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Analysis: Syrian war seen dragging on for years
« on: May 31, 2013, 09:30:00 AM »
Via Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/31/us-syria-war-duration-analysis-idUSBRE94U0OB20130531

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(Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad cannot regain full control of his battered country and his rebel foes are not strong enough to overthrow him, dooming Syria to months or even years of sectarian civil war.

Bolstered by his Iranian and Russian backers, Assad has chalked up some military successes in recent weeks, defying his many critics, who have been confidently predicting his imminent downfall since the start of the uprising in March 2011.

But any suggestion his government might secure the total defeat of its disparate opponents shows little understanding of the nature of the war or the multitude of forces involved.

"As things stand, the regime cannot reconquer, it cannot reconcile, it cannot reform and it cannot rebuild," said Peter Harling, a project director at the International Crisis Group.

"But winning is living another day, and if you bring it down to that, (Assad) is," he told Reuters.

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Not a surprise. This is going to be a long and very bloody war.
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Re: Analysis: Syrian war seen dragging on for years
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 10:20:24 AM »
If Obambi gets us involved, at least we'll be able to pin "another Vietnam" on him.  :nono:
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Re: Analysis: Syrian war seen dragging on for years
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013, 02:32:08 PM »
Pinning a Vietnam like war on Obama is not much of a victory for the military who he would send there. It is each individual soldier I am thinking of they don't deserve to get in another Vietnam war we lost so many great men there for nothing. Our soldiers are the best of the best and I don't want to see  one of them thrown away by the whims of an illegal president. No good will come from us getting into their war. I am a mother of 3 veterans of war and mine came home and I am so grateful for that.

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Re: Analysis: Syrian war seen dragging on for years
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013, 10:18:57 PM »
Remember Teddy Kennedy calling Iraq "a quogmire" (misspelling intentional) that Bush had gotten us into? Democrats aren't worried about how the soldiers are affected by mismanaged or ill-advised wars, they just want to look for someone to blame.
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