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Radical strategy for Syria

Discussion in 'Middle Eastern Politics' started by remnant, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. remnant

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    The world community has failed in its strategy in Syria. For a start, America and its allies directed their bunker busters on ISIS, the most credible force against Assad. This was alright judging from their extremism and the whirlwind offensive in Iraq. They should instead have simultaneously bombed ISIS and Assad to tip the balance of power in favour of legitimate Syrian resistance.
     
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    Not sure there is
    Any legitimate resistance.
    Hands off would have made more sense.
    If anything then disallow anyone else being hands on.
     
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    I do not think that America has the power or will to bomb Assad and ISSs at the same time. After ISIS is defeated then can turn to Assad. However they have to negotiate with pro Assad forces and Russia to defeat ISIS.
     
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    I agree there is no interest.
    I wonder what would happen if we told the Muslim world we were done talking or doing business until they solved their problem with extremeists.
    Only they can kill that snake as only they know where it lives.
    We can cover our own oil requirements if we needed to. This us leverage we have not had recently.
     
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    The USA might have enough oil of its own but not the rest of the world. agree the west can not solved all the problems in the Middle East. The Muslims can only solve the problems. But we do have some responsibility for some of these problems. Our interference in he Middle east has made things wost. Even the boundaries were determine by the West, Britain drew up the treaty . Also the West allowed Israel to return. We have obligations.
     
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    You can buy arab oil.
    No responsibility and n o thing says you have to continue.
     
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    The problem is the failure to bomb Assad has created a dynamic that has worked in his favour. He is now on the offensive and much stronger than at the beginning of the war. Russia has been sucked in and Assad's arsenal has been bolstered. Bombing him is no longer an option. Balkanization of Syria seems to be the only option if diplomacy ever takes off. The butcher of Damascus has escaped the hangman's noose with hundreds of thousands of precious lives consigned to the grave. Literally. A strong message has been sent to the brave, longsuffering and grieving people of Syria and beyond: Resist despots at your own risk.
     
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