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satyaban

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  1. You mean like the joy you expressed after seeing the videos of dead Syrian children. This is whay you said " More and more terrorists dead. Great to hear." You should be banned for life plus you must be insane.
  2. Shiaben should be banned for life because of the comments he made about videos of dead Syrian children in the thread "The Tragedy Of Bab El Amr ." He remarked: More and more terrorists dead. Great to hear. He made that remark after the following video
  3. Those pictures of the dead children are particularly cheerful aren't they. Being dead they won't get the chance to produce any more of them, right. [EDITED] He should be banned! [EDITED]
  4. That is well reasoned and I believe you understand the divinity of Love, Agape, unconditional love.
  5. Don't look now but your inexperience at this site is showing in a big way. You support Assad and have the gall to mention peace and humanity. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA Finish the quote.
  6. south-lebanon To tell you the truth im not aware of any in-fighting within hamas, im just giving my opinion on why there would be contradicting statements concerning their relations with Syria. this is an example: Hamas denies rupture of diplomatic relations with Syria: Hamas leaders have now left Syria but they are not going to officially cut ties with Assad’s government, Hamas leader Salah al-Bardaweel told Xinhua news agency. The truth is always welcome and I have not read that story but I will. Xie Xie Ni. Hamas speeches in Cairo and Daza said the same thing so I don't think there was infighting Satayaban has been very vocal of late and his pro-Israeli stripes are evident for all to see. Sorry this is not a revelation. I have siad since I joined this site 8yrs ago that I support Israel's right to exist within its pre '67 war boundaries. You read my post too selectively, jump to false conclusions and make erroneous assumptions.
  7. Really? Where did you learn this, Hamas is still a terrorist organization and kidnappers. I think this is something you made up in your own little haed. But that's OK its just like your other posts.
  8. I mean the regime, in the same way some chant "Death to America!". I place more importance on the stopping the torture, murder, and the destruction of innocent people and their homes than Arabism, regionalism, or stupid sectarianism which in this case is Muslim stupid sectarianism.
  9. Ghastly Images Flow From Shattered Syrian City By ROD NORDLAND Published: February 22, 2012 CAIRO — During a terrifying two minutes on Wednesday morning, 11 rockets slammed into a single apartment building in the Baba Amr neighborhood of Homs, the city in Syria that has been besieged by government forces for 19 days. When the barrage stopped, the surviving occupants stampeded down the building’s narrow concrete staircase, hoping to escape to the street. Then suddenly the bombardment resumed. More rockets splattered masonry and scattered shrapnel, blowing holes in walls and staircases, and leaving a trail of the dead and the dying from the fifth floor on down. At least 22 bodies, including that of 6-year-old Mohammad Yahia al-Wees, were recovered from the scene, according to accounts and videos compiled by activists. And on the stairwell of the ground floor, 10 yards from the door and possible safety, amid the rubble, lay two foreign journalists, Marie Colvin, a veteran war correspondent, and Rémi Ochlik, a noted photojournalist. Both had been killed. They were among the few outsiders able to reach Homs, taking great personal risks and defying a government determined to hide its repression from the world. In the end, they died trying to reveal what was happening there. As hundreds of homemade videos pouring out of Homs have made clear, the bombardment of the apartment building was just one episode in the Syrian Army’s daily and sustained assault on the city. Heavy weaponry has been used to devastating effect against civilian neighborhoods that have virtually no defense, beyond a few army defectors and lightly armed activists. One video distributed Wednesday shows a group of men laid out on blankets, their grisly wounds as visible as the anguish on the faces of onlookers. Another captures doctors lamenting their lack of supplies as they treat the wounded. Buildings are so pockmarked that they seem to be on the verge of collapse. The scenes are accompanied by eerie audio with cries of despair, explosions and activists’ commentary about the scenes before them. “This is the first YouTube war,” said Rami Jarrah, co-director of the Activists News Association, a Cairo-based group that collects information from inside Syria and distributes it. Ms. Colvin’s last article, published in The Sunday Times of London just days before her death, began by describing what the rebels called “a widows’ basement,” a cramped room under a factory where women and children huddled while the men went out to forage or fight — and often did not return. “The scale of human tragedy in the city is immense,” Ms. Colvin wrote. “The inhabitants are living in terror. Almost every family seems to have suffered the death or injury of a loved one.” Activists inside Syria described how the wounded had fewer places to go. Al Hikma Hospital was destroyed by shelling in the first days of the government siege of Homs, said Sami Ibrahim of the Syrian Network of Human Rights, contacted by Skype from Homs. Two field clinics hidden in homes were destroyed as well, he said. With everyday life suspended, schools and businesses were said to be closed, and water and electricity were off more than on. People rarely ventured out unless absolutely necessary, activists said, and the bombardment made it too dangerous to hunt thoroughly for the dead. The deaths of the foreign journalists became yet another subject of videotaped missives to the world. “This is the American journalist Marie Colvin and this is the French journalist Rémi Ochlik,” said Khaled Abu Salah, the spokesman for the Revolution Leadership Council of Homs, as he addressed a cellphone camera while pointing at their bodies. Three days earlier, Ms. Colvin had quoted Mr. Salah in an article in her newspaper. Now, he had turned citizen journalist and was reporting her death. Within an hour, his video report would be posted on YouTube, and then picked up by networks around the world. “They were killed because of the random shelling of the Baba Amr neighborhood,” Mr. Salah said, angrily shaking the forefinger of his one good hand at the camera; his other hand, wounded by shrapnel, was bandaged. “This is a call for rescue to save the remaining residents while they are still alive.” He finished