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Peace Talks In Chaos As Greeks Refuse To Refuel Syrian Flight

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The Syrian peace talks - much heralded by investors and politicians worldwide as a brave step towards a better future - are on the ropes this morning. Following the UN acquiescence to the US demand that they rescind Iran's invite to the so-called Geneva II conference,and yet another suicide bombing in Lebanon, this morning's incredible SNAFU is thanks to the Greeks:

  • GREECE REFUSES TO REFUEL SYRIAN GENEVA TEAM AIRCRAFT: SYRIA TV
  • SYRIAN AIRCRAFT DELAY CANCELS MEETING WITH UN’S BAN: STATE TV

The peace accord set to begin tomorrow will be delayed and are in further jeopardy as CNN reports further evidence of Syrian President al-Assad systematically killing and torturng around 11,000 people.

 

Via Reuters,

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's unexpected, last-minute decision on Sunday to invite President Assad's main foreign backer Iran - only to withdraw the invitation a day later - proved a diplomatic fiasco, undermining talks that are already given little chance of success.

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The peace conference set to begin on Wednesday will include the first talks between Assad and his opponents. But hopes of a breakthrough are negligible at a time when fighting has escalated and neither side shows any sign of retreating from its demands or being able to end the war with a victory.

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It has been 18 months since a previous international peace conference in Geneva ended in failure, and all other diplomatic initiatives have also proven fruitless.

 

"At best, Geneva 2 will reconfirm agreements made during the first Geneva conference, call for ceasefires, maybe prisoners swap and so on," said one Western diplomat.

 

"At the same time, those taking part in the talks are de facto giving legitimization to Damascus. They are talking to Assad's government on the other side of the table.

 

"And so the show would go on while Assad stays in power."

Via The Times of India,

Former international prosecutors said Tuesday they have evidence from a defector proving that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has systematically killed and tortured around 11,000 people.

 

A report by three top investigators commissioned by Qatar, which backs the Syrian rebels, examined thousands of pictures said to have been smuggled out by a former military police photographer.

 

The report, which was first released in Guardian and on CNN, shows evidence of starvation, strangulation and beatings, and features pictures of emaciated corpses with livid wounds.

So amid all of this one has to wonder if those warships that the US moved into position to "rescue stranded US citizen if a Sochi even happened" is nothing more than cover for a build up in front of Syria.

 

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Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:29 | 4351188 firstdivision
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Greek airport run out of fuel already?  Austerity is a bitch

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:33 | 4351203 TruthInSunshine
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CNN's Wolf Blitzer used to work directly for AIPAC, as a lobbyist.

How's that for objective journalism?

"I'm Wolf Blitzer, and you're in my AIPAC-directed Situation Room"

THIS IS CNN.

*TPTB REALLY want to complete the PNAC Manifesto of the Neocons.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:52 | 4351248 AlaricBalth
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In writing for several Israeli newspapers in Washington, Blitzer has used the names Zev Blitzer and Ze'ev Barak.

During the 1970s, Blitzer wrote for Hebrew-language newspapers using aliases. Blitzer wrote for Al Ha-Mishmar, a newspaper affiliated with the left-wing Mapam political party under the name Ze'ev Blitzer. socialist-Zionist party, Mapam (United Workers' Party) was the second largest political party in the early years of the State.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:00 | 4351329 Stackers
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evidence of starvation, strangulation and beatings, and features pictures of emaciated corpses with livid wounds.

 

When someone else does it, it's called war crimes

When the US does it, it's called Gitmo

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:25 | 4351395 kaiserhoff
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Peace talks my ass.

Nothing but propaganda so Israel and the House of Saud can start another war.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:49 | 4351456 cifo
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What kind of planes do they use that need refueling every 2,000 miles?

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:41 | 4351589 ExpendableOne
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The ones that leave a war zone with just enough to get to the nearest airport.  Why waste fuel on a flight that can (at least they thought) get refuled in route.  It's expensive and dangerous to bring supplies into a war zone.  I'd make sure that plane came home fully fueled too.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:47 | 4351613 Meat Hammer
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War always has been, still is, and always will be about money and power.  But make sure to put your magnetic ribbons on your car and bleat loudly.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:34 | 4351424 Oracle of Kypseli
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Angela Merkel arrives at passport control at Athens Airport.

