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(Christian Science Monitor)   After three years of civil war, Syria may partition into an anti-West, Iran-backed West Syria and an anti-West, al Qaeda-backed North Syria   (csmonitor.com) divider line 99
    More: Sad, al-Qaeda, Iran, Assad, civil wars, Washington Institute, Atlantic Council, islamic extremism, Free Syrian Army  
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2014-01-05 09:49:33 AM
You can't mix West/East and North/South.  What the fark are these people thinking?
 
2014-01-05 10:30:57 AM
So Bush's military adventurism in the region didn't solve the problem of anti-American sentiment.

Who saw that coming?
 
2014-01-05 11:46:12 AM
So you're saying Southeast Syria should still be good, right?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-01-05 11:53:12 AM

MrBallou: So Bush's military adventurism in the region didn't solve the problem of anti-American sentiment.

Who saw that coming?


We don't know yet.  We have to wait for the verdict of history.
 
2014-01-05 12:00:28 PM
Anti-West, I assume means anti-Russia and anti-Chinese, since they are the primary roadblocks for any chance of global military intervention long before the chem weapons were used? Nope? Ok, then suck a cock, Syria.
 
2014-01-05 12:10:10 PM
So, Lebanon? Sweet.
 
2014-01-05 01:22:30 PM

MrBallou: So Bush's military adventurism in the region didn't solve the problem of anti-American sentiment.

Who saw that coming?




Bush policy has nothing to do with this. Obam's policy of letting people determine their own fates leads to this.

The problem is that other countries have decided to meddle with Syria. Like our "pals" Saudi Arabia.
 
2014-01-05 01:37:54 PM
Considering that Syria has been a giant proxy war for all the sides in the middle east, this shouldn't surprise anyone. This conflict probably has a few more years before it stabilizes.
 
2014-01-05 01:41:36 PM
All that matters to me is we managed to stay out of it for once. It's the first part of operation " let them deal with their own fracking proplems"

I'm sure the republicans will start complain we aren't "leading" anymore. I guess we will just have to spend all that sweet tax money here at home.
 
2014-01-05 01:42:16 PM

gnosis301: You can't mix West/East and North/South.  What the fark are these people thinking?


Welcome to the Middle East. Now run for your life.
 
2014-01-05 01:42:28 PM
Darth_Lukecash:

Obam's policy of letting people determine their own fates leads to this.

Only a jaded, self-serving fool would have the nerve to claim this is a bad policy.

To quote some dead guy (can't remember the citation):

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Why do you hate Freedom (for other people)?
 
2014-01-05 01:43:38 PM
And now they'll have reunification as reason to fight for another 200  years. These motherfarkers just love messing each other up over bullshiat.
 
2014-01-05 01:43:40 PM

Darth_Lukecash: MrBallou: So Bush's military adventurism in the region didn't solve the problem of anti-American sentiment.

Who saw that coming?

Bush policy has nothing to do with this. Obam's policy of letting people determine their own fates leads to this.

The problem is that other countries have decided to meddle with Syria. Like our "pals" Saudi Arabia.


I'm not sure citizens in Syria and Iraq are determining their own fates but instead are being overrun by AQ and/or Iranian interests. Obama just decided to quit trying to protect them.

NTTAWWT as the US electorate has pretty much decided that we don't want to risk American lives to save Arab or African.
 
2014-01-05 01:43:42 PM

Darth_Lukecash: The problem is that other countries have decided to meddle with Syria. Like our "pals" Saudi Arabia.


And us. And Russia. And just about everybody else in the region.

Everybody has competing interests there, but it's in nobody's wider interest to intervene because of all the conflicts.
 
2014-01-05 01:44:47 PM
Great. So when Al Qaeda sets up a training camp and plans a terrorist attack on the US from inside Syria, we get to go over there and fight for a decade, right?
 
2014-01-05 01:45:08 PM
Pull all US forces out, sprinkle the whole middle East with small arms, announce that we won't get involved no matter what.

