Adopt a Syrian rebel? Websites raise cash for opposition
With an average price of $1,000 for a Kalashnikov rifle and $4 per bullet, the plea for funds is never ending.
June 22nd, 2012
01:36 PM ET

Adopt a Syrian rebel? Websites raise cash for opposition

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By Tracey Shelton, GlobalPost

Ahmed Assi dodges bullets and missiles on a regular basis.

The 24-year-old has been shot at, wounded, hunted down, imprisoned and tortured. He has spent many months camping in the Syrian mountains “Che Guevara style.”

But Assi is not a rebel fighter. He is a Syrian journalist — with a political agenda.

“I make my jihad by words, not by violence,” he said.

His mission is not just to tell the world about the plight of Syria's rebel forces, but also to raise money, which the rebels use to buy more of whatever they might need. Assi works for one of several dozen websites that have popped up in the last year to raise cash for activists and rebels working inside Syria to topple President Bashar al-Assad.

“We raise money for weapons, but armed conflict is not the objective — it is a necessity at this time,” explained Assi, who works with a team of volunteers on the shamfalcons.com website. “The real value of my work will be after the revolution. Information is more powerful than a bullet.”

But at $4 a bullet, the going rate inside Syria these days, it will take a lot of fundraising to power a revolution.

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Assi's website posts news about the eight rebel battalions of Jabal al-Zawiya, known collectively as the Sham Falcons. Videos, photos and reports in English, French and Arabic inform readers of checkpoint attacks, the seizure of armed vehicles and weapons, and the death of fallen comrades.

Such stories are always followed with a plea to “donors, military experts and weapons merchants.”

A well-placed Islamic quote outlines the rewards:

"O you who have believed, shall I guide you to a transaction that will save you from a painful punishment? [It is that] you believe in Allah and His Messenger and strive in the cause of Allah with your wealth and your lives.”

Abu Hajar, the website’s developer, said he now receives regular donations from within Syria and from a network of people abroad. Hajar said everything is organized via Skype, which is encrypted, making it the "safest common form of long-distance communication in Syria." The website is hosted outside of the country, and material is uploaded via satellite connections using a virtual private network.

Hajar has worked on the site since the revolution began, first in Brussels where he had been working at the time, and now in Jabal al-Zawiya, Syria. The system he helped create has now spread across the globe. Dozens of trusted coordinators collect donations and arrange for money and goods to be smuggled into Syria.

“There are a lot of foreigners that want to come here to help us with our fight, but if they did they would be accused of being terrorists,” Hajar said. “So instead they send us money.”

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Many more websites like his are springing up to support Syrian rebel groups desperate for funding for everything from medicine and satellite Internet devices to guns and missile launchers.

Another website, Adopt a Revolution, is run by activists operating in Germany and Syria. It seems more like an international children’s aid group than a rebel fundraising organization. All it is missing is a pitch from Sally Struthers as the site pleads for regular sponsors of the “Syrian Spring.”

“One activist in hiding needs monthly about 100 euro for daily expenses,” the website reads.

The page goes on to describe the various committees in Syrian towns in need of financial support. There are 31 in all, and Adopt a Revolution says they now raise about 1,000 euros per month for each of these committees with the help of 1,400 regular sponsors.

Elias Perabo, one of the websites founders, said the funds raised on their site are not used for weapons, but are instead focused on providing activists with the means of conveying what is taking place inside Syria. For this they need equipment, Internet connections and safe houses.

“We have three aims,” Perabo told GlobalPost in a Skype interview. “To bring support to the local communities in Syria, to bring activists abroad closer to Syrian issues, and to build an emotional link so people here in Germany can connect with a Syrian community to understand the issues they are facing.”

Perabo said their donors, who receive regular updates regarding their “adopted” Syrians, range from corporations to retired couples and students. Perabo got involved when on holiday in Syria last April. He found himself unwittingly in the middle of an uprising. The idea for the website, which launched last Christmas, came from there.

