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Syrian Rebels Take Control of Damascus Palestinian Camp

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- 1986 days ago -
Syrian rebels took full control of the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp on Monday after fighting raged for days in the district on the southern edge of President Bashar al-Assad's Damascus powerbase, rebel and Palestinian sources said.

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Cheryl O (82)
Monday December 17, 2012, 10:49 pm
Wow it's falling apart isn't it. Seems the whole world is upside down. ty cal

Past Member (0)
Monday December 17, 2012, 11:50 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 5:26 am

pam w (139)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 8:20 am
"Neither side can win."

YES! Anyone can see that. But they all keep spilling blood, don't they?


Lindsay K (6)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 8:49 am
How a president can watch this happening to his people is quite beyond me. If he loved his people, he would stand down and let them vote.

What's happening is absolutely tragic.

Alexander Werner (53)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 8:59 am

Islamists of Al-Queda and other hateful groups fighting Assad will be horrible to Syrian minorities. Rebels already imposed jizya tax on Syrian Christians... Socialist Assad may be better for the true Syrians than the rebels.

Nicolas Nasrallah (0)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 12:48 pm
People are forgetting the human tradgedy in all of this . There is never a winner in war , everyone is a looser espcially those that take lives. Once these islamists take control of the government nothing will stop them from causing a war in the whole region. Look at what happened in Libya and Egypt , the government in Egypt is imposing centuries old Islamic laws in the 21 century. God help those that have no escape from these barbaric countries.

John B (185)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 8:38 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Mariam Karouny. The Assad government won't last, but I fear that even with a rebel victory the average Syrian citizen will not reap any benefits from Assad's fall from power. Read and noted.

Stan B (123)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 1:49 am
I'll second that Nicolas. Both sides in this awful conflict seem equally bad and the unfortunate Syrian civilians in the middle are suffering the most terrible casualties. I can't believe how little reaction there has been to recent events in Syria. Over 40000 dead so far!!!!!!!

Ira Herson (13)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 3:26 am
40,000 dead - It is incomprehensible how a country can tear itself apart. Nicolas and Stan are quite right. There are no winners here, only losers and more to come.

Kerrie G (116)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 3:40 am
Noted, thanks.

Kerrie G (116)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 3:40 am
Noted, thanks.

David C (131)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 7:54 am
war is never the answer, but people keep trying it anyway........

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 5:23 pm
will this ever end?

Alexander Werner (53)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 6:58 pm
A clear picture on how Socialism gets defeated by Islamism.

Ira Herson (13)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 11:39 pm
The problem that will develop is that you cannot mix religion and politics. When that happens all enemies become the enemy of god. There can be no negotiations with people that make religion the foundation for government and law. The current struggle is one of a dictator that has gone too far for too long. The result will be a fundamental religious based government that will not tolerate a civil non-sectarian society. It will be a new dictatorship with a holy leader. Out of the frying pan into the fire!

Robert O (12)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 1:34 am
Thank you Cal.

Patricia H. (440)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 7:27 am

Alexander Werner (53)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 7:50 am
Yes, Ira, 100% right. And the way out of religious dictator will be more bloodied, if possible at all. Islamist fanatics will not repeat elections - democracy is Un-Islamic.

Colleen L (3)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 8:39 pm
I want it to end now. Lets pray for peace for all. Thanks Cal

Alexander Werner (53)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 11:40 am

Unfortunately there is not end to it. Even if the Islamists manage to build that World Caliphate, the wars that will start after will drown all humanity in the blood.

Rin S (10)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 6:49 pm
Thanks, noted.
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