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Why is Ukraine supporting Syria's Assad?

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March 8, 2012, 8:04 a.m. |
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Syria grows increasingly isolated as President Bashar al-Assad's soldiers continue pounding anti-government protesters with a ferocity that has earned the wrath of much of the world.

Western nations and most Arab states have turned against Syria, with several clamoring for military intervention to end the bloodshed that has claimed at least 7,500 Syrian lives after nearly a year of unrest. Assad's allies can be counted on the fingers of one's hand -- Russia, China, Iran and perhaps one or two others. However, the butch of Damascus has another, less prominent ally: Ukraine, the former Soviet republic.

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harley March 8, 2012, 9:50 a.m.    

Why is the Ukrainian government (not the Ukrainian people) supporting Syria; because they know they will need someone to support them when they start cracking down on the populace after fraudulent 2012 elections.

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Guy De Smet March 8, 2012, 10:21 a.m.    

Assad will not be there anymore to fall back on...

Why supporting Syria then ?

Because they just look what their big brother (Russia) does...

and copy/paste it...

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David Willcox March 8, 2012, 7:45 p.m.    

MARK MY WORDS..BOTH PRESIDENTS INCLUDING THEIR EVIL FAMILIES WILL ANSWER TO THE PEOPLE..A TRUE WARRIOR WILL UNITE THE MASSES...THEIR DAYS ARE FEW.

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