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  •  Yeah, can't wait till they win. (1+ / 0-)
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    I'm sure it will immediately turn into a democratic republic that's a staunch ally of the US.


    While you dream of Utopia, we're here on Earth, getting things done.

    by GoGoGoEverton on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 07:57:01 AM PDT

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    •  These would be great to take out a bus full of (1+ / 0-)
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      tourists. It will only be a matter of time. :(

      I doubt if they will turn the tables on Assad. But they certainly will allow the carnage to go on for a few more years at least.

      Assad's forces kill rebels. Rebels kill Assad's forces. Rebels kill rebels. It's a triple win for the US. Just have to ensure there is a balance of power in the region and this could go on for a decade or more.

    •  once our "freedom fighters" control Syria (3+ / 0-)

      it will be an even happier place than Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya...

      We're shocked by a naked nipple, but not by naked aggression.

      by Lepanto on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 08:11:19 AM PDT

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      some here can't wait until Assad wins.  I wonder if they are excited by the prospect of the massacre of those who opposed the regime.

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        Of the initial Anti-Assad forces are now fighting along side the Syrian Army, and the Assad Militias. Regionally, in the anti-Assad enclaves, there are unofficial truces between the Regime Forces and some of the Anti-Assad forces, while everything from minor skirmishes to full on genocidal wars are taking place between the Islamicists and the FSA. In some of the villages, the Islamicists just spend their time killing other Islamicists, who just arn't Islamic enough.

        It's funny, the Jihadi's currently tearing Syria apart, are the same Sunni groups who defeated the US in Iraq. Now they are neck deep with the Military, Security Services and Governments of Jordan, Bahrain, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. If the past plays out into the future, Jordan and Bahrain's days are numbered, and Turkey and Saudi Arabia are in for a world of hurt and pain. Saudi Arabia much less than Turkey.

        Assad with probably win, eventually, barring Western or Turkish direct military involvement, as there is no Syrian Free Army, and the Jihadi's are anathema to any form of functioning Civil Government. It won't be Allewite Baathism, but probably a more inclusive form of a Republic. There will probably be some purges and executions, but Syria has been broken so bad, lost too many people, bled too much, for more blood to be the answer to putting it back together.

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