Most Syrians back President Assad

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    "Most Syrians back President Assad, but you'd never know from western media.

    Some 55% of Syrians want Assad to stay, motivated by fear of civil war – a spectre that is not theoretical as it is for those who live outside Syria's borders." :confused:

    Most Syrians back Assad
     
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    Assad (Syria) is the Iranian/Turkish/Russian/Chinese linchpin. He's not going to be going easily. He's being continuously resupplied and he's slaughtering the other tribes (Sunni) who are attempting to remove his control. He's slaughtering the Kurds and demolishing the entire city of Homs and now is turning his attention forward. At the same time, he's being hit by the Turks who are using this event to continue their attack on the Kurds.

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    He's not only dug in, he was smart enough to protect the minorities so that they are also very fearful of a more extremist Muslim rule. His Alawites and wealthy circle certainly don't want the Sunni in control. Now with both China and Russian Veto power backing him in the UN and Iran as a military transport route?

    Look to more death and destruction from Syria and Assad. The road to Damascus is Iran's land route to Lebanon and Hezbollah and through them, Gaza and Hamas.

    Turkey wants to deal with the Kurds. Iran wants a pathway to Egypt. Hamas wants the end of Israel. Egypt and Saudi Arabia want to hold Iran back. There's a lot more of course, that's just peeling a partial first layer of a massive ME political onion.
     
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    Obama and NATO wanted rid of Gadhafi. It seems to me that Syrian is much more important, but they have no oil I guess:confused:
     
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    So what does Russia have to gain by supplying Syria?

    Russia boosts arms sales to Syria despite world pressure | MSN Arabia News
     
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    Russia keeps their hands involved in world issues and it raises its global bargaining pressure on other issues with this stance. Remember that there are 57 Muslim countries who vote often as a block in the United Nations.

    As well, Russia likes to keep the United States from advancing the goals of the Sunni Arabs who have been in an ebb/flow battle with the Iranian Shia for many centuries.
     
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    So what exactly did Obama get by signing these deals with Russia?....Just asking I'm still trying to figure it out:confused:
     
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    All I can do is look at what Russia is historically concerned with and that is Eastern Europe. The Middle East was important to Russia in 1973 since they had not found their own resources yet. Now that they have, Putin is working towards control of Eastern Europe.

    What President Obama and Vladimir Putin are putting together is a longer term foreign policy of non-intervention, but this is simply my own personal opinion.
     
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    iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- A Russian military unit has arrived in Syria, according to Russian news reports, a development that a United Nations Security Council source told ABC News was "a bomb" certain to have serious repercussions.

    Russia, one of Bashar al-Assad's strongest allies despite international condemnation of the government's violent crackdown on the country's uprising, has repeatedly blocked the United Nations Security Council's attempts to halt the violence, accusing the U.S. and its allies of trying to start another war.

    Now the Russian Black Sea fleet's Iman tanker has arrived in the Syrian port of Tartus on the Mediterranean Sea with an anti-terror squad from the Russian Marines onboard, according to the Interfax news agency. The Assad government has insisted it is fighting a terrorist insurgency.

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    The ante has been raised.
     
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    Yeah "non-intervention" for The U.S. While Russia carries on. Putin can't be trusted neither can Obama for that matter
     
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    They both have their foreign policy with regards to the ME. It's a chess game to Russia and they play well. Consider star wars.
     

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