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2012-06-13 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Pipes: Stay out of the Syrian Morass
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Posted by tipper 2012-06-13 09:14|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [232 views ]  Top

#1 Israel is to take lead on what to do about Syria.

Also, Strategypage had a dispatch today on it. Good breakdown.
Posted by newc 2012-06-13 11:18||   2012-06-13 11:18|| Front Page Top

#2 
Posted by IsraeliPatriot 2012-06-13 12:45||   2012-06-13 12:45|| Front Page Top

#3 "Sure, the MOST famous saying is "Never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less famous..."
Posted by mojo 2012-06-13 13:18||   2012-06-13 13:18|| Front Page Top

#4 Stay out of ALL mooslim morasses.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-06-13 14:12||   2012-06-13 14:12|| Front Page Top

#5 Does anyone really think having a super-sized Hamas/Hezbollah (i.e. a Muslim Brotherhood Syrian government) with 10 times Israel's land area and 3 times Israel's population, armed with MiG's and SAM's on Israel's borders is a good thing? Syria's Alawite regime has been funneling Iranian supplies to Hezbollah in exchange for Iranian aid to Syria. A Muslim Brotherhood-run Syria will devote the entire resources of the state towards killing as many Israelis as they can. The Alawites have traditionally been hostile towards Israel because they were using Arab Nationalism as a shield against Sunni Arab resentment at being ruled by Alawites. The sectarian war against Sunnis has basically destroyed the whole idea of Arab Nationalism in Syria. It's now everybody in Syria against the Sunni Arabs, who are now being financed by the Gulf's Sunni Arabs - the same people who are keeping Hamas alive and financing al Qaeda. Why would Israel shun this opportunity to reach an unspoken understanding with the Alawites - the same kind of understanding it reached with Jordan's King Hussein after the 1967 war? Especially with Egypt about to hand power over to a Muslim Brotherhood government that is about to march against Israel? If Syria's falls to the Ikhwan, Jordan won't be far behind, given its long and porous border with Syria.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-06-13 14:40||   2012-06-13 14:40|| Front Page Top

#6 I think we're developing a new generation of people who are just now figuring out the old Cold War phrase 'My dictator is better than your dictator' wasn't necessarily a bad option in the real world. Not to be confused with some mythical magical world of academics [particularly those with a Marxist tint] in which everything is to blame on America.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-06-13 15:12||   2012-06-13 15:12|| Front Page Top

#7 I still say give weapons to both sides and let them kill each other.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-06-13 19:44||   2012-06-13 19:44|| Front Page Top

#8 This is just one battleground of a sunni/shiia civil war that goes back decades, if not centuries.
Posted by phil_b 2012-06-13 20:53||   2012-06-13 20:53|| Front Page Top

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