The problem will sort itself out.
 
2014-01-05 01:45:58 PM
Five hundred years from now the Arab Spring will be looked back on as borders being readjusted on ethnic and religious lines from the nation-states created by Europeans after the Ottoman empire fell.
 
2014-01-05 01:46:33 PM
It worked great in South Sudan.
 
2014-01-05 01:47:10 PM
So basically...everything is the same?
 
2014-01-05 01:47:41 PM
You can't say that Obama hasn't instilled American values in Syria.  The Syrians now are partitioned into the Crips and the Bloods.  The place is going to turn into a bloodbaath.
 
2014-01-05 01:47:47 PM
Darth_Lukecash: Obam's policy of letting people determine their own fates leads to this.
MrBallou: Only a jaded, self-serving fool would have the nerve to claim this is a bad policy.

I detect a bit of naivety mixed in with your idealism.
 
2014-01-05 01:50:28 PM

letrole: Darth_Lukecash: Obam's policy of letting people determine their own fates leads to this.
MrBallou: Only a jaded, self-serving fool would have the nerve to claim this is a bad policy.

I detect a bit of naivety mixed in with your idealism.


Wait what is this? No copy-pasta?

/So confused.
 
2014-01-05 01:50:58 PM

Darth_Lukecash: MrBallou: So Bush's military adventurism in the region didn't solve the problem of anti-American sentiment.

Who saw that coming?

Bush policy has nothing to do with this. Obam's policy of letting people determine their own fates leads to this.

The problem is that other countries have decided to meddle with Syria. Like our "pals" Saudi Arabia.




They hate us for our Freedoms.

Evidently, everyone will hate the Syrians as well.
 
2014-01-05 01:51:20 PM
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-05 01:51:52 PM
Lets see, Sunni POS's vs. Shia POS's, I hope this meat grinder goes on for years.  Oh yeah, Iran will never let the Sunnis win.  Never!
 
2014-01-05 01:53:29 PM

Kumana Wanalaia: Great. So when Al Qaeda sets up a training camp and plans a terrorist attack on the US from inside Syria, we get to go over there and fight for a decade, right?


It's the circle of death.
 
2014-01-05 01:53:33 PM
You all have fun with that.
 
m00
2014-01-05 01:56:43 PM

MrBallou: Darth_Lukecash:

Obam's policy of letting people determine their own fates leads to this.

Only a jaded, self-serving fool would have the nerve to claim this is a bad policy.

To quote some dead guy (can't remember the citation):

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Why do you hate Freedom (for other people)?


You realize we would have lost the Revolution if not for massive help from the French.
 
m00
2014-01-05 01:58:51 PM

Amish Tech Support: All that matters to me is we managed to stay out of it for once. It's the first part of operation " let them deal with their own fracking proplems"

I'm sure the republicans will start complain we aren't "leading" anymore. I guess we will just have to spend all that sweet tax money here at home giving welfare to multinational corporations, which may entail toppling governments that want to prevent exploitation of their resources...

 
2014-01-05 02:02:08 PM
Will the Kurds finally get their own state?
 
2014-01-05 02:03:22 PM
If it is true that:

1) Assad is likely to eventually win anyway, and
2) His victory is the least worst option

Then we should consider backing him outright in return for concessions, in order to accelerate # 1 and improve on # 2.
 
2014-01-05 02:04:40 PM
And Iran, Iran so far awaaaay...
 
2014-01-05 02:06:35 PM

MrBallou: So Bush's military adventurism in the region didn't solve the problem of anti-American sentiment.



Yes. This is all Bush's fault.
 
2014-01-05 02:08:10 PM

StatelyGreekAutomaton: And Iran, Iran so far awaaaay...


Great song, and even better anime intro!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpxrsEAIMT4
 
2014-01-05 02:09:55 PM
Mercutio had the right of it.
(R&J, Act 3, scene 1)
 
2014-01-05 02:10:58 PM
LOL brown people
 
2014-01-05 02:15:18 PM

m00: MrBallou: Darth_Lukecash:

Obam's policy of letting people determine their own fates leads to this.

