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Syria Cuts Ties With US . . . .  
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1540 times:

I saw a blurb on CNN news earlier that Syria had terminated military and diplomatic ties with the US today.

I have never been a fan of the Syrian government, and believe that when the former leader, Haffez el Assad, passed on and his son came to power, the situation became worse.

That said, here's a source, there doesn't appear to be too much on the news on something I consider fairly important. Syria's assistance in the middle east is not necessary vital, but useful. I await your opinion and thoughts.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/05/24/us.syria/index.html

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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1529 times:

BOMB THEM BOMB THEM BOMB THEM!!!

This is a threat to the very fabric of freedom and therefore must be destroyed and a new regime to replace the old corrupt dictatorship.


User currently offlineACAfan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 710 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1529 times:

I didn't know there were ties!


Freddie Laker ... May be at peace with his maker ... But he is a persona non grata ... with IATA
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8766 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1528 times:

Diplomatic ties as well? I heard they're not too happy about the allegations against them concerning support for terrorists and hence they ended military and intelligence cooperation. Which hopefully means no one captured by US forces will be taken to Syria for "interrogation" anymore.


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3309 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

"We're not saying we will not do this anymore," Moustapha said. "We are saying that this is not happening today because of this state of affairs between us and the United States." He added, "We are trying to tell the United States we are willing to engage with you constructively. We want a good relationship with you, but you have to stop this unfair media campaign against Syria, because we think it is unfair and it is unconstructive."

It appears that Syria does not completely understand the ways of the US. The government does NOT control the media. The government CANNOT stop any form of US media from airing or publishing stories of its choosing (see First Amendment - Freedom of the Press). If Syria thinks the US gov't is controlling the media and can turn it on and off like a light switch, then they're going to be waiting a looooong time.



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

It appears the Syrian government didn't take steps to stop attackers from crossing the border. The majority of captured terrorists indeed came from Syria, and we are talking about big numbers, here. April and May, some 70 attacks took place in Iraq - every day!

Quoting Aloges (Reply 3):
Which hopefully means no one captured by US forces will be taken to Syria for "interrogation" anymore.

That's right. However, I have the feeling that IF the US plans to attack Syria one day, the administration will emphasise the atrocities that took place in Syria's prisons.  Yeah sure
Unfortunately there are more despots that will probably be happy to give the US intelligence a hand in exchange for better relationships.



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User currently offlineOzair From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 881 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

This could be the beginning of the end, no more peace in the Middle East!  Wink

User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1487 times:

Looks like we won't even have to play Pin the Tail on the Dictator to pick our next target!  Smile

User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3086 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

There is Peace in the middle east??? Where?

GS



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User currently offlineDC10GUY From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1437 times:

I guess the big question for Dubya & Haliburton is ... How much oil do they have in Syria ????


Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1001 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1434 times:

Quoting DC10GUY (Reply 9):
I guess the big question for Dubya & Haliburton is ... How much oil do they have in Syria ????

Some... but not much. Small by Arab state and international standards.

Q- If Bush' motive was oil, ask yourself why we didn't invade a politically unstable Venezuela which would have been much easier to subjugate and inject their resources into our economy?

A- We aren't invading Iraq, Afganistan, or Iran, or Syria for oil. We're doing it for the fledgling hope of establishing a democracy that wouldn't be amiable to the radicalization in the Middle East.

Quoting Aloges (Reply 3):
I heard they're not too happy about the allegations against them concerning support for terrorists and hence they ended military and intelligence cooperation.

Much more likely is the U.S. support for Lebanon after the assasination of former Prime Minister Al-Hariri, that appeared to be linked to Syria. That's was about as big of a diplomatic slap as one could deliver...


User currently offlineDavid b. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1426 times:

No, it was for WMDs that did not exist. Did you forget that already?


Teenage-know-it-alls should be shot on sight
User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1001 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1420 times:

Quoting David b. (Reply 11):
Did you forget that already?

Did you really think that in the first place?


User currently offlineDavid b. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1417 times:

Thats what Bush has been for feeding us, so yes, that is what the American people were told. Since, WMDs could not be found, the warmongers have to change their stories.


Teenage-know-it-alls should be shot on sight
User currently offlineACAfan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 710 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1417 times:

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 10):
Q- If Bush' motive was oil, ask yourself why we didn't invade a politically unstable Venezuela which would have been much easier to subjugate and inject their resources into our economy?

I wouldnt be so sure of that. Venezuela is a perfect locale for a guerilla war. The nationalism is there. The drug money is there to fund the rebels. The peaceful demonstrator types in Caracas can march up and down the streets chanting "Yanqui go home!"

If the Americans were to occupy Venezuela, everyone pro-Chavez would join the resistance, and the anti-Chavez elite who would be put into power would be hated by the public as American puppets.

Saddam Hussein was hated by everyone. Iraq has no nationalism, no jungles, no drug money, no rebel spirit. Iraq is much easier to occupy than Venezuela would be.



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Thread starter):
I saw a blurb on CNN news earlier that Syria had terminated military and diplomatic ties with the US today.

I think its just the cooperation in the war on terror, and its probably as much because of the recent ops near the Syrian border as it is the Lebanese issues.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Thread starter):
Syria's assistance in the middle east is not necessary vital, but useful

Not terribly useful, and rather inconsistent. More show than substance.



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

What I saw was the text traffic at the bottom of the screen on CNN . . . it did specifically say military and diplomatic ties . . . however, that's not playing now, and there is nothing new to show.

I'm still convinced - even though Syria and Iraq have never been particularly friendly - they have played a larger role in the Iraq conflict than can be proven.