Earlier this month, it seemed that relief from the constant fundraising struggle had arrived when Syrian businessmen abroad met in Qatar and announced their pledge of $300 million toward the revolution. But the pledge was met by skepticism.

“It’s hard to see where money like this goes. But we hope more money is getting through,” Perabo said.

Hajar and the team at shamfalcons.com said such money would only go to the so-called Free Syrian Army leaders living abroad.

“Most of the revolutionaries in Syria refuse to place themselves under the banner of the Free Syrian Army for several reasons, and then receive no help from them,” Hajar said.

As for the Sham Falcons, with an average price of $1,000 for a Kalashnikov rifle and $4 per bullet, the plea for funding is never ending.

“Money is the heart of war,” Hajar said with a sigh. “Without it, we can not accomplish anything.”

Topics: Syria

soundoff (160 Responses)
  1. Indra

    Ya, fund some terrorism, great thing for people to do.

    Under the Geneva Conventions, all those "rebels" are terrorists acting against their own established government.

    Israel and the US are the greatest threats to world peace.

    Israel being the most urgent...

    June 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Reply
    • Langdog

      Yeah. North Korea or Iran are way better then Israel...

      June 22, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Reply
      • Joseph Bloughberg

        Israel's own deplorable action do not get graded on a curve.

        One thing you can say about Iran is that they have never attacked any other country and are not illegally occupying and oppressing millions of indigenous people in order to steal their land and water resources. Other than refusing to give up their rights under the NPT to nuclear power and the technology needed to be self sufficient, Iran is not bothering anyone.

        June 22, 2012 at 8:44 pm |
      • Peikovianyi

        Jihadis change every discussion to a discussion about Israel. Jihadis are obsessed bullying faqs.

        June 22, 2012 at 10:12 pm |
      • j. von hettlingen

        Indra, do you know really know anything about Article Three of the Geneva Conventions?

        June 23, 2012 at 4:41 am |
      • Rickard

        They are better. They cause far fewer fatalities and problems in general, outside of their borders.

        June 23, 2012 at 11:12 am |
      • Albert Von Sachsen

        Peikovianyi: by using their language you become them.

        June 23, 2012 at 12:31 pm |
      • doughnuts

        Joseph Blowhard, neither is Israel.

        June 23, 2012 at 11:32 pm |
    • Vumba4

      And yet the lines for a visa to go to the United States, pick a country, any country, is blocks long. Gee, if the U.S. is so bad why do so many people want to come? Now please let us know what little piece of paradise you are from...Won't say, why not? Well?

      June 22, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Reply
      • AaminaHassan

        Some of us don't have a choice-being born here and all. But, let's not go there. If you want to take that route, let's not forget the colonial past of America? Why did the Europeans oust the Red Indians from their native land? Pointing fingers is never a solution. This is just a case in point.

        And of course, no one will want to come to the U.S in the future. China has it's economy by the jugular. Moreover, if you lit an ant hill on fire; you might just be surprised to see an army of ants heading your way.

        June 24, 2012 at 8:11 pm |
    • Sharkfisher

      Why don't you blame the real reason for the trouble in All muslim countries. It's called ISLAM

      June 22, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Reply
      • steve austin

        i agree 100%, couldn't have said it better myself

        June 22, 2012 at 9:07 pm |
      • Ed98208

        I thought it was testosterone...

        June 23, 2012 at 11:12 pm |
      • DDM

        Problem is, they may run from cruelty of Islam into our western cultures, but then they hate our freedoms and want their Islam back – with Mosques, Imams, Koran/Hadith/Sharia Law hateful teachings, and start up their jihad on us from within.

        June 24, 2012 at 12:58 am |
      • Dj

        @DDM Implosion..at its finest too bad US doesnt see it..the greatest threat is a civil one..and there is really no way to counter something like that. (Wolves dressed like sheep)

        June 24, 2012 at 2:42 am |
    • Joseph Bloughberg

      The USA admitted that it was on the side of Al Qaeda in Syria, so anyone who donates to the so-called rebels are in fact donating money to the very same terrorist group that attacked the USA and killed thousands of Americans.

