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Computers / Re: 5 Gadgets That Are All Hype And Overpriced by fewj(m): 1:02pm On Aug 30
You obviously have never owned a Mac. Am surprised your list does not contain iPhones... lol
Romance / Re: Naija Ladies Whats The Largest Amount Of Money U Don Give Ur Boyfriend? by fewj(m): 1:06pm On Aug 07
ammyluv2002: 7k grin

amara!
Webmasters / Re: Funny Conversations With Clients by fewj(m): 12:37am On Jul 19
cbrass: Op what's the url of the website , I visited it but its giving 404 error . Is it www.clientsfromhell.com ?

http://www.webdesigndev.com/web-development/20-hilarious-clients-from-hell-quotes-designers
Webmasters / Re: Funny Conversations With Clients by fewj(m): 8:11pm On Jul 17
19. “Please email me back the file. I sent you the only copy I have.”

Thats my favourite
Webmasters / How To Choose A Web Designer by fewj(m): 7:27pm On Jul 17
http://www.webdesigner.com.ng/how-to-choose-a-web-designer-web-design-nigeria/

How to Choose a Web Designer
Over the years, I’ve been asked this same question over and over again, how do I decide which web designer to hire/employ? I’ve given several answers to this question both to prospective clients, organizations looking to hire a full-time web designer staff and other web workers.

The web design Nigeria market is quite crowded, with about 80% of the available options lacking the required skill and character set.
“I believe that any decision to do business with a service provider should be guided by the capacity and character of such a service provider.”

Your prospective web designer should possess the following skills and characteristics

The ability to write code – Too many upcoming web designers these days are lazy, they never learnt to write code, even if they did, they’re not good at it and as such they can’t produce uniquely genuine designs, the copy works from other designers and sometimes even use templates designed by other designers, this category of designers mostly produce poor jobs and they charge pretty cheap too!


Experience- While I believe fresh designers should be given a chance to show what they’re capable of doing, I would not want a web designer learning on the Job on my project, a web designer performing experiments with my project. I believe designs with experience, with a portfolio of past jobs should be top choice in your choice process. You could easily evaluate a web designer’s design capacity from his past projects.


Business Oriented- Find a web designer that is interested in making his work achieve your business objectives, provide lead generation, increase sales and return of investment (ROI).
Here’s how I can help you

You could hire me! – Over the years, I’ve acquired the skill and character set required as stated above for web design projects, I would offer reliable business partnership

Free Consultation- I can also provide you with free consultation if you want.


http://www.webdesigner.com.ng/nigerian-website-designer-contact/request-a-design-proposal/
Webmasters / Funny Conversations With Clients by fewj(m): 12:04pm On Jul 17
As a freelance designer it is practically impossible if you haven’t met already a client who made your life a living hell! They’re impossible to miss, but once you’re done with them and finished your project, you’ll have some really funny memories! There’s an awesome, amusing website named ClientsFromHell where you’ll find lots of hilarious quotes from terrible clients. After a hard day at work, you may want to check it out, to get your daily dose of laughter.

Here’s some of the best quotes we could find. Did you have a ‘client from hell’ experience? Share it with us!

1. After sending two invoices for payment, I sent another and called the client when the receipt that they had received it came back.

CLIENT: Why are you calling me?

ME: You haven’t paid and this is the third invoice I’ve sent.

CLIENT: It’s even more than the last one!

ME: Yes. The contract you signed stated that I would add a late fee for payment.

CLIENT: You mean I have to actually pay you? I thought you were joking!

ME: What on earth made you think that?

CLIENT: You’re a freelancer!

ME: And…

CLIENT: Well, you work for free! If you were supposed to be paid, you’d be called a paidlancer or something!

[divider]
2. “See if we can get the domain name ‘foogle.com’, that way we get all the people who misspell google. If that’s taken, try tahoo, gacebook or qwitter”

[divider]
3. CLIENT: “I don’t mean to sound racist, but…”

ME: “But what?”

CLIENT: “But the site is too black.”

ME: “Like, literally too black?”

CLIENT: “Yes. The background is too black.”

ME: “That’s not racist. That has nothing to do with race.”

CLIENT: “Phew. I can never tell with you black people, what’s offensive and what’s not.”

ME: “I’m actually Lebanese. And, yeah, that one might be a bit racist”

[divider]
4. “These stock images are way too expensive, please just remove the watermarks in Photoshop.”

