Syria Gets Radical
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  • mike

    So what is the answer then? Easy to critic without a solution of your own

    • Walter Russell Mead

      @mike: some problems don’t have solutions; is that really my fault?

  • vanderleun

    Well, people like Mike seem to think that those who point out a situation but have no immediate power to change it possess a secret magic fix-it button that they just aren’t using.

    As for “The administration did not press for an early entry into the war. It also did not move arms and money quickly to moderate rebel groups.” why would this not be the “coherent strategy behind these moves.” As the wags say, “Planning to fail is a plan.”

  • Kris

    “The risk now is that a long war is radicalizing the people on the ground.”

    No! Who could possibly have seen this coming?!

  • Mick The Reactionary

    @ Kris says:

    ““The risk now is that a long war is radicalizing the people on the ground.”

    No! Who could possibly have seen this coming?!”

    Indeed.

    Here we have an Arabic Muslim country under 60 years of brutal secular dictatorship.
    As George W Bush has said, its populace earns for freedom, a freedom to do to each other and to the infidels as Koran demands.

    Once a secular dictator is removed the good Muslims of Syria will have their chance to exercise their newly found freedom. Woe to the Christians of that ancient land.

    But it is unfair to say that Syrian Muslims are radicalizing. They are just Muslims enjoying their new freedoms.

    And no, American Ruling class could not have seen this coming. The Great Theoretician of Islam George W Bush said that Islam is religion of Peace and that’s that.

    Even if 100 Muslim countries will have revolution and setup Islamic totalitarian democracies like Iran, the Ruling Class still would be shocked if 101st country will turn totalitarian.

    The Ruling Class understands Dar al-Islam just as good as Bolsheviks understood US Constitution.

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