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(Washington Post)   Moderate Syrian rebels are joining radical Islamist fighters because they have a better health plan   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 28
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2013-10-21 08:08:22 AM
Also because there are plenty of other people willing to volunteer for the suicide missions.
 
2013-10-21 08:40:35 AM
Well, the most insidious people often sway people to their side and get them to abandon their principles by taking advantage of them in sure circumstances.
 
2013-10-21 10:48:14 AM
I fully expected this to be an article about independents signing up for Obamacare.
 
2013-10-21 10:59:14 AM

Bareefer Obonghit: I fully expected this to be an article about independents signing up for Obamacare.


Oh, it will. It will.
 
2013-10-21 11:04:08 AM
I expected "because they have a better health plan" to be just a subby joke.  Unfortunately, having RTFA, I see he's telling the truth.
 
2013-10-21 11:05:21 AM
$4,500 is the price a hospital in Turkey charges to remove a bullet. What is the comparable price in the US?
 
2013-10-21 11:12:07 AM
Why are we supporting these guys again?  Did syria suddenly discover more oil?
 
2013-10-21 11:16:24 AM
23-year-old Mohammed Hadhoud lies waiting for an operation to remove a machine-gun bullet lodged in his spine. His family cannot afford the bill, and the moderate Islamist brigade he fights with has refused to fully cover the cost.

They refused, or they can't afford it?

By the way: USA, how does it feel to side with Al Qaida in a holy war?
 
2013-10-21 11:16:28 AM

GentDirkly: $4,500 is the price a hospital in Turkey charges to remove a bullet. What is the comparable price in the US?


It's FREE


THANKS OBAMA
 
2013-10-21 11:16:43 AM

GentDirkly: $4,500 is the price a hospital in Turkey charges to remove a bullet. What is the comparable price in the US?


I think they put in you jail because it's illegal to get shot unless the Police shoot you then it's 100,000 dollars per minute until you go bankrupt.
 
2013-10-21 11:18:51 AM
Just like the USA
 
2013-10-21 11:19:44 AM
Asked where he plans to go, he was quick to reply: "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria." He later added that he plans to research the group first. An al-Qaeda affiliate, the ISIS is known for its brutal methods and the promulgation of a strict interpretation of Islam.

"I don't agree with them completely," he said, "but they offer good care and I have no problem in joining."


Uh-huh. So he's not fighting for principles or freedom? I'd bet Assad's military pays better and includes free Netflix.
 
2013-10-21 11:24:04 AM

ChipNASA: GentDirkly: $4,500 is the price a hospital in Turkey charges to remove a bullet. What is the comparable price in the US?

It's FREE


THANKS OBAMA


You're either  tool, a fool or you've never been shot and gone to a hospital and then dealt with the IRS afterwards.
 
2013-10-21 11:26:12 AM

orclover: Why are we supporting these guys again?  Did Syria suddenly discover more oil?


Sort of, the cash for most of this comes from Iran. Lots of oil there.
 
2013-10-21 11:37:00 AM

The One True TheDavid: Asked where he plans to go, he was quick to reply: "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria." He later added that he plans to research the group first. An al-Qaeda affiliate, the ISIS is known for its brutal methods and the promulgation of a strict interpretation of Islam.

"I don't agree with them completely," he said, "but they offer good care and I have no problem in joining."

Uh-huh. So he's not fighting for principles or freedom? I'd bet Assad's military pays better and includes free Netflix.


I don't think you are giving a charitable interpretation.  He doesn't agree with ISIS completely. He is still against Assad.

The situation in Syria is far from black-and-white, good-versus-evil.
 
2013-10-21 11:38:54 AM

Clemkadidlefark: ChipNASA: GentDirkly: $4,500 is the price a hospital in Turkey charges to remove a bullet. What is the comparable price in the US?

It's FREE


THANKS OBAMA

You're either  tool, a fool or you've never been shot and gone to a hospital and then dealt with the IRS afterwards.


Well; if you had paid the IRS the first time; they wouldn't have needed to shoot you.
 
2013-10-21 11:39:47 AM
This time, both sides really are bad.
 
2013-10-21 11:41:29 AM

give me doughnuts: This time, both sides really are bad.


So, vote democrat?

