The Syrian opposition: who's doing the talking?

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    The media have been too passive when it comes to Syrian opposition sources, without scrutinising their backgrounds and their political connections. Time for a closer look …
    The Syrian opposition: who's doing the talking? | Charlie Skelton | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

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    Charlie Skelton is a comedy writer, journalist and olive farmer. He is script editor of Channel 4's 10 O'Clock Live and writes on various similar sorts of things for television and radio
     
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    As of this morning, Assad is taking his chemical weapons out of storage.
     
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    What makes you think that?
     
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    Also from AJ:

    The head of the UN observer mission in Syria says his teams can confirm government forces waged attacks from the ground and air Thursday in Tremseh, where there are reports of a mass killing.

    Norwegian Maj. Gen. Robert Mood says Friday that the fighting involved helicopters and "mechanized units"- indicating the government was using heavy weapons. Mood described the assault as "continuous violence".

    Anti-regime activists in Syria say government gunners rained shells on Tremseh before armed thugs moved in, leaving scores of people dead.

    The government blamed the bloodshed on terrorists.

    Nearly 300 UN observers sent to monitor the cease-fire are confined to their hotels because of the escalating violence. But Mood says the observers stationed in Hama were able to verify the fighting.
     
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    Did you read the comments?
     
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    Using chemical weapons would pretty much guarantee international intervention, besides he doesn't need those yet.
     
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    Assad is taking his WMD out of storage where it was kept next to Iraqi WMD, and is issuing his Army with double portions of Viagra to carry out unceasing rapes of his nation!

    It calls for "civilised" interference and a "no fly" zone!

    :lol:
     
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    Jos, I read the comments.

    I should rely on their judgement more than my own because?

    When presented with a decision of some importance, like which side to support in a war, the intelligent person turns to the opinions of anonymous total strangers given on a chat board.

    Well, yes - I suppose that could explain your POV.
     

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