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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/afp/syrian-security-forces-kill-17-in-hama-activist/465079
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Yemen
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/09/2011911192321627917.html If it's too late for reform, what's the point of dialogue? They tried that in Daara and Baniyas early on.... There's a lot of dead moderate religious leaders who tried dialogue with the government.
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    Random Thought Thread

    The rain seems to have brought an ant invasion upon us. They're currently holding the room next to the kitchen hostage. The PS3 and widescreen tv cry out to us for freedom.
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/09/20119785531287269.html http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Syria
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    Random Thought Thread

    You should make a youtube video about this. :pfft:
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-14770123 http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/02/us-nuclear-iran-iaea-idUSTRE7814FH20110902
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/09/201192132336758932.html http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Syria I saw the banners in a video on tv, they also said "No Fly Zone"
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    http://twitter.com/#!/JoneilCNN
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/aug/31/bashar-assad-must-be-stopped?CMP=twt_gu An interesting article, although it isn't exactly a new idea. People in Syria seem to be leaning more and more towards asking for help. That said, there are a number of considerations. Does Turkey have the balls to take on Assad's forces? So far they've given a lot of threatening statements, but have failed to follow through on anything. Thye seem much more content to focus their military might on killing Kurds in Iraq right now. Which brings up another point of concern. How would Syrian Kurds take a Turkish intervention now? I also haven't seen any real signs that any other Arab countries are even discussing getting involved in Syria, other than to offer some more mild rebukes. And finally we have to wonder what Iran would do if this happened. They seem to be pulling back from Assad at the moment. Would they keep doing so if their enemies got involved? I don't think they would be happy about GCC intervention in Syria. I'm also not sure where Iraq would fall. Maliki has been fairly friendly to Assad.
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/08/201183184455223979.html
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    SYRIA http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/27/us-syria-idUSTRE77P12M20110827 http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Syria -YNdVmLj7bU ALGERIA
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    SYRIA http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Syria
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    SYRIA There were also a lot of reports of the Syrian airforce being used to bombard the area of Rastan today. I'm not sure what the latest on that is though.
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/22/us-syria-idUSTRE77D0LP20110822
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    SYRIA http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/08/2011820104836191642.html http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/08/20/syria.unrest/index.html?hpt=hp_t2 It was in Homs a few months back that the Syrian Revolution first started going national on a big scale. At first it was spreading in Daraa, Baniyas, and Latakia on the outskirts, but then there was a huge protest in Homs where tens of thousands gathered in the city square all day waving olive branches and shouting for freedom, reform, and an end to the killings. Later that night the Syrian army moved into Homs and closed off the area. Gunfire was heard for hours, and some of it captured on video, as the protesters were dispersed and shot if they stayed.
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    SYRIA http://twitter.com/#!/LeShaque http://twitter.com/#!/edwardedark I'll see if I can find some more details and/or and article. ---------- Post added August-19th-2011 at 06:35 PM ---------- http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/08/201181995242245885.html Still not much about Homs yet.... http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Syria
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/08/201181513582176372.html http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/08/2011815133431188.html http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Syria
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/08/201181475734965763.html
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    SYRIA http://english.aljazeera.net/video/middleeast/2011/08/201184164827951693.html http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Syria
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    SYRIA http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/syria 2sZKdBsuhtE xfkErv6Iav8
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    SYRIA http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/syria http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/08/2011811355629619.html
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/syria I guess that worked out well.... That's pretty much what happened in Daara where the government killed the religious leader who was trying to get everyone to stop protesting so much and work with the government. Hmm, is that Assad's brother's division? The current government there has been pretty quiet though some elements have vocally supported Assad.
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    Damn, I'd thought Hama was pretty much untouchable at this point. http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/07/2011731183142996341.html
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    SYRIA http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/syria pg84OxdAd74 http://twitter.com/#!/LeShaque http://twitter.com/#!/SeekerSK