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Occupy Syria now! : Comments

By Arthur Dent, published 20/4/2017

Inaction has resulted in half the population displaced, nearly half a million killed, millions of refugees throughout the region and a serious threat to European unity.

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The writer brings back memories of 'The Good Old Days'

The gibberish that the Marxists produced in those days was an absolute treasure .

Thanks for the memories !
Posted by Aspley, Thursday, 20 April 2017 1:07:03 PM
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Arthur Dent Seriously? (hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy)

Having scanned through the complete drivel that is your article I agree with Aspley. I doubt that much of this could have been written without a fat joint rolled from pages of Das Kapital.

I love how the US is responsible for the 500k dead and 5m refugees because it didn't invade.
Posted by Shadow Minister, Thursday, 20 April 2017 2:15:14 PM
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Hi Arthur,

With 1500 warring groups in Syria, with a North-South Sunni axis (Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States and Turkey), an East-West Shi'ite axis (Iran, the Assad regime and Hezbollah), with a multitude of ethnic groups, with Russian involvement - we have to ask: what would Batman do ? Or Trump, or presumably yourself. Ride in - bam ! zap ! wham ! pfft ! - 'install a democratic government', a Curmudgeon suggests helpfully (forget that that's an oxymoron) and 'walk away'. Piece of cake.

Even if the current Syrian war against ISIS is resolved quickly, say this year, it might simplify the remaining conflicts somewhat, but immediately it would become a more overt N-S vs E-W, Sunni vs Shi'ite war: neither side wants to lose Syria.

That would be a far more vicious and protracted war than this one, since it would be a gut-war, a war for the soul of Islam, ultimately between more than a billion on one side and several hundred million on the other, and from West Africa across to Indonesia, and up into central Asia.

It might drag in India, an ally of Iran's, and of course Pakistan, both nuclear powers. Since adherents on both sides firmly believe that they would go immediately to Paradise and the arms of 72 lusty virgins, nuclear war would be no barrier.

Hmmmmm ....... I wonder what Batman would do then ?

So, surely, it is in everybody's interests if some ramshackle semi-peaceful half-solution can be patched together, something which nobody is completely satisfied with, instead of dreaming about a quick war ? In effect, until the Sunni/Shi'ite schism is resolved ? Hopefully, that will come about when Islam is reformed. Big job: there goes the 21st Century.

Cheers,

Joe
Posted by Loudmouth, Thursday, 20 April 2017 3:49:49 PM
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Feeling brain damaged Arthur's Dent?

Watch "Syria for Dummies: In 43 Seconds" http://youtu.be/HZC1YWBnYdk

Saves time!
Posted by plantagenet, Thursday, 20 April 2017 7:59:47 PM
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The thing is, America cant depose Assad because he is a poplar leader
to those around him. The Allawarte tribe and the Syrian army are seriously
loyal to Assad.

Deposing Assad, would bring America into direct conflict with the Syrian army
and also, most likely Russia as well.

That is hardly likely to result in a peaceful ending to the war in Syria as the writer
of this article should have the insight to see, when studying the civil tribal war,
the invasion of Iraq and the deposing of Suddam Hussein resulted in
Posted by CHERFUL, Saturday, 22 April 2017 10:44:05 PM
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Get the whole flock out of there and over to face off with China, is the more enlightened approach to world peace!
Posted by diver dan, Sunday, 23 April 2017 9:50:05 AM
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