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  1. 30 May '13 12:23
    Assad banned GMO food to preserve the health of human beings in Syria.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/assad-bans-gmos-in-food-to-preserve-the-health-of-human-beings/article4620664/

    If Assad doesn't care about his people what is his motive for banning GMO foods?
  2. 30 May '13 13:18
    Could be either plain ignorance or he's just trying to keep foreign corporations (who tend to hold patents on GMO's) away.
  3. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    30 May '13 13:30
    Originally posted by Metal Brain
    Assad banned GMO food to preserve the health of human beings in Syria.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/assad-bans-gmos-in-food-to-preserve-the-health-of-human-beings/article4620664/

    If Assad doesn't care about his people what is his motive for banning GMO foods?
    Straw man.

    The issue is not whether Assad cares about his people. Any sane person who leads a country wants his people to be as happy and successful as possible if for no other reason than that they're more likely to support you if they are.

    The issue with Assad is whether he's willing to kill as many of his own people as necessary to maintain his grasp on power. And on that question, the answer certain appears to be "yes."
  4. 30 May '13 14:09
    Originally posted by sh76
    Straw man.

    The issue is not whether Assad cares about his people. Any sane person who leads a country wants his people to be as happy and successful as possible if for no other reason than that they're more likely to support you if they are.

    The issue with Assad is whether he's willing to kill as many of his own people as necessary to maintain his grasp on power. And on that question, the answer certain appears to be "yes."
    That is an oversimplification.

    Assad has to take into consideration who would fill the power vacuum and how the Syrian people would be treated under a new regime. If Assad is overthrown a puppet dictator might be put in place to serve the USA, UK and France.

    Like Libya, the conflict in Syria is a Civil War. This is not the business of outsiders like the USA and Israel. If the USA broke out in a Civil War the same tragic casualties would take place and if foreigners supported anti-government forces in the USA there would be no difference.

    Assad is fighting terrorists. You can call them rebels or anything else you want, but they are terrorists. If a militia of Americans were to fight our government with the goal of regime change and expropriation of the corporate news media, those Americans would no doubt be called terrorists by our government and killed without mercy.

    Check out this link with an interview with Assad. Notice our corporate news media will not show us an Assad interview. That is propaganda by omission.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/bashar-al-assad-interview-israel-supports-al-qaeda-terrorists/5335664
  5. 30 May '13 14:21
    Originally posted by Metal Brain
    Assad banned GMO food to preserve the health of human beings in Syria.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/assad-bans-gmos-in-food-to-preserve-the-health-of-human-beings/article4620664/

    If Assad doesn't care about his people what is his motive for banning GMO foods?
    Genetically modified seeds are all owned by Monsanto, a huge, powerful multinational American based company. I'm guessing he did not want Monsanto in his country.
  6. 30 May '13 14:45
    Originally posted by sh76
    Straw man.

    The issue is not whether Assad cares about his people. Any sane person who leads a country wants his people to be as happy and successful as possible if for no other reason than that they're more likely to support you if they are.

    The issue with Assad is whether he's willing to kill as many of his own people as necessary to maintain his grasp on power. And on that question, the answer certain appears to be "yes."
    Assad has the support of most of his people.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/most-syrians-back-president-assad-but-you-d-never-know-from-western-media/28722
  7. 30 May '13 14:58
    Originally posted by sh76
    Straw man.

    The issue is not whether Assad cares about his people. Any sane person who leads a country wants his people to be as happy and successful as possible if for no other reason than that they're more likely to support you if they are.

    The issue with Assad is whether he's willing to kill as many of his own people as necessary to maintain his grasp on power. And on that question, the answer certain appears to be "yes."
    Just look at him as the Lincoln of the Middle East sh.
  8. 30 May '13 15:00
    Originally posted by Metal Brain
    Assad banned GMO food to preserve the health of human beings in Syria.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/assad-bans-gmos-in-food-to-preserve-the-health-of-human-beings/article4620664/

    If Assad doesn't care about his people what is his motive for banning GMO foods?
    If he is against the corporate world then he must go.

    Next?
  9. 30 May '13 15:01
    Originally posted by Phranny
    Genetically modified seeds are all owned by Monsanto, a huge, powerful multinational American based company. I'm guessing he did not want Monsanto in his country.
    That alone would be grounds for execution.
  10. 30 May '13 15:13
    Originally posted by Metal Brain
    Assad has the support of most of his people.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/most-syrians-back-president-assad-but-you-d-never-know-from-western-media/28722
    Yes, that makes sense. Dictators running a bloody civil war tend to be quite popular, and I bet you can get Syrians talking honestly about whether they like Assad easily.
  11. 30 May '13 16:26
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Yes, that makes sense. Dictators running a bloody civil war tend to be quite popular, and I bet you can get Syrians talking honestly about whether they like Assad easily.
    Assad does not admit to being a dictator. Neither does any president of the USA for that matter. If you want to debate what countries are democracies or dictatorships you should start a different thread. I would participate in that.

    Lincoln was running a bloody civil war and history is kind to him. Was he quite popular or was he unpopular for letting Grant mercilessly butcher southern folk while sipping liquor?
  12. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    30 May '13 16:28
    Originally posted by Metal Brain
    That is an oversimplification.

    Assad has to take into consideration who would fill the power vacuum and how the Syrian people would be treated under a new regime. If Assad is overthrown a puppet dictator might be put in place to serve the USA, UK and France.

    Like Libya, the conflict in Syria is a Civil War. This is not the business of outsiders lik ...[text shortened]... tp://www.globalresearch.ca/bashar-al-assad-interview-israel-supports-al-qaeda-terrorists/5335664
    Like Libya, outsiders are getting involved. Arabs and Iranians mostly.
  13. 30 May '13 16:38
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Like Libya, outsiders are getting involved. Arabs and Iranians mostly.
    What about Russia?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18642032

    What about the USA?

    http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/03/25/295176/confirmed-us-shipping-weapons-to-syria/
  14. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    30 May '13 16:39
    Originally posted by Metal Brain
    What about Russia?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18642032

    What about the USA?

    http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/03/25/295176/confirmed-us-shipping-weapons-to-syria/
    Yep, all kinds of outsiders are involved in this one.