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When you author a thread with thoughtful analysis that covers all the bases you leave little left to be added by the reader. Well written threads like yours often fade away quickly without getting the attention they deserve
It seems that Obama has basically left us with no good options. I hate to see any country's people suffer but I do not expect "our soldiers" to give their lives for another country either
America let’s face it only adopts a foreign policy that is in its own interests... When all is said and done this all comes down to America’s primary concern which is the stabilisation of the region
Originally posted by MrSpad
Quick and direct US intervention would have helped topple the regime but, we all know how well that would go over in the US. Have his actions been what is best for the US? Yes, easly and that is why it has been followed be everbody esle. The US will inrevene just enough to make sure the next gov is pro western without costing any western lives. As we get closer to the end the more likely you will see some sort action from the west to show it has supported the rebels all along while at the same time under cutting the radicals chances at taking power
Syria has become a global proxy war, in which every other participant is more invested than the United States. Russia, Iran, Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia — along with Hezbollah, al-Qaeda and now the Muslim Brotherhood — aid the forces that seem to serve their interests. U.S. support for the moderate opposition that began the Syrian revolution, in contrast, has been hesitant, late and restricted.
It is not that the Obama administration is doing nothing. Nonlethal aid has been dramatically increased. The United States is more active in ensuring that military aid from Turkey and Qatar doesn’t go to the most unsavory rebel groups, and the United States itself may even (according to some reports) be providing some covert military assistance.