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Sun Mar 24, 2013, 03:30 PM

 

BREAKING: Assad Shot By Bodyguard – Hospitalized in Damascus

According to Arab media www.eltira.org , Bashar al-Assad would have been seriously wounded by gunfire last night Saturday, March 23 by his bodyguard but is not dead. He is currently hospitalized, between life and death, Shami Hospital in Damascus which the streets were closed.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/03/breaking-assad-shot-by-iranian-bodyguard-hospitalized-in-damascus/

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Reply BREAKING: Assad Shot By Bodyguard – Hospitalized in Damascus (Original post)
Pharaoh Mar 2013 OP
jwirr Mar 2013 #1
leveymg Mar 2013 #8
sufrommich Mar 2013 #2
YoungDemCA Mar 2013 #5
Cooley Hurd Mar 2013 #3
bluedigger Mar 2013 #4
DCBob Mar 2013 #6
WillyT Mar 2013 #7
itcfish Mar 2013 #11
R. Daneel Olivaw Mar 2013 #9
Marr Mar 2013 #12
Lone_Star_Dem Mar 2013 #21
backscatter712 Mar 2013 #10
malaise Mar 2013 #13
backscatter712 Mar 2013 #14
malaise Mar 2013 #15
Rosa Luxemburg Mar 2013 #26
RZM Mar 2013 #16
JaneyVee Mar 2013 #17
IDemo Mar 2013 #18
SidDithers Mar 2013 #19
OKNancy Mar 2013 #20
Lone_Star_Dem Mar 2013 #22
arely staircase Mar 2013 #23
SidDithers Mar 2013 #24
SidDithers Mar 2013 #25
SidDithers Mar 2013 #27
SidDithers Mar 2013 #28
SidDithers Mar 2013 #29
SidDithers Mar 2013 #30
SidDithers Mar 2013 #31
SidDithers Mar 2013 #32
Tarheel_Dem Mar 2013 #33
muriel_volestrangler Mar 2013 #42
Tarheel_Dem Mar 2013 #44
pintobean Mar 2013 #50
Blue_Tires Mar 2013 #51
SidDithers Mar 2013 #34
SidDithers Mar 2013 #35
bullwinkle428 Mar 2013 #36
Rowdyboy Mar 2013 #37
randome Mar 2013 #38
Rowdyboy Mar 2013 #40
WilliamPitt Mar 2013 #39
SidDithers Mar 2013 #41
TroglodyteScholar Mar 2013 #43
SidDithers Mar 2013 #45
SidDithers Mar 2013 #46
Rowdyboy Mar 2013 #47
nadinbrzezinski Mar 2013 #48
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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 03:34 PM

1. Any idea what this is going to mean for this ongoing war?

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Response to jwirr (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 03:48 PM

8. Probably very little, as it's essentially a religious civil war that's gone regional.

Too many conflicting parties in too many countries, and too much mass murder has occurred, for this to be solved by the life or death of any one man.

The fate of Assad really isn't the goal of the US or any of the western countries, anyway. It really has a lot more to do with the conflict between Sunnis, with their center of power in Saudi Arabia, and the Shi'ia, led by Iran.

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 03:36 PM

2. Israeli and Arab media say it's a rumor.

But online updates said the Syrian leader’s shooting was false and that he was alive and in high spirits. The conflicting reports highlight the chaos that continues to engulf the country, which has been mired in a bloody civil war for two years.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/rumors-assad-shooting-highlights-syria-chaos-article-1.1297939#ixzz2OUXeYAez

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 03:40 PM

5. Too early to tell, huh?

 

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 03:38 PM

3. This might not be true:

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/rumors-assad-shooting-highlights-syria-chaos-article-1.1297939

Online reports of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s death appeared greatly exaggerated Sunday.

Arab media said Assad was purportedly shot by one of his Iranian bodyguards Saturday night and was in serious condition.

He was supposedly taken to Al-Shami Hospital in Damascus, where surrounding roads were closed off.

Israel News One’s website even reported that Assad had been “assassinated.”

But online updates said the Syrian leader’s shooting was false and that he was alive and in high spirits. The conflicting reports highlight the chaos that continues to engulf the country, which has been mired in a bloody civil war for two years.
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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 03:39 PM

4. The paragraph at the linked source is near gibberish.

I'll wait for a mainstream source.

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 03:43 PM

6. no reports on MSM.

waiting for confirmation.

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 03:44 PM

7. NY Daily News... Cannot Be Confirmed At This Time...

 

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Response to WillyT (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 06:20 PM

11. Thank you

I just posted that link and was blocked because the administrator said the NY Daily News was a tabloid Newspaper.

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 06:10 PM

9. "He is currently hospitalized, between life and death...?"

 


What, he can't even afford a private room?

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 06:34 PM

12. Yes-- its the middle ground between light and shadow; between science and superstition.

 

And it lies between the pit of man's fears... and the summit... of his knowledge.

This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.

Or ICU. Whichever you prefer.

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Response to Marr (Reply #12)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 07:10 PM

21. Well played!

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 06:12 PM

10. Hopefully, this monster's getting closer to death than life. n/t

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 06:35 PM

13. WTF???? n/t

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Response to malaise (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 06:37 PM

14. What else can I say? Assad's a murderous dictator.

He butchered tens of thousands of his own people to stay in power.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 06:38 PM

15. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld?

Like I said WTF????

That's offensive.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 08:43 PM

26. Yes, here's plenty of monsters around the world

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Response to malaise (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 06:38 PM

16. He's not a good guy

 

Sooner or later he's going to go down with the ship. The sooner that happens, the better.

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 06:40 PM

17. Bullshit source. I'll wait for more.

 

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 06:45 PM

18. Hmmm....

I'm seeing DU, FR and a host of links to the story on Google, but none whatever from a valid news source.

