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The Beginning Of My Ascendance - My Sister, Nicole Vienneau, Has Gone Missing in Syria
April 22nd, 2007
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My Sister, Nicole Vienneau, Has Gone Missing in Syria

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 1st, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
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I think the comment is appropos. Vienneau shows a fundamental naivete regarding the Middle East, and especially Syria, that will inhibit his actions to find his sister. Comments like "it's safe, especially for a Canadian" are case-in-point.

Syria is a bad place to be for anyone to be. Putting one's faith in page out of a granola-crunching backpacking book cannot, and will not, change that fact.
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From:somuchforhope
Date:May 1st, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC)
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*shrug*

I've spent nearly two years in Syria and I'm a white American. I spend a good portion of my time here hiking alone in the countryside, hitchhiking and taking public transportion, and sleeping at stranger's homes. It is one of the safest countries in the world, especially for a foreigner. The only way it would be 'dangerous' is if one was involved in some politically subversive activities, which I highly doubt his sister was.

From what I've read, he has a very good idea of the situation in Syria. It is your 'facts' that are not based in reality.
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