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Flight Records Say Russia Sent Syria Tons of Cash
Propublica ^ | Nov. 26, 2012 | Dafna Linzer

Posted on 11/26/2012 7:36:03 PM PST by cunning_fish

This past summer, as the Syrian economy began to unravel and the military pressed hard against an armed rebellion, a Syrian government plane ferried what flight records describe as more than 200 tons of “bank notes” from Moscow. The records of overflight requests were obtained by ProPublica. The flights occurred during a period of escalating violence in a conflict that has left tens of thousands of people dead since fighting broke out in March 2011. The regime of Bashar al-Assad is increasingly in need of cash to stay afloat and continue financing the military’s efforts to crush the uprising.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: eu; islam; obama; russia; syria; waronterror

1 posted on 11/26/2012 7:36:09 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

bkmk


2 posted on 11/26/2012 7:37:31 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: cunning_fish

Give the Russians credit. They stand by their allies. We throw ours under the bus.


3 posted on 11/26/2012 7:39:27 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

No. Americans don’t throw our allies under the bus.

obama does.

He is not an American.


4 posted on 11/26/2012 7:43:23 PM PST by Texas resident
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To: cunning_fish

Insane for country that can not make it’s own money...


5 posted on 11/26/2012 7:44:27 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Texas resident

He’s a non-American that got voted in twice. It’s fair to say at least 50% of this country is f&cking retarded.


6 posted on 11/26/2012 7:55:51 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

I know truly retarded people.

They don’t destroy their own homes.

50% of the country is bent on it’s destruction.

OK fine, they got what they wanted, but when Rome burns, I hope they burn with it. My “give a damn” is seriously busted.


7 posted on 11/26/2012 7:59:18 PM PST by Texas resident
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends


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8 posted on 11/26/2012 8:00:14 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2banana
Insane for country that can not make it’s own money...

I read somewhere that if the population of a country is under 40 million then it is cheaper to order the currency printed abroad. This is simply because the investment into money-printing presses is very high, especially when modern security features are involved.

Population of Syria is about 22.5 million.

9 posted on 11/26/2012 8:21:27 PM PST by Greysard
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To: Greysard

Boy, is Syria gonna be ticked off when they find out its monopoly money.


10 posted on 11/26/2012 11:14:02 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks cunning_fish. Clinton’s idols the Soviets, whoops, I mean the Russians, gosh, they’re just trying to save the lives of innocent victims.

Americans in Israel Sue Clinton for US Funding of Arab Terror
Arutz Sheva | November 27, 2012 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
Posted on 11/27/2012 3:15:38 AM PST by tired&retired
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2963303/posts


11 posted on 11/27/2012 3:39:29 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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