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Old 05.10.2016, 09:27
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Re: Syria - It ain't over till it's over

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Hm, let me think...

https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/03/22/...kill-civilians

Why the rebels attacking civilian population haven't led to articles in NYT like "it is (finally) time to bomb..."?
It is a total war, the incentives on both sides are erase the other, because they know the other side has endless supplies of war materials, so the human base is targeted. Have no illusions, US was planning on having this war, was funneling arms, let Turkey and Saudis do the same, and now they build up the "weapons of mass destruction" (ups, obsolete, this time it is "war crimes") propaganda so that if they escalate then the stupid voters in US will not object, so they'll not have to use CIA doing covert arms trade but instead the congress will bless the war.
"US was planning on having this war" The reality is that Syria, like other ME countries, has artificially created borders that did not account for the geographical distribution of the various tribes in the area.
Like some other ME countries it is led by a tribe (Alawis) who are not in the majority, in 2011 the breakdown was 75% Sunnis, 11% Alawis, 3% Druzes; 7.8% Christians

It is not a cold war issue between US and Syria and cannot be resolved by these countries; it is a tribal conflict that will always simmer on.
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