Two explosions heard in Syria

2011-12-23 11:14

Damascus - Two explosions were heard in Damascus on Friday ahead of planned protests after the main weekly Muslim prayers, an AFP correspondent reported.

The blasts came as an advance team for an Arab League observer mission was in the Syrian capital to prepare the logistics.

The observer mission is intended to oversee an Arab plan to end nine months of bloodshed that has killed more than 5 000 people, according to the United Nations; more than 2 000 security personnel, according to the government.

But the mission has prompted an angry response from activists who charge that it is a "ploy" to stall tougher action over the government's bloody crackdown and have called for nationwide protests.

  • Garysyd705 - 2011-12-23 13:54

    A hunter, out in the woods, spots a grizzly. Aiming his rifle, he fires a shot. BLAM! The grizzly disappears and the very next second, the hunter feels a tap on his shoulder. He looks around and sees the bear standing behind him. 'Drop your pants' The grizzly says. Done, the grizzly ambles off. Furious, the hunter goes away and comes back with a machine gun. He spots the grizzly and fires a burst. The bear disappears and sure enough, there is a tap on his shoulder. It's the grizzly again. "Drop it' the bear says and the hunter obliges. Mad with hate, the hunter fetches a bazooka and hunts for the bear. Spotting him, he aims and fires. The rocket explodes and the bear disappears in a ball of fire and smoke. Satisfied the hunter turns to leave when he sees the grizzly standing right behind him. Without a word, the hunter quitely loosens his belt and his pants fall on the ground. The bear has a queer look in his eye. Bemused, he asks the hunter "Are you sure you're actually in it for hunting?" Well, the question is what are the muslim's looking for in Islam? To contribute to peace and harmony and brotherhood in the world or bedding 72 virigin houris in the afterlife by blowing up infidels. The sooner you can answer this honestly, you'll be at peace and believe me so would your neighbours be. An arab has taken you for a ride for the past 1400 years. No credit to him, but you do yourselves a disservice when you fail to use your intellect and reason.

  • toibry - 2011-12-23 20:12

    Why do the nations rage and the people's plot in vain?

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