[divider]
5. “I don’t want the navigation or links on my website to be static. I want them to move around randomly like bees all over the site so my site’s visitors have to catch them if they really want to click on to the next page. It would be really cool if they could also randomly disappear and reappear in other parts of the page, too.”

[divider]
6. “The problem with you college students is that you always expect to get paid for the work that you do.”

[divider]
7. Designed a simple web banner for their etsy shop and a few days later…

Client: “The banner looks terrible its all fuzzy and you cant read it.”

Me: “That’s odd because I’m looking at your etsy shop now and it looks great.”

Client: ”No not that one, I also had it printed into a 1.5 meter long banner to hang over my stall at the market. Looks horrible!”

[divider]
8. Client: ”Your rates are too high! I’ll do the design myself, and then you can do the implementation.”

Me: ”Okay, that’s fine, just send me the files when you’re finished.”

Client: ”Just one question- how many centimeters is a pixel?”

[divider]
9. “You see, I don’t know what I like, I just know what I don’t like.”

[divider]
10. “The only problem we have with the website is, when my friend loads it on his iPhone, it’s not as big as on the computer.”

[divider]
11. “It looks like over time the submit button has begun to fade out a bit. Is it possible to upload a fresh button? I want all the buttons on my site to look new all the time.”

[divider]
12. “Can we have some spare blank pages on the web site? Just so that we can fill it up later when we feel the need.”

[divider]
13. Client: Hey, just one final question before I send the deposit. Do you use a PC or a MAC?

Me: I use a MAC.

Client: That is a problem. Do you have access to a PC? I am not a supporter of Apple products.

Me: No, I don’t have access to a PC, but this will have little to no effect on the work itself.

Client: I am a Christian and Apple products are sinful, I do not want our website to be created by a product made by this corrupt group. You need only look at their logo, an apple with a bite taken from it. Do you not know the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden? If I allowed you to create my website on a MAC I would be just like Adam, taking a bite of the forbidden fruit.

[Silence]
“Take my advise, destroy your mac and repent for when judgement day comes. It shall be you who is cast to hell for your sins.”

Me: [Block Contact] [divider]

14. The client sent me two word documents with the same content, for me to use on the website.

ME: Both the documents have the same content. Am I missing something?

CLIENT: Use the second document. The font is smaller

[divider]
15. I had a client standing over my shoulder, watching me design a logo. After a few minutes…

CLIENT: Um… can you click faster?

[divider]
16. After the client asked specifically for cool colors…

CLIENT: Can you put some cool reds in there?

ME: Red is usually considered very warm.

ME: Any colour can be cool, with the right attitude.

[divider]
17. Client: ”Can you make the ‘About Us’ link say ‘About Us – Everyone welcome’?”

Me: “Sure, but…why?”

Client: ”I’m afraid people might not know they’re allowed to click that link. They might think it’s private. We need them to know it’s okay for them to go there.”

Me: ”But none of the links on your site are private. Why are you concerned with that specific one?”

Client: “Good point. You’d better add ‘Everyone welcome’ to all the links on the site.”

[divider]
18. CLIENT: Should I send the logo as jpg or jpeg?

ME: Send it wtf.

CLIENT: What’s that?

ME: I’m joking with you, send it as a png.

CLIENT: Nice try, but I’m not that silly.

[divider]
19. “Please email me back the file. I sent you the only copy I have.”

[divider]
20. CLIENT: Can our customers visit our website while they’re in our restaurant?

ME: Of course, they can visit the website on their smartphone or laptop. Does your restaurant have WiFi available for customers?

CLIENT: No, not yet. But maybe you can put WiFi on our website?
Webmasters / How To Install Wordpress Http://www.yitre.com/install-wordpress/ by fewj(m): 1:06pm On Jul 09
Here is How to install WordPress: WordPress can be installed either on a live server or on a local pc (localhost), both requires php, apache/nginx and mysql to run, however, the installation process may vary slightly from scenario to scenario. For example to install WordPress on a live server running cpanel, on most scenarios, it could be done through fantastic, softacolous or site software, browse through your cpanel interface to see options available to you.

http://www.yitre.com/install-wordpress/

However, there’s the Good old way that is cross platform and applies to almost every possible scenario, via ftp. Basic requirements for this are a ftp client (cyberduck, filezilla are some examples), mysql database, database gui manager (we’ll be using Phpmyadmin in this case), apache/nginx and Php.

