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Well I haven't been, but I wouldn't recommend it.

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Couldn;t have chose a worse time to decide to visit Syria. At ths period of time, i would advise not to. Previously, i would have stated that it was worth visiting
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I'd leave it alone, right now... wait for democracy to rock up first.
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Go to Israel instead !
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I went about two years ago to Damascus, some really interesting historical sites and the culture is pretty cool. Was certainly an experience and exactly what I expected. Occasionally I felt a little bit of hostility almost from locals, but nothing major.

So I would recommend it - obviously not now though.
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Go to Israel instead !
You mean Palestine*, already been pal.
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I'd leave it alone, right now... wait for democracy to rock up first.
That's every reason to go!
Help our comrades in their plight to establish democracy.
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Also why do you offer Israel as an alternative?
Probably because even israel is safer than syria right now
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That's every reason to go!
Help our comrades in their plight to establish democracy.
Oh yeah cos that's what's missing in their fight for democracy....a student from glasgow
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Oh yeah cos that's what's missing in their fight for democracy....a student from glasgow
Pff don't patronise me, you know nothing about me. The fact I'm a student does not define me nor does where I reside.

The collective power of the masses (inc students) destroyed Mubarak, organised resistance despite the repression of the state machinery. What is happening now in Syria is the continuation of the Arab Spring.
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Pff don't patronise me, you know nothing about me. The fact I'm a student does not define me nor does where I reside.

The collective power of the masses (inc students) destroyed Mubarak, organised resistance despite the repression of the state machinery. What is happening now in Syria is the continuation of the Arab Spring.
My point wasn't against you being a student or being from glasgow...just that 1 solitary glaswegian student who probably doesn't speak the local language isn't going to win them the battle. No need to blab on about the general nature of the arab spring.
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(Original post by merryhappy)
Firstly, I am not blabing.
You're not the one to employ tact are you?
Also why do you assume that I probably don't speak the local language? As a matter of fact I do.

It took one person to inspire the revolutions, the people have more power than they think. The collective power of the masses will win the battle.

Your lack of empathy is outstanding.
Well yes you are: I point out that you aren't the one thing they are missing and you go off about the power of the masses in the arab spring. Yeah the more people the better but thatt hey are locals is the important bit. Trying to revolt against a despot who happens to be paranoid about foreign intervention? What do you really need? One lone foreigner.

Language: Well most users on here probably don't speak it. Its a fair assumption. You do speak it...well done. But by saying you probably don't speak it doesn't mean i'm saying its impossible that you might.

One person to inspire: yes but he had suffered injustice at the hands of the regime and set himself on fire. Have you? And are you going to be burning yourself?

Lack of empathy: Where did i lack empathy? Did i dismiss the plight of the syrians or any other opressed part of the regime? Did i belittle their protests?
Answer - no

I have every sympathy for the sysrians and other oppressed peoples...i questioned how much use YOU would be to them.

I'm actually really offended that just because I doubt how much use you would be to them (and think you are a tad arrogant...is that the word?) you assume I have no empathy for their plight of syrians
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That's every reason to go!
Help our comrades in their plight to establish democracy.
Your just asking to get yourself shot.
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