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  •  Yes, I had seen that before posing the (2+ / 0-)

    question to the diarist who apparently doesn't feel the need to update his previous diary nor comment here on the ever-changing stories pushed by al-Jazeera and al-Arabiya of the FSA's claims to, then disavowal of, the brigade holding these captives. Now I don't know whether these Iranian captives are religious pilgrims or Iranian (or proxy) soldiers/militia, but I do know that the stated threats of their execution is a problem for the romantic narrative of a unified opposition suffused with Enlightenment ideals and averse to sectarian violence.

    Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time. (Terry Pratchett)

    by angry marmot on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 11:07:41 AM PDT

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