      Only a rabid Neocon or Zionist would ever think of donating money to such terrorists

      June 22, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Reply
      • Tarek from Syria

        There is no Al Qaida in Syria, that's an absurd lie the government is using to explain the protests. You obviously know absolutely nothing about the region.

        June 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm |
      • Joseph Bloughberg

        Tarek from Syria wrote: "There is no Al Qaida in Syria.

        Well not according the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, because she recently stated that the US and Al Qaeda are on the same side in Syria in seeking to oust the secular Assad government. There have also been many other reports that Al Qaeda is indeed backing the so-called rebels because Al Qaeda supports the so-called rebel's goal of installing an Islamic theocracy in Syria.

        .Only radical Islamic extremists would support the so-called rebels/suicide bombers/terrorists.

        June 22, 2012 at 10:24 pm |
      • j. von hettlingen

        I doubt very much what you said about, "The USA admitted that it was on the side of Al Qaeda in Syria".

        June 23, 2012 at 4:46 am |
      • chris

        Tarek,the american govt LIED when they claimed that gadaffi was lying when he said that the rebels there are al-qaeda. guess what? GADAFFI was telling the TRUTH! right now in libya,the flag of al-qaeda fly's freely over all govt buildings!

        just two weeks ago,those same al-qaeda terrorist BOMBED the US embassy! that same week,they tried to assasinate the BRITISH AMBASSADOR to libya! and just last week,your newly installed govt of al-qaeda terrorist ARRESTED A FEMALE LAWYER FROM THE ICC AND ARE HOLDING HER HOSTAGE IN PRISON UNLESS SHE GIVES UP THE WHERE ABOUTS OF ONE OF THEIR POLITICAL ENEMIES!! as you can see Tarek from syria,your al-qaeda brothers in libya have already betrayed all of the ignorant countries who helped them over throw the legal govt of libya to prop them into power.

        why dont you terrorist lay down your weapons and surrender to the LEGAL GOVT of syria instead of begging for other nations to kill people just to put you all in power? and what makes you think that we are going to go to war with nuclear armed russia and china just to prop up you terrorist?

        June 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm |
      • warsteiner

        You nasty Jew liar,You are a perfect reason why I would surley send money to help the Palestinians kick you out of their country. You and your people lied to the US about your intentions and you stole a nuke and still deny it. The Jews a not the chosen people they are money grubbing terrorist

        June 24, 2012 at 5:41 am |
      • Beck Tesh

        AL qaeda is just brand terminology, thus just as easily you call anyone you racialy dislike, u brand them al qaeda.. It is the same terminology used by ASAAD to justify his military actions. thus americans branding others as terrorists is very bad for the world. If i don;t like my neighbor, i can just publically call him a terrorist and then shoot him......lol its too easy....no judicial righteousness, we've become the animals that we tried to curb...

        June 24, 2012 at 1:21 pm |
      • The nees

        Wow, you reaaly hate jews, don't you?

        June 24, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
      • Zeke

        I wouldn't donate a penny to an Arab if it was to save his life. Let them kill each other,and good riddance.

        June 25, 2012 at 1:59 am |
    • Robert

      Nice try jihadist propagandist....

      June 22, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Reply
    • 8712

      I am an American atheist.

      Where the problem is depends on who you are, saying America is the problem is just as ignorant as saying Islam is the problem.

      The terrorists shouldn't have done what they did on 9/11. But America supports a lot of oppressive governments in the Middle East; what they did wasn't irrational or unfair. We drop a lot of bombs on them, before and after 9/11.

      And even if they're terrorists-which I'm not sure they are, because you have to question if that government was fairly elected-the Syrian government is killing children. That's indefensible. Put yourself in their shoes, your son or daughter was killed by them in a peaceful protest. What would you do?

      June 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Reply
      • Tarek from Syria

        The government in Syria was not elected. An election is what we are prepared to die for. You are correct "American atheist", Assad's mafia is creating thousands of enemies ready to die in vengeance, for every building they bring to the ground and family they wipe out. They have displaced 1.5 million people and sealed their own fate. The battle will be fought and won once the weapons reach the hands of the oppressed.