"Nationality?" asks the Immigration officer.

"German," she replies.

"Occupation?" he asks.

"Not this time, but don't hold your breath"

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:53 | 4351434 The.Harmless.Who
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These Zionists are truely below Pond Scum, but goodness me are they the masters of deviancy.  Dominate left and right, invade independents.

 

Oh, and they wreck havoc on the Constitutionalists. Oh, that's the truth (Gold and Silver versus "banks"). 

 

Regardless of anyone's personal views on Zionism or Socialism, what is beyond dispute is that the two are mutually exclusive.

 

I mean by its very definition, Zionism is a exclusive (for the "chosen" few no doubt!), whilst Socialism is by definition (though sadly, not in practice!) is all inclusive. 

 

Fuck Greenspan, Bernanke, Yellen, Fischer, and may a plague strike all their Kibbutz. 

 

 

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:04 | 4351487 Robsabi
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And this is relevant to a story about Assad torturing and killing thousands, and political incompetence at the international level, HOW EXACTLY?

Or is antisemitism your version of porn, and you'll all use any escuse you can to wank to it?

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:20 | 4351528 AlaricBalth
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Reductio ad absurdum.

Kindly point out where I have proffered a point of view remotely sympathetic to an antisemetic bias. My post was factual and without opinion.

Nor do I read in TIS's post a Semetic prejudice. 

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:35 | 4351573 Uncle Remus
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How is it not then?

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:28 | 4351721 The.Harmless.Who
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Beware of tossing around "anti-semite" at which way you feel just as soon as anyone dares to question something (usually the actions of the powerful, like the Zionist owned FED) ... 

 

At this rate, you'll make it a badge of honour to be called "anti-semetic". 

 

Speaking of which, those fucking Zionists really are scum - I mean 90% couldn't be further from what a true semite looks like.  

 

From a phyiscal descriptive point, a Semite looks like Jesus, or the Arabians, and not some fucker who likes Netenyahu or the fat cunts of Saud (who are "dark" Khazars).    These devious zionists love to take over & monopolise everything...  

 

I mean in the USA, Anti-Defemation is used on practically anyone who dares to speak up against Zionism - How the hell does that work???  

 

I blame Hitler.

 

 

 

 

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 14:44 | 4352303 Rafferty
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"Beware of tossing around "anti-semite" at which way you feel just as soon as anyone dares to question......"

Why? It always works, the questioner retreats, shamed.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:59 | 4351328 FightingtheFed
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Always appreciate your objectivity Truth.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:30 | 4351407 CharlieMike
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Zionist control of the media, gov and most major corporations is nothing new.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 14:39 | 4352280 Rafferty
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The only difference between Wolf Blitzer and the rest of the 'news' people is that he's openly compromized.  The others are equally on message.  If they do stray any little bit from  the reservation they're out. Ask Glen Beck or Judge Napolitano.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:25 | 4351548 USA USA
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MOAR bullshit from a truly unbias source!

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:28 | 4351189 1835jackson
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Do a deal with the devil?

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:28 | 4351191 lewietheparrot
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Enough!!!    of this theater----check for news, please, Tyler----there must be news somewhere  or

is it ALL just a media show???

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:36 | 4351579 Uncle Remus
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."or is it ALL just a media show"

Pretty much, yeah.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:31 | 4351194 bvrulez
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fucking propaganda. assad is not killing or torturing anybody. they just need a reason to attack another country in the middle east before they become too powerfull on their own.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:36 | 4351212 blabam
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Assad is a cunt like all other Statists. Still when you hear yolocaust in the news you know the planes are being loaded up. 

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:38 | 4351226 bvrulez
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assad is no more or less a cunt than you and i.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:41 | 4351246 blabam
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He was a dictator before this current clusterfuck. 

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:44 | 4351259 bvrulez
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sais who? BTW. he is also a doctor, educated in GB.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:49 | 4351285 TruthInSunshine
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Assad is a piece of shit, just like 98.7% of other "leaders'" of the world, whether elected or installed.

Let's be sure to be prepared to take out 98.7% of world leaders (including many allies).

