Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:13 PM
pampango (24,276 posts)
Syrian Rebels Seize Military Base, Munitions
Source: ABC News
Syrian rebels have taken over a large military base in the country's north, carting off tanks, armored vehicles and truck-loads of munitions their leaders say will give them a boost in their fight to topple President Bashar Assad.
The fall of the base of the Syrian army's 46th Regiment is a significant step in the rebels' expanding of control in the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo, along Syria's northern border with Turkey.
Earlier Monday, AP reporters saw scores of rebels unloading trucks full of rockets, mortars, artillery shells and rifles taken from the base into a rebel headquarters near the Turkish border.
Al-Faj said the battle was one of the greatest munitions coups for the rebels since the start of the uprising against Assad in March 2011. The conflict has since morphed into a civil war, with scores of rebel groups across the country fighting Assad's troops.
Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/britain-officially-recognizes-syrian-opposition-17766530#.UKwb5uOe93Y
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Response to pampango (Original post)
Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:03 PM
Cynicus Emeritus (172 posts)
1. The Syria civil war was purposely created
by an unknown nation state or intelligence agency(ies) to create strife, turmoil and instability in the region. It did not just happen, and like most wars it creates power vacuums and helps a few profiteers and gun runners and political strategists but costs the lives of many.
Most people just want to have a home, raise their children, work, and live peacefully but that is typically disrupted by others.
Response to On the Road (Reply #3)
Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:56 PM
riderinthestorm (22,730 posts)
6. Yes. Its demonstrably proven if you read the first hand accounts.
Sorry to say but most of the Arab Spring "revolutions" were manufactured. Tunisia may have been spontaneous but clearly it was co-opted by Islamist/Salafi groups early on. The composition of the "revolutionaries" was always a problem, outside influences were clearly manifest. Wish it weren't so but there you have it.