With all these different groups having vested themselves into the outcome of this conflict they are making it a focus point for all the world’s self interests - I pity the poor b#stards of the general population with bombs and weapons from all sides flying over their heads.
I agree wholeheartedly. Let's not allow the idiots Obama & John Kerry to get us entangled in a web spun by who knows what spider.
I guess they heard Obama declared he wasn’t going to send troops at all. Just some small weapons and ammo.
Well, It looks like the O has been checkmated. Why do you doofusses tip your hand. You have no sense of strategery.
Syria is like Feces. The more you stir it the worse it stinks.
The Bible predicts Syria will align with Egypt to attack the anti-christ in the tribulation
so, I think Iran needs to send 4000 caskets with their troops
Al Qaeda will win this one and they will prepare for war with Israel
This has the potential to turn into the Vietnam of the ME. We do not want to stare down Putin over Syria - he is working to rebuild Russian influence. The rebels have pledged allegiance to Al Queda, and this is the group that we arm?!?! Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!
The entire world knows that the USA is led by an incompetent poseur. No country is respectful of the military that is being dismantled every day by this president.
From February of 2012:
...The Syrian opposition announced earlier that commander of Irans elite Quds Force, Qassem Suleimani, advises the Syrian authorities on quashing the countrys opposition movement, the Telegraph newspaper reports.
According to the Israeli daily Haaretz, the Quds Force includes 15,000 elite soldiers, who operated in Iraq and other wars on foreign soil. The Quds is reportedly in charge of training and funding Hezbollah...
From May of 2012:
Iran confirmed Sunday that it has, as previously speculated, sent troops to aid President Bashar Assad’s crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in his country...
How will they get to Syria? Iran has no common border with Syria. They will either have to:
1. Drive through Northern Iraq (Iraq wouldn’t allow it)
2. Fly over Iraq (I doubt/hope Iraq wouldn’t allow that)
3. Sail through the Suez Canal (Egypt may not allow it and if they did Israel would be able to take the out as they will be bottle necked)
Keeping the meat grinder going in Syria is really good. If anything I hope Hussein gives the fsa *justtt* enough support to keep this going for a long time.