Syria Options?

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by gizmo17, Feb 10, 2012.

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  1. A military option is unlikely but is there a practicable option for NATO/UN Arab league if(a big if) the political will appeared.
  2. Further to that it seems the Turks may be talking up a Safe haven on/in the border region.
  3. Only with western backing apparently.
  4. As far as the West is concerned, it would all hinge on what the United States so desires to do (as pathetic as it sounds) The British have run out of dosh and what is left of our ever shrinking military is already over stretched with commitments, so if the United States were to say "Let's take these bad boys out" Britain would be more then happy to tag along despite going deeper into the red but would need as many NATO country's to share the burden of commitment.

    Also worth considering is the complexity of taking Syria as the Russians and Chinese could very well step in, so risking a powder keg of further escalation of conflict.

    I think the only viable option rather than just sit back and do nothing would be for the West to just provide the Arms and humanitarian aid for somebody else to sort it out.

    Finally, factor in that the West has little appetite now for yet another major sandbox crusade, as the last 21 years have provided us with almost constant death and destruction from the various punch ups that we in the West have been involved in.
  5. Build a wall around the entire country, then fill it with water... This could be the option for many other countries also...
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  6. Encouraging noises for the turks to create a buffer zone then give the nod for the Saudi's etc to finance training and turning of Disaffected Syrian army troops using the buffer zone as a base.
    The Long Game!!!

    Reality is more hot air from politicos and some ethnic cleansing who said History cant repeat itself.
  7. Depends on Russia. Ivan is unlikely to be keen on anything imperilling his tasty deals with the existing Syrian regime. Russia
  8. The best option is to let them get on with it by themselves. In Libya we have seen helping them will eventually backfire.

    Anyway, what better sport then watching Arabs wipe each other out?
  9. Not only that, almost certainly fewer will in the long run perish, as long as western states don't make their usual ham-fisted efforts to save them.
  10. Isn't it time that the Swiss sorted something out for a change.......?
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  11. Fixed it for ya.
  12. Is minding our own ****ing business for once an option?
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  13. That'd be too easy.
  14. Cricket.
  15. Open middle east map....check.
    Mark off all countries that are 'on side' (by force/finance or other).....check.
    What's left.....Iran, Syria, and Yemen mainly, possibly Pakistan.
    Mark allied strike and clutch bases in regions around the said problematic countries.....check.
    Turn on TV to find out the coincidence that said countries are 'naughty'....check

    The picture isn't rocket science.
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