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Old Apr 26th 2013, 3:25 pm
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22305444

While I do not doubt that this is possible, a part of me can't help remembering the WMD claim on Iraq and the blood on Bliar's hands over Dr. Kelly.

Another Western intervention into a Middle Eastern war looms, I think...

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Originally Posted by Millhouse View Post
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22305444

While, I do not doubt that this is possible. A part of me can't help remembering the WMD claim on Iraq and the blood on Bliar's hands over Dr. Kelly.

Another Western intervention into a Middle Eastern war looms, I think...
Unfortunately, your predictions could all too likely become reality, which is both frightening and saddening.

I hope you're wrong, but....
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There wont be any western intervention in Syria due to the alleged use of chemical weapons. This claim has been raised by Israel a little while ago. However there was a lack of evidence - most chemical weapons kill within a short space of time - you usually would not have managed to get pics of someone suffering in hospital and taken pics as evidence on the field would be more obvious. Possibly Israel is more concerned with defending another border.
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Recently Israel was saying that if they have intelligence that Assad's chemical weapons will fall into the wrong hands (eg: AQ & Hez) , they will take action. So does this mean then that it Assad's hands are not considered "wrong hands".

This all seems like a convenient excuse for the West,Turkey and Gulfies to enter the fray and install a Sunni regime . Could be a flase flag; i.e. Mossad and or Rebels introduce a substance to a limited area that causes people to exhibit signs claimed to be from chemical weapons.

Could also be true. Assad maybee on the ropes so has to resort to more deadly weapons. It is surreal how the Western powers warn him they will intervene if he uses chemical weapons but the reason he may use them is because Western powers are supporting the rebels.
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Israel won't do anything.
"The West" won't do anything.

Both will sit back and watch and wait for Syria to burn itself out. Particularly as it gives very useful information as to who is coming in from abroad to "freedom" fight.
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Israel won't do anything.
"The West" won't do anything.

Both will sit back and watch and wait for Syria to burn itself out. Particularly as it gives very useful information as to who is coming in from abroad to "freedom" fight.
That wouldn't be such a bad scenario.
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That wouldn't be such a bad scenario.
It's the one they are now tired of playing out. I watched McCain and a few senators raving on tv last night. Pretty sure the US will interven soon
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Israel won't do anything.
"The West" won't do anything.

Both will sit back and watch and wait for Syria to burn itself out. Particularly as it gives very useful information as to who is coming in from abroad to "freedom" fight.

Israel is feeling the pressure - they are buggered if Assad goes down as the rebels may turn the weapons onto them, which means them defending another border. They are also concerned with Lebanon and border skirmishes. Their best bet is that Assad quashes the rebels - however he is on a losing wicket, or to "persuade" the US to intervene.

The pressure is on Assad to end this - the West wont get involved as there is no profit.
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Israel is feeling the pressure - they are buggered if Assad goes down as the rebels may turn the weapons onto them, which means them defending another border. They are also concerned with Lebanon and border skirmishes. Their best bet is that Assad quashes the rebels - however he is on a losing wicket, or to "persuade" the US to intervene.

The pressure is on Assad to end this - the West wont get involved as there is no profit.
2 Lebanese Sunni Sheiks have formed groups and are publickly urging Sunni Lebanese to sign up, to go fight Assad.
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News...Hezbollah.html

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News...Hezbollah.html

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The loonies will take over. Did anyone really believe all this BS about "The Arab Spring" ? Bearded Jihadists from all corners of the Globe have been heading there for months. aided by the West and Allies.
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Let's be clear - our strategy will be no different to what we have always done. We will support the installation of a new regime who will suck up to us for a while and keep a lid on the place by whatever means. After about 30 years the new regime will no doubt go nuts and we'll have to repeat it all over again.

Nothing will change - it's just someone else's turn to have a go in the driver's seat.
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No. London's policy will be to do what Uncle Sam says. UK foreign policy and war aims have been dictated by Washington since 1941. (Or earlier ?)
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No. London's policy will be to do what Uncle Sam says. UK foreign policy and war aims have been dictated by Washington since 1941. (Or earlier ?)
Ever since the Lusitania was torpedoed. God only knows how we didn't get involved in Vietnam. Must have been a clerical error....
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Harold Wilson had the guts to say "NO" to LBJ.
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Originally Posted by UKCityGent View Post
There wont be any western intervention in Syria due to the alleged use of chemical weapons. This claim has been raised by Israel a little while ago. However there was a lack of evidence - most chemical weapons kill within a short space of time - you usually would not have managed to get pics of someone suffering in hospital and taken pics as evidence on the field would be more obvious. Possibly Israel is more concerned with defending another border.
Obama said if chemical weapons were used they would face the consequences...... Apparently the use of sarin gas has been confirmed by reporters and intelligence agencies........ This will turn nasty.
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