History UsefulNotes / TheArabSpring

13th Feb '17 9:12:29 AM FFShinra
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* MouthOfSauron: Moussa Ibrahim was Gaddafi's chief spokesman, and often briefed the international media during most of the conflict, only disappearing when Tripoli itself fell... leaving those same reporters he used to brief every day at the mercy of [[TheRemnant the loyalist guards]] at the hotel, who held them hostage for days until the Red Cross negotiated their collective release.

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* MouthOfSauron: Moussa Ibrahim was Gaddafi's chief spokesman, and often briefed the international media during most of the conflict, only disappearing when Tripoli itself fell... fell, leaving those same reporters he used to brief every day at the mercy of [[TheRemnant the loyalist guards]] at the hotel, who held them hostage for days until the Red Cross negotiated their collective release.
13th Feb '17 9:11:48 AM FFShinra
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* SitcomArchNemesis: While the actions of Russia and the United States are based on important calculations and objectives and are quite serious (and deadly) in their effect on the situation on the middle east in general and Syria in particular... the media in both countries has, with varying levels of glee, taken to depicting the Obama-Putin relationship in this manner because of the Syrian conflict.

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* SitcomArchNemesis: While the actions of Russia and the United States are based on important calculations and objectives and are quite serious (and deadly) in their effect on the situation on the middle east in general and Syria in particular... particular, the media in both countries has, with varying levels of glee, taken to depicting the Obama-Putin relationship in this manner because of the Syrian conflict.
12th Feb '17 7:21:44 PM Thecommander236
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* SitcomArchNemesis: While the actions of Russia and the United States are based on important calculations and objectives and are quite serious (and deadly) in their effect on the situation on the middle east in general and Syria in particular....the media in both countries has, with varying levels of glee, taken to depicting the Obama-Putin relationship in this manner because of the Syrian conflict.

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* SitcomArchNemesis: While the actions of Russia and the United States are based on important calculations and objectives and are quite serious (and deadly) in their effect on the situation on the middle east in general and Syria in particular....particular... the media in both countries has, with varying levels of glee, taken to depicting the Obama-Putin relationship in this manner because of the Syrian conflict.
12th Feb '17 6:56:39 PM Thecommander236
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* PathOfMostResistance / RevealingCoverUp: Making headways into Sirte with no sign of Gaddafi, the rebels begun speculating that he might have already left the country. And then they stumbled on a loyalist safehouse that put up a much tougher fight.

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* PathOfMostResistance / RevealingCoverUp: PathOfMostResistance[=/=]RevealingCoverUp: Making headways into Sirte with no sign of Gaddafi, the rebels begun speculating that he might have already left the country. And then they stumbled on a loyalist safehouse that put up a much tougher fight.
12th Feb '17 6:55:27 PM Thecommander236
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* MouthOfSauron: Moussa Ibrahim was Gaddafi's chief spokesman, and often briefed the international media during most of the conflict, only disappearing when Tripoli itself fell....leaving those same reporters he used to brief every day at the mercy of [[TheRemnant the loyalist guards]] at the hotel, who held them hostage for days until the Red Cross negotiated their collective release.

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* MouthOfSauron: Moussa Ibrahim was Gaddafi's chief spokesman, and often briefed the international media during most of the conflict, only disappearing when Tripoli itself fell....fell... leaving those same reporters he used to brief every day at the mercy of [[TheRemnant the loyalist guards]] at the hotel, who held them hostage for days until the Red Cross negotiated their collective release.
12th Feb '17 6:37:27 PM Thecommander236
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* DarkestHour: The Islamic Stateís offensive on the summer of 2014 which saw mass executions across their territories, the expulsion of Mosulís Christians, the Yazidi genocide, the end of the Kurdish economic boom and a real possibility that Iraq would collapse.

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* DarkestHour: The Islamic Stateís offensive on in the summer of 2014 which saw mass executions across their territories, the expulsion of Mosulís Christians, the Yazidi genocide, the end of the Kurdish economic boom boom, and a real possibility that Iraq would collapse.
11th Feb '17 6:04:51 AM Neakal
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* WeUsedToBeFriends: Before the war, Bashar al-Assad and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were not just fellow heads of state but close friends, leading to the emergence of the affectionate meme "My Brother Bashar" that highlights the mild {{Bromance}} the two leaders had. Five years on, the two are the bitterest enemies of the war. It is hard to tell how Erdogan feels about this but Assad's bitterness is obvious. Among the foreign backers of the rebellion, Erdogan is the only person Assad labels a "psychopath" and a "maniac".
7th Feb '17 11:54:13 AM FFShinra
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* HellholePrison: Sednaya Prison, located in a suburb of Damascus. In February 2017, Amnesty International estimated that anywhere between 5000 and 13,000 people were executed there between 2011 and 2015. The description of the conditions there reads almost word for word like the trope's description.
14th Jan '17 2:53:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* WholePlotReference: Many in the media are taking note of the increasing similarities between the proxy nature of this conflict and the one from the SpanishCivilWar.

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* WholePlotReference: Many in the media are taking note of the increasing similarities between the proxy nature of this conflict and the one from the SpanishCivilWar.UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar.
3rd Jan '17 7:16:45 AM Neakal
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* InsistentTerminology: Although the war is referred to as the ''Syrian Civil War'' among most international sources and observers, [[NotSoDifferent the government and the rebels both refuse to refer to it as such]], as it would imply that the other side has "civil" (grassroots) support. The government refers to the conflict as "Anti-terrorist operations" against "foreign-backed mercenaries" (or other, similarly-clinical variants) while the rebels refer to it as the "Syrian Revolution". Also expect news sources from both sides to refer to the opposing side as [[YouKeepUsingThatWord "terrorists"]] regardless of actual affiliation.
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