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How Syria Repudiates ‘Non Intervention’

As history repeats itself yet-again, the question has to be asked: How many times will the US end up ‘letting the war come to us’?

When the Syrian civil war started, the rebel side looked to us & our allies for aid… We ignored them.

No one would help… Except the organization once known as ‘Al Queda in Iraq’ – the very group we spent from 2004-2007 fighting to destroy. We were largely successful not through direct combat, but because AQ made complete jack-A’s out of themselves, and became seen as foreign invaders by the local population…
Without Syria, AQ would have remained ‘the people who blew up Iraq’… Now, they have a ‘PR-Makeover-in-a-Box’, as defenders of the Sunni faithful against an Alawite/Shiite menace…

And for all the Administration’s dithering & ‘not going there’, now we *ARE* going there, because the situation has spiraled out of control…

Further, the ‘image’ of America – in both Egypt and Syria – is that of a bandwagon-fan, a nation with no principles who supports whatever side is in power at the given moment, simply because said side is in power… The anti-Brotherhood movement in Egypt is hardly a bunch of Islamist fanatics – their beef with the US right now is that we supported both Mubarak and then Morsi ‘because he was the President’ – regardless of their actions…

If we had done what we should have – what W Bush or Reagan would have – and taken out Assad in the beginning, then Al Queda would not be in Syria right now – or if they were they would be foreign invaders, not the ‘savior of the people’… The WMD ‘red line’ would never have been crossed, because the war would have been over before it could be drawn… Yes, Iran would be pissed – but they already call us ‘The Great Satan’ anyway, so who cares…

If we had fought this when it was to OUR advantage to do so, we could actually gain something from it…

Now we’re in the unenviable position of saving Al Queda from Hezbollah… Wonderous…
That’s what happens when you ‘lead from behind’…

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