I prefer not to discuss with you political matters, and other matters that have to do with reality. You simply are unaware of the most basic principles that govern the conduct of states. The "prime directive" is to understand what states do by trying to look at the situation from THEIR point of view, thus understand their actions. You will not learn it in the Dumbya Bush School of Diplomacy, but it is well known here on Earth. I will go thru the exercise of criticizing your post, and hopefully you will find friends to converse with and to offer their critique on future posts. Learning for you will be a long process. 1. "Syria made a huge mistake when it allied itself with Iran in 1980." There was no mistake at all. Iran and Syria had a common enemy named Saddam. At the time, the US made friends with Osama to fight the Soviets. In any case, this friendship did not obligate Syria too much. They became US friends in the 1991 Gulf War. 2. Now, Iran, led by fanatics, is an albatross around Syria`s neck.? Nothing is forced, there is no albatross. Syria is interested in the relationship. (Again, think as Syria would.) 3. ?Syria would do well to follow the example of Lybia, a country that until just recently was a state sponsor of terror? Same old problem You don?t see what the Syrians see. They want the Golan back, but nobody is helping them, not even when they were friends with the US (thru the Clinton years). They have real interests, which Lybia did not. 4. ?Syria is not playing a very smart game.? Never talk about being smart on Earth. Your post today is truly one of the worst I have ever read.
from the article: Free Assad