Note: If you’re installing on your pc, To get php, apache, mysql and phpmyadmin kindly install Wamp or Xampp (Windows users), Mamp or Xampp (Mac users) or Lamp (Linux users).

Installation Process
Download wordpress from wordpress.org, there are two download options, a .zip format or a gzip or .tar format, extract the files to your website folder (for cpanel users public_html folder, for xampp users, htdocs folder, for linux users www folder). Those installing on a live server could either upload the downloaded compressed file on their server and extract there of extract on their local hard drive first and then upload with their ftp client to their live server, either ways would produce the same result.

Using your database management tool, create a database, write down the name of the database, the username and password. If you’re using xampp, you do not need a username and a password (by the default installation) except you have modified it otherwise.

For those using cpanel or any other panel on a live server, create your database, create a database user, and grant the user all privileges.

To start the installation, using your browser, go http://localhost/wordpress/ or http://127.0.0.1/wordpress/ if you’re installing on your personal pc using xampp, wamp, mamp or lamp.

read the complete article http://www.yitre.com/install-wordpress/

Computers / Re: Surface Pro 3 In Pictures (www.yitre.com) by fewj(m): 6:38am On Jul 03

Computers / Surface Pro 3 In Pictures (www.yitre.com) by fewj(m): 6:37am On Jul 03

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Webmasters / Re: Who Said We Don't Have A Union In Nigeria Already? by fewj(m): 6:10pm On Dec 31, 2013
I would personally love to dis-associate myself from any "IT Association" with that kind of website cool
Phones / Re: Data-The Way Forward. by fewj(m): 10:19pm On Dec 23, 2013
Innoxxacs: it depends on the network strength your area na. But are you serious airtel bis works? Can I still subscribe to the 6gb ,?

Airtel still works, it never stopped, I subscribed today after exhausting my 6gb in 3weeks cheesy


Name:
Number: Airtel
Content:
Dear subscriber, your Airtel Unlimited Blackberry 2+1 Monthly service is Live. Please remove and replace your battery to get the service running.
Time: 23/12/2013 06:44:45

As a matter of fact, I've received this second message from Airtel more than once in the last 48hrs


Name:
Number: Airtel
Content:
Dear subscriber, your Airtel Unlimited Blackberry 2+1 Monthly service expires on Sun 23 Mar,2014. To disable auto renewal, please send stopautorenew to 440
Time: 23/12/2013 06:44:45

hope you understand the implications of the second message wink
Phones / Re: Airtel Users On Android Have You Been Blocked? by fewj(m): 2:29pm On Dec 03, 2013
As soon as it stops browsing, sell your airtel sim at OLX!

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Technology Market / What Did You Buy Online On Black Friday (konga. And Jumia.com Especially) by fewj(m): 12:59pm On Nov 30, 2013
Personally I bought nothing, I had planned to buy a couple of Items on Konga. and Jumia.com cry, Tight schedule made me forget. If you successfully bought anything, let us know what you bought and how much.
Webmasters / Re: The New Layout Of GtBank's Internet Banking Portal by fewj(m): 9:28am On Nov 29, 2013
Dual Core: For those saying its a network thing, have a look at the video below placing GTBank's online portal side by side with Nairaland and other sites and watch them load.

http://www.webpagetest.org/video/view.php?id=131129_0cc4c5fde6464c572c09f255d2752ce367132c94

Nothing for nothing, but i don't thing the gtbank portal should be compared to nairaland, nairaland is visually Unclad cheesy

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Webmasters / Re: The New Layout Of GtBank's Internet Banking Portal by fewj(m): 9:21am On Nov 29, 2013
Here's my own review of the new gtbank ibanking portal

Advantages
1. its been optimised for touch enabled devices (touch screen phones, touch screen computers/laptops and tablets)
2. The UI looks great
3. Spaces which used to be blank are now occupied by bank's ads (this is both an advantage & a disadvantage)

Disadvantages
1. Its surely slower, page size has grown at least 300% mostly due to the addition of photo adverts and a larger css file, poor configuration of IIS is also a major part of this problem

2. No new feature was added!!!!!!!!!!!!! sad angry

3. UX is now poorer due to the fact that what should ordinarily take one click to accomplish previously now take two to three clicks depending on the feature.

