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More Syrian Soldiers Desert Assad
"There are at least one dozen Syria Army Defection video clips each and every day that are filmed and uploaded to the internet. Here is one of countless from today, December 3, 2011. The Dictator's army is slowing dissolving and being washed away by thousands of defections, like a sand castle being washed away on a beach. To counteract these defections the Regime has imported Iranian Republican Guard, Hezbollah fighters, Alawite and SSNP member militia from Lebanon and now there is word that the Iraqi Shiite government may send up to 6,000 soldiers to help prop up the Assad Regime."