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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:02 AM

Just a simple question here about Syria...

What side are we on?

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:05 AM

1. On the left side of the map.

west of the Atlantic.

Beyond that, it's anyone's guess.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:09 AM

2. Good question...



Pick a side, any side.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:33 AM

3. The side of making $.

If by "we" you mean the power structure.

-- Mal

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:39 AM

4. There's about a dozen sides in Syria.

The syrian civil-war started when global-warming lead to smaller harvests in Syria.
Rumors and fears of famine began to spread among the syrian people.
The syrian people began to move from rural regions into the cities, but that didn't make things better.
Then they started demanding assurances from the Assad-government.
These economic demands spiraled into demands for more freedom.
Assad said No.
And so the syrian people started a revolution.

From across the border from the sunni areas of Iraq came ISIS.
Amidst the chaos, the Al-Qaeda-affiliate Al-Nusra decided to join the fray.
The syrian Kurds saw the chaos as their chance to finally secede.
The syrian Turkmens somehow got drawn into this.
Turkey joined the war pretending to fight ISIS but actually fighting the Kurds and supporting Turkmen militias.
Russia joined the war to keep Assad in power so Russia can keep docking warships in syrian ports.
The US is fighting ISIS using the Kurds as proxy.



And these are just the ones I can list without looking it up. There's a dozen smaller militias and terrorist groups in there.

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