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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 8
    More: Sad, al-Qaeda, Iran, Assad, civil wars, Washington Institute, Atlantic Council, islamic extremism, Free Syrian Army  
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2014-01-05 01:45:58 PM  
4 votes:
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 02:41:42 PM  
2 votes:
What really frustrated me was the response to the use of Syrian Chemical weapons. For YEARS people in the rest of the world have been biatching about the US going it alone, deciding it was the world cop, etc. (and to be fair, I do agree with them to some extent.)

Then someone uses sarin on civillians.

US: "Holy shiat, we, the world community, cannot allow to let this stand, can we? We've said before that chemical weapon use against civillians is a war crime, and we-"

ALMOST ALL OF EUROPE: "NOT IT!"
2014-01-05 01:44:47 PM  
2 votes:
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 02:17:06 PM  
1 votes:
a couple dozen well-placed ICBMs could take care of everything in the entire region.
2014-01-05 01:51:20 PM  
1 votes:
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2014-01-05 01:45:08 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:41:36 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:49:33 AM  
1 votes:
You can't mix West/East and North/South.  What the fark are these people thinking?
 
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