Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
reply to post by FlyingSpaghettiMonster
Look, I think you're missing the point. Perhaps it's my fault for not explaining it very well. I am not doubting that there is an unhappy population
base in Syria who would like a new government. I'm only pointing out the probability of U.S. intervention due to their history in the whole region.
Regardless of all the other U.S. meddling in that region let's focus on Syria.
The U.S. is known for conducting raids into Syria just like they do in Pakistan.
US helicopter raid on Syria kills eight
The U.S. has even let their intentions known of intervening in Syria as recently as last month.
U.S. and Iran discuss Syrian crisis in back-channel diplomacy: report
Check this part out:
“They spoke about putting in place a high military council on the Egyptian model, with generals running the country and responsible for making
senior strategic options,” the paper quoted the Syrian opposition figure as saying.
They are talking about installing a government like they did in Egypt, and now Libya. I know you think I'm being closed minded, but I assure you my
mind is open to all possibilities. No offense but it's you who seems closed minded.
In my opinion it would be foolish to not believe the U.S. will take full advantage of this situation.
To be fair I'm not having a go at you per se
, but a general trend I see in many other parts of the forum. Actually I accept that Western powers
have a vested interest in a bit of real politik
(it's all italics today, isn't it?) and that technocrat governments would be very useful in
that regard. Italy and Greece are two examples that spring to mind.
That's the problem of a spontaneous - and by its nature - unfocused revolution. Once the regime is toppled, a vacuum is left, and because the rebels
have spent all their time and energy fighting, little or no thought has gone into how they can quickly set up the structures of free government
they've lacked for so long. We're seeing the results of that in Egypt.
I suppose my thought is that such a scenario has arisen not directly through a predetermined western strategy, but out of a lack of organised
political thought among the rebels, followed by an opportunistic intervention of Western powers after the fact, to implement the 'Shock Doctrine'.
edit on 20-11-2011 by FlyingSpaghettiMonster because: its