva II peace conference, which is aimed at ending the conflict in Syria that has killed 130,000 people in nearly three years.
so-called is correct; of the 130,000 dead, more than 90 percent have been murdered by the Assad regime, his Iranian thug enablers, or the Iranian proxies the Hizzies.
31 posted on 01/16/2014 4:00:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: GladesGuru

/bingo


32 posted on 01/16/2014 4:01:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: DJ MacWoW

/bingo


33 posted on 01/16/2014 4:01:25 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Carry_Okie

/bingo


34 posted on 01/16/2014 4:01:38 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: nuconvert

/bingo


35 posted on 01/16/2014 4:01:51 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: flaglady47; LibLieSlayer

/bingo


36 posted on 01/16/2014 4:02:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Wuli

/bingo


37 posted on 01/16/2014 4:03:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: nuconvert

/bingo


38 posted on 01/16/2014 4:04:02 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Notary Sojac

/bingo


39 posted on 01/16/2014 4:04:17 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: nuconvert; 1010RD

I’m not advocating on part of either radical group but there is a huge difference between militants taking on US military in the Middle East and another group, killing civilians en-masse in America and Russia.
Btw, an idea that US supports the latter group in ruining the Middle East makes huge impact on the first group and that is why they are planting their IEDs against military. I can’t say their idea is really wrong. Both Bushes supported Al-Qaeda, so did Clinton but all of it is so open and official under Obamao.


40 posted on 01/16/2014 4:28:29 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: Paladin2

And that’s saying something. I always thought Bashar Assad wasn’t as bright as his father was.


41 posted on 01/16/2014 5:15:44 PM PST by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: Zhang Fei
If he was smart, he’d explicitly link Wahhabism and 9/11.

I give Assad credit for putting his finger directly on the problem which is more than any feckless American leader will do. He's also smart enough to give up his chemical weapons stockpile, now that the Saudis are using them in his country.

42 posted on 01/16/2014 5:25:35 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: cunning_fish

“I’m not advocating on part of either radical group but there is a huge difference between militants taking on US military in the Middle East and another group, killing civilians en-masse in America and Russia.”

If the IRI thought they could successfully pull it off & get away with it, they would. Instead, they finance attacks and cooperate to help others achieve that goal.


43 posted on 01/17/2014 6:32:38 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: 1010RD

It’s so simple.

This is why many formerly backward countries are moving ahead; their family structures are geared toward power and success through professional lives as well as marital alliances and unlike us, they are actually uninterested in being politically correct or ‘nice,’ but actually CARE about the well being of their family members.


44 posted on 01/19/2014 3:50:02 AM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: mac_truck

Whooooa, Assad to Iran, the Wahhabi is a threat? Who does he think runs Iran? All those Mullahs brought in by Khomeini were Wahhabis from Saudi Arabia. The Iranians I know wish those Mullahs would get the hell out of Iran.


45 posted on 01/19/2014 12:18:39 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Wahhabism is banned in Iran so I’m not sure what you’re talking about.


46 posted on 01/19/2014 1:43:29 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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