The World Ignites
Another Road to War in the Middle East
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  • lukelea

    Alternate history: The costs of the American intervention in the Syrian War continue to grow.

  • Arkeygeezer

    The Saudi’s are one of the principle backers of the Sunni moslems in Iraq and Syria. With 30,000 troops on the border, they could be a great stabilizing force on ISIS, or whatever they are calling themselves now.

    • Jacksonian_Libertarian

      I agree, the Saudi’s are the largest backer of the Sunni Jihadists in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq.

      • Arkeygeezer

        so, maybe having 30,000 Saudi troops on the border may be a good sign that the Sunni insurrection is going in the right direction. In any event, its 30,000 SAUDI troops; not 30,000 US soldiers and marines.

  • Anthony

    See Robert Kaplan “who was Saddam Hussein” for additional context.

  • hombre111

    American failure to contain the Syrian War? We did so well in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq. Just let them do what they will do, whether we intervene–and then leave–or not.

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