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Assad: No regrets for now
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Published: 09.11.12, 10:56
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1. His chart's real spooky, born 1965-9/11
Ypip ,   Canada   (11.09.12)
2. Hitler and Idi Amin would use the same kind of reasoning!
Jouko ,   Finland   (11.09.12)
They were greatly love by their own people but outside forces intruded and expelled them form power!
3. for Israels sake I hope the civil war continues
zionist forever   (11.09.12)
Assad will of course die in Syria but after that I home the different factions have a fight for power. If the fighting stops after Assad is gone and then first thing Obama will be doing is trying to earn his Nobel Prize and pressuring the Israeli government to give up the Golan as a gesture of goodwill and to strengthen the new regime. We have seen it happen time and time again with the palestinians where we have been told to make concessions to Abbas to strengthen him against Hamas. This was has shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that while things can be peaceful today tomorrow they can be very different and its land that provides security not signatures on paper. We need the Golan more than a Syrian politicians signature.
4. Ceausescu said the same
Csaba Clujanu' ,   Cluj, Romania   (11.09.12)
The Romanian tyran said the very same words.....he got what he deserved. The days of Assad are also numbered....even if he's fleeing to another part of the world some of his enemies (too many already) or "friends" will offer him the Gaddafi's farewell party....
5. His father
daniela ,   panama   (11.09.12)
would be so proud of Bashar. He is outdoing what any other ruler did in Syria (and by the way it is not the first time thousands are killed there). On the other side, to think that the rebel factions have not reached an agreement shows how much all those rebels are interested in the welfare of the syrian people. As long as they fight for power and position, innocent people are being killed everyday. Keep going Bashar.... everybody loves you...
6. If Im here how can the people not be behind me?? hes joking!
Brett Levitas ,   JHB South Africa   (11.09.12)
Because your daddy ruled before you and you just arrived in the top job pal!! He is as deluded, plain and simple!!
7. # 3
Jules   (11.09.12)
After Assad is gone, Israel needs to make an offer to the Syrian Druze community: to join Israel, and form a federation. Israel needs strategic depth, and the new territories will provide it.
8. You fools , there is no civil war
Robert Barnett ,   London , UK   (11.09.12)
Syria is almost destroyed , 30.000 people have died , 1.000.000 syrian refugees in Turkey , as many more refugees in Jordan. Where do you see any civil war ? it's only in your mind ,the media are lying after all Hummus and Tahina are still running in Syria.
9. He does seem to have the military behind him.
Michael ,   California, USA   (11.09.12)
Assad is correct on this, but is hallucinating on everything else. Clearly, the security buffer zone provided by the Golan Heights between Syria and Israel is essential for the safety of Israel, and it will remain so for a very long time. The harder the fighting in Syria, the more obvious is the importance of Golan Heights to Israel.
10. Prayers
Adam Neira ,   Paris, France   (11.09.12)
Prayers for Syria. The country must be stabilized. Outside military intervention and/or a no fly zone are not options.
11. stalin likely...
mark ,   usa   (11.09.12)
Had the same rationalized thoughts while he murder his way through the soviet people. Read between the lines you blood soaked tyrant, here what you are saying to the Syrian people...those that you murder are not Syrians because they don't love me. Schedule yourself for a sigmoidopthaloectemy to remove the shit from your eyes.
12. #8 Robert barnbett. A small correction
David Isarel ,   New York, USA   (11.09.12)
The official number of Syrian refuges in Turkey is 120,000.
13. #12 David
DavidR ,   USA   (11.09.12)
Does that include the 8000 that fled just this morning? Seems it would add up much quicker than your official number indicates. The 30,000 dead number is also the official estimate but reality is more like 55,000 dead.
14. #13
David Israel ,   New York, USA   (11.09.12)
I can only mention the official numbers. Everything else is speculation and one could speculate 2 million also but it would sound silly. However 120 thousand (+ 8000 today) does not make the situation any better.
15. Will the last person alive in syria turn out the lights?
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (11.09.12)
16. TO NO 3
sam ,   colorado-USA   (11.10.12)
I think It is not in the interest of one of the continuation of the civil war does not know who will be in governance is certainly the mandate of the new Islamic
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