Syrian opposition leader calls for no-fly zone

The head of Syria’s main opposition group in exile has called for a no-fly zone in border areas to protect civilians.

The president of the Syrian National Council, Abdelbaset Sieda, told The Associated Press on Sunday that such a move by the international community would show President Bashar Assad’s regime that his opponents are serious.

Sieda’s statement came a day after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Washington and Turkey were discussing a range of steps including a no-fly zone over some parts of Syria as the regime increasingly uses its air force to attack rebel positions.

“There must be special protection,” he said.

Asked who will impose the no-fly zone, Sieda said: “We leave it to the international community.”

AP

  • Patience2

    Just give the opposition ground-to-air missiles and there will be a no fly zone.  (Supervised ground-to-air missiles.)

    • bs244846

      lol you are funny….saoudis cannot manipulate technology….they are only good at running camels..america gives them the most sophistrcated weapons in the world yet they dont know how to use them…this requires brains and this is something saoudis are allergice to…even for petroleum they need foreigners to work because they lack the know how…they go and study in USA universities yet they are unable to achieve anything because they are subintelligent and they get their diplomas just by paying money….again if there was no sunnaism salafism and wahhabism the middle east would have governed the world…long live saoudi camels, the saoudis will need them soon

    • TripleC1

       The only other time the US gave Muslim guerrillas SAM’s was the Afghan-Soviet War and then we gave them to the Tajik Northern Alliance rather then the crazy religious Pashtu. So far the obvious non fundamentalist Kurd’s and Syrian Christians are not getting the advanced weaponry because the PKK will get it and attack Turkey if we give the Kurds weapons and the Christians are more likely to side with Assad for self preservation against the Sunni Salafist. 

      • Patience2

         I agree completely, that’s why I said ‘supervised’, however, I know it really wouldn’t be possible to supervise their use, so, I suppose my suggestion was really just more ‘science fiction’.  Sorry.

    • TripleC1

       The only other time the US gave Muslim guerrillas SAM’s was the Afghan-Soviet War and then we gave them to the Tajik Northern Alliance rather then the crazy religious Pashtu. So far the obvious non fundamentalist Kurd’s and Syrian Christians are not getting the advanced weaponry because the PKK will get it and attack Turkey if we give the Kurds weapons and the Christians are more likely to side with Assad for self preservation against the Sunni Salafist. 

      • Patience2

         I agree completely, that’s why I said ‘supervised’, however, I know it really wouldn’t be possible to supervise their use, so, I suppose my suggestion was really just more ‘science fiction’.  Sorry.

  • Patience2

    Just give the opposition ground-to-air missiles and there will be a no fly zone.  (Supervised ground-to-air missiles.)

    • bs244846

      lol you are funny….saoudis cannot manipulate technology….they are only good at running camels..america gives them the most sophistrcated weapons in the world yet they dont know how to use them…this requires brains and this is something saoudis are allergice to…even for petroleum they need foreigners to work because they lack the know how…they go and study in USA universities yet they are unable to achieve anything because they are subintelligent and they get their diplomas just by paying money….again if there was no sunnaism salafism and wahhabism the middle east would have governed the world…long live saoudi camels, the saoudis will need them soon

    • TripleC1

       The only other time the US gave Muslim guerrillas SAM’s was the Afghan-Soviet War and then we gave them to the Tajik Northern Alliance rather then the crazy religious Pashtu. So far the obvious non fundamentalist Kurd’s and Syrian Christians are not getting the advanced weaponry because the PKK will get it and attack Turkey if we give the Kurds weapons and the Christians are more likely to side with Assad for self preservation against the Sunni Salafist. 

      • Patience2

         I agree completely, that’s why I said ‘supervised’, however, I know it really wouldn’t be possible to supervise their use, so, I suppose my suggestion was really just more ‘science fiction’.  Sorry.

  • 5thDrawer

    Need to tilt the sign upward …. hmmm … or maybe break out insect repellant.

  • 5thDrawer

    Need to tilt the sign upward …. hmmm … or maybe break out insect repellant.