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Submitted by Alexandros (United Kingdom), Jun 20, 2012 at 10:36

First of all let me make clear that i do not care about the Russians, i just wrote that i agree with their solution, i also wrote that their motives are not humble.

You wrote what the Russians want, to keep their posture, but it is very easy to argue on whatever you wrote, does the west care for a democratic solution in Syria, except if you think that in Libya and Egypt there is democracy, you wrote that the Russians sent in the marines or they will do so, i do not know if you guys know in the States, but the Syrian forces have already killed and made public, military units that belonged to NATO's countries such as France, nobody denied their existence, at least the Russians have the excuse of Tartus. How can you support that an American style Democracy can work in Syria or in Libya or in Egypt and from one day to another, you go from Virginia to New York and people think differently imagine going from US to Syria! Also Assad's reign, even though he was clearly a dictator, he was not like Gkaddafi, Syria had a lot of different populations and the people really respected each other and he was promoting the Western lifestyle, this is not going to happen with an Islamic government even a democratic one, i can sign this right now. Additionally, who are these Islamists that want to take control? Their name "Islamic government" is just because they want to take advantage of the religion and gain people's acceptance, but deep down these are movements similar to the ones that prevailed in Germany just before the WW2 and their beliefs are no different, they are supposed to be the opposition and they are already slaughtering Christians in Syria, in Egypt the same, in Nigeria as well.

The main mistake you have done though is that the chief protagonist of the Syrian opposition is Iran, who says that, Iran is clearly supporting Assad, Turkey instead is supporting Syria's opposition, do you think the Islamic fanaticism of the Turkish government is any less than the Iranian one, think again if you do.

The real question for me is why does the US government want an Islamic reign in the middle east and my explanation is that they are clearly milead, as they usually are during the last two decades. The American Government is influenced to much by their "loyal" allies, who have convinced them that Islam is going to be the arrow of their bows so to keep their reign. i think that the US government couldn't be more mistaken, of course i know the G├╝len movement is doing a good job..............

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Sunni vs Shia ear for the ages [147 words]StasFeb 28, 2014 00:31213474
American "interests" [359 words]AEBAug 16, 2012 14:09197967
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2Missing Element [94 words]Bureautopian ObserverJun 17, 2012 17:04196415
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NazimJun 13, 2012 17:48196320
Well [89 words]NazimJun 14, 2012 17:59196320
4The aid flotilla is on its way? [130 words]JeffJun 17, 2012 23:11196320
I have to agree with the Russians [173 words]AlexandrosJun 18, 2012 13:11196320
Russian Style Democracy in Syria? [218 words]M. ToveyJun 19, 2012 11:58196320
1You did n't actually reply anything though [452 words]AlexandrosJun 20, 2012 10:36196320
Democracy is Rule of Law Accepted by and Not Forced Upon the Governed [725 words]M. ToveyJun 21, 2012 14:37196320
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1western public opinion and support [164 words]mythJun 14, 2012 06:48196317
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4So well stated, you highlight the duplicity of the west [102 words]saraJun 13, 2012 17:04196308
This is not convincing, but it is insulting [32 words]DebbieJun 14, 2012 11:52196308
4No, not insulting, just trying to make people understand [329 words]saraJun 15, 2012 15:24196308
4too bad --if anyone is insulted [110 words]Michael Hanni MorcosJun 16, 2012 16:30196308
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