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OP-ED: Two Years Since the Syrian Uprising Began, the West Continues Its Handwringing.

World  (tags: world, Syria, middle-east, politics, US aid, rebels, violence, society, conflict, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', war, news, news )

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Underlining the challenges of supplying armed groups on the ground in Syria, a top U.S. general said this week that the U.S. understanding of rebel groups was "opaque" one year ago and is even worse now. This analysis of some of those groups suggests one

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. (0)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 9:38 am
I have to admit, the word "opaque" in terms of what the rebels want fits. Egypt is a perfect example of this.

Winn A (179)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 11:18 am

bob m (32)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 7:39 pm

there is certainly a pattern in all this... an agenda... we are like news mice in a lab game ..played with.. some power is at work here toward a big picture.. time grows short.... ... soon the beginning of the end.. peace peace but no peace ...... then.........

Billie C (2)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 8:41 pm
we need to stay out of the whole thing. you can't tell the good guys from the bad guys. most of the rebels are as bad if not worse than assad. let the other muslims take care of it. we need to stay far away. muslim garbage is not our garbage and it's about time we get out of the whole area. just keep muslims out of here or we will become england.

Helen Porter (39)
Monday March 25, 2013, 1:00 am
Billie C is right on.

We can't afford to fight wars that are not our business.

Listen to the voice of wisdom.

Past Member (0)
Monday March 25, 2013, 5:51 am
As sad and tragic as it is, this civil war will probably go on for another 8 years before it runs its course. The typical duration of a civil war is 10 years (Lebanon, Algeria, etc.). The final outcome will be a system similar to Lebanon's. A generation will be lost and nothing gained in the end.

bob m (32)
Monday March 25, 2013, 4:32 pm

The religeon of peacers and their black flagged chappies will (could,God forbid)... kill a few hundred with gas.. and obbie and his brotherhood pals will consumate the next round of co-operative harmonies ... In will come the good guys to save the day....and then the next Gov't. will start receiving F16s and such....what a convoluted crap shoot.... ......Maranatha... Seek His FACE while it may be found.

Jason S (50)
Monday March 25, 2013, 8:00 pm
Good posting, thanks
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