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(CNN)   Syrian ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi claims Syria's weapons of mass destruction will only be used against foreign aggressors. And if you can't trust a guy named 'Jihad' when he pledges restraint, who can you trust?   (cnn.com) divider line 107
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2012-07-23 11:51:23 AM
shiat yes, you can trust 'em.

Just ask War Bush, or War Bush II. Conflict Sherman, Aggressor Grant, or my favourite - Asskickin Patton.

All good.
 
2012-07-23 12:10:23 PM
He has to know that firing chemical weapons upon other nations' armed forces... particularly those of the US or NATO... would be the last thing he or anyone else in the Assad regime would ever have the opportunity to do.
 
2012-07-23 12:10:38 PM
I have a friend named Jihad-- travel is hell for him. It is a relatively normal name and a misunderstood word.
 
2012-07-23 12:10:57 PM
Well, I think we can classify the current Syrian regime as having gone "full retard" at this point.
 
2012-07-23 12:11:07 PM
As opposed to domestic aggressors? Who would use nukes against their own country?
 
2012-07-23 12:12:02 PM
Haven't they been saying for a while now that the "uprising" is being perpetuated by foreign instigators?

"We just realized that all the rebels are actually foreign! So we have gassed them. Trust us. We checked their papers before they were incinerated."
 
2012-07-23 12:12:42 PM
Jihad also means "internal struggle" or something to that effect. TMYK.jpg
 
2012-07-23 12:12:57 PM

Honest Bender: As opposed to domestic aggressors? Who would use nukes against their own country?


The same people who level cities with artillery, and round up men women and children for torture, rape, and mutilation?
 
2012-07-23 12:14:06 PM
You know, really, leave them alone and they'll leave us alone. If they want to bomb the hell out of each other, as long as they're not attacking us, is it really any of our business?
 
2012-07-23 12:14:45 PM

Sock Ruh Tease: Jihad also means "internal struggle" or something to that effect. TMYK.jpg


Yea i knew that, (im submitter) but in this context, it is more than a little funny. Also, "internal struggle" seems strangely appropriate.
 
2012-07-23 12:14:51 PM
Honest Bender: As opposed to domestic aggressors? Who would use nukes against their own country?

Assad and the Syrian Military are not nice, or logical people at this point in the game.

They are currently engaged in a campaign of extermination against anyone in their country who would defy them. They have fired into unarmed crowds for kicks, summarily executed women and children, and raped and tortured people. They've deliberately targeted schools and hospitals with artillery strikes.

I wouldn't put it past him to use Mustard or Sarin on a city where they can't get the rebels out. And be damned the consequences of it.
 
2012-07-23 12:15:33 PM

filter: I have a friend named Jihad-- travel is hell for him. It is a relatively normal name and a misunderstood word.


Misunderstood? Only by people who try to whitewash it.
 
2012-07-23 12:15:57 PM

Trance750: You know, really, leave them alone and they'll leave us alone. If they want to bomb the hell out of each other, as long as they're not attacking us, is it really any of our business?


Yes, because ignoring the unwarranted suffering of your fellow human being is a perfectly acceptable course of action. Worked fine for the French in WWII...
 
2012-07-23 12:16:00 PM
Trance750: You know, really, leave them alone and they'll leave us alone. If they want to bomb the hell out of each other, as long as they're not attacking us, is it really any of our business?

Well, enough from Vidkun Quisling. Let's hear more from Neville Chaimberlain about how appeasement will give us peace in our time.
 
2012-07-23 12:16:11 PM
Hasn't he also said that all the people they're fighting are foreign terrorists?
 
2012-07-23 12:16:24 PM

Trance750: You know, really, leave them alone and they'll leave us alone. If they want to bomb the hell out of each other, as long as they're not attacking us, is it really any of our business?


I don't know man we have gained a lot of experience in middle eastern wars the last 10 years... Would hate for that to all go to waste.
 
2012-07-23 12:17:39 PM
And, of course, their neighbors to the south will be declared 'agressors.' After all, in the Arab world, when all else fails, blame the Jews Zionists.
 
