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  •  According to Syrians, those who live there, (0+ / 0-)

    Assad must go, Saudi Arabia and Iran should fight it out in their own countries, a free and democratic society is not possible in a religious state, etc.  

    40 groups fighting proxy wars over oil, Shia vs Sunni, Kurds hated by most non-Kurds, Russia's only Mediterranean base threatened, does not equal a classic civil war.  This is way more complex than rebels versus corrupt government, as is Egypt.  We love simple constructs which is why we're never right about the ME.

    I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

    by I love OCD on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 02:52:39 PM PDT

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