If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(BBC)   Just another day in hell, hades, sheol, gehenna, abaddon, naraka, diyu, perdition, pandemonium--or as it's more commonly known, Syria   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 7
    More: Sad, Hades, Gehenna, russian foreign minister, Abaddon, LCC, opposition groups, monopoly on violence, Di Yu  
•       •       •

4872 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Dec 2012 at 9:16 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2012-12-30 09:46:46 PM
2 votes:
the underlying problem in this region that the Romans called the Leventine is that there are more people than the land can maintain. Up until the 19th C the local population remained lower than the starvation threshold, but in the past two hundred years the population in Syria has gone from 2 million to 20 million. Although modern agriculture has somewhat eased the problem they still have a finite amount of water and the ability to harvest fish from the Mediterainian is in extreme decline. The surrounding countries are all overpopulated, one destroyed by the US, the others filled with refugies.

It's just going to get worse.
2012-12-30 11:12:13 PM
1 votes:

R3: Been following this for the last couple of months, and one question keeps popping up: were there any warning signs? Like, did WH ever get a memo couple of years ago from CIA saying: "Keep an eye on that Assad dude, if he ever loses his grip on power he will start murdering his own people with everything he got..."

Somehow I can't believe this just kind of slipped through the cracks.


I would wager the WH knew about it from intel, but didn't concern themselves with it. Russia is their closest ally and unless they started lobbing mortars into Israel or something that became relevant to our "interests" they probably just shrugged their shoulders and chose to ignore it.

/personally, I think something big will kick off in January sometime that will have people asking Obama when the US is going to help the resistance movement.
R3
2012-12-30 10:19:33 PM
1 votes:
Been following this for the last couple of months, and one question keeps popping up: were there any warning signs? Like, did WH ever get a memo couple of years ago from CIA saying: "Keep an eye on that Assad dude, if he ever loses his grip on power he will start murdering his own people with everything he got..."

Somehow I can't believe this just kind of slipped through the cracks.
2012-12-30 09:27:39 PM
1 votes:
Syria is one of the oldest nations on earth, and has the oldest continually inhabited city (Damascus) in the world.

I have a theory. The Middle East is the so-called "Cradle of Civilization" because it's where, well, civilization was invented. Humans have lived in fixed dwellings there for the longest time, and not surprisingly, it's got the most degraded environment in the world as well. Civilization started there about 10,000 years ago. Should we be at all surprised that it's the Middle East where civilization seems to be falling totally and irrevocably apart right now?

We're just watching the end of the world. Only it's not going to be fast and all-encompassing, it's just going to be a series of slow-motion mini-apocalypses as one culture after another self-immolates. Starting right there in the Fertile Crescent: Israel, Syria, Iraq, Iran....down they go. Maybe that's about how long things take to run their course.
2012-12-30 09:23:16 PM
1 votes:

phrawgh: jake_lex: The envoy trying to end this civil war says that he thinks Syria will soon become another Somalia, with a collapsed central government and rule by warlords.  It's hard to argue with him.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/international-envoy-wa rn s-failed-state-syria-18095595#.UODs5aXFX-k

Syrians aren't black.


/No, they aren't but i can see it dissolving into a Islamic fundamentalist theocracy. That would be just as bad, and would be next on our list to attack.
2012-12-30 08:41:31 PM
1 votes:
The envoy trying to end this civil war says that he thinks Syria will soon become another Somalia, with a collapsed central government and rule by warlords.  It's hard to argue with him.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/international-envoy-wa rn s-failed-state-syria-18095595#.UODs5aXFX-k
2012-12-30 07:11:38 PM
1 votes:
I have a guildie shipping out to this toilet in a couple of months. Fool better not pull an IRL Leroy Jenkins on us. Never waits for the tank. Never.
 
Displayed 7 of 7 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report