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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 11:37 AM

6. So much for the whole "if you give them hope they'll keep fighting" idea.

Syrians for well over a year have fought and resisted and the international community managed to do nothing of substance. The escalation here just shows that people will fight back when they're being massacred wholesale and that no amount of outside support or even illusions of support has any relevance to that.

This idea was trotted out a lot last year with regards to Libya. A lot of people claimed if we didn't say we'd help that Gaddafi would've cleaned things up in short order and everything would be calm. That just doesn't work. People don't like being killed wholesale.

I expect Russia's boots on the ground if the escalation continues.

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