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    With the assassination of Gebran Tueni, the Lebanese politican at journalist being largely blamed on Syria, we see again that the Syrian oppression of the Lebanon is just ignored.
    Former Prime Minster Rafik al Hariri, was also thought to be assassinated by the Syrian government.
    Both men had been leading figures in calling for Syrian withdrawl from the Lebanon which they have occupied for 20 years, subverting the democratic process.

    The fact is, if it was the Americans and not the Syrians that were at this, this site would have a hundred threads on what b*stards the Americans are. Why the double standard? The Leb is geographically closer to us then Iraq, but if someone sneezes in Baghdad, it makes the news, but the Syrian interference in the Leb is ignored, why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue33
    With the assassination of Gebran Tueni, the Lebanese politican at journalist being largely blamed on Syria, we see again that the Syrian oppression of the Lebanon is just ignored.
    Former Prime Minster Rafik al Hariri, was also thought to be assassinated by the Syrian government.
    Both men had been leading figures in calling for Syrian withdrawl from the Lebanon which they have occupied for 20 years, subverting the democratic process.

    The fact is, if it was the Americans and not the Syrians that were at this, this site would have a hundred threads on what b*stards the Americans are. Why the double standard? The Leb is geographically closer to us then Iraq, but if someone sneezes in Baghdad, it makes the news, but the Syrian interference in the Leb is ignored, why?
    I think because the US and the EU are held to a higher standard than the Syrians (or insert tyrannical thug regieme here).
    The racist attitude that we cant expect any better 'of them' seems to apply to Syria, China, Africa etc prevails.
    Such a view is a cousin of the 'they arent ready for democracy' racist attitude

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    Quote Originally Posted by watch-this-drive

    I think because the US and the EU are held to a higher standard than the Syrians (or insert tyrannical thug regieme here).
    The racist attitude that we cant expect any better 'of them' seems to apply to Syria, China, Africa etc prevails.
    I agree with you on that. There seems to be some kind of neo-colonial, white, liberal guilt thing going on. No white, western politican wants to criticise these regimes because they feel guilty for their own nations role in interferring in these regions in the past. But all this results in is devaluing human life in these countries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue33
    With the assassination of Gebran Tueni, the Lebanese politican at journalist being largely blamed on Syria, we see again that the Syrian oppression of the Lebanon is just ignored.
    Former Prime Minster Rafik al Hariri, was also thought to be assassinated by the Syrian government.
    Both men had been leading figures in calling for Syrian withdrawl from the Lebanon which they have occupied for 20 years, subverting the democratic process.

    The fact is, if it was the Americans and not the Syrians that were at this, this site would have a hundred threads on what b*stards the Americans are. Why the double standard? The Leb is geographically closer to us then Iraq, but if someone sneezes in Baghdad, it makes the news, but the Syrian interference in the Leb is ignored, why?
    I agree with the above - The Syrians are as bad as the US for getting involved in other nations affairs without any of the US saving graces. The Syrians have been stirring it up in the region for quite a while now and it shouldnt be tolerated. I note the usual hypocritical response or lack thereof from many Nations in the region (The man was a Christian).
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    Quote Originally Posted by The OD View Post
    I agree with the above - The Syrians are as bad as the US for getting involved in other nations affairs without any of the US saving graces. The Syrians have been stirring it up in the region for quite a while now and it shouldnt be tolerated. I note the usual hypocritical response or lack thereof from many Nations in the region (The man was a Christian).
    The Syrian government is finished. The arab league will now impose sanctions on them. Thats them dusted, they have been painted as a target by those who want an unstable ring of Islamic countries around Israel. Iran should be happy, their sect of Islam actively wishes to bring about the end of the world, this will advance that possibility significantly.

    The Associated Press: Arab League votes to suspend Syria in 4 days
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    Quote Originally Posted by Telemachus View Post
    The Syrian government is finished. The arab league will now impose sanctions on them. Thats them dusted, they have been painted as a target by those who want an unstable ring of Islamic countries around Israel. Iran should be happy, their sect of Islam actively wishes to bring about the end of the world, this will advance that possibility significantly.

    The Associated Press: Arab League votes to suspend Syria in 4 days
    I would say this is tipping point for Assad

    Impossible to say how much longer he can last

    - but when its over and done I think this decision will be seen as crucial in his Downfall

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    Arab states are offering Assad asylum in their countries if he will only leave Syria. Apparently they have told him this is his last chance to save himself and his family from being killed and dragged through the streets like Gadaffi was. Can't see him or his regime holding out much longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Chaim View Post
    Arab states are offering Assad asylum in their countries if he will only leave Syria. Apparently they have told him this is his last chance to save himself and his family from being killed and dragged through the streets like Gadaffi was. Can't see him or his regime holding out much longer.
    Not good news for Israel at all that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanTheSevere View Post
    Not good news for Israel at all that!
    Oh I wouldn't be so sure about that. Who knows, the next regime might be much more open to peace with Israel and not to be supplying a route for Iranian weapons to get to Hezbollah and not being a state sponsor of terror
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    If the war crimes tribunal worldpolice scum announce hes to be tried he may do a gaddafi and end up with his arse stabbed.
    Quote Originally Posted by lchaim
    Oh I wouldn't be so sure about that. Who knows, the next regime might be much more open to peace with Israel and not to be supplying a route for Iranian weapons to get to Hezbollah and not being a state sponsor of terror
    And maybe they will grant a right of return to the 30,000 jews expelled from Syria
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