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Finished assignment work Syria and will stay on
Old 05-21-2012   #1
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Finished assignment work Syria and will stay on

Hi Folks,

Finished assignment work with The Guardian (UK) and Time in Syria and I have decided to stay on.

I have relaunched my Syria funding campaign and I was hoping you would be so kind as to share it on your facebook.

http://www.indiegogo.com/Syrialostgeneration?a=220180

I am off to Aleppo in coming day so your patience with any responses is appreciated!

The X100's are holding up swell.

For those that contributed prior to departure (ray, christian etc) I thank you and you will both get a little extra something
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kewl. glad you are safe!
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thanx guys.

PKR - keep up the great work man!

Ray - muchos gracias. sincerely
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Good to hear. Keep up on both!
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Congrats, John! I admire you for your courage!

I've just made my modest contribution to your endeavor. Return well.

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Thank you Horea. All contributions are great ones!
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Back across late today so forgive any delays in the thank you. I am beyond thankful and honored to be able to continue this work.

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Shared it on my FB + made a small contribution.

Appreciate your work John, stay safe.
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More work in The Guardian.

Was quite rattled by this mans story. Took everything I could muster to maintain my composure.

http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/m...d&type=article
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Very cool. Have fun.
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Fun would be very difficult to find here. Thank you for the well wishes though.

PKR - dealin with a laptop that has taken some masonry direct to the jugular. Will post when I sort out the MacBook situation.
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More work in The Guardian.

Was quite rattled by this mans story. Took everything I could muster to maintain my composure.

http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/m...d&type=article

That was gut wrenching ... you have my admiration!
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More work in The Guardian.

Was quite rattled by this mans story. Took everything I could muster to maintain my composure.

http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/m...d&type=article

John, this is your article? Excellent, man!
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Article was written by my friend, Martin Chulov, the middle east chief for The Guardian. I was on for the Guardian, with Martin, for photographs. More will run.

We were quite deep into Syria and heard way too many stories like this. It was this mans story that made me decide to stay. What the mainstream press is reporting is so out of touch with what I am seeing it makes my head spin!

Martin is now home with his family in Beirut.

I will keep it flowing as much a possible. Sorting some details in southern Turkey right now and back to work in coming days.
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John, thank you for sharing your work here while working under such difficult and dangerous circumstances. What an article in the Guardian! As Keith said, gut-wrenching.
Having been through what you've witnessed, you are a prime candidate for PTSD. Watch out for the signs, ask your friends to watch out for you, and take care of yourself.
Congratulations on such excellent work.
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You are 100% correct Lynn. PTSD and I have a working agreement... I keep up the regime of meds and he mostly leaves me alone.

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I'd like to add my admiration for what you are doing. Keep yourself safe–much respect.

My prayers are with you and the people of Syria.

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Thank you Mark. It must be said, I have choices here. I can leave. Most here are stuck. No choices. Please put all the power of prayer to work for them.
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John, did you take your time to think about the hundreds - if not thousands - of people murdered by the so-called "pro-democracy" protesters?
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^ let's not go there.
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John, did you take your time to think about the hundreds - if not thousands - of people murdered by the so-called "pro-democracy" protesters?
I take it you were a staunch supporter of Nicolae Ceaușescu?
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Good luck Mark, stay safe, and thank you for your efforts.
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I take it you were a staunch supporter of Nicolae Ceaușescu?
No, I am not. May I ask what does one have to do with the other?

How can you support a "movement" that spawns countless suicide bombers?

The suicide attacks at WTC were bad, the suicide attacks against civilians in Syria are good.
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No, I am not. May I ask what does one have to do with the other?

How can you support a "movement" that spawns countless suicide bombers?

The suicide attacks at WTC were bad, the suicide attacks against civilians in Syria are good.
I think it's difficult to say who is really attacking whom there, as there are more than two sides.