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:57 | 4351318 bvrulez
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leaders will always be necessary and not every leader is per se a bad person. people need some guidance, mentors and references. as you e.g. reference a certain author/leader in your icon here.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:25 | 4351391 ltsgt1
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Assad might be a piece of shit. But unlike our dear leader Barry, he protect Syrian Christians and kill members of Al Qaeda.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:39 | 4351236 NoDebt
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More to the point, it's a civil war.  Another middle-eastern blood feud we have no buisness being in the middle of.  Reason enough to stay out.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 13:08 | 4351853 natty light
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we have no buisness "

I thought it was to bogart all the energy resources before somebody else does. Btw Canada you may be next.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 20:59 | 4353862 StychoKiller
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Yo, those pipelines ain't gonna build themselves...

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:32 | 4351195 Gene Parmesan
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Gotta keep the embers of hostility well stoked.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:32 | 4351196 JustObserving
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evidence of Syrian President al-Assad systematically killing and torturng around 11,000 people.

They also blamed Assad for the sarin attack.  Turns out that Nobel Prize winner was lying.  Unpossible:

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has published an article demonstrating that the US government and President Barack Obama knowingly lied when they claimed that the Syrian government had carried out a sarin gas attack on insurgent-held areas last August.

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/10/pers-d10.html

The American media has blacked out an account by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh demonstrating that President Barack Obama and the US government lied when they claimed to have proof that the Syrian government carried out a sarin gas attack last August on areas near Damascus held by US-backed “rebels."

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/11/hers-d11.html

Rollover US media and fetch me that new story about Syria.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:17 | 4351375 ltsgt1
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That is why if I had a grandson, I wouldn't let him serve in the US armed forces. Any active military who wishes to re-enlist must be insane under the current rules of engagement and ambiguous goals.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:32 | 4351197 the not so migh...
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i love chaos with my frutty pebbles in the morning

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:37 | 4351230 Being Free
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Yes, and the international "chaos" adds so much more entertainment value to the morning AU/AG smack-down.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:32 | 4351198 the not so migh...
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.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:32 | 4351199 Sudden Debt
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Just fill it up 1/10, calibrate the full gages to 100% full and wave them off...

AND INSURE THE PLANE FOR 600 BILLION!!!

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:54 | 4351305 Mesquite
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Hey, it worked for those 9/11 towers...!!

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:33 | 4351204 Gumbum
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I have a hard time thinking of anything less credible then reports coming from Qatar about Syria.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:18 | 4351534 JustObserving
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The "report" was concocted from interviews with a defector, and the report says on page 6

The interviewing of the defector, who was codenamed Caesar for his own protection, took place on 12th, 13th and 18th January 2014. 


Hold on, what is this? The "report" comes out just two days later? Two days later?? No cross checking, no referral among the investigating reporters, no scrutiny? You just take this bloke's word for it and two days later the report is finished?

Then we read on and discover that

the 31-page report was commissioned by a leading firm of London solicitors acting for Qatar.

It's pure propaganda, obviously cobbled together in a single weekend with Qatari money and rushed onto the streets for the peace conference

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/21/us-condemns-horror-of-syria... (comment section)

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 14:52 | 4352332 Rafferty
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Was the defector named Curveball by any chance?

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:33 | 4351205 DownByTheRiver
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All just media show...I mean CNN? Really?!

The day I believe Assad is systematically killing all his peeps is the day I believe that Hitler dood gassed six million joos 

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:36 | 4351218 Sudden Debt
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HITLER DID NOT GASS THE JEWS!!!

he had people doing that for him

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:40 | 4351241 DownByTheRiver
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and Bath House Barry's administration is the most transparent in history

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:19 | 4351531 Teknopagan
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The Holy-caust is psychological warfare

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:35 | 4351206 DownByTheRiver
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Obama kills more than that each night while he sleeps!

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:34 | 4351213 Sudden Debt
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they have evidence from a defector proving that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has systematically killed and tortured around 11,000 people

 

I don't think it's wise for Obama or Bush to go to Greece...

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:50 | 4351292 Bangin7GramRocks
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Sounds like "curveball" from Iraq. Same as it ever was.....

