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David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 06:29 PM
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13. Of course they have legitimate grievances.
My main concern is that the foreign countries should respect the sovereignty of Syria (and all other countries, whether Israel or Egypt or Iran or Russia).

But were I Syrian, I would definitely stand on the side of the current government, secularism, and modernity. What state would idly stand by while insurgents arm themselves, soldiers and police are killed dozens at a time, and infrastructure is destroyed?

And it is not just the Alawites that support the government, many other minorities do as well. The only way that women will continue to freely walk down the street, free of the veil and wearing what they choose, is if the Islamists' plans are defeated.
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  -Syria crisis: Assad regime forces issue 72-hour deadline for end to protests in Homs UndertheOcean  Dec-09-11 11:10 PM   #0 
  - Maybe it's not so much the protesting as much as its the killing and stuff.  Arctic Dave   Dec-09-11 11:46 PM   #1 
  - Your way is naive.  tcaudilllg   Dec-10-11 12:14 AM   #3 
  - Maybe that's that's why he is cracking down.  Arctic Dave   Dec-10-11 09:13 AM   #7 
     - He'll crack down no matter what.  tcaudilllg   Dec-11-11 09:59 AM   #14 
  - Some Egyptians burned several police stations and killed police officers...  joshcryer   Dec-10-11 03:20 AM   #4 
  - Did they attack a base?  Arctic Dave   Dec-10-11 09:14 AM   #8 
  - "Stop shooting back! That's not fair!"  DetlefK   Dec-10-11 05:04 AM   #5 
  - It is completely fair.  Arctic Dave   Dec-10-11 09:16 AM   #9 
  - Violently repress peaceful protests for long enough and guess what happens.  pampango   Dec-10-11 05:45 AM   #6 
  - It was bad form to actually fight back. How important can freedom really be?  hack89   Dec-10-11 04:03 PM   #11 
  - The people of Homs have a good reason to be afraid.  Little Tich   Dec-10-11 12:09 AM   #2 
  - Oh well.  tcaudilllg   Dec-11-11 10:05 AM   #16 
  - We never use violence against our citizens  classysassy   Dec-17-11 10:51 PM   #18 
  - That is entirely reasonable.  David__77   Dec-10-11 03:36 PM   #10 
  - Are you saying the Syrian people do not have legitimate grievances?  hack89   Dec-10-11 04:11 PM   #12 
     - Of course they have legitimate grievances.  David__77   Dec-10-11 06:29 PM   #13 
        - Assad is not the only way.  tcaudilllg   Dec-11-11 10:02 AM   #15 
  - Freedom of the press to continue lying.  classysassy   Dec-17-11 01:25 AM   #17 

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