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  •  The FSA has gone into areas that welcome them. (0+ / 0-)

    Here's report from the ground:

    What the rebels have done is they have moved into two areas of the city - the southwest and northeast - which are largely Sunni poor neighbours where they have been welcomed with open arms. But there are other districts of Aleppo where the Free Syrian Army has not gone. They have not gone into northern Aleppo, which is Kurdish, and they have not gone into the centre of the city - although they are going in and out of the centre of the city, where the community is mixed - and I would imagine they are not going into the Christian areas because although many Christians are discretely supportive of political change in Syria, they have certainly not in any shape or form allied themselves with the uprising...

    They (the regime), of course, have no qualms about communal punishment. As far as they are concerned, where the opposition fighters are is where they're being hosted by communities, and therefore they're all equally culpable, and therefore they're all targets. So you're seeing massive bombardments of civilian regions for the simple reason that the Free Syrian Army has based itself there. Therefore, in the eyes of the regime, they're all complicit.

    So, no.

    Art is the handmaid of human good.

    by joe from Lowell on Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 11:23:53 AM PDT

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