4. Typography in tables is still quite bad. When looking at transaction details and account statement, its quite unpleasant to read due to poor line spacing


Solution
1. Use text for adverts where possible and re-optimize pictures used
2. Add a new feature please!
3. Improve User Experience (UX)
4. Improve the typography on record tables
5. Check IIS configurations and make the proper adjustments
6. Adjust cache settings

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Jobs/Vacancies / ..................... by fewj(m): 6:26am On Nov 26, 2013
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Sports / Re: Mexico Vs Nigeria FIFA U17 WC Final (0 - 3) On 8th November 2013 by fewj(m): 7:04pm On Nov 08, 2013
We should carry this GOOD LUCK to next year's world cup in Brazil cheesy cheesy cheesy
Sports / Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by fewj(m): 6:37pm On Nov 05, 2013
3:0
Sports / Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by fewj(m): 6:36pm On Nov 05, 2013
Goal
Politics / Re: Seun Kuti On Oduah's Car Scandal by fewj(m): 5:27pm On Nov 02, 2013
The cars are mine, case closed!!!
Travel / Re: Protesting Passengers Block Arik Air Flight At Abuja Airport by fewj(m): 11:45pm On Sep 26, 2013
Kindly find out why these passengers blocked your aircraft and update us please, Nigerians can be timidly patient as regards poor service delivery (mtn, phcn etc), to have gone this far, they must really be pissed!

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Do You Support The Coming American War Against The Syria Assad Regime by fewj(m): 6:40am On Sep 08, 2013
thoth: When you write as if you are intimate with the Syrian Problem you fail to think about what you wrote translates to other people who are quite alienated from the situation as you are, judging from your recent post you still have to learnt the import of that.

My question remains the same , are you trying to isolate Syria and cast your judgments on the cause and solution of the conflict independent of the Syrian peoples own story, independent of the ruthless mornachies that surrounds and tried to influence it ?

I other words, you support US supplying weapons to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain to continuously kill its people and arm AL Qaeda but you support the same US going after Assad even though all their claims has no proof.

No i'm not trying to alienate syria, am not trying to say it has never had external influence, I am saying that is no excuse for President Assad to stay in office at the expense of so many lives!

I've never said I support everything the US does, they've used chemical weapons themselves, they turned a blind eye to Saddam gassing Iran, They promote gay marriage, and with all the many atrocities they've committed, Am just saying Assad needs to leave, this could either be done violently or peacefully, the earlier he goes, the better for the whole world!

Don't forget too that the Syrian government lied about owning chemical weapons for over 30years, they only admitted to it last year!

NO HUMAN BEING SHOULD KILL DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ANOTHER HUMAN BEING FOR THEIR OWN BENEFIT!!! NOT FOR POLITICS NOT FOR BLOOD MONEY, NOT FOR ANY REASON!!!
Foreign Affairs / Re: Do You Support The Coming American War Against The Syria Assad Regime by fewj(m): 6:27am On Sep 08, 2013
NairaMinted:

1.Why did the attack coincide with the arrival of U.N. weapons inspectors and no rebels were killed?
You would think if Assad's forces was using it, they would aim to kill rebels - first and foremost and
civilian would be collateral damage.

2. Furthermore, you would think the Syrian army would have advanced and taken control of that area - given the
fact that they had supposedly fired chemical weapons into that area.

So why are the "rebels" still in control of that area?

Surely if you are an army commander who has just gassed the area of combatants and civilians, you would order
your men to go clear the area of any remaining resistance.

3. Lastly, what is the strategic importance of that area, that drove the Syrian army to resort to desperate measures like using chemical weapons.The Syrian army was already making considerable gains against the "rebels" in a conventional manner so why the sudden need to use chemical weapons?

As a matter of fact, it is the "rebels" themselves that have been caught using chemical weapons and when a similar but smaller attack was carried out in Aleppo, a leading UN Investigator voiced his suspicions that the "rebels" most likely were behind the attacks based on the accounts of the victims he spoke to.


It makes absolutely no sense, whatsoever, for Assad to use chemical weapons. He has the least to gain and the most to lose. He has been inflicting heavy losses on the rebels and pushing them back and retaking lost territories the conventional way .

