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Syria Rebels ‘Launch Assault On Key Homs District’

[credit provider=”Flickr/FreedomHouse2″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/syriafreedom2/6867346602/”] Syrian rebels on Sunday launched a surprise dawn attack on Baba Amr, a former rebel stronghold in the central city of Homs, a year after it was taken by the army in a bloody battle, a monitoring group said.”At dawn, the rebels launched a surprise attack on […]
Syria Rebels ‘Launch Assault On Key Homs District’
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Syrian Rebels Pledge Allegiance To Newly Named ‘Terrorist’ Militant Group

[credit provider=”FreedomHouse2 via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/syriafreedom2/6831704622/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Rebel groups across Syria are defying the United States by pledging their allegiance to a group that Washington will designate today a terrorist organisation for its alleged links to al-Qaeda.A total of 29 opposition groups, including fighting “brigades” and civilian committees, have signed a petition […]
Syrian Rebels Pledge Allegiance To Newly Named ‘Terrorist’ Militant Group
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Syrian Rebels Tighten The Noose On Assad

[credit provider=”YouTube/wotdoesitmatter” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PwFBqiH6As&feature=related”] Syrian rebels captured a helicopter base just 10 miles east of Damascus on Sunday, the second military facility on the outskirts of the capital to fall to President Bashar al-Assad’s opponents this month.An Internet video which activists said was filmed at the Marj al-Sultan base showed rebel […]
Syrian Rebels Tighten The Noose On Assad
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In Syria, It’s Now About Preventing The Worst

[credit provider=”Flickr/FreedomHouse” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/syriafreedom/6814009812/”] Greg Scoblete at RCW takes us to task for advocating arming a faction among the Syrian militia as an advisable course of action.This is a common lament, both among pro-interventionist Western commentators and among Syrian rebel forces themselves.
In Syria, It’s Now About Preventing The Worst
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Mitt Romney Wants To Arm The Syrian Rebels

[credit provider=”AP Photo/SANA”] Mitt Romney will call for an escalation of the conflict in Syria by arming rebels with the heavy weapons needed to confront president Bashar al-Assad’s tanks, helicopters and fighter jets.Romney is to make the proposal on Monday in what his campaign team has billed as a major […]
Mitt Romney Wants To Arm The Syrian Rebels
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Are The US And Al-Qaeda On The Same Side In Syria?

[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=det&ids=Mideast%20Syria&showact=details&sort=date&prds=10135&intv=3d&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1336649032&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=b10d8da5ab014f45b8fce362112cb283&dbm=PThirtyDay&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] The Houla massacre in Syria has drawn international attention and humanitarian groups are now calling for western intervention to end the bloody civil war.However, rebels have strong support from “al-Qaida and radical Islamists ” which presents a clear conflict of interests for the U.S.
Are The US And Al-Qaeda On The Same Side In Syria?
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TRUMP: We Should’ve Taken Libya’s Oil

Donald Trump on his video blog a few days ago said he would have offered to help the rebels in Libya, but only if they gave the U.S. half of Libya’s oil. [via David Seaman, Credit Card Outlaw] 
TRUMP: We Should’ve Taken Libya’s Oil