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No other country in the EU? I guess 85,000 in Sweden is nothing. While US barely takes in any refugees, I never celebrated them doing so. Bulgaria takes in refugees because they have to, EU regulations require that. Let me ask you a question: How many refugees have glorious Iran and Russia taken in? 0. They fund Assad, claim to help Syrians, and take in 0 refugees. Not that any Syrians would go there, anyways. I highly doubt refugees are paid to go places, considering they're damn refugees. Refugees are given allowance yes, but not paid to be refugees in another country.
Russia is at the core of the conflict because they helped Assad. Damascus was surrounded in 2012 by the rebels but b/c of Russian, Iranian, and Hezbollah interference that changed. Now rebels are back with the advantage and are advancing. If Russia hadn't intervened I would be in Syria right now and we wouldn't be arguing about this.
You literally repeated the same exact propaganda that comes out of the mouths of people who worship Russia and Putin. It's ridiculous, you made all of these claims about the Syrian Revolution and the Opposition, backed it up with no evidence whatsoever, and then tried to change subjects.
This has nothing to do with the MIC. The Syrian Revolution had nothing to do with any foreign power. America sees a chance to have its interests fulfilled in Syria, but that won't happen. Not when Islamists are essentially the majority of the opposition (which isn't a bad thing, at all.) And what I mean by idiotic far-left is the belief that anything that is anti-US and/or pro-Russia must be glorious. Which is entirely false. Both gov'ts are huge ******** to everyone.
Although i do agree the military industrial complex is terrible, that has literally nothing to do with Syria. The Syrian Revolution was started by Syrians for Syrians.
I don't need joke videos to tell me what is going on in my country and the middle east. Instead of throwing a random video, why not actually reply to my arguments? Or at least defend your idiotic far-left view of the world?
Really? Natural resources?
FFS, the United States gets most of its oil and natural resources from the Americas (Canada, Mexico, etc.) They only get around 13% of the oil from the ME.
And don't pretend that Russia and the "East" don't fuel conflicts. Assad would have been toppled in 2012 because Damascus was surrounded by the rebels, completely. He only had a few supply routes out of the city. Then heavy weapons and ammo shipments + Iranian/Hezbollah troops and other foreigners came in and turned the tide. Now the tide is in the favor of the rebels again because they have organized themselves and actually train.
I didn't leave my country at my own will, that was my parents' decision. And considering there is much better education (at the high school level and lower) here than there is in Syria, it's a better choice. However the college system does suck.
And good job responding to my arguments. And ISIS and Al Qaeda both exist. Saying they don't is an insult to all the Syrians, Iraqis, Afghanis, Libyans, Americans, and everyone else they've killed.
lol, I actually hate the US government, and never even said or suggested that they are the saviors of anyone.
ISIS was formed in 1999, unlike most idiots like you would believe. In Iraq. Under Saddam's era. They thrived off of chaos.
No, SAA are not even close to winning against the rebels, they are very very far from it. The rebels made significant advances in Northern Aleppo (counterattacked after regime offensive, most of the regime gains made in 2014 were now lost or under threat), Southern Syria (Shiekh Miskeen and Nawa gains, Dara'a supply chain almost completely cut, etc.)
Stop referring to me when talking about the U.S. I'm Syrian, I only live in America. And I hate this government's foreign policy.
Oh yes, Libya, a country ruled by 1 guy for 40 years will instantly become magic and ponies - said every idiot ever.
You can make all the BS claims you want, but the truth is still clear and evident. Rebels are fighting both ISIS (terrorists) and Assad (also terrorists.)
Might I remind you how ISIS and Assad co-operate? Here, have this:
Not to mention the oil being sold and cooperation between them there, as well.
I didn't say they never attacked ISIS. But only 6% of their attacks are direct at ISIS. Rest are directed at civilians and Rebels. Notice how rebels have to fight both ISIS and Regime most of the time, and sometimes at the same exact time, in areas near each other.
Never any moderates to begin with? I guess those army defectors that defected by the tens of thousands were just boogeymen. Also, they can easily brush off JAN, but they can't afford to open a third front. A 2 front war is already bad enough.
Politics aside eh? Check out this:
The rebels didn't join ISIS or Nusra, they joined Levant Front, which Hazzm was already a part of. This was confirmed by Hazzm themselves, after they had a battle with Nusra.
Oohh, scary. Syrians protest and suddenly it's a U.S. conspiracy because of some idiotic video.
Bellingcat and Elliot Higgins are always on the spot, they've never been wrong whenever I looked at their information, and all of their sources are open, meaning you can look at them too.
You mean a lesser, much inferior league? Last I checked all T-90s (save for the T-90MS) still have the same ammo-layout as T-72s, which made for a good firework display for rebels in Syria. And basically everywhere else T-72s are destroyed.