2012-07-23 12:19:04 PM
So we can start the countdown until the rebels are stripped of their citizenship?
 
2012-07-23 12:19:11 PM

pnome: filter: I have a friend named Jihad-- travel is hell for him. It is a relatively normal name and a misunderstood word.

Misunderstood? Only by people who try to whitewash it.


I love how people who aren't Muslims like to tell Muslims what Islam is. It makes them look real smart-like. S-M-R-T
 
2012-07-23 12:20:30 PM

Marine1: He has to know that firing chemical weapons upon other nations' armed forces... particularly those of the US or NATO... would be the last thing he or anyone else in the Assad regime would ever have the opportunity to do.


Why do you think it would be so difficult?
 
2012-07-23 12:20:51 PM
Wolfmanjames: And, of course, their neighbors to the south will be declared 'agressors.' After all, in the Arab world, when all else fails, blame the Jews Zionists.

Uh, I don't know if they are that stupid. Israel has made it pretty clear they'll nuke the entire middle east back to the stone age if they're attacked by a chemical or nuclear weapon.
 
2012-07-23 12:22:18 PM
Apparently they have already started

Ugarit Albulel Deir Al-Zour


Chemical weapons already being used in Syria....7/21/12

 
2012-07-23 12:23:16 PM

JonnyG: Marine1: He has to know that firing chemical weapons upon other nations' armed forces... particularly those of the US or NATO... would be the last thing he or anyone else in the Assad regime would ever have the opportunity to do.

Why do you think it would be so difficult?


Well, I suppose firing chemical shells on your opponents would be an easy act in and of itself. Now, staring down the barrel of the chemical/biological/nuclear arsenal of a body like NATO, now justified in their use of those weapons for retaliation... that's the difficult part, and probably not a consequence that Assad, a man obsessed with self-preservation, would like.
 
2012-07-23 12:23:21 PM

Sock Ruh Tease: Jihad also means "internal struggle" or something to that effect. TMYK.jpg


The word Israel is often translated "one who struggles with both God and Man" as well. The notion of emotional and spiritual work to strengthen one's faith is a prime commonality (among many others) between Islam and Judaism, and Sikhism too for that matter.
 
2012-07-23 12:23:23 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-23 12:24:14 PM
ChipNASA: Apparently they have already started

Ugarit Albulel Deir Al-Zour


Chemical weapons already being used in Syria....7/21/12


I wouldn't really call that a reliable source of information.
 
2012-07-23 12:24:20 PM
That's the new kid? I hear his name is Jihad.
Jihad? What's he trying to prove? Hey Jihad! Are you Jihading? (laughter). Why aren't you laughing Jihad? Are you planning a Jihad. Here. (punch) Stop Jihading yourself! (punch) Stop Jihading yourself!

Be warned, bullies. Some day, I shall be the spokesman for the military and you will all suffer.
 
2012-07-23 12:24:22 PM

Somacandra: pnome: filter: I have a friend named Jihad-- travel is hell for him. It is a relatively normal name and a misunderstood word.

Misunderstood? Only by people who try to whitewash it.

I love how people who aren't Muslims like to tell Muslims what Islam is. It makes them look real smart-like. S-M-R-T


You're gonna need a lot of this to make "Jihad" mean "peaceful inner struggle":
Link
 
2012-07-23 12:25:02 PM

ChipNASA: Apparently they have already started

Ugarit Albulel Deir Al-Zour


Chemical weapons already being used in Syria....7/21/12


a godlikeproductions forum post... seems legit
 
2012-07-23 12:26:14 PM

Fribble: Trance750: You know, really, leave them alone and they'll leave us alone. If they want to bomb the hell out of each other, as long as they're not attacking us, is it really any of our business?

I don't know man we have gained a lot of experience gained lots of oil in middle eastern wars the last 10 years... Would hate for that to all go to waste.


