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Posted:  1/21/2014 8:58 AM #40464
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Subject: The Geopolitics of the Syrian Civil War
By Reva Bhalla -International diplomats will gather Jan. 22 in the Swiss town of Montreux to hammer out a settlement designed to end Syria's three-year civil war. The conference, however, will be far removed from the reality on the Syrian battleground. Only days before the conference was scheduled to begin, a controversy threatened to engulf the proceedings after the United Nations invited Iran to participate, and Syrian rebel representatives successfully pushed for the offer to be rescinded. The inability to agree upon even who would be attending the negotiations is an inauspicious sign for a diplomatic effort that was never likely to prove very fruitful. Read more »

Posted:  1/21/2014 4:10 PM #40480

Joined: 5/2/2012
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Last Post: 9/30/2014
I have no love or humanitarian concern for the hapless Syrian people. Their fate is of no interest to me. It is not in America's interest for either side to win the civil war. Baathists and Hezbollah on one side, the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda on the other. A pox on both their houses. May Russia, Iran and Qatar keep the money and supplies flowing - may the Syrian civil war last forever or until both sides are exterminated. Muslims killing Muslims is always a win-win by default for civilization. I have given up on America's dystopic foreign policy - amateurs like Obama and Kerry are a continuing embarrassment.

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