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  • Simple logic applies

    Al Qaeda = Al Nusra = Rebel fighters(moderate)
    = Terrorists
    These are groups reported by major media outlets in the West.
    Typical when it suits your own agenda call them freedom fighters, hero's, brave warriors etc
    But when it goes against your agenda call them terrorists, savages, scumbags. The great free world.

  • Y.E.S, they are

    If they have no supply from US, Western, Saudi, UAE, Quatar, they will die. Have no ideal and fight for money, they are mercenary of US and Western. Only it could explain, why they shot at their people, bombing Allah's pantheon. Syrian civil war is a part of Arab Spring. Hey 46% say no, how do you feel, if US support an armed group to mutiny your country and they called it is for freedom, democracy ? Do you happy ? Of course you feel happy, because that armed group and Syrian rebels are the same

  • Yes yes yes

    They don't have such thing like liberalism or secularsim as they majority of themy follow wahhabi stream of Islam so can't expect them to change at all
    Secondly crimes committed by then are more heinous but the mainstream media doesn't cover as Western countries have partial and biased opinion against the current syrian government
    Thanks

  • Yes yes yes

    Yes
    As they are not willing to talk or negotiate secondly wahhabi mainstream doesn't believe in secularism or liberalism and majority of them follow Saudi wahhabi stream
    Secondly crimes committed by then are more heinous but the mainstream media doesn't cover as Western countries have partial and biased opinion against the current syrian government
    Thanks

  • Yes yes yes

    Yes
    As they are not willing to talk or negotiate secondly wahhabi mainstream doesn't believe in secularism or liberalism and majority of them follow Saudi wahhabi stream
    Secondly crimes committed by then are more heinous but the mainstream media doesn't cover as Western countries have partial and biased opinion against the current syrian government
    Thanks

  • By definition yes. By mass propaganda no.

    There is no debate about them being terrorists, it's a matter of definition. There is also no debate that these "rebels" have the support of only a minority in Syria, but full support of the west. It's amazing that this subject is even considered to be debatable; one needs to be really well indoctrinated to think otherwise.

  • They are terrorists

    Rebels by definition attack and kill personnel and infrastructure of a sovereign nation. This is basically the exact definition of a terrorist. The only difference between terrorists and rebels are the names themselves. Calling a group one or the other really says more about the people naming them than it does of the groups.

  • Technically, yes they are.

    Based on the social construction of terrorist in the United States of America, the Syrian rebels are terrorists. I think the question comes into should we question the driving force behind actions when defining someone as a terrorist, activist, or some other related title based on the purpose of the actions.

  • They are by definition

    It would be impossible to argue otherwise. Whether you agree with their reasons and beliefs or not, it does not change the fact that they have performed actions which would be categorized as terrorist. It is not necessary to determine if an organizations intentions are good or not to call them terrorist. This can go for first world countries, also.

  • Both Sides Are Terrorists

    One person's terrorist is another person's freedom fighter. That said, the Syrian rebels have the majority of the population embracing their cause, and the Syrian regime is fighting a losing battle with increasing brutality. If it wasn't for Russian support, the rebels would have won the civil war by now.

    Posted by: rpr
  • No, they are not.

    One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter, I believe the expression goes. The Syrian rebels are simply fighting for what they believe in, and are doing their absolute best to save themselves from a brutal regime that has ruled over them for so very long. They are not terrorists.

  • Nope, terrorists terrorise people as their main agenda, freedom fighters only target millitary as their agenda

    The civilians rally towards the rebels because they see an idea that meets together with what they hope to be and for the betterment of their country. Besides, terrorist's modus operandi is to target civilian and the general community. The rebels here are freedom fighters, fighting against military personnel and installations

  • Claiming they're terrorists is an overly simplistic view.

    The claim that most, if not all, Syrian rebels are essentially terrorists stems from 1.) the conflation of any degree of adherence to Islamic doctrine and Islamic extremism and 2.) the conflation of moderate rebel groups and al-Qaeda/al-Nusra and ISIS.

    Though it is not surprising that most of the rebels adhere to some degree to Islamic doctrine (they are predominantly Sunni, as is most of Syria's population), this has led many to claim that they are Islamic extremists and see their struggle as a religious endeavor. This may be the case with al-Nusra, and to a certain extent more extremist groups such as Ahrar al-Sham. For the most part however, the different rebel groups hold first and foremost the goal of expelling Assad and his dictatorial regime, and not the establishment of an Islamic state.

    It is also a common mistake to see the rebels as a unitary entity, where one group's ideology and actions are reflective of the entire movement. The fact that even moderate rebels cooperate with extremist groups is not a result of ideological alignment, but rather a tactical arrangement. Unfortunately, some of the most extremist groups such as al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham, and Jaysh al-Islam have proven to be the strongest and most effective on the battlefield, and cooperation is necessary to gain a tactical edge. This has proven to be even more necessary once Russia entered the war and rebels saw their gains reversed, further feeding into the narrative propagated by Assad's supporters and Russia that all rebels are terrorists. The reality is much more complex than that. Ideological difference is secondary and even inconsequential when the entire war is about to be lost. And as we have seen in Aleppo, it's not so easy to tell these extremist groups to back off and leave so that international backers will provide more support. Doing so will not only cause a drop in manpower, but will also risk sparking armed disputes between the groups. With the fight against Assad (and Russia and Iran) already going badly enough, the last thing the rebels need is to antagonize some of their most effective and well-armed partners on the ground - no matter the ideological difference.

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  • They are not

    The people which are forced to immigrate from their own homeland
    and calling them terrorists? These people have no house , food or stay to where can be safe.
    Russians saying that they are bombing the isis but they are not bombing isis.They are bombing the syrian people.Reason of this fully agreement with Essad to make alliance and a new state for russians himself.I am living in here and i know.And THİNK ABOUT Why immigrants all of going to Europe. Reason of course affect the Europe. That is plan of russians.

  • They are not

    The people which are forced to immigrate from their own homeland
    and calling them terrorists? These people have no house , food or stay to where can be safe.
    Russians saying that they are bombing the isis but they are not bombing isis.They are bombing the syrian people.Reason of this fully agreement with Essad to make alliance and a new state for russians himself.I am living in here and i know.And THİNK ABOUT Why immigrants all of going to Europe. Reason of course affect the Europe. That is plan of russians.

  • They are not

    The people which are forced to immigrate from their own homeland
    and calling them terrorists? These people have no house , food or stay to where can be safe.
    Russians saying that they are bombing the isis but they are not bombing isis.They are bombing the syrian people.Reason of this fully agreement with Essad to make alliance and a new state for russians himself.I am living in here and i know.And THİNK ABOUT Why immigrants all of going to Europe. Reason of course affect the Europe. That is plan of russians.


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