        June 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm |
      • chris

        Traek,your a liar! you seem to forget that just two months ago,syria had an election that was APPROVED by the UN. guess who received 89% of the vote? ASSAD DID!

        June 23, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
      • Sam

        Tareq you are right, and Christ you are a shameless liar. There was no free election in Syria in the past 40 years. There a lot of sham elections in which the candidates are screened by the intelligence service and the the winners are picked by the ASSad regime, and Bashar ASSad was never elected freely by the people. Only Baath party loyalists are allowed to monitor voting and handle the results and no wonder why the winners are known in advance..

        June 23, 2012 at 8:52 pm |
      • rochdoc

        Could not stop wondering – how many countied in the Arab world do really have "elected govt" that you are really ready to "die for" now? How aboyt Soudi? why do n't you ask for "change" in these "suuni sharia ruled counties? One by one, all secular countries in the middle east has been brough down in the last 4 years? Coincidence? Explain to me what is the real agenda of now very pacific "Muslim Brotherhood?".
        You are making fools of Americans and other Western powers.

        June 24, 2012 at 10:33 am |
      • Ekaterina Kaverina

        Tarek, Sam and 8712 – you sound like normal sane people. Very few commentators are like that. Lord help you guys.

        June 24, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
    • Leif

      Assad is a footnote...a badly written one.

      June 23, 2012 at 5:27 am | Reply
      • rochdoc

        yeah – a foot note in the re-establishment of the Sunni Caliphate and Muslim Umma.

        June 24, 2012 at 10:35 am |
    • Leif

      Where would I prefer to live....

      June 23, 2012 at 5:28 am | Reply
    • Albert Von Sachsen

      Hettlingen: I don`t think she knows anything abut the Geneva Convention, but she didn`t mention article III

      June 23, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Reply
    • 0hmama

      Thank you Indra.

      June 23, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Reply
    • joe

      I'll take Israel over any Muslim country. Besides, they occupied that land way before Islam.

      June 23, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Reply
      • Tee

        So go there and become a male streetwalker if you admire them so much.

        June 24, 2012 at 6:09 pm |
      • Baba O'Riley

        Tee- you be psychotic???

        June 24, 2012 at 9:37 pm |
    • warsteiner

      The only threat to world peace is the passage in the Koran that states all good Muslims must participate in Jihad. I have also read about the forgiveness for lying if it is to gain the trust of the infidel. Oh and also the part where it says that once the Muslim has moved into an area and has gained enough numbers to take it over that they must convert all infidels and the one that do convert are supposed to serve born Muslims. The rest are to be killed.When all the world is Muslim then Allah will bring peace to the world

      June 24, 2012 at 5:20 am | Reply
    • John M.

      calling majority of syrians terrorists b/c they seek to win their freedom and the right to elect their leader, is like calling americans during the american revolution to win their freedom...terrorists, this makes you look like a fool and anyone with commonsense considers you a fool, b/c this is about arab spring freedom movement to prevent a mass murdering dictator from electing himself decade after decade

      June 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Reply
  2. Mike

    You know the old saying, "Don't buy a puppy but buy the dog it will become."

    June 22, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Reply
    • j. von hettlingen

      Indeed, there's another old saying, "Don't feed the dog, if it isn't yours". How about if the dog is neglected and starving?

      June 23, 2012 at 4:50 am | Reply
      • Albert Von Sachsen

        Agreed

        June 23, 2012 at 12:28 pm |
      • jim

        You still don't feed it until you're sure it's not rabid.

        June 23, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
  3. kebapbs

    I wanna adopt a rebel! thats a great idea

    June 22, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Reply
  4. kebapbs

    for just 80 cents a day, you can feed & provide ammunition for a hansom freedom fighter ❤

    June 22, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Reply
    • Total2199

      Yeah right! And create a pain in the b u tt for yourself when he becomes a jihadist...

      June 23, 2012 at 2:30 am | Reply
  5. gastrohead

    Oboomer is a big mouth stuffed in a shiny suit!