in 51 seconds, and then fled, lest the bombardment resume. The crackdown by the government of President Bashar al-Assad has succeeded in keeping most foreign journalists out of Syria since protests began last March 15, but a raw version of events is still finding its way out. The United Nations said it had documented 5,400 deaths as of January, when it was no longer able to safely gather information. Unofficial tallies indicate that hundreds more have died in Homs over the past three weeks. While unconfirmed, the activists’ accounts are often the only window into events inside Syria. “Bashar al-Assad shut off the Internet and cut us off from the world,” said Abu Jaffar, a Homs activist, who helped dig out bodies from the apartment building, and then and posted the results. “So he has made every Syrian into a journalist.” Mr. Jaffar and several of his fellow activists were interviewed by means of Skype, over a computer they powered with a car battery, using a portable Inmarsat satellite transmitter set up to provide a WiFi hotspot in the corner of the city where they were hiding. Activists said they were raising money overseas to pay for the transmitters and the satellite time. The apartment building where Ms. Colvin died was targeted, Mr. Jaffar and other activists asserted, because it housed the activists’ media center. The satellite transmitters on the roof had probably been spotted by Syrian reconnaissance aircraft, they said. The dead were found in and around that center, and the activists were uploading videos of every body and disseminating details about the victims. In Cairo, the Activists News Association said that according to unconfirmed reports, 60 bodies had been found in the building by late Wednesday. Many wounded people were taken to a clandestine clinic, they said. The day before, the association documented 104 deaths around Syria, at least 46 of them in Homs, mostly in that one neighborhood. “That was a bad day,” said Mr. Jarrah, the association’s co-director. “But there have been worse days.” The group is one of several helping Syria’s volunteer journalists get the word out, organizing their video postings, compiling videos of the dead and spreading that information by Twitter and Facebook, but also to mainstream journalists. Mr. Jarrah estimated that 80 percent of the videos of violence inside Syria that were broadcast on mainstream news organizations like Al Jazeera and the BBC originated from amateur videographers. The result has been a stunningly vivid picture, delivered sometimes on live feeds or at least in real time, of life inside Homs, which has emerged as the fractured epicenter of the uprising against the government. Since Feb. 4, government forces have fired shells daily at three Sunni Arab neighborhoods, particularly Baba Amr. By Wednesday, videographers were showing images of armored personnel carriers on the edge of the city, and they were warning that a ground invasion was likely to follow the rocket and artillery barrages of recent weeks. Ms. Colvin, 56, a decorated correspondent who wore an eye patch after being hit by shrapnel in 2001 in Sri Lanka, and Mr. Ochlik, 28, a French freelancer who won a World Press Photo award for his work in Libya last year, were not the first journalists to die covering the carnage in Homs. Only the day before, a well-known Homs-based video blogger, Rami al-Sayyed, was killed, and his body, apparently riddled by shrapnel, was displayed in posted quickly online, with friends kissing his face fervently to show their respect. Since November, four other foreign journalists have died covering Homs. Less than a week ago, a New York Times correspondent, Anthony Shadid, died, apparently from an asthma attack, while on a clandestine trip inside northern Syria. All those documenting the conflict face risks. “On calls with Rami I often heard shells whizzing by,” said Shakeeb al-Jabri, writing on the Syrian activists’ Web site Al Ayyam. On Tuesday, Mr. Sayyed had a live feed running of the shelling of Homs, then in its 18th straight day. At 11 a.m., it suddenly went dead. Later, videos of Mr. Sayyed’s body were , too. By Wednesday, 104 YouTube videos of deaths from Tuesday’s violence had been posted, their links cataloged by Mr. Jarrah’s activists. Many of the more telling ones were quickly rebroadcast on satellite television networks, including images of a who crawled over to his son on the floor of a makeshift clinic, hugging him and crying, “Why did they kill you?” And then he turns to the camera and says, “Oh humans, oh world, look, what could he have done?” Mr. Ibrahim said that activists had the names of 22 people killed in and around the media center on Wednesday, and were filming videos of those whose bodies had been recovered, but they feared many more were still in the rubble of the five-story building. “It is too dangerous now,” he said. “If you want to lose your life just try to go there.” Some of the videos from Homs are too painful or graphic to watch, like one from the city’s National Hospital, where activists came across a victim bearing evidence of torture. On his body, written in Arabic with a marker pen, is “Anonymous, Number 348.” The narrator reads that and adds, “This means there are at least 348 anonymous persons in the hospital.” Numerous citizen videos made at the remaining field clinic in Baba Amr show the two doctors delivering a running commentary about their victims, and particularly the lack of medical supplies. “She needs to be transported to a hospital immediately,” says one, identified only as Dr. Ali. He points to the makeshift cast on his patient’s leg, which is in traction with a water bottle and string as the counterweight. “This was done in a primitive way, but it was all we had.” By Thursday, the road Ms. Colvin and Mr. Ochlik had used to reach Homs had been closed off by the Syrian Army, Omar Shakir, an activist, said from Homs. “There is no way to transfer their bodies,” he said. “We don’t have morgues to keep the bodies, or ice, no electricity. After 24 hours, we will be obliged to bury them in Homs.” Mayy El Sheikh contributed reporting from Cairo, and Hwaida Saad from Beirut, Lebanon. A version of this article appeared in print on February 23, 2012, on page A1 of the New York edition with the headline: Ghastly Images Flow From Shattered Syrian City.
  10. Western press, what are you talking about. Are you trying to say these pirates are being victimized by bad press. The laws against piracy are international. Stop making excuses for the criminals.
  11. Well, I surmise everyone agrees, that is real progress.
  12. Sister it is not a conspiricy, everyone is upfront about it. Join me in a chant. Dump pressTV! Dunp PressTV! Dunp PressTV! Dump PressTV!
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