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:00 | 4351334 Escapedgoat
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The Last time a President of the US of A (Bill Clit-On) went to Athens HALF THE CITY  was Shut Down and for only 24 hours. On the other hand when the Chinese Prime Minister went he comfortably sat down with 2 ordinary Greek couples in the Acropolis shadow for a drink.  Oh of course Greece is part of  NATO. Go figure.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:36 | 4351219 One And Only
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Just as long as I don't have to see John Kerry's plastic surgery plastered on my teevee screen.

Keep him on his yaught and away from teevee cameras.

Having to see that taught piece of football leather makes me sick. Is that even his skin?

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:40 | 4351237 the not so migh...
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thats the reptillians newest human polymer suit model

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:37 | 4351228 ...out of space
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but is this sound rationally??

  • GREECE REFUSES TO REFUEL SYRIAN GENEVA TEAM AIRCRAFT: SYRIA TV
  • SYRIAN AIRCRAFT DELAY CANCELS MEETING WITH UN’S BAN: STATE TV

what are they lift of with empty plane, no gas in ?? or are the storage tank 50 liter like in my car? coz siria is so close to  greek... 

dont know 

some help here please

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:38 | 4351232 Rip van Wrinkle
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Does anyone believe one single word that the US or UK media spouts? Or the US or UK governments? We truly are living in 1984.

 

 

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:02 | 4351338 FightingtheFed
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Obama and McCain's handlers want a War in Syria very bad.. If they can't convince the American public through their Media propaganda then they will pull off a deadly false flag to blame on Assad..

 

Indeed those that are running the US & UK today are exponentially more dangerous to this world than one can possibly imagine.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:40 | 4351238 LawsofPhysics
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I am beginning to respect the Greeks a bit more...

nice work guys, now start executing those who sold you into debt slavery and restore a republic.

(I won't hold my breath)

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:42 | 4351249 buzzsaw99
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owebomba is the king of murder and torture. he hates competition.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:44 | 4351261 youngman
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I dont buy gas at Citgo stations because I do not like Maduro the Commie....so why fly to Turkey if they dont like you

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:01 | 4351335 luckylongshot
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Does anyone still believe anything CNN says about Syria? Three years of exposed CNN lying should have scared off even the most one eyed members of the public. Which raises the question of why ZH is still reporting what CNN is saying about Syria?

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:06 | 4351348 Zwelgje
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Because it is part of the network?

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:29 | 4351404 Kaiser Sousa
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FUCK THE GREEKS....

get back to being debt slaves DEBT SLAVES!

fucking pussy's......

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:06 | 4351491 Teknopagan
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The Greek government is criminal like ours and is a cipher of Goldman Sachs.  Golden Dawn is the only resistance. We can always learn from Hellenism.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:35 | 4351423 tvdog
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I guess Obama plans to get his Syrian war after all ...

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:39 | 4351433 22winmag
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Famous last words... "CNN reports..."

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:46 | 4351447 trader1
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watching this play out is fascinating on so many levels. and, the syrians definitely have a sense of humor by playing the greek card.

if it checks out that the greeks really did deny the refuelling, i wouldn't be surprised if the russians actually encouraged the greeks to do it in the first place.

to enhance the spectacle, all we need is a grexit followed by russian fdi into greece in exchange for another warm water port.

 

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:59 | 4351474 Fix It Again Timmy
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How convenient and what "good timing" that this "killing and torturing" comes out just prior to the "peace talks" - We truly must be living in a perfect world...Excuse me while I take a break to feed my purple-spotted unicorn that profusely shits American Eagle gold coins.....

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:02 | 4351481 Fix It Again Timmy
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Hey, I used to work for CNN - about 15 years ago, they had an active army major working in the Atlanta newsroom, I can only imagine what that has morphed into by now....

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:07 | 4351495 IReallyDontCare
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"A report by three top investigators commissioned by Qatar"  Is this the same Qatar that wanted to build the gas pipeline through Syria and that Assad told to F off?

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:43 | 4351770 Joe A
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Thank goodness CNN has a good reputation when it comes to broadcasting the truth.....oh wait.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 14:25 | 4352212 Fix It Again Timmy
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CNN - "Cooked-up News Network" - we cook-it-up and you fools eat-it-up....

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 23:36 | 4354328 Promethus
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I read the article to find out why the Greeks wouldn't refuel the plane. Still wondering.

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