Is Assad next?

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    Now that gadhafi is dead, do you think assad is rattled a little bit?

    Think about it. When we captured saddam, gadhafi gave up his chemical weapons six days later. He was scared, he thought he could be next.

    Now syria is descending into a civil war. Civilians are arming themselves. Libya has proved, so far, to be a huge success. A proof of concept, if you will. Do you think NATO is thinking of repeating the process in syria? And what do you think assad is thinking.
     
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    Syria has no oil.

    So the people there won't get any International or UN help.

    Yes, Assad is a terrible dictator and needs to go.

    But the Syrian people will have to do it themselves. :cool:
     
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    Ah but i feel like that approach doesnt fully take a lot of things into account. Turkey has a lot of interest in syria. Its also a vital part of the iran-israel situation.
     
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    Looks like the beginnings of a civil war...
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    Report: Syrian army defectors attack military compound
    Nov 16, 2011 - Syrian activists say army defectors have attacked a military intelligence complex in the Damascus suburbs, Al-Jazeera reports.
     
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    Granny rootin' fer the rebels...
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    Observers predict Syria is headed for civil war
    18 Nov.`11 – As the situation in Syria gets bloodier and Syrian leader Bashar Assad becomes increasingly isolated internationally, some observers say the country is on the verge of a civil war instigated by the regime.

     
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    All of this unrest over there at the same time doesn't smell good to me, lots of questions come up and besides the major media streams and statements from our “Leadership” it seems a very different story is starting to come from that area and it is not what we have been thinking.
    Regardless of that, my main discomfort is the Russian response to NATO over Syria & Iran and their response to the US – Europe Missile Shield. This really is starting to look and feel like something else entirely especially when Obama's sending a message to China at the same time sending troops to Australia. I do not like where we are going at all.
     
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    Daddy's boy who never had it hard...
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    5 Key Things to Know About Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
    Aug. 18, 2011 - President Obama has called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step aside and allow Syria's future to be determined by its people. Obama said Assad's "calls for dialogue and reform have run hollow while he is imprisoning, torturing and slaughtering his own people."
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    Not my army: Assad fronts US TV with 'ludicrous' bloodshed denials
    December 8, 2011 - Assad: 'Only Crazy Person' Would Kill His Own People
     
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    Send in the troops!...
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    Qatari ruler says troops should enter Syria
    Saturday 14th January, 2012 - The Emir of Qatar has called for Arab troops to enter Syria in order to put a stop to killings.
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    Syrian opposition, rebel group join forces
    Friday 13th January, 2012 - Joining their ranks opposition party Syrian National Council and the rebel Free Syrian Army have decided to come together under the latter's umbrella in the fight against President Bashar al-Assad's security forces.
     
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    All it takes is a little drone and ....

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    Not likely now, AL pullin' its observers outta Syria...
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    Arab League halts observer mission in Syria
    Sat Jan 28,`12 – The Arab League halted its observer mission in Syria on Saturday because of escalating violence that killed nearly 100 people the past three days, as pro-Assad forces battled dissident soldiers in a belt of suburbs on the eastern edge of Damascus in the most intense fighting yet so close to the capital.
     

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