Traveler8 wrote: ↑Tue May 01, 2018 11:45 pm
I have a hard time believing that majority of people support him in Kurdish and Sunni Arab areas.
Sunni are 70% of Syrians
. If Sunnis were against the Syrian govt, it would be overthrown; similar to how Hezbollah could overthrow the Lebanese govt. I already informed you factually that the majority of the Syrian Army & volunteers are Sunni. Please do not post blatant lies on a Buddhist forum.
As for Kurds, I read they are not Syrians; that Kurds are Iranian wanderers, who Syria provided refuge to from Turkish & other persecutions, similar to how Palestinians & Arabs provided refute to European Jews in the 1800s and early 1900s.
The Buddha taught a practising Buddhist shows gratitude
towards the small gift or favour. From a Buddhist perspective, it is not virtuous for Kurds to create a "homeland" when they are not only not a majority but when they are also refugees given refuge; similar to how it was not virtuous for those Jews given refuge in Palestine during the 1800s & early 1900s to murder & depopulate the Palestinean villages.
Some are returning, and some others are running away. That's why you have millions of them in Turkey and other countries.
They ran away from war.
And this is how liberated Aleppo looks like:
That is the Aleppo looted & destroyed by foreign forces. Aleppo is improving. This is a Buddhist forum. Please try to give up cruelty
, as the Buddha taught. You might need to know that the violence in the Jewish religion in the Old Testament, Torah & Talmud does not exist in Buddhism; which is possibly why so many evolved secular Jews practise Buddhism. In Buddhism, we practise universal compassion
Mostly they aren't, only ISIL, Nusra and their affiliates accepted large groups of foreigners. Even in Nusra foreigners are minority.
Nusra is Al Queda, who allegedly did 9/11 (although I personally do not believe Al Queda did 9/11). You are giving the impression you support Al Queda and disapprove of the Syrian govt cleansing Syria of Al Queda. I recall at least one prominent Israeli politician preferred ISIS to win in Syria.
Then why wasn't Assad able to defend most Sunni Arab and Kurdish areas?
This is false. Sunni areas such as East Ghouta were held hostage by terrorists. I have watched many videos of Sunni happy to be liberated in East Ghouta.
There probably are many Sunni soldiers fighting for him though. Because they got stuck living in the areas where non-Sunnis dominate. But wherever was even tiny enclave within the city with large Sunni majority, rebels were taking over. Just like non-Sunni enclaves remained loyal to him.
No. 70% of Syrians are Sunni.
Well, foreign forces created Syria in the first place. It was part of Sunni empires up until 20th century. Assad family gained control only in the 1960s.
Syria is the crossroads of the world. Unlike Jews who never had a homeland but wandered from Babylon (Chaldea) to Turkey to Egypt to Europe to Poland and everywhere, Syrians are mentioned in the Bible and have been ruled by many empires such as Babylonians, Greeks, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, Muslims, Ottomans, British, French, etc. But we remain the same. As for Assad Snr, he was part of a political party that protected Syria from USA & Muslim Brotherhood control. The Assads don't like Wahhabi Salafi.
Al-Qaeda and ISIL proclaimed Saudis as unbelievers. And Saudi grand mufti called them enemies of Islam number one, dogs of hell. Unlike Iran and Hamas, Saudis never called some suicide bombers martyrs.
Sorry but they share the same ideology, such as beheading people & forcing women to wear burka. Wikipedia says: "[False Wahhabi] Islam is the state religion of Saudi Arabia and its law requires that all citizens should be Muslims
"; which is the same as ISIS and which is false Islam because True Islam allows non-Muslims. For hundreds of years Jews in particular lived under Islamic rule and prospered greatly. Where do you think the old Jews made all of that money? Jews made all of the old money in Islamic Persia, Egypt & Spain/Portugal. Saudi Arabia & Qatar bankrolled ISIS and Turkey bought the stolen oil. Where do you think ISIS got weapons from? From Allah? Al-Qaeda and ISIL are unrelated to Syria but are aliens with the same mentality as the American govt.
Iran is a great nation. Centuries of Persian culture. I already informed you how good Iran has been to Jews over thousands of years. I have two gay friends who love travelling to Iran. My sister has an Australia friend who travels to Iran for holidays each year.