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#1 With the election so close Obama has not the will nor the vision to do what is right. He is fine hiding in the shadows as a puppeteer. Perhaps he will wait till after the election when he will have more power to influence these events. The truth is those close to him will have to make the call. Should it turn out well he will take the credit. Now its legacy time for him.
Posted by Dale 2012-08-29 07:53||
#2 Time to take the fight to the Iranian stooges. Targetted assassinations in Syria, funding and supplying opposition militias in Iran. Bleed them everywhere
Posted by Frank G 2012-08-29 09:40||
#3 My impression is that the West started this by using Syria as a pressure point on Iran. However, this conflict is mushrooming into a full-scale war ... especially with so many foreign interests involved. The next major MidEast war could start as the "Syrian War". Not only will Syria be devastated - but it will unlock conflicts across a host of people groups inside the Middle East. Unlike previous ME wars - this is not just Israel vs. Neighbor. There are many hostile influences and many people looking to re-align their borders, extract revenge, or get a tit-for-tat. It has the potential to become a true multi-party conflict before the dust settles.
Posted by Raider 2012-08-29 10:16||
#4 according to Debka ... Russians pulling out of Syria this week. If so - it's got nothing to do with Assad. They obviously believe something bigger is coming ... and fast.
Posted by Raider 2012-08-29 12:41||
#5 "100,000 Russian citizens currently reside in Syria" so two ships are in route in case things get more difficult.
Posted by Dale 2012-08-29 18:06||
#6 So IIUC, the good General is basically admitting that Iran has formally but PDeniably intervened in Syria???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-08-29 19:55||
#7 Two ships won't evacuate 100,000 people.
Posted by Steve White 2012-08-29 20:53||