    June 22, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Reply
    • Phunnie boy

      Gee whiz gastrohead, what did you post that for? You may have hurt O'Bama's feelings and we don't want that, or do we?

      June 22, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Reply
  6. mmanr1918

    the jews have a very good chance to adopted this revolution , like in Egypt they got the money and they don't like Mr. Assad

    June 22, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Reply
    • Sharkfisher

      More Bull cookies from another camal jockey.

      June 22, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Reply
    • Leif

      But you have no chance of adopting English grammar.

      June 23, 2012 at 5:29 am | Reply
  7. Phunnie boy

    Adopt a Syria rebel? Why not? These guys have to get rid of this big, bad Assad guy, don't they? Then again, what do I know? I'm just a dumb Tea Partier!

    June 22, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Reply
  8. KEVIN

    Is this article truth or fabricated irony? How do these supporters down load encryptic messages and translate them and how do they get their donations directly into the "rebels" hands. All they need to do is send their money to the Pentagon and our CIA will ensure that their donations will get right into the hands of the "rebels".

    June 22, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Reply
  9. Sharkfisher

    I would sooner adopt A rabid skunk and I would sooner support Adolph Hitler than a Syrian rebel.

    June 22, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Reply
    • KEVIN

      Shark, I knew Adolf was still alive! But you shouldn't let him play with rabid skunks, he might get rabbis

      June 22, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Reply
      • Sharkfisher

        He would be safer than dealing with a Syrian

        June 22, 2012 at 7:41 pm |
    • Quigley

      I feel the same way you do, Sharkfisher.

      June 22, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Reply
      • Larry of the Dune

        You are so right Quigley, Islam is a pox on the earth and should be eradicated.
        Well said!

        June 24, 2012 at 9:06 am |
      • Phunnie boy

        That's funny, Larry. I thought I said that, not Quigley. Like you said Larry, Killer O'Bama is right in trying to eliminate Islam from the face of the earth.

        June 25, 2012 at 7:32 am |
  10. zoomzom

    Did we not just do that some decades ago adopting Mujahedeen in Afghanistan and they changed name to Taliban when better dady (bin laden) adpoted them after we ditched them.

    June 22, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Reply
  11. cck99352

    I bet less than 5% of the donated money makes it way to the rebels. What a rip off.

    June 22, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Reply
    • cck99352

      Make that 1%.... these websites are a rip off and you have no idea where your money will really go.

      June 22, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Reply
  12. Matt

    One of the very first things these people will do, if they defeat Assad, will be to persecute the Christians in Syria. That's what the so-called "freedom fighters" in Iraq, Egypt and Libya have already done.

    Assad is a brutal thug. But what makes anyone think these people won't be worse? Hatred and violence are the only thing they know.

    June 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Reply
    • 0hmama

      Matt, dont miss your AAA and your KKK meetings. Jucking Few

      June 23, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Reply
      • Larry of the Dune

        Wow, you are so right on.
        Islamist should be fed to pigs.

        June 24, 2012 at 9:07 am |
  13. Tarek from Syria

    If there is any hope of defeating the Assad mafia, we need to give those willing to fight the minimum supplies required at least. This is exactly what the Syrians need more of. I admire those behind this cause.

    June 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Reply
    • Total2199

      Yes, and Assad's mafia will be replaced by jihadists mafia. What a nice trade off!!!!Thank you nice try!!!!

      June 23, 2012 at 2:37 am | Reply
    • Sharkfisher

      Why should the Syrian rebels look to the "Great Satan" for help. Why did they start a civil war before they had the "guts and guns "to finish it. We could throw out Assad for them and they would turn out just like Libya. There is still killing going on there in the power struggles.The Syria rebels are in a power struggle Not a struggle for democracy.

      June 23, 2012 at 9:59 am | Reply
  14. Ed Sr of Dallas Tx

    When cows fly! Arab Spring can go straight to hell.

    June 22, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Reply
    • Leif

      Loser.