/ I keed
 
2013-10-21 11:42:26 AM
I read the comments in the article.

The only one who appeared to have any clue (that he had no clue, at least) was the guy who posted a Mark Twain quote.

/self-awareness? who needs it? just slows you down
 
2013-10-21 11:45:27 AM
Ain't no health plan like a Saudi health plan.
 
2013-10-21 12:02:11 PM

GentDirkly: $4,500 is the price a hospital in Turkey charges to remove a bullet. What is the comparable price in the US?


10 to 15 in state pen..
 
2013-10-21 12:04:08 PM

Blue_Blazer: The One True TheDavid: Asked where he plans to go, he was quick to reply: "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria." He later added that he plans to research the group first. An al-Qaeda affiliate, the ISIS is known for its brutal methods and the promulgation of a strict interpretation of Islam.

"I don't agree with them completely," he said, "but they offer good care and I have no problem in joining."

Uh-huh. So he's not fighting for principles or freedom? I'd bet Assad's military pays better and includes free Netflix.

I don't think you are giving a charitable interpretation.  He doesn't agree with ISIS completely. He is still against Assad.


As is Al Qaida. So?


The situation in Syria is far from black-and-white, good-versus-evil.

So you're considering the idea that Al Qaida might be right and it might be better to live under the heel of a huge Salafist caliphate?

It's not that the Assadist regime is good, it's that Al Qaida is worse. Do we really want them to have a country of their own?

The situation is Syria is getting more monochromatic every day. If "ISIS" does come close to winning then the USA and perhaps Israel must smash it. For the sake of appearances we'll have to rattle our sabers at (Shi'ite) Iran to provide an excuse that "keeps them from avenging their (Sunni) Muslim brothers," and we might have to grant some face-saving concessions to a regional power or two, but we cannot allow ISIS to conquer Syria. And Lebanon, and Jordan, and...
 
2013-10-21 12:40:13 PM

monoski: orclover: Why are we supporting these guys again?  Did Syria suddenly discover more oil?

Sort of, the cash for most of this comes from Iran. Lots of oil there.


Most of the cash and support for the rebel groups in Syria comes from Saudi Arabia, Al Qaida, and other Sunni aligned groups.  Iran, which is predominately Shi'a, is the strongest backer of the Assad regime.
 
2013-10-21 03:11:43 PM

positronica: monoski: orclover: Why are we supporting these guys again?  Did Syria suddenly discover more oil?

Sort of, the cash for most of this comes from Iran. Lots of oil there.

Most of the cash and support for the rebel groups in Syria comes from Saudi Arabia, Al Qaida, and other Sunni aligned groups.  Iran, which is predominately Shi'a, is the strongest backer of the Assad regime.


True, I saw the reference to Syria having oil and was talking about where Assad gets his $
 
2013-10-21 07:32:09 PM

monoski: orclover: Why are we supporting these guys again?  Did Syria suddenly discover more oil?

Sort of, the cash for most of this comes from Iran. Lots of oil there.


Russia was kinda doing a, pay us later thing, with their weapons as well.

Kinda irrelevant because the Syrian army obviously don't charge their own soldiers money for injuries incurred in battle. Society hasn't collapsed in the areas Assad controls.
 
2013-10-21 07:36:07 PM

The One True TheDavid: 23-year-old Mohammed Hadhoud lies waiting for an operation to remove a machine-gun bullet lodged in his spine. His family cannot afford the bill, and the moderate Islamist brigade he fights with has refused to fully cover the cost.

They refused, or they can't afford it?

By the way: USA, how does it feel to side with Al Qaida in a holy war?


Why waste blood and treasure fighting the infidel when they're perfectly happy to fight each other for us?

I don't know about you, but to me, it feels like victory.
 
2013-10-21 08:18:30 PM

GentDirkly: $4,500 is the price a hospital in Turkey charges to remove a bullet. What is the comparable price in the US?


They won't remove it in the US; it's a pre-existing condition.
 
2013-10-21 11:24:05 PM
Who needs heart monitors, pain pills, anethesia, antibacterial stuff, etc. when you can sign up for:

www.phawker.com

Dunno how their health care plan is about pre-existing conditions. Don't wanna be getting up to all those 18 virgins and end up giving them the clap, right?
 
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