Sarin gas was used in Eastern Ghouta. Rebels held and still hold Eastern Ghouta. Why gas themselves and their families? There is also plenty of proof to prove that Assad did it. Such as:
Dude, ISIS are barely the strongest enemies of Assad. Assad and ISIS co-operated and Assad bought and helped maintain oil from ISIS areas. And no, there haven't been defections to ISIS since mid-2014. In fact, a lot of people have been defecting from ISIS recently. And that phrase is a simple view of the world.
As much to do with WW3 as those countries...as in nothing. Russia just lost influence in North Africa and Mid East, they still have plenty elsewhere. And the US didn't have "plans for Syria." This was a revolution by Syrians, for Syrians. Not by Americans. Not even close, they only gave money and weapons to certain rebel groups in Early 2014 (light support), and mid-2014 (heavy support, TOWs and the like for anti-ISIS missions, although mainly used against Assad.) And again, ISIS and Assad co-operate frequently, Assad attacked ISIS in only 6% of his force's total engagements, while ISIS attacked Assad in 12% of their engagements. These figures clearly indicate both sides fight essentially for PR. And again, even if that is the U'S' goal, the Revolution started by Syrians.
Moderates make up a rebel force of around 155,000. 90,000 from Levant Front and Islamic Front, 60,000 from FSA, and 5,000 from smaller groups. JaN makes about another 5,000, but they aren't moderates.
lol, that's not true. I have a thousand and one ATGM videos to show you. Opposition are still kicking SAA's ***.
@OminousSpudd, Moderates do exist. They've been fighting both Assad and ISIS for 3 1/2 and 1 1/2 years respectively. Of course arms will end up in the hands of people they aren't intended for, that always happens. Russian and Iranian arms shipments end up in Rebel hands, ISIS convoys end up in Rebel hands, etc. That's normal in war.
The majority of SAA now are conscripted civilians (usually Sunnis, unwilling to fight), Alawites, and Shiites. Morale is extremely low. Assad has to rely on sectarian armed groups to keep afloat.
Syria's "fall" has little to nothing to do with WW3. Syria would be under the rule of Islamists (i.e. Islamic Front/Levant Front, majority of FSA are Islamist, etc.), and Islamists don't like either the Russian or American regimes (for good reason.)
Maybe the first phone was the original iPhone and the biggest phone is the iPhone 6?
I think he just wants her to have bigger...melons, if you will.
Or possibly just actual real Chinese artillery.
"Clip their wings...or just explode anywhere near them."
The turret reminds me of the Cockerill XC-8. Is swear, that 120mm is also identical.
They're supposed to be killing protesters though...
T-72 جيد! ولكن هذا هو أسد بابل، وليس
Actually, they are different. Iraq had very few T-72s, and even then they were export versions. The "Saddam" was the next step down, Iraqi assembled T-72s with even worse specifications, and then there are the Asad Babils, which aren't even close to being "tanks" ymore, just mobile pillboxes.
I would type in Arabic, but I'm a little rusty.
Most T-62s in Russian service are in storage. They are still rarely used in Chechnya though.
Great work! But why did you call the tanks in the pictures "T-72" in the title but "Asad Babil" on the writing in the image? They do look like the Asad Babils.
Yeah, just so you can kill civilians in real life AND video games!
"MiG-29 reporting, ready to bomb our own civilians."
Yes I am Syrian. And stop grouping all the groups who aren't allied with the regime as "rebels." The real rebels are the FSA and affiliated groups...the infiltrators such as ISIS and Al Qaeda are taking advantage of the conflict. Assad and his "Syrian Arab Army" are oppressors and must die. ISIS and Al Qaeda are oppressors and also must die. Also, Assad's forces are losing tanks and airplanes day by day. Soon enough, you'll have no more air force, and Assad will be no more. The Syrians will prevail against the oppressors!
Let's get back to using Shermans then...
But remember, each time the GLA retreats, the next time they strike it'll be deadly.
The (C&C)Paladin is a tank. The Leopard 2A6 is a tank. The M-109 Paladin is an artillery piece.
"We are NOT interested in changing the gameplay in any way"
Not happening. They are keeping the 2A6. It makes sense, too, because there is no US faction anymore, it's NATO now.
If they could, Leopard 1A6s would be enough. Or at most Leopard 2A4s, and that's pushing it. I'm pretty sure the Europeans wouldn't give up great equipment that easily, so the "worse" (yet still awesome) equipment would have to go first.
Looks great! Can't wait to destroy tank battalions with a spam-army of these :D
Looks great! Love the T-72 in the picture as well.
Keep up the great work! :)
Clip their wings.