Why Russia Wants The Syrian Rebels To Lose
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  • gabrielsyme

    Worrying about terrorist groups prospering seems reasonable to me. Perhaps someone in the White House should think along the same lines.

    I think we should also give some credit to the Russians for their stated desire to protect Christian minorities in the Middle East. That may be as much public relations as actual motivation, but we should recall that Orthodox believers have a significant role in the Russian government, that the Russian Orthodox Church has a historic concern for their coreligionists in the Levant, and that the Russian state has a strong understanding of the importance of cultural and religious identity.

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