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    Quote Originally Posted by ZapB View Post
    Maybe not directly, but France already recognized the "Syrian opposition" as the "legitimate representative of Syrian people" (which is itself a joke, since obviously the "opposition" doesn't represent all the Syrian people), while it's not even clear who the "opposition" is, what they really represent and what agenda they have (besides ousting Assad).
    The SNC is not a joke. It's an umbrella of all the diversity of political formations that oppose Assad. They don't have to have other common ground than that.

    It looks like that on the ground the strongest "opposition" that is going to win and dictate the future, are actually the Islamist groupings and not the secular pro-democracy ones.
    There's no evidence to sustain this.

    But in the typical stupid and shortsighted politician fashion (I'm not referring to France specifically here, but the West in general), I guess that anything can be "corrected" with additional bombing. So what if with our (political & financial) help Syria fell to the islamists and become an Al-Qaeda breeding ground, we will just bomb them five or ten years from now, which will magically solve the problem...
    If France and the West will stay out of it the Islamic states will fill the vaccum. IMO, we should have provided weapons to the FSA from the start. As we did not, Qatar, KSA came in and we see now the result with reinforced Islamic fractions.

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    It is quite possible that the airport has some helicopters in storage and they someone to fly them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themacedonian View Post
    It is quite possible that the airport has some helicopters in storage and they someone to fly them out.
    In such case, the rebels should first take the airfield and then Turkish pilots could fly out the helicopters. But it does not make sense for Turkish pilots to participate to the assault, like in a James Bond film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camera View Post
    In such case, the rebels should first take the airfield and then Turkish pilots could fly out the helicopters. But it does not make sense for Turkish pilots to participate to the assault, like in a James Bond film.
    On behalf of MP I demand "pics or didn't happened Syria!!"

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    It's quite comical because another Iranian semi-state news site reported a few months ago
    that a Turkish GENERAL had been captured in Aleppo.

    http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9104252929

    It seems like that was too big of a lie, so they thought they might pull it off with "pilots" instead

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    Well FARS uses as source such credible and serious outlets as The Onion so no surprise here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camera View Post
    The SNC is not a joke. It's an umbrella of all the diversity of political formations that oppose Assad. They don't have to have other common ground than that.



    There's no evidence to sustain this.



    If France and the West will stay out of it the Islamic states will fill the vaccum. IMO, we should have provided weapons to the FSA from the start. As we did not, Qatar, KSA came in and we see now the result with reinforced Islamic fractions.
    X1 Good point on the fact that KSA and Qatar joined the battlewagon and derailed the original intent of the FSA which was a no-future. But thanks to gulf finance, you fundamenralist spewing their hatered on different minority groups. Isreal should prepare for another lebnon X3.

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    The guarding troops of the Koerc military airport arrested four Turkish officers who were trying to sneak into the airport with an armed group, al-Watan said, giving no further details about the fate of the Turkish pilots but saying that the incident came to explicitly implicate Turkey.
    It's strange. It is unlikely that the Turkish pilots trained to use of Soviet aircraft.
    It is unlikely that the Turkish pilots trained to use of Soviet aircraft. In any case, if this is not SANA said so such occasion for loud statements were not.

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    Pro-Assad Rally in Antakya, Turkey. A few miles from Syria.
    http://youtu.be/7EWre9mRgcQ
    On 02/26/12 a rally was held in Antakya, Turkey in support of Bashar al-Assad and Syria. This is that rally and an interview at the end by a doctor from Antakya with family ties inside of Syria.
    Mass pro-Assad, pro-Syria, anti-war demonstrations in Antakya (Antioch), Turkey - September 1, 2012
    http://youtu.be/-jTQufZZhr0
    Antakya, Turkey - September 1, 2012 - Mass demonstrations in Antioch condemning Erdogan policy and showing support for Bashar Al-Assad and Syria.
    More: http://youtu.be/y-X4ZvGzY3g

    Turkish Police Assaulted pro-Assad Syrians protesting the "Friends of Syria" Conference
    http://youtu.be/qe1Rg0ROdd0
    Syrians protesting the "Enemies of Syria" conference being held in Istanbul, Turkey. The Ottoman police assaulted the pro-Assad protesters and arrested a number of them.
    Last edited by Prudens; 01-01-2013 at 03:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vann7 View Post
    Nah.. Syria only have there very old migs planes from , not really useful as "high tech stuff".. must likely They wanted to use the planes to load them with chemical weapons and later attack civilians and blame the Syrian army for it..ie( it to justify a more direct military intervention) .
    Yeah, Im copying this idea and will be selling it for next James Bond movie.

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    Syrians protesting the "Enemies of Syria" conference being held in Istanbul, Turkey. The Ottoman police assaulted the pro-Assad protesters and arrested a number of them.
    From Prudens' post.

    I guess Erdo's dreams have come true at last.

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    Didnt PressTV announced back in March how French officers were caught in Homs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalerab View Post
    Didnt PressTV announced back in March how French officers were caught in Homs?
    I know they said that but I could not find the artical,But I found a similar artical from Press TV about the French training the FSA.
    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/212224.html

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    I found it http://rt.com/news/french-army-officers-syria-893/
    Last edited by mptrooper; 12-31-2012 at 05:19 PM.

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    SAA Forces Battle To Retake Damascus Suburb

    [*******#000000][FONT=Georgia]AMMAN (*******) - Elite Syrian government troops backed by tanks battled on Monday to recapture a strategic [*******#366388]Damascus[/COLOR] suburb from rebels who have advanced within striking distance of the center of [*******#366388]Syria[/COLOR]'s capital.[/FONT][/COLOR]
    [*******#000000][FONT=Georgia]Five people, including a child, died from army rocket fire that hit the Daraya suburb during the fighting, opposition activists said. Daraya is part of a semi-circle of Sunni Muslim suburbs south of the capital that have been at the forefront of the 21-month-old revolt against [*******#366388]President Bashar al-Assad[/COLOR].[/FONT][/COLOR]
    [*******#000000][FONT=Georgia]"This is the biggest attack on Daraya in two months. An armored column is trying to advance but it is being held (back) by the Free Syrian Army," said Abu Kinan, an opposition activist in the area, referring to a rebel group.[/FONT][/COLOR]
    http://news.yahoo.com/assads-forces-...142424810.html

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    Could very well be a spillover:

    Clashes erupted in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh (Lebanon) on Tuesday between rival factions, reported various media outlets.
    "Resistance Brigades" (pro-Hezbollah) versus Popular Nasserite Organization, or Jund al-Sham versus Fatah.

    http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/66693

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