/Fixed
 
2012-07-23 12:26:46 PM

Trance750: You know, really, leave them alone and they'll leave us alone. If they want to bomb the hell out of each other, as long as they're not attacking us, is it really any of our business?


Tell that the to the thousands of men and boys massacred at Srebrenica. Genocide or its imminent threat are ethical reasons for anyone to intervene and stop it.
 
2012-07-23 12:29:08 PM

pnome: You're gonna need a lot of this to make "Jihad" mean "peaceful inner struggle":


You couldn't explain the difference between "Iman," "Ihsan" and "Islam" if your life depended on it. Much less how "Jihad" is connected to all three.
 
2012-07-23 12:29:22 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: ChipNASA: Apparently they have already started

Ugarit Albulel Deir Al-Zour


Chemical weapons already being used in Syria....7/21/12

a godlikeproductions forum post... seems legit


I believe it
 
2012-07-23 12:29:29 PM

Marine1: He has to know that firing chemical weapons upon other nations' armed forces... particularly those of the US or NATO... would be the last thing he or anyone else in the Assad regime would ever have the opportunity to do.


1) Chemical weapons would be ineffective against NATO forces. Our troops have MOP gear for a reason

2) Any NATO "intervention" is likely to occur at about 15,000 feet and MACH 2, or witht he business end of a cruise missile. I'm honestly not sure if we HAVE any spare ground troops right now

3) Therefore in the history of stupid things to say, providing the west with a casus belli, why not effectively threatening them in any way, has to rank right up there
 
2012-07-23 12:30:55 PM

Magorn: Marine1: He has to know that firing chemical weapons upon other nations' armed forces... particularly those of the US or NATO... would be the last thing he or anyone else in the Assad regime would ever have the opportunity to do.

1) Chemical weapons would be ineffective against NATO forces. Our troops have MOP gear for a reason

2) Any NATO "intervention" is likely to occur at about 15,000 feet and MACH 2, or witht he business end of a cruise missile. I'm honestly not sure if we HAVE any spare ground troops right now

3) Therefore in the history of stupid things to say, providing the west with a casus belli, why not effectively threatening them in any way, has to rank right up there


Oh, I know it'd be ineffective on the whole. Effectiveness isn't the primary concern, though.
 
2012-07-23 12:31:20 PM
Time for Barry and his Nobel Peace Prize to attack...after the election of course.
 
2012-07-23 12:31:31 PM

Honest Bender: As opposed to domestic aggressors? Who would use nukes against their own country?


An embattled panicked regime that would do literally anything to survive an insurrection?
 
2012-07-23 12:31:31 PM

Marine1: JonnyG: Marine1: He has to know that firing chemical weapons upon other nations' armed forces... particularly those of the US or NATO... would be the last thing he or anyone else in the Assad regime would ever have the opportunity to do.

Why do you think it would be so difficult?

Well, I suppose firing chemical shells on your opponents would be an easy act in and of itself. Now, staring down the barrel of the chemical/biological/nuclear arsenal of a body like NATO, now justified in their use of those weapons for retaliation... that's the difficult part, and probably not a consequence that Assad, a man obsessed with self-preservation, would like.


I hear what you're saying. Personally, I don't think Assad gives two sh*ts what happens from here on out - I reckon he knows it's a matter of time. I think he's got a whole lot more crazy left in him and I do believe he's ready to go down in flames rather than be removed from power, be it from his people or from outsiders. My guess is that, while it's horribly messy right now, it's going to become a much bigger mess before too long.
 
2012-07-23 12:33:10 PM

pnome: filter: I have a friend named Jihad-- travel is hell for him. It is a relatively normal name and a misunderstood word.

Misunderstood? Only by people who try to whitewash it.


And you're going to back that up by posting your academic credentials in advanced linguistics?

What? You don't have those? Stunning. Well then, Do you speak Arabic? No? Shocker. So mebbe unless you do, you really shouldn't be posting on the subtle variations of meaning that an Arabic word might or might not have, because it's not the meaning YOU heard?
 
