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Syria Rebels: Goal is Islamist State

Reginald10 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 3:56 PM
One point that can not be under-emphasized, is the success of Israel's "Iron Dome" ABM system. US politicians laughed and made fun of Reagan's SDI, calling it "Star Wars" and an impossible fantasy. Not the Israelis have one, up and running; and protecting their population. We don't.

European Union-Syria: Update. The European Union announced that it recognized the new Syrian opposition National Coalition as the "legitimate" government of Syria.

Comment: The move primarily is a statement of political support because diplomatic recognition is the responsibility of each of the 27 members.

Syria: Leaders of 13 Syrian opposition groups inside Syria rejected the new National Coalition leadership as its representative and authoritative public outlet.

"We reached a consensus on the establishment of a just Islamic state and the rejection of any foreign...