Now the US and the international community (sic) is saying that the Syrian governments decision to allow the inspectors access to the site of this latest attack is “too little, too late”. Weren’t the UN investigators in Syria in the first place to investigate attacks purportedly carried about the rebels (sic) way back in March – over 5 months before the investigators arrived? Why is this two delay to reach the site such a sticking point all of a sudden? Mind boggling hypocrisy!!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khan_al-Assal_massacre

You seem to be asking the right questions for the most part of it, I wasn't in syria neither were you, we can only speculate. I'll answer your questions with more questions

1.Why did the attack coincide with the arrival of U.N. weapons inspectors and no rebels were killed?
You would think if Assad's forces was using it, they would aim to kill rebels - first and foremost and
civilian would be collateral damage.


There has been at least three reports of Chemical weapons usage, UN investigators went there to investigate the previous attacks, here are my questions

1. Is there a possibility the Syrian government arranged it this way to create doubt, such that the doubt created would make people doubt the previous use of chemical weapons?

2. Who said rebels didn't die?

3. Did President Assad directly order the use of chemical weapons or did the frontline soldiers and their commanders become desperate?

Furthermore, you would think the Syrian army would have advanced and taken control of that area - given the
fact that they had supposedly fired chemical weapons into that area.

So why are the "rebels" still in control of that area?


Lets say you're a Syrian Soldier, after using chemical weapons in an environment, you would quickly advance and take control of that area? Maybe you don't know what chemical weapons are. The question is, Even after the attack has been made public, why didn't they still advance?
They know what they did there, they are afraid it could affect them too!


Lastly, what is the strategic importance of that area, that drove the Syrian army to resort to desperate measures like using chemical weapons.The Syrian army was already making considerable gains against the "rebels" in a conventional manner so why the sudden need to use chemical weapons?

There is no strategic importance to the best of my knowledge, the Syrian army has been known to use desperate measures, infact thats what made a protest for reforms turn into a full blown war. The bombs being dropped by the Syrian air force are not cheap, Russia is making a fortune out of the war, they're selling the weapons to the syrian government, yet syrian government drops tones of bombs daily in syria

If the Syrian government has nothing to hide, it would have allowed inspectors access long ago, the evidence may have been tampered with by both the government and nature (wind, rainfall and sun).

The war so far has been going in a seesaw manner, sometimes its the rebels that are gaining ground and vice versa

"As much as i would not want to see a single bomb dropped in Syria, I would really love to see Assad's military capabilities grossly reduced, that would most likely reset his brain!" - fewj sad
Foreign Affairs / Re: Do You Support The Coming American War Against The Syria Assad Regime by fewj(m): 5:31am On Sep 08, 2013
thoth:

I fail to make sense of your post , are you saying that Syria should be a priority when there are more serious situations in the middle east ?

Where did I say this? That Syria should be a priority? angry

Are you saying you can simply isolate Syria and then cast your judgements without factoring the effect of outside influences like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait ?

Where did I also say this? shocked no dey lie for my head o angry

If you people are so bias in your love for America and would rather not see the truth but an isolated evil Syria then please leave them ALONE to settle their problems. It is like accusing a person of molest without a molest victim. God! how can you people be so low.

Am seriously beginning to wonder if its my post you're responding to (as in what I write) or you're responding to someone elses, 99.9% of the things you said I said in your last two post, I never said or even implied them!!!

Its not propaganda or anything else for that matter, Its simple reasoning, Nobody, I repeat NOBODY should hold onto power at the expense of so many lives, not Obama, not Putin and definitely not Bashar Hafez al-Assad!
Foreign Affairs / Re: Do You Support The Coming American War Against The Syria Assad Regime by fewj(m): 5:20pm On Sep 07, 2013
Ubenedictus: and who said it must be democracy everywhere?

Lol, funny enough, Syria is practising democracy, Bashar Hafez al-Assad is a democratically elected president, He is a member of the Ba'ath Party .

He has been President since 2000, when he succeeded his father, Hafez al-Assad, who led Syria for 30 years prior to his death.

Amazingly, Everyone thought and hoped he was a reformer when he took office cheesy
Foreign Affairs / Re: Do You Support The Coming American War Against The Syria Assad Regime by fewj(m): 3:56pm On Sep 07, 2013
thoth:

Isn't it funny that you specifically carved out a country that actually has a room for political parties, cast votes, and has more freedom than Nigeria in many sectors of its Social Structure...then just like your western Hegemonic Friends(whom obviously has brainwashed you)..you see nothing in Absolute Dictatorial Monarchies all over the middle east where monthly execution of activists are the norm, where no form of protest is allowed, where national resources and national revenue is a family property to be lavished and looted as they please.

