My sincere apologies Ms. Taxi for offending you. I am deeply sorry. My mistake.
“Now, any time I think of kissinger I just want to puke. It’s his face. Ugly man. With ugly politics. I honestly have no more to say about him than this.”
Have you read “The Trials of Henry Kissinger” by Christopher Hitchens? I think he is one of the worst American officials in history. I won’t criticize his face though. Is it appropriate to call men or woman ugly?
“what kinda “business” you think Bashar’s been having with the israelis? ” I am investigating. Don’t know yet. On another blog most of the Israelis were tilting to support Assad against the FSA, which they thought would lead to Ikhwan taking power. Maybe some Israelis think that they need to support Assad just enough to keep the FSA (with Turkish, Arab and Sunni help) from overthrowing him, but not enough to really help Assad. I am not sure. I don’t understand what Israel believes or why when it comes to Syria.
” to counter millions of genuine peaceful protestors with sectarian and civil strife, make the streets of their cities unsafe for them to protest in, take the wind outta their collective sail – divide their countries through promoting sectarianism and by instigating, arming and importing violent bloodlusters to destabilize specific neighborhoods of countries who are out of favor, or countries that are black-listed and red-exed on the charts of the Project For The New American Century (yes Obamaless is in on it too, it’s become a corpo-bipartisan scheme).”
I fear the Gulf’s motives in all of this. Unfortunately their powerful lobbies influence policy in Europe, America and other countries.
Many Egyptians believe that America, Hillary and her aid back Ikhwan in Egypt. What do you think?
” the problem with weakening Syria, is that you practically open the gates of hell to it’s christian and druze and kurd minorities, whom Bashar has always protected.” I fear what sectarian Sunnis will do to them after Bashar’s fall. The Allawites as a religion and culture must be protected in my opinion.
“don’t like him, call him a mass-murderer etc., but you gotta admit, his presence helps the security and safety of the underdogs/minorities.” I don’t like him at all. We don’t agree on this. I blame him for the deaths of many Iraqi Security Force and MNF-I people. And supporting terrorism against Ninevah and to a lesser degree parts of Al Anbar.
But I don’t want to see minorities get hurt. Protecting Syrian Kurds is more important to me than overthrowing Assad, for example.
“He won the last elections by 52%”
I think the elections were manipulated. But I would love to find out more about the last elections and ask others questions based on what I find out here.
“he promised and wrote up reforms that he genuinely believed in, including constitutional reforms that would allow for more democracy and the cultivation of democratic institutions”
Only after his fall seemed likely. But still, better late than never. James Baker has called for free and fair Syrian elections run by the UN where Assad’s people and Allawites can compete. This seems to be the best solution to me.
“all that the happened was that the opposition absolutely refused to negotiate with him, insisting instead on his complete and utter and immediate surrender of power.”
“Alawites are a shia sect” I want to learn a lot more about the Allawites. I have heard that they predate Islam. Look forward to learning.
“I’d be careful not to believe everything you read in the israeli press about their love and goodwill towards Arabs, especially the neighboring Arabs.”
Would like to learn more about this as well.
There is much that many of you know that I don’t.