Originally posted by Deetermined
reply to post by DarknStormy
Why are yous screwed? What threat does Assad pose to the USA? None. What threat do Extremists pose to the USA? Well, what are we in the Middle East
Assad's alliance with Iran does pose a problem to the USA and the entire Middle East.
The Sunni extremists pose a threat because they're taking over the entire Middle East.
The USA is in the Middle East to try and create stability (whether you believe it or not).
Iran is Shia. Most of the rest is Sunni. IF you see them BOTH as a problem, what do you care if they kill each other off like two ant hills at war
with each other? Let 'em sort it out on their own - the US will NEVER bring "stability" to that region. It's an inhuman task, and we are just
Saddam, in his own inimitably inhuman way, kept Iraq stable, where we have failed to. How's that US fostered "stability" doing there these days?
You're fooling yourself if you think we can bring anything even resembling stability to the Middle East. All we can do is remove what little stability
is there to begin with - as we did in Iraq, and as we are apparently now doing in Syria. Now, there IS a lot to be said for destabilizing the crap out
of the entire region, stirring it up, then pulling out and letting THEM fight it out. I personally don't subscribe to that strategy, but I can at
least see the rationale behind it.
If the USA left the Middle East entirely, we'd see Israel wiped off the map along with a renewed war between the Sunnis and the Shiites (just like we
see in Iraq after the US left) that will most likely leave more dead in the Middle East than any war in Iraq and Afghanistan combined.
ROFLMAO! The Arab armies combined couldn't wipe Israel off the map, however much rhetoric they spew about it - they've tried before, with less than
stellar success. As a matter of fact, the drubbing that Syria took as a part of the failed UAE effort is a large part of what has kept them so quiet
since they lost the Golan Heights!
After Syria falls, the Sunni extremists will work their way over to Shiite Iran (which is a double edged sword in itself). Even if the Sunnis take
over Iran, we may have gotten rid of one of our biggest threats, but then we'll find out that they were only replaced by a bigger threat of Sunni
jihadists who may gain access and take over nuclear endeavors started by Iran in which no one in the entire world is safe.
Throwing the Sunnis against Iran is the easiest way I can see to solve the entire Sunni "problem". I'm not sure there would be enough dirt in the
Middle East to bury all the Sunni casualties. Now, I realize that the wet dream of the Muslim Brotherhood is to have a caliphate stretching from
Algeria to Indonesia, but Iran is a great, big, fat stumbling block smack dab in the middle of their plans. There wouldn't be enough of them left to
run a caliphate. Also, you shouldn't confuse the Muslim Brotherhood with "Sunnis" in general. While the MB IS Sunni, not all Sunnis are MB.
Do you see how that works? The Middle East is a ticking time bomb and we can only try to slow down the tick unless we want to use our own nuclear
capabilities. I think we know how popular of an idea that would be!
I say let's light the fuse and stand back to watch. The Middle East will still be there when the dust settles, but it would be considerably more
thinly populated, and they would only have themselves to blame because of their inability to settle their differences without sparking one another
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