You see nothing against Sadist and Mass Executionists like KING Hamad ibn Isa of Bahrain whom is a strong ally of the WEST.
You see nothing against Sadist King Abdullah bin Abdul‘aziz of Saudi Arabia whom will execute more than 4 families in the public just to teach a lesson to anybody that tries to challenge his families authority to rule..and whom is also a very strong ally of the west.

you see nothing against the Monarchs of Kuwait- Emir Sabah al-Ahmad , Jordan - King Abdullah II (child killer) , Oman - Sultan Qaboos bin Said ... all these families has been ruling for years as long as we can remember and are strong allies of USA, these same dictators whom hold absolute power over the life and death of any of their citizen, above all laws, above all court, above everybody else and riles in their barbarity as a way to sustain power.

You see nothing in all these people...only Syria where there is freedom and democracy, where the people actually stood for their leader. YOU are either a Hypocrite with no conscience or just ignorant of the truth.

If this was an exam, you would have failed woefully! cheesy
We're talking of Syria here, we've not mention Jordan, Behrain, Kuwait etc as u mentioned, so how do you know that I see nothing wrong in what they're doing? grin So you can read minds and situations abi? Can you please tell me where I left my BB charger, I've been looking for it since yesterday angry

In my opinion. lets call a spade a spade, don't compare monarchical system of government to those which are supposed to elect leaders, they're two different things, don't mix them up.

In the initial protest, syrians asked for reforms!!! Not even for Assad's removal!

He could have promised to do those reforms just as Jordan's monarchy did during its own protest, or could have stepped down like other "victims" of the Arab spring did! He did none of both! cry

As bad as Nigeria "seems" to be, ASUU can go on strike and they're not jailed for it, We can protest the total removal of subsidy and our "bad" government makes some adjustments! Why didn't GEJ order the army to start beating and shooting protesters during the subsidy strike/protests?

Like I said "As much as i would not want to see a single bomb dropped in Syria, I would really love to see Assad's military capabilities grossly reduced, that would most likely reset his brain! angry"

I think Russia should offer asylum to assad and corner him to take it by withdrawing or limiting their support for him. He must not be the one to lead Syria, No be only him or him family fit lead!

The destiny of Syria at this time now lies with Russia, president Obama is using one stone to kill three birds by waiting for congress to approve or disprove a strike.

1. By waiting, he's trying to save his head by making congress a part of the decision just incase poo pops

2. He's also trying to shift the blame to the U.S congress for the bad things that have happened in Syria and that may still happen just incase congress votes against the war

3. He's giving Russia, China and the Asad regime an ultimatum to make any last minute improvement of the situation, if they don't, its their inability to solve the crisis after 2 years of his long patience that has led to the war, Barack Obama is a very sharp guy.......lol

I strongly believe the Assad regime used the chemical weapons for the following reasons

1. Chemical weapons aren't cheap, they're a closely guarded secret else everyone would have them, even al qaeda does not have chemical weapons, hezbollah, Israel's sworn enemy doesn't either, "our own" boko haram doesn't, if they did, they would have used it at least once in history.

2 . Syria as a nation has gassed its own people before, as a matter of fact it was done by Assad's father! As they say, history has a way of repeating itself

3. Syria is one of five states that have not signed and seven that have not ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention, which prohibits the development, production, stockpiling, transfer, and use of chemical weapons, Syria as a nation has invested billions into the development and testing of chemical weapons, you don't spend that such amount of money, time and manpower on something without the intention of using it!

4. On July 23, 2012 Syria admitted to possessing a stockpile of chemical weapons which it claims are reserved for national defense against foreign countries. During the Syrian civil war in August 2012, the Syrian military restarted chemical weapons testing at a base on the outskirts of Aleppo. It was at this time, Barack Obama mentioned that usage of chemical weapons in the syrian crisis would lead to military intervention by the US.

