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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'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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