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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Putin-Assad Bromance


It’s no secret that the main obstacle to bringing an end to the murderous Assad regime in Syria is Russia’s continued support, which extends to supplying Assad with arms to be used against Syrian civilians.  Russia is coming under increased international pressure to join in the effort to remove Assad, but so far, they haven’t budged.  Meanwhile, Assad likens his role to that of a surgeon who must shed blood in order the save a patient. 

The Syrian chief Al-Assad
Is more than a little bit odd
He claims that the blood he is shedding
Is something the victims are spreading.
He’s likened his role to a surgeon
But the violence continues to burgeon
He’s killing men, women and kids
If they don’t do whatever he bids
All the world thinks that he should just go
But the Russians have been saying No.
Why does Putin act like a friend,
Why not bring this regime to an end?
But Assad will maintain his attack
While Putin says I’ve got your back.

2 comments:

lidia said...

Funny that you wrote nothing about Obama "claims that the blood he is shedding
Is something the victims are spreading.
He’s likened his role to a surgeon
But the violence continues to burgeon
He’s killing men, women and kids
If they don’t do whatever he bids"

Obama is murdering much more, and Obama, NOT "All the world" demands "regime change" in Syria. Of course, Obama is supported by such other great humanitarians as Gulf royals (murdering their own protesters by the way) and NATO states waging colonial wars with mass-murder.

By the way, Obama and his allies are also arm, found and train people who are carbombing Syrian cities, murdering, torturing and kidnapping Syrians from "wrong" sect and even Lebanese. But sure, such things are OK when done by Obama allies, just like Al-Qaida was OK when it waged terror against USA foes in 80th, Reagan even said they were alike "founding fathers".

In short, before posturing all righteous against Assad and Russia, stop mass-murdering people all over the world, and to support others doing it (like Israel, for ex.)

PS. I was banned at Cole's and I do not hold my breath to see this comment published. I just want to let you know that not all buy Cole's and yours "we are so nice because we are humanitarians against Assad and Russia"

George Kender Comney said...

Why are the last nazi war criminals hiding in Syria? Ohlig & Puim show Islamic extremism came from Syriac monophysates, products of Chrysustolm trying to consummate the Channukah crimes of his Seleucid forefathers. ("Questioning is the subversion of faith" Homily I on I Timothy I- Such was the dark mind that led Justinian to abolish the universities and Olympics and bring on the palgues.) Nesselrode sent Porphy Uspensky to de-Hellenize the Antiochians which led to Michel Aflaq founding the Nazi Ba'ath party which is why Putin hid Saddam's WMD in Syria! The Ochrafux church is a war criminal organization which must be prosecuted!