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  •  The destabilization of Lebanon is next. (2+ / 0-)
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    Syria is fait accompli. This country has now been completely destabilized and can no longer project power in the region.

    The problem now is to prevent the complete collapse of the Syrian regime as happened in Libya. This would open up the armories for looting on a massive scale which would be tens of times worse than what had occurred in Libya. Syria has many more advanced weapons which would readily fall into the hands of the better equipped, trained and motivated Islamic jihadist's that have steadily flooded into the country from around the world.

    The only way to stop the looting would be with boots on the ground. But the only boots that can be used are the Syrian regime forces. Any western boots on Syrian soil would ignite the entire region. Turkish and Arab forces also could not do this due to pressures they would receive in their home countries. Therefore, Assad's regime must not be allowed to completely collapse. We will see a slowing down of arming the rebels and more of an acceptance for a political solution. Unfortunately, illicit arms supply will not slow down to the jihadists who do not want a political solution so it is better that Assad be seen to be killing these 'rebels'. Another solution would be having the "good" (US backed) rebels fight and kill the "bad" rebels.

    I think NATO, Qatar and the Saudis expected Assad to step down or fall quicker and are completely unprepared for what has occurred. Remember Clinton stating a year ago that it would be a matter months for Assad to fall?

    They have opened Pandora's box. Blowback is a bitch.

    •  open Assadism (0+ / 0-)

      "the only boots that can be used are the Syrian regime forces"

      Unfortunately for you, they're not going to be available.

      Your remarks are complete nonsense, fearmongering, and anti-Islamic racism.

      •  Don't expect the rebels to protect the regime's (1+ / 0-)
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        massive armories or the WMD storage areas. These will be looted just as they were in Libya. If there is a complete collapse of the regime, NATO will have to send in tens of thousands - I believe the estimate given was about 60,000 just to secure the WMD's. Syria is a tougher nut to crack than Iraq.

        Watch the US and Turkey apply less pressure on the Assad regime and scale back arms supply to the rebels in the near future. They will also start to look seriously at a political solution - something they should have been doing over a year ago.

        Qatar and the Saudis will continue to supply arms and money to the militant Islamist's because they have less to lose and everything to gain with Syria having a religious Sunni government to match their own.

    •  the silliness of some of these statements (0+ / 0-)

      "Syria is fait accompli" What?

      (Syria) "can no longer project power in the region" What in the world are you talking about? They're projecting a ton of power, they're just using it to kill their own citizens - or do you think the whole population of Syria are jihadists, and Assad's army your only friend? I could believe that.

      "Assad's regime must not be allowed to completely collapse" Um, how are you going to stop it?

      "having the good rebels kill the bad rebels" We need you in the State Dept.

      I don't support hide ratings but C. Bom. is a troll. Nothing less.

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