Does that mean I want to attack the USA ? no , there isn't a reason to attack them (or anyone who doesn't want to kill you)..
Maybe if he said "We're too weak right now to attack Israel, let's wait 'peacefully', grow up an army and only than attack" I would agree.
Report: 135 dead across Syria
While foreign powers argue over arming the rebels, dozens of Syrians die in shelling, opposition says
A Syrian activist group said Monday that 135 people have been killed across the country, including 64 who died while fleeing an embattled area in the central city of Homs.
"We can't underestimate that a Syrian ruler has to feed his people, has to provide goods for his country," Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger told Austrian radio before the meeting.
"If this gets harder and harder to do then it will be harder for him to withstand this internal pressure. I believe we are close to a civil war in Syria and this means the pressure isY growing incredibly on him and his regime."
The aim is to cause a humanitarian crisis, cause a dependancy of need and come in to provide relief as saviours.
That is the reason I said enough said. See that is the reason countries have standing armies so not to depend on others. It is a real shame that the army has been used to fire on its own citizens.
The regime has to go but it would be a mistake for them to allow the country to depend on western relief.
I found more and more similarity between Assad and his rabid antagonists each day.. Too bad..The referendum empowering Assad until 2028 is a joke. It could takes months, but he is done already.
i think the israeli would have more to worry about if assad get toppled
and the muslim brotherhood takes control of syria
I think Iran, and a coming confrontation with them, is a more immediate concern for Israel. Because of iranian influence with Assad, and not least the Hizbollah in Lebanon, i think Israel would be glad to see Assad fall. It could lead to less complications for Israel if/when they attack Iran. In the longer term, a more unified sunni front against Israel in the region, is a new threat.
How real can be the article?
It is in French and the question is obviously for Camera......
They are talking about 18 French military personnel prisoners in Syria and some kind of negotiations to free them....
1. French media didn't said anything about the capture of French citizens in Syria.
2. There were similar false news 2 weeks ago about 40 Turkish secret agents allegedly captured in Syria. Ankara denied the news.
3. The author of the article has poor understanding of the legal status of captured agents. He pretends that if France recognizes these Frenchmen were French agents, they will benefit of the status of war POWs and will be treated according to Geneva Convention. (Which is nonsense and completely wrong for secret agents.) If France does not recognize these were her agents, they will be judged as civilians and may be condemned to death, according to the author of the article.
Pure BS in my opinion.
The wounded Sunday Times photographer Paul Conroy has been evacuated from Syria by activists, and reportedly, 23 activists were killed in the process. Just saw a report on the BBC. That must be quite a burden on the man in the future. I can't imagine the guilt i would feel in his position. Probably unbearable. It was extremely brave of those who evacuated him.