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 10):
Much more likely is the U.S. support for Lebanon after the assasination of former Prime Minister Al-Hariri, that appeared to be linked to Syria. That's was about as big of a diplomatic slap as one could deliver...

 yes 


User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1381 times:

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 1):
BOMB THEM BOMB THEM BOMB THEM!!!

This is a threat to the very fabric of freedom and therefore must be destroyed

Dude.Take a chill.
I'm jewish,pro-Israel, and even that they are ''enemies'' to us, I don't want them to be bombed.That's not the best way to fix problems.That's the ultimate solution, not the primary one.Think that there are 17,000,000 people living there, and a lot of children that have no reason whatsoever to die for a regime that don't even know.
I've been in Israel, and saw what a Bomb does.Even here in Argentina we had that big Bomb in 1994 that killed 86 people, 4 blocks away from my house, and it threw me out if my bed and shattered all the windows in my house.That wasn't cool.
Never went to a place were you see limbs all over?.Well, I did.And again, it is not good, my friend.
Like I said, war is the ultimate way of solving problems.Not the primary one.

Mike

P.S: Talk to those mothers who lost their sons in irak or Afghanistan.



They don't call us Continental for nothing.
User currently offlineDC10GUY From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1371 times:

DFW dude, You really believe this don't you ...

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 10):
A- We aren't invading Iraq, Afganistan, or Iran, or Syria for oil. We're doing it for the fledgling hope of establishing a democracy that wouldn't be amiable to the radicalization in the Middle East.

Wake up dude...



Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

Quoting DC10GUY (Reply 18):
Wake up dude...

You have yet to PROVE otherwise.

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User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1347 times:




So another middle eastern state decided they wanted to take their ball and leave our playground. Yeah, I give a shit. Syria was such an ally before, what will we ever do without them?  sarcastic 

So does this mean they will stop being a conduit of contraband into Iraq?


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29836 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1327 times:

Quoting ACAfan (Reply 2):
didn't know there were ties!

Neither did I, I figured there where back door contacts but I didn't think we where actually on speaking terms since the 1980's.

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 10):
Much more likely is the U.S. support for Lebanon after the assasination of former Prime Minister Al-Hariri, that appeared to be linked to Syria. That's was about as big of a diplomatic slap as one could deliver...

I think we have a winner there.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

*Disclaimer* * Am very tired, don't give a sh*t at the moment...*

I'll say glass the middle east. Take care of all our problems. And the resulting fallout will handle the population control problems of SE Asia.

Ok, being more serious here, this really doesn't mean all that much to me. I could've swore we never had any kind of ties to Syria in the first place. Far as I'm concerned, I think we should have some very active patrols on their border with Iraq. Might help solve some insurgent problems...

fluffy


User currently offlineIakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3316 posts, RR: 34
Reply 23, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1295 times:

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 4):
The government does NOT control the media.

Recent events again prove, ad nauseum, that the government can indeed control the media and the public opinion when it sees fit.
No need to dig deep in the archives.


User currently offlineNumberTwelve From Germany, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 1431 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1254 times:

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 1):
BOMB THEM BOMB THEM BOMB THEM!!!

Don't have enough from the stupid Iraq war? It's not Nintendo! You're talking about people's lives. So respect their lives as you do respect the lives of Americans.

Unbeleavable!



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25 KFLLCFII : Really? Can you cite a specific occurence when the US government CONTROLLED the media? Or is that just what you would like to believe?
26 Falcon84 : It was sarcasm, #12, nothing else. Settle down, dude. LIke what? I haven't seen any "recent events" that prove the government controls the media. If
27 Post contains images Scbriml : We're all just hoping you never rise to a position of power or influence.
28 Post contains images HAWK21M : Reminds me of Pakistan There was never peace in the Middle East. regds MEL
29 MD11Engineer : Concerning DLKAPA´s past on this forum I suspect that he was highly sarcastic when he made the abovementioned post. Jan
30 FDXMECH : Yes, predominantly using a Windsor knot. A few bow ties and a smattering of extra wide 1970's style ties. And don't even mention the Penny loafers.
31 Post contains images Boeing4ever : Unbelievable that you can't recognize sarcasm even if it bites you in your ass! B4e-Forever New Frontiers
32 Slider : Severed ties between Syria and the US? Stop the presses!!! Yawn.
33 FDXMECH : Sounds perilous. Will Syria float away
34 KLMA330 : All Empires fall my friend, so becareful what you say now, for you may have to eat your words later.
35 Post contains images Boeing4ever : Awesome! B4e-Forever New Frontiers
36 Post contains images Boeing4ever : Hey Einstein, it's called a dictionary...look up "sarcasm". And if you keep reading, it turns out the Zebra did it.   B4e-Forever New Frontiers  
37 GQfluffy : You didn't read my disclaimer. And I guess you couldn't see the sarcasm ozzing out of your screen... fluffy
38 Post contains images Greyhound : At least after Israel was established there wasn't. Gosh darn, and they were so strong to begin with..
39 LY744 : Reply 38, wow, took you long enough. LY744.
40 Iakobos : Since it is off topic I will not elaborate, it might be worth a thread on its own. Let's say that your media single source of information in the cons
41 KFLLCFII : If you had payed attention (or currently do) to the US media, you would know that the LAST thing they would do is try to advance his agenda or popula
42 Iakobos : I watch US tv daily and the same goes for several US (web)printed sources. I stand by my opinion that in the run up from summer '02 to March '03 every
43 Greyhound : What got your panties in a bundle? I'm not picking any sides in that brawl... but you don't seem to hear to much about jihads, suicide bombings and w
44 CaptOveur : "I stand by my opinion that in the run up from summer '02 to March '03 every media outlet had the tiller to starboard." War is good for news sales. Th
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