The Battle for Aleppo is Over

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The Battle for Aleppo is Over

Post by Sertorio » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:34 am

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The whole of western Aleppo and the neighbouring countryside fell in the hands of the battlehardened Syrian Arab Army, while the Turkish army could do little more than watch this latest al-Assad victory. It's now just a matter of time until every single foreign soldier is expelled from Syria. After that the real reconstruction of Syria's cities and economy can start, with the help of China and Russia, while those responsible for much of the destruction (Americans and some Europeans) will do nothing but complain about the sufferings of the Syrian people.

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Re: The Battle for Aleppo is Over

Post by Sertorio » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:24 am

Further advance by the Syrian Army, leaving Turkey powerless to stop it.

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Re: The Battle for Aleppo is Over

Post by dagbay » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:34 pm

Sertorio wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:24 am
Further advance by the Syrian Army, leaving Turkey powerless to stop it.

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Good news to Putin, his investment is paying off big time :(, most of the ground he won is levelled and destroyed beyond repair. Putin has no fortune to spend on a rebuild neither dose his puppet Assad. The EU has none to spare, and petrodollars are scares. The US does not want to get bogged down in nation building. There is no place for a Trump hotel there...:).
I'd rather be diving or flying alas for now I am on terra firma.

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Re: The Battle for Aleppo is Over

Post by neverfail » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:55 pm

dagbay wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:34 pm

Good news to Putin, his investment is paying off big time :(, most of the ground he won is levelled and destroyed beyond repair. Putin has no fortune to spend on a rebuild neither dose his puppet Assad. The EU has none to spare, and petrodollars are scares. The US does not want to get bogged down in nation building. There is no place for a Trump hotel there...:).
Well put, Dagbay.

In addition, Assad will be thirsty for revenge. Which makes Syria a land unfit for the millions who fled from his regime abroad to return home to.

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Re: The Battle for Aleppo is Over

Post by Sertorio » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:53 am

dagbay wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:34 pm
Sertorio wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:24 am
Further advance by the Syrian Army, leaving Turkey powerless to stop it.
Good news to Putin, his investment is paying off big time :(, most of the ground he won is levelled and destroyed beyond repair. Putin has no fortune to spend on a rebuild neither dose his puppet Assad. The EU has none to spare, and petrodollars are scares. The US does not want to get bogged down in nation building. There is no place for a Trump hotel there...:).
The US does not want to get bogged down in nation building... No. It prefers to get bogged down in nation destroying and in innocent civilians killing... But never you mind. Syria will be rebuilt, and together with Iraq and Iran will see Americans expelled from most of the ME...

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Re: The Battle for Aleppo is Over

Post by Sertorio » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:04 am

neverfail wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:55 pm
dagbay wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:34 pm

Good news to Putin, his investment is paying off big time :(, most of the ground he won is levelled and destroyed beyond repair. Putin has no fortune to spend on a rebuild neither dose his puppet Assad. The EU has none to spare, and petrodollars are scares. The US does not want to get bogged down in nation building. There is no place for a Trump hotel there...:).
Well put, Dagbay.

In addition, Assad will be thirsty for revenge. Which makes Syria a land unfit for the millions who fled from his regime abroad to return home to.
Al-Assad has pardonned many opponents and deserters, who have been integrated in the Syrian armed forces. That doesn't sound like revenge to me...
Syria's Assad offers amnesty to military deserters and dodgers to encourage refugee returns

President Bashar al-Assad has made an unprecedented offer of amnesty for military deserters and draft dodgers in the hope of encouraging Syrians to return home.

In a decree issued on official social media feeds, the government said they will not receive any punishment but would still have to serve the mandatory two years of service.

Those who defected and joined the Free Syrian Army (FSA) or other rebel groups who fought against regime forces are blacklisted, however, and will therefore not be given clemency.

An official from the reconciliation ministry told the Telegraph that those living inside the country had four months to “turn themselves in”, while those living outside the country had six months to do so.

He said he expected tens of thousands to accept the amnesty.

The fear of potential punishment for ducking military service or desertion is frequently cited by the some six million refugees living abroad as one of the main reasons they do not wish to return to Syria.

Under Syrian military law, deserters can face years of prison if they leave their post and do not report for service within a set amount of time.

“Now that the war is almost over I don’t think there is fear anymore, the way there was before,” said Elia Samaan, an adviser in the government's reconciliation ministry.

“I expect this amnesty to have many more people than previous ones and be better because before, the war was still ongoing and people were scared.

“Now the military operations have lessened and I don’t think there is fear from joining the military.”

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Re: The Battle for Aleppo is Over

Post by Jim the Moron » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:16 am

Yes, peace will settle over Aleppo. Most of the folks once there have been buried. The ancient Roman structures there have been obliterated. Victory.

Ancient Buddhist structures in Pakistan have been obliterated. Victory.

The Iranians are bulldozing their cultural history. Victory.

Islam reigns supreme . . .

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Re: The Battle for Aleppo is Over

Post by Sertorio » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:20 am

Jim the Moron wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:16 am
Yes, peace will settle over Aleppo. Most of the folks once there have been buried. The ancient Roman structures there have been obliterated. Victory.

Ancient Buddhist structures in Pakistan have been obliterated. Victory.

The Iranians are bulldozing their cultural history. Victory.

Islam reigns supreme . . .
Don't be cynical. The Syrian governement is secular and protects all religious minorities.

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Re: The Battle for Aleppo is Over

Post by dagbay » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:21 am

Sertorio wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:20 am
Jim the Moron wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:16 am
Yes, peace will settle over Aleppo. Most of the folks once there have been buried. The ancient Roman structures there have been obliterated. Victory.

Ancient Buddhist structures in Pakistan have been obliterated. Victory.

The Iranians are bulldozing their cultural history. Victory.

Islam reigns supreme . . .
Don't be cynical. The Syrian governement is secular and protects all religious minorities.
Syria might have been tolerant of minorities in the previous decades but for now it is pushing sunnies out and it's recapture of area is done through complete destruction, leveling and eradication of the locals which are mostly Sunni. If and that is a big if, Assad ever regained control of former Syria, he will be in control of a vast destroyed land with no hope for a rebuilt.
I'd rather be diving or flying alas for now I am on terra firma.

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Re: The Battle for Aleppo is Over

Post by Sertorio » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:26 am

dagbay wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:21 am
Sertorio wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:20 am
Jim the Moron wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:16 am
Yes, peace will settle over Aleppo. Most of the folks once there have been buried. The ancient Roman structures there have been obliterated. Victory.

Ancient Buddhist structures in Pakistan have been obliterated. Victory.

The Iranians are bulldozing their cultural history. Victory.

Islam reigns supreme . . .
Don't be cynical. The Syrian governement is secular and protects all religious minorities.
Syria might have been tolerant of minorities in the previous decades but for now it is pushing sunnies out and it's recapture of area is done through complete destruction, leveling and eradication of the locals which are mostly Sunni. If and that is a big if, Assad ever regained control of former Syria, he will be in control of a vast destroyed land with no hope for a rebuilt.
Bashar al-Assad is not pushing anyone out. People flee because they are afraid of the fighting. People of all faiths living in governement controlled territories all live in peace. And once the rebels and terrorists are defeated, most of those who fled will be able to go back to their homes and cities without needing to be afraid of any persecution. Even if al-Assad was not so disposed we can be sure that Russia would make sure opponents will not be brutalized.

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