2012-07-23 12:33:19 PM

Marine1: Trance750: You know, really, leave them alone and they'll leave us alone. If they want to bomb the hell out of each other, as long as they're not attacking us, is it really any of our business?

Yes, because ignoring the unwarranted suffering of your fellow human being is a perfectly acceptable course of action. Worked fine for the French in WWII...


All I know, is we'd be upset and angry if a foreign governemt was dictiating how we were allowed to govern or not. Now imagine how the rest of the world feels

The US has stuck her nose where it doesn't belong for years, and now when somebody decides to call us out, all of the sudden we're the innocent victims.

I think not, my friend. I think not.
 
2012-07-23 12:34:34 PM
Did you know that 'Eid Mubarak' means "Blessed Festival"? And that the word Mubarak means "blessed one." Therefore, Hosni Mubarak must have been a cheery, blessed leader who farted rainbow puppies, Submitter!
 
2012-07-23 12:35:18 PM

Trance750: Marine1: Trance750: You know, really, leave them alone and they'll leave us alone. If they want to bomb the hell out of each other, as long as they're not attacking us, is it really any of our business?

Yes, because ignoring the unwarranted suffering of your fellow human being is a perfectly acceptable course of action. Worked fine for the French in WWII...

All I know, is we'd be upset and angry if a foreign governemt was dictiating how we were allowed to govern or not. Now imagine how the rest of the world feels

The US has stuck her nose where it doesn't belong for years, and now when somebody decides to call us out, all of the sudden we're the innocent victims.

I think not, my friend. I think not.


Whether you're American or not is inconsequential. I don't feel guilt over stopping the massacre of innocents. Actually, I'd feel far more guilt if nothing was done.
 
2012-07-23 12:35:26 PM
Trance750: All I know, is we'd be upset and angry if a foreign governemt was dictiating how we were allowed to govern or not. Now imagine how the rest of the world feels

We're not engaged in the systemic and intentional murder of unarmed people as a matter of national policy.

Little bit of a difference there.

Trance750: The US has stuck her nose where it doesn't belong for years, and now when somebody decides to call us out, all of the sudden we're the innocent victims.

The United States isn't military troops to shell New York City, and murder people.
 
2012-07-23 12:35:45 PM

filter: I have a friend named Jihad-- travel is hell for him. It is a relatively normal name and a misunderstood word.


That's really unfortunate. That dude must have Homeland Security on speed dial.
 
2012-07-23 12:36:53 PM
tortilla burger: filter: I have a friend named Jihad-- travel is hell for him. It is a relatively normal name and a misunderstood word.

That's really unfortunate. That dude must have Homeland Security on speed dial.


He must enjoy fisting. I hear the TSA likes to get real deep in there on Arab men.
 
2012-07-23 12:37:27 PM

Somacandra: Trance750: You know, really, leave them alone and they'll leave us alone. If they want to bomb the hell out of each other, as long as they're not attacking us, is it really any of our business?

Tell that the to the thousands of men and boys massacred at Srebrenica. Genocide or its imminent threat are ethical reasons for anyone to intervene and stop it.


Are Assad and co. a different ethnicity from the rebels? Serious question.
 
2012-07-23 12:37:35 PM
Rodney Dangerfield had neither mechanical knees nor landmines embedded in his abdomen, discuss.
 
2012-07-23 12:39:33 PM
Hotdogs with mustard gas at the beach.

Man... that brings back the memories.
 
2012-07-23 12:41:24 PM

BronyMedic: Trance750: All I know, is we'd be upset and angry if a foreign governemt was dictiating how we were allowed to govern or not. Now imagine how the rest of the world feels

We're not engaged in the systemic and intentional murder of unarmed people as a matter of national policy.


*snort*
 
2012-07-23 12:42:10 PM

Marine1: He has to know that firing chemical weapons upon other nations' armed forces... particularly those of the US or NATO... would be the last thing he or anyone else in the Assad regime would ever have the opportunity to do.


If NATO troops are already coming into the country he's picking out last things anyway.
 
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