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Originally posted by Trajan
reply to post by MrSpad
Why is it hard to believe Russia will go to war for Syria? They invaded Georgia when NATO tried to set up shop. What's the difference with Syria? Syria is tactically important to both sides. Iran, who act as the counterbalance to US regional dominance, wants to keep Syria in the game to keep Israel and Turkey from getting too big for their shoes. Israel, Turkey and the U.S. want Syria to be leveled so that Iran is left open, and Russia's economy slows down (Tartarus).
China also have an interest in Syria. The longer U.S. forces are tied up in the Mid. East, the longer China has to prepare for any conflicts with the U.S. and it's Asiatic allies. (which are becoming more and more frequent)
Only time will tell.
Yes you have got the picture that's happening, I think Russia is far from being finished from being a major world player unlike a few others on here who have the crazy idea America is top dog, if USA still see it's self as Top Dog it would not need it's Muslim terror groups to help USA to fight Syria, America would do the job it's self.
DISCLAIMER: These are not necessarily my views. Just thought somebody should argue that corner
Originally posted by Freeborn
reply to post by Alternative4u
I despise Cameron with a passion - but even he is neither stupid nor arrogant enough to allow this to happen.
There is absolutely zero support for this in the UK and any such action could quite easily lead to Cameron's removal from office and maybe even The Conservative Party from government.
Cameron is wrapped up in events at home and will not jeapordise his radical domestic policies for such a war.
The world will not go to war over Syria - with all due respect, it simply isn't worth it.
And with all due respect, there's no credible evidence to suggest that there's any truth in this.edit on 11/12/12 by Freeborn because: Add ETA