August 7th, 2012
09:11 AM ET

Iran, Syria huddle as fighting rages

Syria's president welcomed a top official Tuesday from Iran, a friend and ally of the much reviled and increasingly isolated government in Damascus.

Saeed Jalili, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, met with President Bashar al-Assad to discuss resolving the 17-month-long civil war and rescuing several Iranians who were kidnapped over the weekend.

State TV showed footage of Jalili and al-Assad in the first video of the president that has surfaced since last month.

Jalili called on Syrians to sit down and forge a solution to the crisis, which morphed into a nationwide uprising and civil war after government forces cracked down on peaceful protesters in March 2011.

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  1. Hope

    Bash Assad! ūüôā


    August 7, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  2. McDoug

    They should all huddle together in the house. At the huddle house they could get yummy ham and eggs.

    August 7, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Obama McMama

      They should Tunnel like the mexicans to get the women and children to Turkey.

      August 7, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. famous quotes

    "Nuke Iraq"-Jesus

    August 7, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. famous quotes

    "One or two paragraphs are better than 10 or 20 microblogs, and less confusing by far."-common sense (reference one of bobcat (iah)'s jokes if chopped-up into 20 little microblogs and why he posts the entire joke, not little scraps that need sorting.
    Microbloggers. Ea. with a worn-out 'send' button. Like little ankle biter dogs always nipping and scroungeing around for tidbits.

    August 7, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • McDoug

      yeah. comments should be longer.

      August 7, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      As opposed to those who post excessively for the high post count?

      August 7, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Downward spiral.

    One doesn't need to write an encylcopedia to convey a thought.

    August 7, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Obama McMama

      @banasy-Yes. I am

      August 7, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat)©

    An accountant visited the Natural History museum. While standing near the dinosaur he said to his neighbor: "This dinosaur is two billion years and ten months old"."Where did you get this exact information?" "I was here ten months ago, and the guide told me that the dinosaur is two billion years old."

    August 7, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  7. famous quotes

    ...explaining bobcats lengthier jokes.

    August 7, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • McMary McHope

      At least HIS stuff is new.

      August 7, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat (in a hat)©

    In response to the "micro-blog" vs the never ending story. In most cases it would seem to me the quality of the statement would have as much bearing as a statement that drones on and on with no more substance then the one sentence post. It seems that some people think the more words to say, think themselves more intelligent.
    Well, that's not always the case. There are some thing that can be said in a few words as opposed to writing a book.

    August 7, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  9. Murdoch Supreme

    They're huddling because it's cold. Or they're about to start a big fight.

    August 7, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Two snowmen are standing in a field. One says to the other : "Funny, I smell carrots too".

    August 7, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      @bobcat (in a hat)©:
      Short and sweet; funny, too.

      August 7, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)¬©

      Ba Da Bhoomp Ching.

      This is why I prefer the longer jokes. Jokes like these are more Milton Berlesque.

      August 7, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)¬©

      But I rest my case. Substance "can" be just as informativeas quanit ity.

      August 7, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Yes, but again, one does not have to write an encyclopedia to convey a thought...or to be funny.

      August 7, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  11. Obama McMama

    Depends on the McRelevance.

    August 7, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  12. Mcbobcat (in a hat)©

    You are right McMama, But to break up the status quo, one at times like to post McCrazy stuff.

    August 7, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Who decides the revelvance?
      Therein lies the conundrum.

      August 7, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  13. Obama McMama

    Hi Mcbobcat and banasy- I really think these people need a Mctunnel instead of huddling.

    August 7, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Mcbanasy¬©

      Hi, McMama.
      The situation is getting dire over there, that is for sure...sad, so sad, for the every day civilian who just wants to eke out an existence without dying for it.

      August 7, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  14. BOMBO ©

    How sickening that a good football term like 'huddle' should be used to describe the actions of Syria and Iran. It's like the 'blitz' being used to describe the actions of German Nazis.

    What is with the "Mc"s? St Patrick's day is in March. Robbie Burn's day is in January. I'll bet most of you are not Celts. I am one, and I take offense. (kidding). Yes, I am back from the mountains. I have no new wisdom to impart, however.

    August 7, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mcbobcat (in a hat)¬©

      An Englishman an Irishman and a Scotsman were in a pub, talking about their sons. "My son was born on St George's Day," commented the Englishman. "So we obviously decided to call him George." "That's a real coincidence," remarked the Scot. "My son was born on St Andrew's Day, so obviously we decided to call him Andrew." "That's incredible, what a coincidence," said the Irishman. "Exactly the same thing happened with my son, Pancake."

      August 7, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mcbobcat (in a hat)¬©

      A Scotsman was invited for a visit to the home of his Canadian friend. Soon after the Scotsman arrived, he glanced out the window to see a huge beast just outside. He pointed, and asked his Canadian friend, "Och, lad, what's that?" The Canadian replied, "Oh, that's a moose." The Scotsman stared in disbelief, and replied, "That's a moose?! Well, how big are yer cats around here?"

      August 7, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ¬©


      August 7, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Big Jim McBob

    Syria's gonna blow up good. It's gonna blow up real good.

    August 7, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
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