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  •  I'm sure some air units would defect (3+ / 0-)
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    jpmassar, Lawrence, greenbird

    if a no-fly was put in place.

    I can't decide personally what the best course is at the moment, but I'm sure a no-fly zone would be in place now if the spin-out weren't extremely disruptive geopolitically.

    "And now we know that government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob." -- FDR

    by Mogolori on Sat Feb 11, 2012 at 10:34:34 PM PST

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    •  agree with both your points---although to be (3+ / 0-)
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      jpmassar, Mogolori, greenbird

      honest--if the second point were the case, it really wouldn't be Syria at all....  a country like that is defined as much by geopolitics as the country itself.

      But even so....the battle lines are different...it's more nebulous than Syria was.  Even so, it's the ground forces/artillery that's wreaking all this havoc...I wonder how effective a no-fly-zone would even be?  It was effective in Libya--in part because NATO upped the ante a bit--like a no fly zone Plus.  (hitting offensive units, etc.)  Seems to me this situation would be far more precarious in Syria...with the potential for far more 'collateral damage'

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