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Response to stevenleser (Reply #54)

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 11:45 AM

56. I've already described what I see as the pitfalls and likely outcome

 

and my opinion isn't rooted in what others think; it's based on recent history. I don't know how to be much clearer:

Our military interventions in the region have done nothing- time after time- but result in one clusterfuck after another. We've exacerbated the shi'ite sunni divide. destroyed economies, created more and more radical fighters and destabilized the entire region. One of the biggest problems now- and one I don't seeing discussed very much- are the millions of Syrian and Iraqi refugees that are displaced both internally and externally.

What will years of bombing do to address the problems of the region?

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