      June 23, 2012 at 5:38 am | Reply
    • 0hmama

      ED sr my camel has higher IQ than your BUSHand his father

      June 23, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Reply
      • Larry of the Dune

        But then you ate your camel.
        What does that say about your IQ?

        June 24, 2012 at 9:07 am |
  15. Socrates

    About adopting a Palestinian fighter?

    June 23, 2012 at 12:41 am | Reply
    • 0hmama

      Long live PALESTINE. Hell to you jew loving pig.

      June 23, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Reply
      • The nees

        Go away, raghead.

        June 24, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
    • warsteiner

      I would for sure support a Palestinian freedom fighter. I would buy as many AK'S AS I could those people will be extinct pretty soon if the Jews have their way. They first steal the land now they want to kill the inhabitants.

      June 24, 2012 at 5:36 am | Reply
      • The nees

        Your grammar tells me how low you IQ is. Go back to first grade.

        June 24, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
  16. Muin

    You can only survive so long with violence. Assad's army and also egypt's army don't want to understand that fact. You always have to give people something to loose.

    June 23, 2012 at 1:37 am | Reply
  17. Leif

    I have a few spare bucks. Assad is dust.

    June 23, 2012 at 5:31 am | Reply
    • chris

      your better off wasting it on LOTTERY!!

      June 23, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Reply
  18. briggs

    This is the Problem with the U.S interfering with other countries and the hypocrisy in where drones are being deployed all over the U.S to watch "terrorists" or rebels .... depending on what country they are from.

    June 23, 2012 at 6:54 am | Reply
    • Ian

      Does 9/11 remind you of anything?
      Those drones are aimed at those guys.

      June 25, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Reply
  19. Lou Cypher

    "Won't you please help?
    Americans don't know how lucky you are, with your 2nd Amendment, gun stores on every corner, you can have your choice of weapons every day.
    While poor little Ahmed here (cue sobbing sounds, while cycling empty magazine)
    For only $12 a day, you can sponsor a guy like Ahmed and allow him to enjoy belt-fed weapons as much as you do!"

    Yes, I like it, I want to see ads like these during the Olympics.

    June 23, 2012 at 8:10 am | Reply
  20. PortlandJoe

    “Che Guevara" style....great, now the question is, are they as murderous as Che Guevara?

    June 23, 2012 at 9:44 am | Reply
    • jackinbox

      Who cares. It is just another reality show. Che is dead. Dead man can't act.

      June 23, 2012 at 11:39 am | Reply
  21. Sharkfisher

    Why not set up a web site to collect donations for Assad ? I have a few extra dollars.The money would be better used.

    June 23, 2012 at 10:07 am | Reply
    • Lilbit

      So you have no problem supporting Assad who orders his military to indiscriminately kills women and children every day? That makes you no better than he is. You are a waste of air!

      June 24, 2012 at 5:17 am | Reply
      • Larry of the Dune

        You missed the point.
        Go get a brain and then read his statement again.

        June 24, 2012 at 9:10 am |
      • Sharkfisher

        I'll support anyone that rids the world of muslims.

        June 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
  22. TexDoc

    Violence is wrong. I will not fund it. IF they want to seek democracy through peaceful means then they can have my cash. Ghandi (India) and Aung San Suu Kyi (Burma) have shown how it's done. CNN has an article up right now about "the Lady" of Burma. Read it before sending cash to guys with guns.

    June 23, 2012 at 10:46 am | Reply
  23. jackinbox

    Let those who support the rebels fund them out of their own pocket. Better still, send their own sons. This is the greatest idea in foreign policy in years.

    June 23, 2012 at 11:37 am | Reply
  24. Xchange

    As long as their are radical Islamist alive, there will ALWAYS be strife in the middle east. They have fought each other for thousands of years and no indication of them resolving their differences any time in our lifetime. The only peace they have had is when they are ruled by a strong dictator. They do not recognize Democracy and never will. US should back off the middle east and let them continue to murder each other.

