Be Cautious About Syrian Civil War Stories

From the BBC:

…The BBC’s Jim Muir in Beirut says it remains far from clear what took place at Tremseh.

The government says its armed forces mounted a special operation after tip-offs from local people about large numbers of armed rebels operating from hideouts there…

…Our correspondent says that, in contrast to the massacre at Houla two months ago, the opposition has not yet produced videos or a detailed lists of names of civilians killed.

He says that activist and human rights groups have named a handful of civilians they say died in the bombardment of the village, but the few video postings they have produced, showing the bodies of young men, are consistent with the government line that many rebel fighters were killed…

This, of course, doesn’t in any way, shape or form rehabilitate the Assad regime – we know that through the reigns of both father and son, that regime has been nothing but a load of corrupt, cruel, rat bastards.  But what we have learned of the rebels can give no one any thought that their replacing the Assad regime would bring in light and reason.  Here is what the Syrian rebels are like:

Shocking images have emerged which show the aftermath of Christian churches ransacked by NATO-backed Syrian rebels, illustrating once again how western powers are supporting Muslim extremists in their bid to achieve regime change in the middle east.

A photograph provided to us by a Christian woman in Homs, scene of some of the bloodiest clashes of the conflict, shows a member of the Free Syrian Army posing with a looted Catholic cross in one hand and a gun in the other while wearing a priest’s robe…

I’ve heard stories that whole villages of Christians were forced to flee from the rebels.  It must be kept in mind that the rebels are Islamist.  They will use women and children as shields.  They will deliberately set things up so that when regime forces attack, non-combatants will be killed.  They will, to put it bluntly, be cruel as well as cowardly and that the only thing thing whey want to change is who is in charge of looting while also adding a layer of sharia barbarism to the nation.

There is nothing we can do in Syria unless we wanted to invade and kill every single person in possession of a weapon.  Then you could be fairly certain you were killing all the people who are causing the trouble.  But as we are not prepared to do something like that, our course of action is to stay away – with perhaps providing some assistance to the Christians who are able and willing to flee.  Other than that, US policy should be directed towards taking advantage of the Assad regime’s difficulties and leveraging the Syrians out of Lebanon.  That would do more for US and Israeli security than pretending that the rebels are other than rats and helping them to replace the current rats in charge.

9 thoughts on “Be Cautious About Syrian Civil War Stories

  1. GMB July 14, 2012 / 5:06 pm

    Unfortunately there is no place for the christians to go to. Lebanon and Jordon are not options for them. Israel, most likely would not take them as permanent residents. Unless the Unites States will take them, their only options are to stick with assad or to arm themselves to the teeth and declare themselves independent.

    That is not likely to happen without a protector nation to guarantee that independence. Volunteers anyone?

    As for the rest of the issue. The sad fact here is, when muslims are killing muslims, the rest of the world wins.

    • neocon1 July 15, 2012 / 11:51 am

      Shocking images have emerged which show the aftermath of Christian churches ransacked by NATO-backed Syrian rebels, Muslim cutthroats.

      what else is new??

      Islam’s Latest Contributions to Peace
      “Mohammed is God’s apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless
      to the unbelievers but merciful to one another” Quran 48:29

      2012.07.14 (Muhrada, Syria) – Two woman and a child are among four people torn to shreds by a Shahid suicide bomber.
      2012.07.14 (Aybak, Afghanistan) – A Fedayeen suicide bomber detonates at a packed wedding, sending nearly two dozen souls to Allah.
      2012.07.13 (Maiduguri, Nigeria) – A Boko Haram suicide bomber murders five bystanders outside a mosque.
      2012.07.13 (Laghman, Afghanistan) – A women’s ministry official bleeds out following a Taliban bombing of her family vehicle.
      2012.07.12 (Lahore, Pakistan) – Tehreek-e-Taliban fundamentalists enter a barracks and shoot nine sleeping policemen to death.
      2012.07.11 (Mian Gundi, Pakistan) – A prayer leader is among two Shiites kidnapped and beheaded by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Sunnis.

      • neocon1 July 15, 2012 / 12:19 pm

        President Obama: ‘If You’ve Got a Business — You Didn’t Build That. Somebody Else Made That Happen’

        “Look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own”

        and THIS foreign FLOP AA community agitator POS knows that HOW?

        Camon barky spit out the dog meat and explain how a kenyan raised in indonesia who never ran a lemonade stand would know that?
        did al or je$$e tell you? or wright?

      • neocon1 July 15, 2012 / 1:32 pm

        Red Cross Officially Declares Syrian Conflict a ‘Civil War’

      • Amazona July 15, 2012 / 1:48 pm

        In Barry’s one brief foray into the private sector he referred to himself as being “behind enemy lines”. Not much you can learn as a slightly glorified AA go-fer with that attitude.

    • Mark Edward Noonan July 15, 2012 / 10:48 pm


      I still see the solution as a separation of the Christians from the Muslims and the setting up of independent Christian States in south Lebanon, south Egypt, Assyria and a small slice of territory in the West Bank around Bethlehem. No Christian – no non-Muslim – can be assured of justice and peace living under majority Muslim rule.

      • GMB July 16, 2012 / 6:42 am

        “No Christian – no non-Muslim – can be assured of justice and peace living under majority Muslim rule.”

        \This is granted. Who will guarantee the independence of these Christian statelets? South Lebanon has been thrown under the bus once already in the name of peace. Do you think they would give it a try without the backing of the United States?

        I would gladly donate money to buy weapons for Christians to use to free themselves. I do not think this is an issue our government should be involved in.

      • neocon1 July 16, 2012 / 10:59 am

        a couple of tactical nukes and several neutron bomb donated would put these evil people back to the 16th century where they want to be.

        a check is in the mail……

      • Mark Edward Noonan July 16, 2012 / 8:24 pm


        Given the chaos in Syria we probably leverage Hezbollah out of South Lebanon fairly easily with Israeli cooperation – and Israel would go for it as it would provide security for northern Israel. In Egypt, too, there is an opportunity as the Islamists are trying to gain control for a sudden uprising of Egypt’s Christian population…fostered by the United States and with the timely arrival of an airborne division, it could be done. We won’t do any of this, of course, because we’ve got spineless leadership…but, eventually, we’re going to have to.

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