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Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person talking in this thread.

 

http://news.yahoo.com/two-dead-gunmen-storm-lebanon-police-post-151048116.html

 

News about the spillover in Lebanon.

 

EDIT:http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/04/world/middleeast/fighters-from-syria-kill-lebanese-soldiers-in-battle-over-border-town.html?_r=1

 

EDIT2: http://news.yahoo.com/jihadists-capture-key-syrian-army-082942692.html

 

And Assad only has Western Syria left.

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And the West is desperate too. And now this.

 

Chicken seem to be coming home to roost in droves these days...

 

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Regrettable as it is it does not surprise me. Russians are throwing the book at Obama, basically saying that if he won't get a UN approval first, any strikes will be unlawful. Which, technically, is correct, of course.

 

There are two main reasons why the Russians are doing that - one, they are trying to protect Assad as when the fun will start, it will be very difficult to exclude a possibility of a stray missile suddenly hitting him on the head - purely by accident, mind! And - two, they will try to be as obstinate with the US as possible given the treatment they've received with Ukraine.

 

Surely, the Americans can be trusted to do likewise with anything that Russia will do...

 

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Regrettable as it is it does not surprise me. Russians are throwing the book at Obama, basically saying that if he won't get a UN approval first, any strikes will be unlawful. Which, technically, is correct, of course.

 

There are two main reasons why the Russians are doing that - one, they are trying to protect Assad as when the fun will start, it will be very difficult to exclude a possibility of a stray missile suddenly hitting him on the head - purely by accident, mind! And - two, they will try to be as obstinate with the US as possible given the treatment they've received with Ukraine.

 

Surely, the Americans can be trusted to do likewise with anything that Russia will do...

 

Regards

 

One would hope even Putin would approve of airskrikes in Syria, considering his buddy (Assad) is in real hot water and ISIS made a point of stating Russia is next. Alas, Russia jumps off the slippery slope.

 

As for Assad having an "accident", I'd say the country would end up the better for kt. His management of the war right now is horrible.

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Too little too late, I'm afraid. This is now like a metastatic cancer. ISIS now has a real support among the Sunis on the ground and the PR-type bombardments are not going to be effective, they will only consolidate the support for ISIS among their sympathisers in the Middle East.

 

They way I see it now is you either a) carve out a chunk of Iraq and Syria and accept ISIS' statehood ambitions in the hope that they will mature and mellow (look how well that worked with the Taliban!) or b) mount a really big invasion and prepare for a long hard occupation, colonisation almost (this isn't going to happen).

 

Things went totally FUBAR.

 

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Things went totally FUBAR.

 

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You got that right.

 

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/10/06/ISIS-raises-flag-on-eastern-side-of-Kobani-report.html

 

Kobani has almost definitely fallen. Kurdish protesters are causing civil unrest in Turkey in a desperate attempt to get the world to do anything.

 

EDIT: http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/07/world/meast/isis-airstrikes/index.html

 

Thank God that Kobani hasn't fallen yet. It's a miracle.

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Well, looks like the rumours are true and the Turks are actually supporting ISIS (at least in as much as they are continuing the extermination of the Kurds):

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29548662

 

Create a no-fly zone? Really? Last I heard, ISIS had no air force, so who are they trying to prevent from flying?

 

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