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"The war that fell upon us made us stronger" - Syrian First Lady Asma Al Assad Watch

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    Stronger than what? Than before the war?
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    (Original post by DanteTheDoorKnob)
    She probably lives in better conditions than the average Brit... The idea that she is in harms way is rubbish. If she was in harms way the war would already have been lost.

    Unless the rebels now have an air force to bomb her cosy surroundings?
    This is exactly what I am saying.
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    (Original post by KaminiZindagi)
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...documents.html

    Churchill relatives supported far right Nazi groups, however we know that Churchill was not a racist, so why say this about Dr Bashar Al Assad
    Churchill(like most people of that era) believed in white supremacy, however he didn't advocate the extermination of other races.
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    (Original post by JamesN88)
    Churchill(like most people of that era) believed in white supremacy, however he didn't advocate the extermination of other races.
    Okay, my intention was to show that it is unfair to judge Bashar or label him as a racist just because of the actions of his relatives
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    (Original post by JamesN88)
    Churchill(like most people of that era) believed in white supremacy, however he didn't advocate the extermination of other races.
    A lot of people ignore that Churchill served in Africa. He had a lot of experience of non-White races, it's not that he had disdain for them (particularly Indians) but that he saw the brutality of the tribes in Sudan.

    Lots of left wingers would do well to remember that the British weren't the only ones who knew how to use weapons, and that Churchill having served first hand in the army probably knew a damn lot more about it than they do.
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    (Original post by DanteTheDoorKnob)
    A lot of people ignore that Churchill served in Africa. He had a lot of experience of non-White races, it's not that he had disdain for them (particularly Indians) but that he saw the brutality of the tribes in Sudan.

    Lots of left wingers would do well to remember that the British weren't the only ones who knew how to use weapons, and that Churchill having served first hand in the army probably knew a damn lot more about it than they do.
    I wasn't slating Churchill specifically, it was just the prevailing opinion of the day. The behavior of the Italians in North Africa for example makes the British Empire of that era look like Greenpeace.

    I know full well we'd have probably lost the war without his strong leadership.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Stronger than what? Than before the war?
    Yes before the war
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Stronger than what? Than before the war?
    I support Assad but Syria is falling to ISIS who are gaining vast amounts of territory on a daily basis.
    The regime has more or less given up on fighting ISIS. The regime city of Deir Es Zor is besieged by Daesh and gets no help from the regime. Its Assads Alawite people who face certain death when Deir Es Zor falls to the Daesh.

    The Daesh are close to taking back Palmyra where they will exact horrific revenge on capture of the city. They have already taken back gas fields near Palmyra.

    Daesh are taking huge amounts of territory in North Syria near Aleppo and expanding along the Turkish border where they enjoy new jihadist recruits and supplies.

    Daesh are not far from Damascus which could fall within the next few months
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    I support Assad but Syria is falling to ISIS who are gaining vast amounts of territory on a daily basis.
    The regime has more or less given up on fighting ISIS. The regime city of Deir Es Zor is besieged by Daesh and gets no help from the regime. Its Assads Alawite people who face certain death when Deir Es Zor falls to the Daesh.

    The Daesh are close to taking back Palmyra where they will exact horrific revenge on capture of the city. They have already taken back gas fields near Palmyra.

    Daesh are taking huge amounts of territory in North Syria near Aleppo and expanding along the Turkish border where they enjoy new jihadist recruits and supplies.

    Daesh are not far from Damascus which could fall within the next few months
    Dont worry. They wont take back Palmyra, Bashar has not given up. These terrorists will be defeated
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    Hrad to see how they are in stronger. the country is split and in tatters. Seems a bit delusional if he thinks hes stronger by controlling a fraction of the territory.
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    (Original post by JamesN88)
    Churchill(like most people of that era) believed in white supremacy
    Do you have any evidence for this?
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Hrad to see how they are in stronger. the country is split and in tatters. Seems a bit delusional if he thinks hes stronger by controlling a fraction of the territory.
    It's not meant to be rationally evaluated. It's just war rhetoric trying to motivate the nation or outsiders to help it.
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    (Original post by Fenice)
    Do you have any evidence for this?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29701767
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    There isn't any evidence here that points to Churchill being a white supremacist, just the opinions of two people that this was the case
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    (Original post by Fenice)
    There isn't any evidence here that points to Churchill being a white supremacist, just the opinions of two people that this was the case
    In 1937, he told the Palestine Royal Commission: "I do not admit for instance, that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America or the black people of Australia. I do not admit that a wrong has been done to these people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race, a more worldly wise race to put it that way, has come in and taken their place."
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    (Original post by DanteTheDoorKnob)
    It's not meant to be rationally evaluated. It's just war rhetoric trying to motivate the nation or outsiders to help it.
    I gathered that, but there seem to be some on here who believe it.
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    (Original post by JamesN88)
    In 1937, he told the Palestine Royal Commission: "I do not admit for instance, that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America or the black people of Australia. I do not admit that a wrong has been done to these people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race, a more worldly wise race to put it that way, has come in and taken their place."
    Such comments make no suggestion about race in an ethnic sense. It is quite true that the cultural sophistication of modern Americans or Australians is more than the native American or Aboriginals that proceeded it.
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    I support Assad but Syria is falling to ISIS who are gaining vast amounts of territory on a daily basis.
    The regime has more or less given up on fighting ISIS. The regime city of Deir Es Zor is besieged by Daesh and gets no help from the regime. Its Assads Alawite people who face certain death when Deir Es Zor falls to the Daesh.

    The Daesh are close to taking back Palmyra where they will exact horrific revenge on capture of the city. They have already taken back gas fields near Palmyra.

    Daesh are taking huge amounts of territory in North Syria near Aleppo and expanding along the Turkish border where they enjoy new jihadist recruits and supplies.

    Daesh are not far from Damascus which could fall within the next few months
    Honestly, where do you get your information from?

    This would suggest otherwise about Palmyra.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-36229599
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    (Original post by JamesN88)
    In 1937, he told the Palestine Royal Commission: "I do not admit for instance, that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America or the black people of Australia. I do not admit that a wrong has been done to these people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race, a more worldly wise race to put it that way, has come in and taken their place."
    'Race' is an archaic word for cultures and societies as well as for ethnicities and it is clear that it was in the former sense that he was employing it
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    (Original post by Fenice)
    'Race' is an archaic word for cultures and societies as well as for ethnicities and it is clear that it was in the former sense that he was employing it
    I think Churchill was a racist deep down..

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