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2013-02-18 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Rebels: 1,000 Hezbollah fighters invaded Syria
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Posted by trailing wife 2013-02-18 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [295 views ]  Top
 File under: Hezbollah 

#1 By Golly looks like we have a full fledged war on our hands in Syria.

Nope not one of those little pop gun revolutions like Libya, I mean a full fledged doozy of a war with multinational involvement, foreign invasions, and dueling dictators.

This may be the Middle Eastern version of the Spanish Civil War. Does anyone have any ideas whether the Hexbullies are going to call themselves the "International Brigade?"
Posted by Bill Clinton 2013-02-18 00:16||   2013-02-18 00:16|| Front Page Top

#2 IIRC this is news from early January - odds are its a helluva lot more than 1000 since then.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-02-18 00:31||   2013-02-18 00:31|| Front Page Top

#3 Woo-hoo, let's send bullets.
Posted by rammer 2013-02-18 00:34||   2013-02-18 00:34|| Front Page Top

#4 Since Iran had an out break of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) last year... with all the players showing up in a nasty warzone... What's the chance of a bad epidemic of something or other ,besides hot-lead poisoning, in Syria?
Posted by Water Modem 2013-02-18 02:30||   2013-02-18 02:30|| Front Page Top

#5 Rammer, by chance, do you work for an internet Cable Company?

If so Hi there.Redneck Jim.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-02-18 06:38||   2013-02-18 06:38|| Front Page Top

#6 The scorecard so far is that Iran is backing Pencilneck with some Russian aid. Hezbollah is a proxie of Iran and is supporting Assad. The Syrians claim the rebels are supported by Israel, U.S., Saudi Arabia, and Qatar via Turkey. The rebels are claiming that Israel is not supporting them. However, it is in interests of Israel to have Hezbollah direct their attention away from Israel. Enough to give you a headache...
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-18 07:16||   2013-02-18 07:16|| Front Page Top

#7 Isreal isn't doing anything except guarding the border and making sure Chemical Weapons don't come into play near their borders.

This has to be a dream come true. Whatever comes out of Syria will be hostile anyway, why not let them thin the numbers?
Posted by Charles 2013-02-18 09:08||   2013-02-18 09:08|| Front Page Top

#8 Does anyone have any ideas whether the Hexbullies are going to call themselves the "International Brigade?"

No, but perhaps in response, American leftists should form another Lincoln Brigade of sorts to support secular elements of the Free Syrian Army...

Nah. Today's lefties are quite unlike their predecessors. Still, it would have been... interesting.
Posted by Pappy 2013-02-18 10:14||   2013-02-18 10:14|| Front Page Top

#9 Well you have a lot of fun with a proxy US class warfare shoot em up.

I mean the Dems could send a Lincoln Brigade, the Trunks could send a Washington Brigade, the IRS could go over there the strip the dead, HHS could go to bayonet the wounded, AND you could send the AMA over to wreck their health care system.

Oh yes, the Russians and Chechnyans could go over there and settle their differences on a neutral site.

Could we throw in that this could be a great opportunity for the Shiia and Sunnis in Iraq to export their car bombing industry

Does Pakistain have a dog in this fight YET?

Send more bullets and pass the popcorn. Maybe this will deflect enough of the nutjobs off our necks.
Posted by Bill Clinton 2013-02-18 10:28||   2013-02-18 10:28|| Front Page Top

#10 Send more bullets and pass the popcorn Maybe this will deflect enough of the nutjobs off our necks..
But...but... but wot about nation building?
Slinks off LMAO
Posted by tipper 2013-02-18 11:10||   2013-02-18 11:10|| Front Page Top

#11 the civil war in Syria is being gradually changed to a proxy war between Iran/Hezbollah and various Sunni groups, including Al Q

one might even say it is a continuation of the IRaq vs Iran war of the 1980s in a different venue
Posted by lord garth 2013-02-18 13:37||   2013-02-18 13:37|| Front Page Top

#12 Yo ho ho
show a page of koran
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-02-18 14:16||   2013-02-18 14:16|| Front Page Top

#13 This war can be expressed as combinations of N taken K at a time.

Oh the slaughter of factorials! I yam getting a migraine.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2013-02-18 14:28||   2013-02-18 14:28|| Front Page Top

#14 I mean the Dems could send a Lincoln Brigade, the Trunks could send a Washington Brigade,

People actually cared about Spain, the origin of a lot of Western high culture. Syria hasn't been a center of anything significant to the West for over 1000 years.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2013-02-18 15:47||   2013-02-18 15:47|| Front Page Top

#15 People actually cared about Spain, the origin of a lot of Western high culture.

Leftism has pretty much been Western in its inclination.

Syria hasn't been a center of anything significant to the West for over 1000 years.

It's significant to somebody, apparently.
Posted by Pappy 2013-02-18 17:48||   2013-02-18 17:48|| Front Page Top

#16 Towel on towel! What more could you ask for?
Posted by Jinerong Juter9421 2013-02-18 17:53||   2013-02-18 17:53|| Front Page Top

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