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(Al Jazeera)   Syria's non-violent opposition is dying to be heard, which is sadly unsurprising considering the noise from the gunfire, explosions and screams of civilians choking on poison gas   (america.aljazeera.com) divider line 15
    More: Sad, nonviolence, loyal opposition, Idlib, Assad regime, restricted areas, University of Arkansas, Homs, Tareq Salahi  
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2013-09-09 01:46:19 PM
That's a very poor place to try the whole Gandhi thing. Gandhi's method worked because the British got tired of beating the Indians and it started making them look bad. Assad doesn't care about looking bad.
 
2013-09-09 01:53:38 PM
In the Middle East, the pacifist chant, "Give peace a chance or I'll kill you!"
 
2013-09-09 01:56:58 PM
Not much screaming with nerve gas. It's shaking, SLUD (salivation, lacrimation, urination, and defecation), and death all in short order.
 
2013-09-09 01:57:29 PM
More like literally dying to be heard.
 
2013-09-09 01:59:02 PM
Yes. They're just dying to take control of the country for the Muslim Brotherhood and instate sharia law.
 
2013-09-09 02:18:33 PM
The problem with Syria is that you have a violent dictator that kills lot of civilians, associates with terrorists and and represses people on one side of the conflict. Unfortunately from everything I'm reading the rebels pretty much do the same thing. It's tempting to let them all just kill each other and rid the world of that many more bad guys, unfortunately they have a bad habit of taking a lot of civilians down with them.

Too bad you can't take down both sides and put in a nice peaceful democracy instead, this being the middle east that will never happen.
 
2013-09-09 02:23:02 PM

onyxruby: The problem with Syria is that you have a violent dictator that kills lot of civilians, associates with terrorists and and represses people on one side of the conflict. Unfortunately from everything I'm reading the rebels pretty much do the same thing. It's tempting to let them all just kill each other and rid the world of that many more bad guys, unfortunately they have a bad habit of taking a lot of civilians down with them.

Too bad you can't take down both sides and put in a nice peaceful democracy instead, this being the middle east that will never happen.


Hell, at this point I think we'd be lucky to get off with a monarchy that doesn't have genocide on the agenda.
 
2013-09-09 02:26:25 PM
Napoleon once said, Never Interfere With an Enemy While He's in the Process of Destroying Himself.

Smart man
 
2013-09-09 02:46:45 PM
Will the US government support the Non-violent Movement in Syria the same way it supported the Non-violent movements in the US?  You know, by infiltrating them with spies and trying to get them to incite violence.
 
2013-09-09 02:56:10 PM
It would be nice if the innicent people would just leave and head to the refugee camps and just let the two sides kill each other. But conditions there have got to be worse than where they are and they wont be able to leave them.
 
2013-09-09 03:19:02 PM
Is there any real hope of actually ending this civil war through diplomatic means? Because a quick glance at that 3 year old stew of shiat soup there makes diplomacy look like a pipe dream. An exhaust pipe dream. Peaceful solutions and an end goal defined as no more fighting is great but I don't see how the belligerents involved here are in a position to be talked down.
 
2013-09-09 03:21:43 PM

groppet: It would be nice if the innicent people would just leave and head to the refugee camps and just let the two sides kill each other. But conditions there have got to be worse than where they are and they wont be able to leave them.


If only someone were able to do something about that.
 
2013-09-09 03:32:57 PM

iheartscotch: Assad doesn't care about looking bad.


Secular autocrats are unresponsive to their population's needs and desires?

The hell you say.
 
2013-09-09 04:01:56 PM
Both sies are

Moonlightfox: Yes. They're just dying to take control of the country for the Muslim Brotherhood and instate sharia law.


Damn
 
2013-09-09 09:32:09 PM
These people are not worth the time.   Let them all kill each other.

Incite violence all through the Middle East and let it burn.....
 
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