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Old 02.03.2020, 10:00
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Re: The Europeans not extending any welcome to Syrians

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I'd say give Assad a call, and offer him that if he gives the Kurds a place of their own we help him beat the rebels and kick the Turks out, tell the Kurds to lay down the weapons and accept their territory or else we smack them. And the Turks are only there for their own interest and should just get out with our help or not.
Problem is, we can't kick the Turks because of NATO. And redrawing borders is something people are deeply uncomfortable with. It creates the precedent that ethnicity/culture/religion are a basis for nationhood and raises all the spectres of the last time people believed that (Kosovo being an exception that doesn't count).
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