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  1. Date: 9/13/2013 10:10:00 AM
    As usual what you post here extremely potent.. and so interesting, what i've never been able to fathom, how the might of the right, believes he can pull the trigger, well that is, if it someone else doing it for them.....

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 1:53:00 AM
    Here is a source who I'll call 'RN': "As a Syrian, let me put this in the perspective of the American government: "We have input dictators in the world to guarantee our resources and financial interests; especially in the Middle East. We are about to lose some of our ME interests due to protests there. So now that we are about to lose some, why not get new ones. Why not try Syria. Now let's label the Syrian president as a dictator and hire some thugs who will blend with the protesters in Syria, who are protesting against what's happening in Bahrain and NOT for the downfall of Assad. Let's capture the images of our hired thugs shooting the protesters, and show them in our media in the US, but we will depict the thugs as Assad's forces, and the protesters as protesters against Assad. We will show our thugs killing civilians, but announce that Assad is killing the innocent and is suppressing democracy. This will justify our next target as Syria."

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 1:17:00 AM
    ____shah1___@yahoo.com: "I have been in Syria for 8 years of my life. I have Afghan roots. My family fled to Syria after the Taliban took over, but I consider myself Syrian before calling myself Afghan. Let me tell you this, in my time in Syria, my family and I were never discriminated against. Christian and Moslem live together peacefully. I have Christian friends and I have never seen or heard of any Arabs in Syria that discriminate against Christians. This is part of the Assad vision. Bashar's father was greatly loved by the people of Syria. He helped Syria gain independence from western chaos. When he died, the people asked Bashar, who was a surgeon at the time, to step into his father's shoes, so Syria wouldn't fall back into the hands of outsiders with bad intentions. Bashar has continued his father's legacy. The worst thing he has done, is to stand up against our enemy."

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 12:35:00 AM
    Wot an amazing turn of events! Obama-supported AQI attempted to spark an American strike against the Assad regime with a sarin set-up, only to have the entire thing blow up in their murdering faces. Wot a blessing! Syria joins the Chemical Convention and Obama and Kerry look like idiots with their warmonger pants pulled down. Extremist Sunnis don't want Sunni, Shi'a and Christian living together PEACEFULLY in Syria as they have for decades, and the Obama administration is exploiting their hatred. American weapons in the hands of al-Nusrah and Co., is wot killed a huge percentage of the 100K people who have died in Syria since 2011. And how cleanly can Assad's troops fight back against child-fucking cowards who use human shields!? Time to turn the tides and push those dirty al-Qaeda degenerates back to the 7th Century where they belong.

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 11:36:00 AM
    Scribe, excusing O.bomb.a under the pretext that the world has always been messed up, comes from the same book of flimsy excuses that Obama refers to. He let his intelligence be blocked trying to win political face with the wrong people, for the wrong reasons, and at the drop of a hat was willing to give the go ahead to murder innocent civillians and push the world to the brink of war. He deserves to be harassed. A good leader always tries civil diplomacy first; engages in war as a last resort. Obama wanted to do it the other way around. This makes him look like a dangerous tool and a total asshole. No matter wot he decides from now on, he's lost the respect of millions of people worldwide with his shoot-first-ask-questions-later stance. He is proving himself to be a fraudulent, self-centered leader who is willing to sacrifice humanity's future for his own political gain and ulterior motives.

    Papyri Avatar Fiery Papyri
    Date: 9/12/2013 12:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The world is a dictatorship. It's a game of chess, not checkers. If we stand by your pacifist scenario more chemical weapons would be used on all continents. Defeating Assad and his regime, leaving Al Qaeda to rule is wrong... It's a good thought provoking write, not necessarily factual, unless you work within Congress!
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 9/11/2013 11:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    *cont'd* -- This is far beyond merely casting stones. It is easy to use the casting of stones analogy, and the "we are all sinners, so give the warmonger a break" angle. If I tried provoking international skirmishes that have the potential of murdering a lot of people, I would expect some seriously heavy repercussions in return. I believe the man still has a shred of conscience remaining and realizes how immature and bloodthirsty him and John Kerry looked on the world stage, holding their smoking guns for everyone to see, only to have others use quick reactions to begin the process of more civil diplomacy.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 9/11/2013 11:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I disagree. O.bomb.a did have respect. Which he lost. We are all flawed. This isn't so much about the "casting of stones", as it is to remind people that O.bomb.a is willing to cast cruise missiles and bombs; is willing to make the world a much more dangerous place for us all. He has the undivided attention of many of us out there who don't want to see any more of these crooked 'police force' wars.
    Papyri Avatar Fiery Papyri
    Date: 9/11/2013 9:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I never excused a thing, but i don't cast stones when I'm flawed also. I make no excuses for him or Ass.ad, as you put it. I pray for our world leaders for a peaceful conclusion. How flimsy is that? He lost respect he's never truly attained, pointless!
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 4:11:00 PM
    That is the feeling here, Chris...Just want you to know that I have been spreading your take on things here to whoever has a listening ear. Yesterday, at my brother's house...I read your last article...all of it! My husband, a news buff and politician in disguise, my brother, and my Canadian sister-in-law were ALL impressed by the depth of your knowledge and unbiased appraisal of the situation here. This here is no different....GREAT write!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/9/2013 9:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I just finished reading your work to my Lebanese friend who believes that you deserve a Lebanese nationality due to your in depth understanding of the politics of the region....Wow!!!!!
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/7/2013 4:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Different embassies here are starting the process of moving their personnel out....Everyone waits with bated breath! To be honest, my heart is sick with worry...I mentioned you again to another group today after lunch...the group included Americans, Fins, and Iraqis...NO ONE is for the air strike...even my American friend. It will only make things worse...The peace prize being revoked...you aren't the only one to feel that way. I'm coming to see the light more and more..Thanks
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/7/2013 4:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your last question is haunting...What a finish!!!! WOW!
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 10:44:00 AM
    Chris, where did you get your info? I believe what you're saying, I'm just curious as to where you obtained all of it. I'd like to read more about it. Thanks. Kim

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 8:20:00 AM
    I agree, he should be stripped of his peace prize!!!! Also, held accountable for crimes against humanity. Absolutely!!!! hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 4:23:00 AM
    ooo freaking wow! Chris, people think im crazy for calling Obama> Bin Laden. and here you are expressing about a man who crossed over to the dark and might kill us all... talk about making my skin crawl. I won't tell you what I think of our President, but that he scares the peep out of me. interesting thoughts from a Canadian, thanks for this one. makes me wonder ... tap tap. who do you work for again? lol.. jk...The Poet Destroyer was here :)