I would shoot Assad in the head if I got the chance, and I don't mean that flippantly. I'm absolutely ready to murder him.
At the same time, though, the rebels aren't good guys either. They've stated their intention to commit genocide against Syria's Alawite population. I can't lend my support to a rebel group with that kind of intention, no matter how many innocent civilians are caught in the middle.
It's shocking how many of the problems in the Middle East can be traced back to Western Europe's arbitrary drawing of lines and divvying up of natural resources. Ethnic groups were mixed that really should not have been mixed. Iraq is the poster boy for this but Syria has been damaged by it also. A shame really, not just for the obvious toll in bloodshed but for the damage done to Damascus, which is one of the world's historical treasures.
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I threw down TheWalrus and Spesh as best of PoFo for last year. I think my run as title holder in that category is done after 2 years. I haven't been as involved in the debates this year as you 2, and certainly much less versed in most of the topics. Glad you two showed up to add some much-needed knowledge and level-headedness to the forum. Both extremely deserving...
Best of pofo is a tough one.
Spesh & Locke nominations are well deserved. Buddy & Spyder I'd nominate but I think they came in a little late in the year, but by the looks of it so far this might be Walrus' year.
I nominated Walrus, Spesh and Dovah, but Im thinking I may have to revise if rob19 is still looking shaky and Walrus and Spesh seem like locks. To me, best POFO poster encompasses the science and religion forums as well and rob has always managed to post interesting stuff there along with the POFO stuff.
I know Im nominating the people's leader Dovahkiin. Gotta decide which one out of Spesh and Walrus to axe off my ballot
Also, I kinda chuckled at rob nominating me. I have my brief moments of clarity, but by and large Im learning from the ideas you guys put forward here and not the other way around
Honored to be nominated a few times already. I got frustrated with football posting and starting spending more and more time in here. It's been rewarding. Some good posters in here. And also Statler.
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