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    • Mark of Lewiston
    • 06.02.12 | 10:41 (IST)

    The US is still in a war with al Qaida and has obligations all over the world. And the US Congress has ordered cuts in the US military. They don't want to pay the costs. NATO is tied up in Afghanistan, too. And with Russia as a potential opponent (Syria is their customer), finding anybody willing to take that military challenge is going to be difficult. Maybe Iraq and Turkey might intervene. Syria is their neighbor. And refugees are likely flowing out of Syria now that the US is no longer in Iraq. The problem is that intervening is war. Since Russia and China side with Assad, the blood is on their hands too.

    from the article: Report: Assad's army kills 60 in intense shelling of Syria's Homs
    First published 09:44 06.02.12 | Last updated 09:44 06.02.12
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