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Assad's forces on offensive; Moscow defends him again

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At some point the cost for Russia and China will get too high.

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But it seems like Annan's plea for peace is falling on deaf ears. Assad won't leave quietly and or peacefully, so then he should be forced out and sooner rather than later.

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Turkey said on Sunday it had scrambled F-16 fighters near the frontier the previous day in response to three separate incidents after Syrian helicopters approached the border.

Ok so they can cross Syria's border and they whine to NATO when Syria does something about it. But when a couple of helicopter approach the border they launch fighters. Maybe the Turks should butt out and stop sheltering the rebels on Turkish territory. Its amusing the Turks routinely bomb norther Iraq killing rebels against Turkish rule but when someone else has a similar issue they offer safe harbor to the rebels.

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Why should Russia and China spare a mere sympathy for terrorists in their definitions!?

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At some point the cost for Russia and China will get too high.

Other than airfare for Mr. Lavrov what is this costing them?

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an anti-Assad violence monitoring group in Britain

It seems that the idea that the SOHR is neutral is no officially out the window.

Most of these so-called "on the scenes" activists reports are just fake stories from the rebels themselves.

By and Large the local Syrian people support their police and soldiers and they despise the foreign rebels who are destroying their homes and cities.

Although never noted by the AP or Reuters, the majority of Syrians hate the West for supporting these rebels and for giving them weapons, ammunition and bombs.

It's been 16 months since this was started by the Pentagon and after millions of dollars the Syrian people are still holding together. Perhaps NATO got more than they bargained for here.

I hope NATO and the rebels go home and leave Syria alone.

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No surprises.

Russia and China, key members of the "New Axis of Evil", will continue providing full support to Syria and Iran, the two other member states of this authoritarian bloc.

Russia also supported Milosevic in Serbia, Saddam Hussein in Iraq, and Gaddafi in Libya. In the end, Assad will share the same fate with this three tyrants.

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I hope NATO stays and can hopefully, bring some civility and peace to the country sooner than later. And the faster the people can get Assad and his goon squad of violent thugs out, the better the country will be.

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Cletus: Ok so they can cross Syria's border and they whine to NATO when Syria does something about it. But when a couple of helicopter approach the border they launch fighters.

Ah, so the launching of fighters is a bit aggressive for you, but the "shoot first and confirm later" approach is A-OK.

Maybe the Turks should butt out and stop sheltering the rebels on Turkish territory. Its amusing the Turks routinely bomb norther Iraq killing rebels against Turkish rule but when someone else has a similar issue they offer safe harbor to the rebels.

Honestly, what do you care what Turkey does?

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This is what Russia always does.

They are good at making everything from bad to worse, and then leaving all the mess behind to the rest of world to clean up. .This is a civil war, and leave it Arab nations for resolutions.

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"It's been 16 months since this was started by the Pentagon and after millions of dollars the Syrian people are still holding together. "

Do you really need attention so much you must retort to regurgitating such lies on a daily basis?

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NeverSubmit

At some point you're going to have to accept that Assad and his regime are going to be removed, either by the Syrian people or the international community, and not in a pleasant way if things continue to procede the way they are now. It's almost an inevitability that there can be no happy ending for Assad.

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Funny comments, ONLY Russia leaves countries from good?? to bad?? to worse?? I bet if we ask the good people of the world what they think about AMERICAN intervention in IRAQ?? Etc..Many people will say, geez not much difference between what them crazy folk in Moscow and in Washington DC do, they just arm people get lots of $$$, now it is the Russians, but only somebody with zero knowledge of world history and politics would claim that this is just a Russian or Chinese phenomena. Back to Syria,I feel very very sorry for all of the victims.

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I am no fan of Assad, but sure if Turkey had say, KURDISH rebels hiding right across the border in Syria, they would be open targets, so Turkey needs to show some control here but my guess, Turkey is just a pawn for Western Powers and Turkey wants to be part of the EU not just NATO, so here is their big chance to show off how anti Muslim dictators they really can be??

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Funny comments, ONLY Russia leaves countries from good?? to bad?? to worse?? I bet if we ask the good people of the world what they think about AMERICAN intervention in IRAQ?? Etc..Many people will say, geez not much difference between what them crazy folk in Moscow and in Washington DC do,

@Mexicano, agreed. I had never approved any of the American involvement in Iraq wars. My concience is very clear on that.

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A prominent Saudi Islamic scholar has announced a reward of $450,000 for killing SyrianPresident Bashar Al Assad, who he branded a murderer. I don't think Syrian President Bashar Al Assad has much time left. He now has Scholars after him, not just Rebels.

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