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  • While you were neutral about Yarmouk
    • "All the reports I’ve seen suggest that they are foreign rebels and terrorists."
      Because you only read reports sympathetic to the Assad position, I guess. The very use of the term terrorist, the favourite of those who seek to marginalise those of the oppressed fighting back, is less appropriate to the Syrian revolutionaries than most fighters in the Middle East, with fewer suicide attacks, no bombings of civilians (again if you only read pro-Assad press you''ll think they are all liver-eating psychos. There's only so much you can be pointed in the right direction). The terrorists here are those starving out civilian populations, whether in Yarmouk or elsewhere in Syria (maybe if the entire country leaves the siege will stop), as well as the barrel bombings and more ordinary weapons of terror. And that's the government side.

    • "Are you seriously suggesting that if the rebels withdrew from Yarmouk, the Syrian government would continue the siege?"
      Yes. Though asking the rebels to pull out when they are not some foreign proxy force, like many of Assad's foreign legions, but are the people of the camp. It is like asking Hamas to pull out of Gaza, or asking the PLO in 1982 to pull out of Beirut, and we know what happened there.

  • Sh*t the David Project says about Israel

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