    June 23, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Reply
  25. raptor57

    1,000 bucks apeice plus 4 bucks for bullets ....i'm in the wrong business

    June 23, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Reply
  26. chris

    anyone who donates money to these AL-QAEDA TERRORIST should be tried in court for funding terrorism. we have a bunch of people who are in prison right now for funding al-qaeda. funding these people will be no different!

    June 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Reply
    • 0hmama

      Chris your tax dollars always go to support terrorism. Killing palestinian children by the dirty jews

      June 23, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Reply
      • Larry of the Dune

        I agree Palestinians are a waste of time.
        All they know is whine, kill, destroy, lie...

        June 24, 2012 at 9:11 am |
  27. Mike

    A lot of ignorance being posted here today. The FSA is made up of defectors of the Syrian military who refused to kill their own citizens. They are NOT al-qaeda. Yes there may be some islamic fundamentalists sprinkled in the mix but that is why the CIA is weeding through these groups as we speak trying to find out who's who.

    Most people have been brainwashed into thinking ALL the people in the FSA are terrorists. I guess George Washington was a terrorist too according to the morons here.

    Stop getting your news from "Infowars", "RT" and "PressTv" ya jaggoffs.

    June 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Reply
    • chris

      KAFER ZAITA, Syria — Late in the afternoon on the second day of the intense fighting that raged in Kafer Zaita for much of last week, a massive explosion rocked the small northern town. "Abdullah," who commands a small unit of rebel fighters, smiled. "I was waiting for that," he said. "We just sent them a little gift."

      "They" were the army forces who for two days had been attempting to break out of their stronghold in the center of the town, and the "gift" was a truck laden with what the rebels said was 660 pounds of a homemade explosive. The bomb tore a hole in the fortress wall and left a 4-foot-deep crater in the pavement.

      Unlike the car bombs that U.S. troops came to fear during the Iraq war, this vehicle wasn't driven by a young fanatic set on martyrdom. In fact, it wasn't really driven at all. Rather, it was piloted by remote control. Its pilot remained safely concealed in a nearby house as he steered the truck around a corner, then accelerated it into the stronghold wall.

      this is from REUTERS!!

      June 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Reply
    • Sharkfisher

      Where do ypu get your news from Mike? From your local terrorist network?

      June 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Reply
  28. chris

    MIKE YOUR A DAMN LIAR! just three weeks ago these same AL-QAEDA TERRORIST blew up govt buildings and killed over FIFTY SIX CIVILLIANS! this was CONFIRMED by the UNITED NATIONS monitors who were in the country at the time.

    you are lower than filth for coming on to this site and knowingly posting LIES AND PROPOGANDA! CAN SEND YOU THE LINK FROM THE ACTUAL TERROSIT BOMBING from any FOREIGN credible media site on this planet,since AMERICAN MEDIA SITES REFUSED TO REPORT THIS!

    June 23, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Reply
    • John M.

      al qaeda and assad have years of a great relationship as assad aid them to cross the border into iraq to attack americans, and likely the bombings is assad playing by gadhafi playbook to cause the attack and then pointing the fingers at freedom seekers protesting for their freedom and their supporters as if they are the ones causing the bombing, when actually it is assad acting like Gadhafi before he was killed, assad will likely end up like Gadhafi

      June 24, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Reply
  29. George

    I herd there are new rebels in Libya. Shouldn't Nato support their cause? Specially if they are offering better deals once in power?

    June 23, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Reply
    • Larry of the Dune

      You HEARD wrong.

      June 24, 2012 at 9:13 am | Reply
  30. Faisal

    Mankind learned from its thousands' of years history that democracy is the best way of governance. I do support all those who are struggling for a democratic system & against monarchy regardless of their colour, creed, race and religion. Not every Christian is Anders Behring Breivik and not every muslim a binladen. Extremists are there in every nation and cult but they are, indeed, in minority and will never be able to dictate the majority provided that there is a democratic system in place.
    Let's promote tolerance and respect for each other.

    June 23, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Reply
    • Larry of the Dune

      I would like to believe you.
      However, you have better say this often in every discussion.

      June 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Reply
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