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In Syria, some brace for the next war
Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2012 | Liz Sly

Posted on 04/10/2013 8:26:18 AM PDT by C19fan

As this remote corner of northeastern Syria fast slides out of government control, many Syrians are bracing for what they fear will be another war, between the relatively moderate fighters who first took up arms against the government and the Islamist extremists who emerged more recently with the muscle and firepower to drive the rebel advance.

The capture last month of the city of Raqqah, Syria’s first provincial capital to fall under opposition control, consolidated the gains of an assortment of mostly Islamist-inclined groups across three northeastern provinces. Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad cling to just a tiny number of scattered bases and could be ejected anytime.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: kurdistan; russia; syria; turkey; waronterror
Just like the Spanish Civil War where the Communist Party led by Stalinists with the held of Soviet NKVD agents were more interested in liquidating the other Leftists, including Trotskyists and Anarchiasts, instead of fighting Franco. Let the Mussies kill each other as long as we stay out of it.
1 posted on 04/10/2013 8:26:18 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan
"As long as we stay out of it"

Absolutely. Any side we backed would be the wrong side. Let them slaughter each other in pursuit of a fictional Caliphate that they will never see.

2 posted on 04/10/2013 8:36:51 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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I assume we armed the radicals. No, I can probably guarantee that.

In 99% of all civil wars it’s not the moderate-constitutional-democratic people who win. It’s the leftist or radical religious groups who win.


3 posted on 04/10/2013 8:48:17 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Kurdistan ping.
...between the relatively moderate fighters who first took up arms against the government and the Islamist extremists who emerged more recently with the muscle and firepower to drive the rebel advance.

4 posted on 04/10/2013 7:19:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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That is nothing but a PR disinformation. What “moderate” fighters? Bull crap. There are two types of forces capable to hold power in that part of the world. One of them are jihadis, another is secular dictatorship. Any other power is either theoretical or fictional.
Agitprop like that is aimed to defeat critizism of arms supply to the rebels via pushing lies on that there are good guys to help them.


5 posted on 04/10/2013 8:09:28 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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