Originally Posted by orinjkrush
the war against izlam has been executed in stages: iraq, afghanistan, somalia, pakistan, egypt, libya, syria, and soon lebanon, iran. we now appear to have sided with the sunnis (Arabia) and are taking it to the shia (Iran). even though the Shia are more democratically predisposed than the sunni are.
all of it is about oil. all of it. just reflect...what if oil were not an issue, would we give a damn?
The Assad regime had its strength in the Alawite sect -- which I believe is a kind of Shi'a Islam.
But under Assad the Alawites were tolerant of both Sunnis and Shias.
The CIA backed insurgency in Syria seems likely to cause mayhem -- and very likely a civil war between Sunni and Shia.
It's hard to see how this helps US interests -- we ought to be using our influence to promote long term stability.
The present US support for violent regime change is destabilizing the whole region --
It's hard to see how chaos in Syria helps Israel -tho the hard line Netanyahu gv't is undoubtedly assisting the rebels.
Makes you wonder: is anyone (sane) at the wheel? It appears not.