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Response to leveymg (Reply #40)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 11:26 AM

44. Fair enough,

 

and I would expect the same from those posters, making claims, and trying to impunge my character.

As far as to your first point, the over 41,000 rebels are only estimates gathered from Wiki on the ongoing updates of the Syrian Civil War, anyone can look up. I don't assume that to be factual information at all but important information cross referenced with other sources from the opposing side or independent news sources, that I give more credence to. I believed that I have mentioned those souces in a general context, such as sources like the BBC, Guardian (not mentioned) and media sources from battle field field reports given to the Syrian media, Lebonese media, Iranian media, Iraqi media and Russian. Some of those reports have also came from, believe it or not Israeli sources and personel interviews actually from Assad himself given to foreign media, such as either recently to Argentina or Australia, which I don't remenber which. There has also been video of these battles over the Internet and atrocities ( such as the eating incident) by the opposition. The reports given to the Syrian media are after action reports that are very detailed in manner, moreso than the opposition.

They are very detailed in the fact, they even give the names and identies of the fighters from the opposition, either killed or capture after a battle. In fact, the three Westerners, including an American, was given to the Syrian media by the Syrian Army. A lot of these fighters were killed or captured in the last three weeks, during the battle in Quisar, at the same time, Wiki, started to give more specific numbers for both sides.

To your fourth point as far as transparency here, it might be helpful if some of your Posters supporting the opposition line would be also transparent to figure out where they are coming from on this forum. You don't know if they are part of some group or organization including the opposition or American interest group wanting War in the Middle East.

I have posted several times in this forum, which state I'm from and my political preference. I'm a natural born citizen of the United States. I'm neither religious or Arab. I'm not Jewish either. I'm a military veteran and was on active duty, during the Vietnam War, Cold War and through the first Gulf War. So you can assume from that, I have a good deal of military experience and have served tours over seas a number times. I came up through the ranks and has served in leadership positions. It includes information that I'm priviledged to, any other ordinary citizen that hasn't served is not privileged to know. I know about weapon systems and military strategy. I'm not privileged, even after serving on active duty to let you know some of the specifics. I know when a side is losing a War. I know bullshit information, when I come across it too, from my experience in the military. I can go on and on, but I hope that is enough for you?

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