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Thu May 30, 2013, 10:21 AM

Syria's deepening sectarian war bleeds across borders

"The longer this conflict goes on the more chances it has of spilling over,"


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/05/29/syria-sectarian-war-spreads/2370085/

AMMAN, Jordan The Syrian civil war is increasingly drawing in nations across the Middle East, a regionwide conflict that threatens to pit world powers against each other.

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...Israel warned Russia it may use airstrikes to prevent Syria from activating sophisticated missile systems that Moscow says it is sending to Syria, home of Russia's only port on the Mediterranean. Early Thursday, Lebanese TV quoted Assad as saying the first shipment of Russian missiles has arrived in Syria. He made the comments in an exclusive interview, which was to air later in the day on Hezbollah-owned Al-Manar TV.

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President Obama said two years ago that Assad "must go." Yet the Obama administration's reliance on diplomacy without arming rebel fighters has helped put Russia, which for decades has been a minor player in the Middle East, in a position of expanding influence.

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The Obama administration's stated goal, to negotiate Assad's departure, without giving aggressive lethal aid to the rebels or striking regime assets, such as air fields, "is premised on a fantasy," Badran says. Assad "is not going to leave voluntarily."
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Bill USA May 2013 OP
leveymg May 2013 #1
John2 May 2013 #2
quadrature May 2013 #3

Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2013, 10:50 AM

1. Newsflash: This civil war bled across borders when the first foreign Jihadi entered Syria.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2013, 06:24 PM

2. I don't think

 

President Obama has any right to tell the President of another country to go. He sounds like George W. Bush. Badran needs to know, President Obama does not even have the support of the American people to start a War in Syria. This is not some monarchy. He will politically destroy the Democratic Party and his Presidency, if he goes against the will of the American people. I will personally campaign and vote against the Democratic Party if they start another neocon War for you! I will be right out there with that lady from Code Pink and encourage more people to go against the Democratic Party nominee or replace his favorite. Go tell the Saudis, Israel and Turkey to proceed with your invasion. What is stopping them?

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2013, 06:27 PM

3. what's the downside?

the borders of many countries
in the ME should be redrawn

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