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originally posted by: paraphi
You have no proof that Turkey started the war in Syria. Crass revisionism.
originally posted by: markosity1973
a reply to: intrptr
And all of this is happening because the USA decided it wants Assad gone.
If Syria were an ally this war would never have got off the ground
I see you have never seen the videos of what the assad regime has been doing to its own citizens then. The assad regime is just as bad as ISIS.
If Russian's / pro russians ever obtain the ability to think for themselves the Russian people would be formidable to say the least. Since that would also mean Putin being thrown out of office he will do, or say, whatever it takes to retain power.... Just like Assad, Kim jong Un, The Iranian government and the Chinese government.
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: markosity1973
The people trying to overthrow the Syrian government are an insurgency (from outside), hired thugs and criminals trained and equipped to wage protracted guerrilla war with the Syrian Army and people. They can't win on their own, so substitute barbarity and dirty tactics like IEDs and mass murder to drain the energy and resources of the people and government.
The places chewed up by the conflict are contested heavily by both sides because of their strategic location , cross roads and supply routes for instance, between the outside "coalition" countries and the insurgent strongholds.
They aren't going to rule anything. When they are done, the place will be Libya-ized, a morass of infighting by numerous factions. Completely destabilized like Libya, Iraq and next… Iran.