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Can somone here answer a question about Syria?

Discussion in 'Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy' started by Corruptbuddha, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Corruptbuddha

    Corruptbuddha Governor

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    Why does the US want to overthrow the Assad regime? I've looked everywhere an I can't find anything other than wacky conspiracy theories. Is it simply to export democracy?
     
  2. EatTheRich

    EatTheRich Governor

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    My understanding: Syria has been a consistent ally of Russia and opponent of U.S. interests in the region for decades. It has led opposition to the U.S.'s ally Israel for a long time, and has supported the anti-American, anti-Israel Hezbollah.
     
  3. Days

    Days Governor

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    that's pretty much it, although I would have worded it differently; Israel wants to expand into and swallow up Syria, so we are helping Israel by destroying all semblance of civilization in Syria.
     
  4. EatTheRich

    EatTheRich Governor

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    I would argue that the U.S. is seeking a favorable balance of power there, not necessarily the triumph of this or that power. In fact, its goals and Israel's have increasingly diverged in recent months as the U.S. has made organizing a fight against Islamic State a priority over a fight against Assad.
     
  5. The Sage of Main Street

    The Sage of Main Street Mayor

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    Wahhabi Lobby

    Sunnis, led by Saudi Arabia, against Shiites, led by Iran, is no alternate history. It's been going on continually for almost 1400 years.
     
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