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  •  Great analysis (2+ / 0-)
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    cskendrick, Nailbanger

    There is even a buzz that Al Qaeda is thinking of holding their nose to join forces with Hezbollah.


    The Enemy of My Enemy Is Still My Enemy

    Many Sunnis are therefore rallying to Hezbollah’s side, including the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Jordan. The Saudi cleric Salman al-Awda has defied his government’s anti-Hezbollah position, writing on his Web site that “this is not the time to express our differences with the Shiites because we are all confronted by our greater enemy, the criminal Jews and Zionists.”

    For Al Qaeda, it is a time of panic. The group’s Web sites are abuzz with messages and questions about how to respond to Hezbollah’s success.

    Of course, this goes over like a rock with the West and Israel.

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 06:23:35 PM PDT

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    •  Well, imagine if Al-Nusra WON (2+ / 0-)
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      War on Error, Nailbanger

      Every country in the area would swarm them.

      Sometimes the neverending struggle is a business model not a business challenge.

      •  Here's an evil thought, although not original, (1+ / 0-)
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        I'll just add a twist

        Google US Russia Proxy War Syria and you will find many chiming in on this possibility.

        Here's my twist from an overactive imagination

        Russia and China in back room dealing, decide to join forces.

        Google Russia China Warming and you will find many chiming in.

        Google New China Leader Hardliner and you will find many chiming in.

        Now imagine China's leader coming down on "Capitalist Roaders"

        China's oligarchy could maintain their wealth, status, and power by reducing their people to economic servitude to the state, and Russia could have cheap labor to enrich their Oligarchy even further.

        Lastly, Googe China Japan Tensions, could China see a benefit of having Russia militarily backing them to settle the China Sea island issue?  Talk about a history of hostilities!

        The China Sea issue could put Russia and the US at war via China/Japan conflict.

        All this at a time when the US and the EU are having financial problems.

        The world is a freaking mess.  Who will step up and stop the madness?

        In the meantime, who has an incentive to end the Syrian civil war?

        It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

        by War on Error on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 06:42:25 PM PDT

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