A number of reasons have been postulated for Syria's adoption of a chemical weapon strategy in the 1980s:

1. To act as a deterrent to Israeli use of nuclear weapons against Syria

2. To compensate for the loss of Egypt as a military ally after the signing of the Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty in 1979

3. After recognising the limitations of Syrian air power against Israel in the 1982 Lebanon War, Syria adopted an alternative missile strategy, which required a non high-explosive warhead

4. To compensate for lack of missile accuracy

5. To act as a deterrent to its powerful neighbour Turkey in any possible dispute.

I wish all Syrians well, I pray for those who have lost lovers, parents, children etc May God grant them the fortitude to bear the loss
Foreign Affairs / Re: Do You Support The Coming American War Against The Syria Assad Regime by fewj(m): 9:13pm On Sep 06, 2013
The al-Assad family has ruled Syria since Hafez al-Assad became President of Syria in 1971 and established an authoritarian regime under the control of the Ba'ath Party. After his death in 2000, his son Bashar succeeded him, this is a typical situation of a country being ruled by one family, is this not dictatorship?
Foreign Affairs / Re: Syria Prepares For U.S. Attack by fewj(m): 9:13pm On Sep 06, 2013
The al-Assad family has ruled Syria since Hafez al-Assad became President of Syria in 1971 and established an authoritarian regime under the control of the Ba'ath Party. After his death in 2000, his son Bashar succeeded him, this is a typical situation of a country being ruled by one family, is this not dictatorship?
Foreign Affairs / Re: Syria Prepares For U.S. Attack by fewj(m): 9:15pm On Sep 05, 2013
The destiny of Syria at this time now lies with Russia, president Obama is using one stone to kill three birds by waiting for congress to approve or disapprove a strike.

1. By waiting, he's trying to save his head by making congress a part of the decision just incase poo pops

2. He's also trying to shift the blame to the U.S congress for the bad things that have happened in Syria and that may still happen just incase congress votes against the war

3. He's giving Russia, China and the Asad regime an ultimatum to make any last minute improvement of the situation, if they don't, its their inability to solve the crisis after 2 years of his long patience that has led to the war.

Barack Obama is a very sharp guy.......lol cheesy
Foreign Affairs / Re: Russia Sends Missile Cruiser To Eastern Mediterranean by fewj(m): 8:30pm On Sep 05, 2013
don_chido:


@fewj
I honestly don't think its an issue of asylum as the aim of the us here is to gain total control of the country and everything that pertains to it, so granting Assad asylum is actually out of the question..

This is not an Assange or Snowden case as these are just fleeing refugees with no kingdom to protect

I NEVER said granting Bashar al-Assad asylum would totally solve the problem sad

Here are my reasons why I believe granting President Bashar al-Assad asylum is his best option and would be a MAJOR GAME CHANGER:

1. Of all the deposed rulers which were victims of the Arab spring (Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen), those who were offered asylum seem to be getting on quite well with their lives compared to Muammar Gaddafi and Hosni Mubarak smiley so if I were president Assad, I'll be worried what would happen to me if I step down?

2. Its simpler for him to step down for one of his subordinates whom the opposition tolerates, who he could also mandate to protect most of his interest(because as it is, he can't have all of his interest protected anymore) than to die in office or go to jail. cool

3. If he gets asylum in Russia and relocates there, NOBODY would be able to touch him, at least not for another 10 years or more as long as Russia's interest don't change. wink During this time, he can repair his relationships and political career cool

The earlier he plans and executes the asylum escape route, the better for him (This would give him time to relocate his assets/loot and choose a successor, he can even come to okija shrine with his selected successor to swear cheesy)

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Russia Sends Missile Cruiser To Eastern Mediterranean by fewj(m): 8:07pm On Sep 05, 2013
mankand:

Russia economy is not fast crashing, get your point clear, Russia economy is strong and you do not hear about them, because your slave masters always want you to see want they want you to see only. Let Israel try and attack russia, it was Hezbollah that got them crying the other time, they only went around to engage with innocent civillians in Lebanon. Putin have given Assad a full backing, China have done the same along with Iran, Saudi-Arabia, Qatar and Turkey is only deceiving Obama because they already have a plan b on their project which they do not even need to involve Syria.

American Economy is fast crashing. They do not show you that, at the end of the war, America will have no funds again and will have to resort to start borrowing funds, which makes them loose their strength.

Come to think of it, how many countries are on America's Side? Even Germany Chancellor have kept Mute, only Hollande who is not even sure of winning his second term is blabbing at the moment.

So this is the world politics that I don't know about? cheesy cheesy cheesy

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