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  1. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    03 Apr '12 10:54
    BBC: "On Sunday, Gulf Arab states agreed to pay the salaries and other costs of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA). The money will be distributed through the main opposition coalition, the Syrian National Council (SNC)".

    Should this move be welcomed?
  2. 03 Apr '12 20:13
    Originally posted by FMF
    BBC: "On Sunday, Gulf Arab states agreed to pay the salaries and other costs of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA). The money will be distributed through the main opposition coalition, the Syrian National Council (SNC)".

    Should this move be welcomed?
    Yes It is about time states in that region took responsibility for what goes on there rather than let it get used as a proxy battlefield for wider interests.
  3. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    03 Apr '12 20:19
    Originally posted by kevcvs57
    Yes It is about time states in that region took responsibility for what goes on there rather than let it get used as a proxy battlefield for wider interests.
    Wait. You mean the US doesn't get to bomb someone? I don't know about this.
  4. 03 Apr '12 20:33
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    Wait. You mean the US doesn't get to bomb someone? I don't know about this.
    Bombs don't grow on trees you know, imagine the savings for the treasury if people would simply bomb each other.
  5. 03 Apr '12 20:35
    Originally posted by kevcvs57
    imagine the savings for the treasury if people would simply bomb each other.
    Or if they just figured out how to grow bombs on trees!
  6. 03 Apr '12 20:50
    Originally posted by PsychoPawn
    Or if they just figured out how to grow bombs on trees!
    I wonder if the pentagon has considered the potential of GM trees. And then I think, probably.
  7. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    03 Apr '12 21:41
    Originally posted by FMF
    BBC: "On Sunday, Gulf Arab states agreed to pay the salaries and other costs of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA). The money will be distributed through the main opposition coalition, the Syrian National Council (SNC)".

    Should this move be welcomed?
    Yes. It looks like a good idea.
  8. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    07 Apr '12 23:23 / 1 edit
    It seems Iran is bankrolling the Syrian government forces and Hezbollah is helping the government as well. Turkey might get involved on the side of the rebels.

    http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/iran/articles/20120407.aspx

    Kurds interfering with Turkey supporting rebels - I guess that means the Kurds support the Syrian government?

    http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/kurdwar/articles/20120405.aspx
  9. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    28 Apr '12 22:44
    Amphibious attacks! Neeto.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-17879022
  10. 28 Apr '12 23:33
    Originally posted by FMF
    BBC: "On Sunday, Gulf Arab states agreed to pay the salaries and other costs of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA). The money will be distributed through the main opposition coalition, the Syrian National Council (SNC)".

    Should this move be welcomed?
    All Gulf Arab states? Which ones?
  11. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    28 Apr '12 23:38 / 1 edit
    http://presstv.com/detail/234151.html

    The countries, led by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, made the offer on Sunday at an Istanbul conference of the “Friends of Syria”, a grouping of some 70 Western and Arab countries

    http://presstv.com/detail/238441.html
  12. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    28 Apr '12 23:44
    Originally posted by Metal Brain
    All Gulf Arab states? Which ones?
    Feel free to look it up.
  13. 29 Apr '12 01:09
    Originally posted by FMF
    Feel free to look it up.
    You could have provided a link.
  14. 29 Apr '12 01:42
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    Wait. You mean the US doesn't get to bomb someone? I don't know about this.
    No worries, my guess is that the US will secretly fund them and arm them.
  15. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    29 Apr '12 02:38
    Originally posted by whodey
    No worries, my guess is that the US will secretly fund them and arm them.
    It's not so secret. The USA is one of the 70 nations helping the Gulf Arab states pay these salaries. We're paying about half of it I think.