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(BBC)   France and the UK may break Syrian arms ban. C. Vladimir Putin last seen touching fingertips, muttering "Отлично"   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 25
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2013-03-14 08:28:02 AM  
Actually, based off of TFA, I get the feeling Putin isn't exactly in favor of *this* particular instance of breaking the arms ban.
 
2013-03-14 09:08:44 AM  

xanadian: Actually, based off of TFA, I get the feeling Putin isn't exactly in favor of *this* particular instance of breaking the arms ban.


considering he's been selling to Assad all along, I don't think he'll mind keeping the business going
 
2013-03-14 09:14:01 AM  
Oh great. Another thread about who can and can't buy guns.
 
2013-03-14 09:14:23 AM  

elvisaintdead: xanadian: Actually, based off of TFA, I get the feeling Putin isn't exactly in favor of *this* particular instance of breaking the arms ban.

considering he's been selling to Assad all along, I don't think he'll mind keeping the business going


If anything it will give an excuse for Russian arms dealers to sell to both sides
 
2013-03-14 09:14:40 AM  
www.russiandancingmen.com

It's only good when we do it.
 
2013-03-14 09:14:54 AM  
"France and the UK may break Syrian arms" I read this part and got tired of trying to figure out the rest...
So this involves the mafia?
 
2013-03-14 09:43:48 AM  
Belgium has probably been using a work around.
 
2013-03-14 09:44:49 AM  
Glad to see the European's are now thinking of doing something. I wonder how many more Syrian's have to die before they actually do?
 
2013-03-14 09:56:54 AM  
lans-soapbox.com
 
2013-03-14 09:58:54 AM  
молод `ец  subby
 
2013-03-14 09:59:20 AM  
Totally read the image caption as "Mr Fabulous said ..."
 
2013-03-14 10:03:04 AM  
mail.hagopian.org:8000
 
2013-03-14 10:08:56 AM  
Yes, by all means please give weapons to death cultists who hate the west.

/tards
 
2013-03-14 10:15:22 AM  

onyxruby: Glad to see the European's are now thinking of doing something. I wonder how many more Syrian's have to die before they actually do?


Oh yeah, and what are the Americans doing?

/actually what's anyone doing?  Don't actually know.
 
2013-03-14 10:29:40 AM  

Feed_The_Walrus: onyxruby: Glad to see the European's are now thinking of doing something. I wonder how many more Syrian's have to die before they actually do?

Oh yeah, and what are the Americans doing?

/actually what's anyone doing?  Don't actually know.


American's are doing jack. I believe they would like to see regional powers step up the plate.
 
2013-03-14 10:33:35 AM  

onyxruby: Feed_The_Walrus: onyxruby: Glad to see the European's are now thinking of doing something. I wonder how many more Syrian's have to die before they actually do?

Oh yeah, and what are the Americans doing?

/actually what's anyone doing?  Don't actually know.

American's are doing jack. I believe they would like to see regional powers step up the plate FOR ONCE


FTFY
 
2013-03-14 10:33:46 AM  

Joe Blowme: Yes, by all means please give weapons to death cultists who hate the west.

/tards


^^^^^^this
Most christians are alligned with Assad. this is why we are not doing more. and I am ok with that.
 
2013-03-14 11:23:40 AM  
Getting tips from Ronda Rousey.
 
2013-03-14 12:12:45 PM  
хорошо?
 
2013-03-14 05:19:02 PM  
Sounds familiar.
farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-03-14 05:32:42 PM  

onyxruby: American's are doing jack. I believe they would like to see regional powers step up the plate.


Sending millions of dollars in non-weapon supplies over to the rebels is nothing?
 
2013-03-14 10:09:22 PM  
Translation:

France is eager show off their weapons against the Russians weapons.

That'll look really good at the next arms show.
 
2013-03-14 10:22:48 PM  

xanadian: Actually, based off of TFA, I get the feeling Putin isn't exactly in favor of *this* particular instance of breaking the arms ban.


Being Putin, he'll be happy about anything that lets him release his inner Stalin.
 
2013-03-15 09:22:47 AM  
Since I don't know the Cyrillic alphabet or speak Russian, I don't get the joke.

onyxruby: American's are doing jack. I believe they would like to see regional powers step up the plate.


That's actually starting to happen. The Arab League suspended Syria's membership in November 2011 when evidence emerged that Assad was killing his own citizens. Then, the League has offered Syria's seat at the table to the Syrian National Council which is the main group of rebels (not Assad, anyway). The League has also said the group would support members who choose to arm the rebels. Of course, the Syrian rebels have to form a government in order to get that seat (which they haven't been able to do) but at least something is moving in the right direction.

One of the big problems that remains is that Iraq and Lebanon are still supporting Assad - and they're the ones closest to the situation as far as Arab League membership. Jordan is letting in refugees, but is otherwise cracking down on becoming a conduit for arms. Most stuff is either going through Iraq, because it's no man's land out there, or Turkey, because everything goes through Turkey. Jordan isn't staying completely aloof, however, since they're letting France, the U.S., and the U.K. train rebels, although that's supposedly a limited training effort aimed at creating a secular safe zone in the south to counterbalance the religious rebels up north.
 
2013-03-15 09:43:25 AM  

phyrkrakr: Since I don't know the Cyrillic alphabet or speak Russian, I don't get the joke.

onyxruby: American's are doing jack. I believe they would like to see regional powers step up the plate.

That's actually starting to happen. The Arab League suspended Syria's membership in November 2011 when evidence emerged that Assad was killing his own citizens. Then, the League has offered Syria's seat at the table to the Syrian National Council which is the main group of rebels (not Assad, anyway). The League has also said the group would support members who choose to arm the rebels. Of course, the Syrian rebels have to form a government in order to get that seat (which they haven't been able to do) but at least something is moving in the right direction.

One of the big problems that remains is that Iraq and Lebanon are still supporting Assad - and they're the ones closest to the situation as far as Arab League membership. Jordan is letting in refugees, but is otherwise cracking down on becoming a conduit for arms. Most stuff is either going through Iraq, because it's no man's land out there, or Turkey, because everything goes through Turkey. Jordan isn't staying completely aloof, however, since they're letting France, the U.S., and the U.K. train rebels, although that's supposedly a limited training effort aimed at creating a secular safe zone in the south to counterbalance the religious rebels up north.


Good to hear these efforts, I had not heard about them.
 
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