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 07:00 PM

19. Sounds like Creative Speculation to me...nt

Sid

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 07:09 PM

20. this is some wild internet rumor. it is false

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 07:13 PM

22. I seriously doubt the validity of this.

It appears to be little more than a rumor at this point.

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 07:21 PM

23. how sad

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 07:56 PM

24. The gatewaypundit is one of America's nuttier right-wing blogs...

Last edited Mon Mar 25, 2013, 07:10 AM - Edit history (2)

It's a right-wing, birther, conspiracy website that is not an appropriate source for DU. It's run by Jim Hoft, who MediaMatters calls "the dumbest man on the internet"
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2010/09/21/jim-hoft-dumbest-man-on-the-internet/170927

Other examples of Hoft's right-wing nuttery include:

"Shameless… Obama’s Celebratory Obamacare Statement Is Chock Full of Lies"

"Critics: Obama’s Latest Long-Form Birth Certificate Is a Fake …Update: More Expert Opinion"

"Obama’s New Campaign Slogan “Forward!” Is a Hitler Youth Marching Tune (Video)"

And, to top it off, their news scroll on the side of their site is from Newsmax.

This is the kind of sourcing you bring to DU?

Sid

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 08:41 PM

25. Today At CPAC: Chronically Dishonest Blogger Jim Hoft To Receive Accuracy In Media Award

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Sun Mar 24, 2013, 08:58 PM

27. thegatewaypundit, ladies and gentlemen....

where they posted that Lara Logan is to blame for her sexual assault in Tahrir Square 2 years ago.

"After Sexual Assault & Beating... CBS Reporter Logan Learns That Political Correctness Is a Killer"

Sid

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Sun Mar 24, 2013, 09:14 PM

28. "Progressive Policies Are to Blame for the Mass Shooting in Sandy Hook" - thegatewaypundit....nt

Sid

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Sun Mar 24, 2013, 09:27 PM

29. "OBAMA FIDDLED AS BENGHAZI BURNED" - thegatewaypundit...nt

Sid

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 09:36 PM

30. "Jim Hoft's history of race-baiting and his ties to white supremacist groups"...

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Sun Mar 24, 2013, 09:53 PM

31. "Just like Barack Obama, Nicolae Ceausescu, Saddam Hussein, and Fidel Castro...

also released criminal prisoners." - thegatewaypundit

Sid

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Sun Mar 24, 2013, 10:25 PM

32. "Obama Joins the Gun Grabbers: Socialist Stalin, Socialist Hitler, Socialist Obama" - Jim Hoft...nt

Sid

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 10:38 PM

33. Did you abandon your own thread, or are you embarrassed about the source?

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #33)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 11:40 AM

42. Pharaoh is unembarrassable

Either by their sources, or by their unwillingness to discuss the imaginary stories they post here. This is mild compared to some of the stuff they've tried to post here.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #42)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 11:51 AM

44. Then one is left to wonder where one has to go to find these discredited sources in the first place.

Hmmmmmm..........

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #42)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 01:12 PM

50. Just out for a little fun

 

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Response to pintobean (Reply #50)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 04:11 PM

51. You might just make it as a FAY-ROH yet, boy...

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 07:03 AM

34. "Charlie Rangel Wins New York Primary …(Democrats Love Their Crooks!)" - gatewaypundit...nt

Sid

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Mon Mar 25, 2013, 08:20 AM

35. "Now She Tells Us… McCaskill Comes Out for Gay Marriage ...

Typical Democrat. Typical Liar." - gatewaypundit

Sid

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 08:33 AM

36. Right-wing blogger identifies the wrong Assad.

As well as the wrong attempted assassination method (car bomb), but other than that...NAILED IT!

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 10:00 AM

37. Even Freepers aren't stupid enough to believe this bogus internet bullshit but here on DU it gets

treated SERIOUSLY? Seriously?

Come back when you have a real story to discuss, not what you read in the far right "media". Pathetic.

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Response to Rowdyboy (Reply #37)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 10:02 AM

38. I think a lot of us WANT to believe it's true.

 

There's too much killing going on in Syria and Assad should have stepped down long ago for the good of the country.

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Response to randome (Reply #38)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 10:22 AM

40. I WANT it to be true but it isn't-at least not yet. I want the supreme court to say

same-sex marriage is legal but they haven't and if someone posted a story saying they had I'd be just as pissed over it. Sorry, fake, lying headlines are a real pain-in-the-ass and the "new and improved" DU seems to think they're just fine.

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 10:03 AM

39. Dewey Defeats Truman

 

and a lie gets halfway around the world before the truth can pull its pants on.

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Mon Mar 25, 2013, 11:20 AM

41. "Donald Rumsfeld: “Clearly” Barack Obama Belongs to the ‘Blame America First’ Crowd " - Jim Hoft.nt

Sid

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 11:47 AM

43. If this is true, the bodyguard will have to explore other professions.

Wild stuff!

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 01:29 PM

45. "Syrian Embassy: Assad Not Dead – In Fact, He’s Alive and in Good Spirits" - gatewaypundit...



Sid

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Mon Mar 25, 2013, 10:01 PM

46. "What Sequester?… Joe Biden Blew $321,665 on Limo Rides in Paris, Too" - gatewaypundit...nt

Sid

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 10:46 PM

47. Meanwhile, in the reality based universe, Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead....

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 10:48 PM

48. The sources I found were either of the end of the world variety

 

Or far right Israeli media...

And it was never confirmed anywhere.

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Tue Mar 26, 2013, 01:03 PM

49. "Your Tax Dollars at Work: Propping Up Commies and Socialist Youth Groups" - gatewaypundit...nt

Sid

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