I also think it's a really pointless discussion, because none of you guys have any idea of these things.
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I think it's difficult to say who is really attacking whom there, as there are more than two sides.

I also think it's a really pointless discussion, because none of you guys have any idea of these things.

I just happen to be Lebanese so I guess I should have an idea of these things as you say.

But you are right, no one knows for sure who does these attacks, as both the government and the rebels accuse each other. It could be a third party too.
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I think it's difficult to say who is really attacking whom there, as there are more than two sides.

I also think it's a really pointless discussion, because none of you guys have any idea of these things.
I actually have an idea, that's why I posted on this thread. I did my share of reading.
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Alexander,

Pls keep this thread off politics or else it will be pulled.

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I just happen to be Lebanese so I guess I should have an idea of these things as you say.
Yeah, I don't doubt that this gives you some insight into how the Middle East works in general, but I was mainly thinking more concretely about the particularities of which Syrian warring faction does what to whom and why; I think there the speculation is quite pointless (and so are references to Ceauşescu etc.)
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Pls keep this thread off politics or else it will be pulled.

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It seems to me I'm not the only one "talking politics" (I actually did nothing more than to mention a very disturbing fact about the Syrian "opposition"), so I don't really understand why you picked me. I do agree, however, that it's a futile attempt from my part, so I'll stop here.
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Yeah, I don't doubt that this gives you some insight into how the Middle East works in general, but I was mainly thinking more concretely about the particularities of which Syrian warring faction does what to whom and why; I think there the speculation is quite pointless (and so are references to Ceauşescu etc.)
I agree with you that no one really knows, but our friend alexandru seems to know with no uncertainty who is putting the bombs, the opposition. I wonder where he gets his information from, but probably from the state press agency.

As for my reference to Ceausescu, I find it just strange that a roumanian who'se people endured a lot under the regime of the dictator is defending another dictator who committed even worse crimes, hence my question if he was a supporter of ceausescu.
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I do not follow the Syrian "state press agency", but I dare to quote from another "state press agency":

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18115084

There were many other similar attacks and Damascus and elsewhere.
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I'm sorry for the second post, but I must add something about Ceauşescu. While his regime was despicable in many ways, I must say it was not murderous.
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I do not follow the Syrian "state press agency", but I dare to quote from another "state press agency":

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18115084

There were many other similar attacks and Damascus and elsewhere.
From your link:

"Syrian officials have blamed "foreign terrorists" for the twin bombings."

So I guess this is the 3rd party wreaking havoc not the Syrian opposition.
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Exactly. The Syrian "opposition" is a melange of foreign terrorists, local Sunni extremists (some of whom have fought in Iraq) and all sorts of misguided elements. This is the "armed" branch. The political branch is monopolized by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Between Assad and the "opposition", I support Assad. Terrorism does not bring democracy.
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Exactly. The Syrian "opposition" is a melange of foreign terrorists, local Sunni extremists (some of whom have fought in Iraq) and all sorts of misguided elements. This is the "armed" branch. The political branch is monopolized by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Between Assad and the "opposition", I support Assad. Terrorism does not bring democracy.
No body knows how the opposition would be like if it takes the power, but Assad regime is responsible for the killing and assassination of over 150,000 Lebanese, including 2 presidents of the republic, a prime minister, dozens of politicians and journalists, and many innocents. As far as I'm concerned, how worse can the opposition do?
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Please keep the bickering about oppressive regimes off the forums. We're here to hear from John about his experience in Syria, not to discuss who killed more during what regime.
I'd rather keep the thread around since it's hard enough to hear any information from John while out on assignment. If the political back and forth keeps up, one of the mods will surely delete the whole thread.

As for John, that's some awesome work! A hard story to read. Thanks so much for keeping in touch with us. Keep shooting and be safe.

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Be safe John,

shoot the pictures and let the righteous sort them out later!

I respect that you are putting your a$$ on the line for something you believe in!

No matter what considerations anyone else has, any man deserves our respect for a thing like that!
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