Chavez Sends Oil to Syria to Fuel Assad's Crackdown

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    Four shipments have been sent in the last 8 months, according to the Wall Street Journal, including a shipment of more than 30,000 tons in May.

    I also understand that the official count of dead in Syria is now standing at around 17,000 killed. Many of these are police.
     
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    Another massacre in Syria...
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    Opposition: Civilians Massacred in Syrian Village
    July 12, 2012 - Syrian opposition activists say government forces have massacred more than 150 people, mostly civilians, inside a village in Hama province.
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    Over 200 massacred in Syrian government forces attack: activists
    12 July`12 - More than 200 Syrians, mostly civilians, were massacred in a village in the rebellious Hama region when it was bombarded by helicopter gunships and tanks and then stormed by militiamen, opposition activists said.
     
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    Assad gettin' desperate?...
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    Syrian Fighting Reaches Capital
    July 16, 2012 - Syria moved armored vehicles into the capital Damascus as opposition fighters battled Syrian government forces in what residents described as the fiercest fighting yet inside the capital.
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    Syria: Assad regime 'ready to use chemical weapons'
    17 July 2012 - Nawaf Fares: Chemical weapons 'may have been used'
     
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    Obama calls an' raises Chavez...
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    Obama authorized covert support for Syrian rebels, sources say
    August 1st, 2012 : President Barack Obama has signed a covert directive authorizing U.S. support for Syrian rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad's forces, U.S. officials told CNN on Wednesday.
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    Obama authorizes secret support for Syrian rebels
    WASHINGTON | Wed Aug 1, 2012 - President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for rebels seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government, sources familiar with the matter said.
     
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    No air cover, Syrian rebels needin' anti-aircraft missiles...
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    Syrian Rebels Step Up Efforts to Get Anti-Aircraft Missiles
    August 16, 2012 - Syrian rebels are redoubling their efforts to acquire portable anti-aircraft missiles following government airstrikes on cities and towns in the north of the country.

     
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    don't get me wrong

    but

    This is not our business.

    Let them kill each other w/o us, b/c they will hate us either way
     
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    They need a no-fly zone.
     
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    When the idea that a tea party contingent would take over some town and the government had to send in military troops to stop the rebellion, the libs on this board had no problem whatsoever with the government taking steps to preserve itself. No one suggested that the government step down.

    Yet you can blame Assad for fighting for his government's preservation. Is Assad not liberal enough for you?
     
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    I just think its funny, how all the leftwingers are silent that their hero Chavez is backing another 2bit despot.
     
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    When have you published your support for military dictatoships you prefer over democraticlay elected officals?
     

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