Only a jaded, self-serving fool would have the nerve to claim this is a bad policy.

To quote some dead guy (can't remember the citation):

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Why do you hate Freedom (for other people)?

You realize we would have lost the Revolution if not for massive help from the French.


Fortunately, they were overstocked on unused muskets and fresh out of surrender flag inventory at the time.

/I know, I know... stale joke
 
2014-01-05 02:16:08 PM
Kill them all, let their gods fight over their bodies
 
2014-01-05 02:17:06 PM
a couple dozen well-placed ICBMs could take care of everything in the entire region.
 
2014-01-05 02:18:38 PM
Don't waste any $ on these scum.   Let them fight.
 
2014-01-05 02:19:46 PM

MrBallou: Darth_Lukecash:

Obam's policy of letting people determine their own fates leads to this.

Only a jaded, self-serving fool would have the nerve to claim this is a bad policy.

To quote some dead guy (can't remember the citation):

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Why do you hate Freedom (for other people)?




I never said it was a bad policy. It's the result of the policy. Self determination by the people, is the correct form of foreign policy.
 
2014-01-05 02:26:00 PM

Bslim: And now they'll have reunification as reason to fight for another 200  years. These motherfarkers just love messing each other up over bullshiat.


The poor side will want reunification because the rich side has all the money, and the rich side won't give a flying fark because they're doing fine and they want to keep what they've earned.

I've heard this song somewhere before...
 
2014-01-05 02:28:29 PM

gnosis301: You can't mix West/East and North/South.  What the fark are these people thinking?


I'm thinking that two heaps of skulls both lack a denomination.
 
2014-01-05 02:28:42 PM
Oh look. A middle east country that hates America. Must be a day that ends in "y".
 
m00
2014-01-05 02:29:21 PM

ElLoco: Fortunately, they were overstocked on unused muskets and fresh out of surrender flag inventory at the time.


The Kingdom of France was badass militarily. They just had something like 7 revolutions in the 19th century (and all the purges which come with that), which really impacted their military.
 
2014-01-05 02:29:32 PM

MrBallou: So Bush's military adventurism in the region didn't solve the problem of anti-American sentiment.


Are you trying to say that Bush 5 years out of office still weilds more power than Fartbongo does while in office?  It's almost as though Fartbongo is utterly useless
 
2014-01-05 02:29:49 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: Anti-West, I assume means anti-Russia and anti-Chinese, since they are the primary roadblocks for any chance of global military intervention long before the chem weapons were used? Nope? Ok, then suck a cock, Syria.


Have you looked at Iraq and Afghanistan, and their outlooks?

Such a chance Syria missed.
 
2014-01-05 02:33:06 PM

MrBallou: Darth_Lukecash:

Obam's policy of letting people determine their own fates leads to this.

Only a jaded, self-serving fool would have the nerve to claim this is a bad policy.

To quote some dead guy (can't remember the citation):

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Why do you hate Freedom (for other people)?


I'm reading a People's History of the United States, and in light of exactly which landowning class that document was written for, the irony is fairly heavy. Political freedom and decent government are often just a byproduct of cronyism and the institutionalizing of privilege, suggests the author. You get the government your betters deserve.
 
2014-01-05 02:35:11 PM
Good to see that the rational man syndrome is alive and kicking.

Talk and discuss until we are all exhausted, they have been bred for centuries to pay attention to violence alone.
 
2014-01-05 02:41:10 PM

Smeggy Smurf: MrBallou: So Bush's military adventurism in the region didn't solve the problem of anti-American sentiment.

Are you trying to say that Bush 5 years out of office still weilds more power than Fartbongo does while in office?  It's almost as though Fartbongo is utterly useless


How many fires do you think a community organizer from Shytown can put out on his own?
 
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