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Old 04-23-2017, 10:15 AM   #121
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This article claims the United States government is paying its " fighters " in Syria!!

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/id...84558-42121561

When Trump's ships get close enough to North Korea is their leader going to fire upon them and start world war III???

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Old 04-28-2017, 01:04 PM   #122
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Actual, balanced news reporting and analysis is much harder to find, but the Internet does give you access to a great many sources. (For instance, what are Syrian news outlets saying?
Funny you should ask:

President Assad Latest Interview 4/21/2017

A good interview I encourage you to watch since you will not find the FULL interview on any of the western platforms. Again it begs the question, does it make logical sense for Bashar Al Assad to use chemical weapons when his forces was winning in the first place? Also if it were sarin gas, why do we see pictures of 'rescuers' without any protective gear? Sarin is a dangerous substance is it not?

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Change of pace, I find this to be rather enlightening:

The Rageaholic - Trump: Why So Syria? - A Rant
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Published on Apr 23, 2017

Sketchy evidence? Talk of 'regime change'?
It's awfully 2003 in here.
 
Old 05-05-2017, 02:36 PM   #123
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"Deal on safe zones in Syria to come into effect 21:00 GMT on May 5 – Russian MoD"

"The agreement for safe zones in Syria will come into force on Friday at 21:00 GMT, the Russian Defense Ministry announced. Russia, Iran and Turkey negotiated the memorandum on Thursday in Astana, Kazakhstan."

https://www.rt.com/news/387251-syria...-takes-effect/
 
Old 05-05-2017, 02:43 PM   #124
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"Deal on safe zones in Syria to come into effect 21:00 GMT on May 5 – Russian MoD"

"The agreement for safe zones in Syria will come into force on Friday at 21:00 GMT, the Russian Defense Ministry announced. Russia, Iran and Turkey negotiated the memorandum on Thursday in Astana, Kazakhstan."

https://www.rt.com/news/387251-syria...-takes-effect/
A couple of hours ago I watched an interview with two international analysts at a regional TV channel. The interviewees agreed that, since Trump and Putin had somehow convene to this agreement it might work.

Now, I wouldn't like to be pessimistic, but I wonder how long will it last this time before the terrorists break it (again).

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Old 05-05-2017, 03:45 PM   #125
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The " problems will eventually arise " when the " safe zone " is violated and someones plane is shot down and/or the pilot killed; and the extent of the escalations that go on from there!!
 
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Whoever violates the safe zone will be messing with Russia. I do not care if my views on LQ are unpopular, but as I stated before - Assad is trying to keep the country together with the help of the Russians, they are fighting the terrorists. I refuse to go along with the same old lie - the latest 'gas attack' like the first was a false flag, and I do not support Syria turning into the next Libya/Iraq.
 
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Assad is trying to keep the country together with the help of the Russians, they are fighting the terrorists. I refuse to go along with the same old lie - the latest 'gas attack' like the first was a false flag, and I do not support Syria turning into the next Libya/Iraq.
I totally agree.

BTW, the pessimism in my previous comment was not directed at the actions of Russia (which I support in the case of Syria), but rather at the fact that everytime there is a ceasefire in Syria, the terrorists always manage to break it.
 
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In Syria, it is Israel that is more than likely to inflame World War III!!
 
Old 05-15-2017, 11:55 AM   #129
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Well it seems that the United States, and the United Kingdom, now have " troops on the ground in Syria "!! In my old humble opinion I believe this gambit will result in Russian and Iranian " troops on the ground " in Syria as well and the prelude to World War III begins!!
 
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In Syria, it is Israel that is more than likely to inflame World War III!!
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Well it seems that the United States, and the United Kingdom, now have " troops on the ground in Syria "!! In my old humble opinion I believe this gambit will result in Russian and Iranian " troops on the ground " in Syria as well and the prelude to World War III begins!!
Naah, I don't think so. Syria can't interdict the flow of any natural resource (oil, lithium, opium) that the world-at-large would be seriously interested in. Neither can any nation, by allying itself with either side, hope to seize such things as "spoils of war." Meanwhile, Israel – despite its now-legendary inability to make peace with get along with someone distant-cousins who like to live on the opposite side of a river, just a few hundred yards away – likewise doesn't have the cards to set-off a global conflict. (Even though it thinks that it does.)

The immediate problem in Syria is very much like the immediate problem in Korea: someone is playing-around with "war toys" that they never should have been been given in the first place. (Specifically: they are setting them off!)

And, please also understand: all of the nations that you have mentioned always(!) have some number of "troops on the ground" in these regions ... or, "extremely nearby."

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Old 05-22-2017, 10:32 PM   #131
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In absolute disgust and shame at my heritage, I left Amerika just before 9/11. Only gotten worse there since. As "silence is consent", I was unable to speak and act in support of the many pc mantras and was largely labeled as not being a team player thus denied every opportunity.

Syria is just the door to Iran and look who it's buddies are, two of the three biggest countries in the world by landmass... and they are arm in arm. Stop it in Syria and a far larger war may be avoided. Amerika's last chance power grab. Israel's last chance at a one-state solution. Hence, the mad rush.

Amerika has been an outright failure as world leader and I, for one, welcome options.

Always worked under the table so as not to pay for the cruelty and killing. Eventually, made enough to get off the street and out of that horrible place. Never looked back.

should things be stopped at Syria and things stabilize, I will try to Achieve a SE Asian passport and dump this Amerikan badge of shame. But should WW break out, I'll head straight to the nearest Russian embassy for asylum and help any way I can.

Hopefully it'll all tinker out and I can chill and smoke my spoke. 'Till then, I won't pay for nor support in any way for "Amerikan interests" nor will I remain silent.

"silence is consent". Good luck to Syria and Iran.
 
Old 05-23-2017, 12:12 PM   #132
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... "Obviously, you are a newcomer to the world of World Politics!"

If you care to become, as I sort-of am, "a student of world politics," you will surely find that it is: "a very murky and certainly violent world, stuffed full of actual human nature."

Over the course of centuries, "the players in the game" come and go, but "the game, itself," does not.

Therefore: "Ameri{c|k}a" is only "one (fairly recent ...) player." It is not a statement of the entire problem.

The actual problem? Hate to say it, but ... "human nature!"

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