Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by beezzer
I hear ya.
I mean all sides have so much blood on their hands it's almost impossible to know who really are the good guys and who are the ones we should watch
out for in the future. Will they be part of any New Government? If so who will be backing them?
Tehran, Washington or Moscow?
That's if this even get's that far.
I believe beezzer was on the mark with his comment about there not being any "white hats" in this fracas. Many people are choosing sides based on
reputation alone, in a stunning display of partisan politics. I've talked to Muslims who are all out for Assad, and westerners who are all out for the
"rebels", which mystifies me. It's as if the westerners don't understand that "the rebels" are the Muslim Brotherhood - a faction of the folks we are
at war AGAINST, and who will EAT US given the chance. They are just another branch of the Wahabbist tree. It mystifies me to see people clamoring to
give them that chance.
In all honesty, Assad hasn't peeped at anyone at all outside his own borders for years... he didn't even squawk when the US went to war right across
the border from him, which one would think had to be worrisome, what with the US proclivity to splash things across borders on a regular basis. Nary a
peep out of him over it.
The Muslim Brotherhood, on the other hand, is hell bent on conquest, and seems to be making hay (and headway) while the sun is shining on them. Let's
tick off recent conquests by the MB - Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, now Syria. They are very clearly - to me anyhow - expansionist. It appears to me that the
intent is to create an MB "crescent" to use as a seed for building a new Caliphate... and here we are, supporting them in that (con)quest. It boggles
my mind. Muslims are aware of this, and it shakes many of them to their very core. They don't want that sort of outcome any more than I do.
So, while there are no "white hats" in the situation, Assad seems to be the less expansionist, less dangerous option for support, yet people here are
clamoring for his ouster and another Muslim Brotherhood victory. I. Am. Mystified.
As far as talks go, beware. Neither side is really interested in sharing power - they both want to just position themselves for the ultimate victory
over the other. It's really pretty hard to find a live and let live attitude flourishing in the environment there. It's all just posturing for
supremacy, the aftermath of which will be a purge (see Egypt).
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