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    Regular Member Haz.'s Avatar
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    I come from a land downunder.

    SYRIAN forces killed nearly 140 people including.

    We here dont need reminding of what can happen to an unarmed citizens when governments turn against them.

    ""There is one big armed gang in Syria, and it's named the Syrian government," said JJ Harder, the press attache at the American embassy in Damascus."

    "One resident described people walking towards tanks armed only with wooden bats, steel bars or stones."

    Wooden bats steel bars and stones are no match for tanks, heavy machine guns, and snipers firing from roof tops.


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    SYRIAN forces killed nearly 140 people including 100 when the army stormed the flashpoint protest city of Hama to crush dissent on the eve of Ramadan.


    President Bashar al-Assad sent in tanks to crush protests smash through makeshift barricades around Hama just after dawn.

    Activists said it was one of deadliest days in Syria since demonstrators first took to the streets on March 15 demanding democratic reforms before turning their wrath on the regime and calling for its removal.

    As reports of the brutal military crackdown on Hama unfurled, Britain, Germany, France and Italy condemned the violence while a US diplomat said it was "full-on warfare".

    Hama residents told Reuters army snipers had climbed on to the roofs of the state-owned electricity company and the main prison, while tank shells were falling at the rate of four a minute in and around the north of the city., 2 days agoEnd of sidebar. Return to start of sidebar.
    Electricity and water supplies to the main neighbourhoods were cut.

    A doctor, who did not want to be further identified for fear of arrest, told Reuters that most bodies were taken to the city's Badr, al-Horani and Hikmeh hospitals.

    "Tanks are attacking from four directions. They are firing their heavy machineguns randomly and overrunning makeshift road blocks erected by the inhabitants," the doctor said.

    One resident described people walking towards tanks armed only with wooden bats, steel bars or stones.

    "It's a massacre. They want to break Hama before the month of Ramadan," an eyewitness who identified himself as Ahmed, told the Associated Press by telephone.

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    When a criminal invades your home and has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.

    My Definition of Gun Control: The idea that dozens of people found dead in the Broadway Café, Tasmania, and many also seriously wounded, all while waiting for police, who were called to show up and protect them, is somehow morally superior to having several armed and therefore alive civilian's explaining to police how the attacker got that fatal bullet wound.

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    And yet throughout history people armed with wooden boards, steel bars and stones have gone up against tanks and eventually won the fight. They do that by using those things to become better armed.

    I'm not going to get into the politics of what's going on in Syria or anywhere else. I'm just going to say that when push finally does come to shove, wherever that takes place, there are usually an even number on both sides but one side seems to recruit replacements faster and more willingly than the other.

    The important thing is to understand when push has really come to shove, as opposed to merely being "upset" over the way things are.

    stay safe.
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