The civil war in Syria

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The civil war in Syria

Postby RF » Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:44 pm

Given the prominence of this topic in western media coverage I am a little surprised that no one so far has raised this as an issue on this forum.

Leaving aside the matter of the alleged use of chemical weapons. it would seem that this war is now in stalemate. That would suggest to me that the regime of Bashir-al Assad and Ba'athism will ultimately fall, because it can't win.

The question then is - what replaces it?
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Re: The civil war in Syria

Postby aurora » Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:19 pm

Your post of about a fortnight ago RF posed a question-is the answer given herein???

Islamic State fighters have exploited the chaos of Syria's three-year-old civil war, which pits Assad and his allies against mainly Sunni Muslim rebels and Islamist militants, to carve out territory in the country's eastern provinces.

Qatar, which has sent cash and arms to rebels fighting Assad, also supported the U.S. strikes against Islamic State, contributing one plane on the first night of attacks on Tuesday.Other U.S. allies Jordan, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have joined in the strikes. All are ruled by Sunni Muslims and are opponents of Assad, a member of a Shi'ite-derived sect, and his main regional ally, Shi'ite Iran.

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Re: The civil war in Syria

Postby Steve Crandell » Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:23 pm

aurora wrote:Your post of about a fortnight ago RF posed a question-is the answer given herein???

Islamic State fighters have exploited the chaos of Syria's three-year-old civil war, which pits Assad and his allies against mainly Sunni Muslim rebels and Islamist militants, to carve out territory in the country's eastern provinces.

Qatar, which has sent cash and arms to rebels fighting Assad, also supported the U.S. strikes against Islamic State, contributing one plane on the first night of attacks on Tuesday.Other U.S. allies Jordan, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have joined in the strikes. All are ruled by Sunni Muslims and are opponents of Assad, a member of a Shi'ite-derived sect, and his main regional ally, Shi'ite Iran.

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Didn't you conveniently leave out the Iraqi regime in Bagdad, also supported by Iran?

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Re: The civil war in Syria

Postby aurora » Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:26 pm

The Telegraph Sat.29th Nov.2014

Despite most of the Syrian capital being free of conflict, the Christian Old City of
Damascus still reverberates with the sound of war.For more details use link

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... world.html
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Re: The civil war in Syria

Postby RF » Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:58 pm

The recent speech and admissions by Assad suggests to me that this war is approaching the endgame, at least as far as the continuance of the Ba'ath regime is concerned.

Once he is gone, no doubt there will be a new civil war, as the victors fight over the spoils.
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Re: The civil war in Syria

Postby aurora » Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:58 pm

The US are making one helluvs mess with their air strikes-more and more civilian deaths today

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