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Submitted by myth (Germany), Mar 31, 2013 at 18:25

So long as one accepts the integrity of Syria as one country the humanitarian and the military perspectives appear as mutually exclusive. One million refugees entered Lebanon. I consider these people non-islamist. I propose to cut off a part of Syria along the Lebanese border in order to resettle the refugees. Western military needs to protect those people and keep the Islamists as well as the Assad regime out. Do not draw a line on the map. Renegotiate and move the border of the protected zone like a military frontllne.

As for the rest of the country, let the fighting continue. The West should offer Assad military aid in exchange for his chemical weapons. The weapons should be extracted and secured on NATO territory, in Turkey as a first step. Together one can have both, the humanitarian operation and the Islamists losing, but in two distinct places

The Dutch news reports that muslim immigrants in the Netherlands as well as Dutch converts travel to Syria for jihad. They take a flight from neighboring Germany to Turkey and make it across the Syrian border from there. I propose military action to stop the formation of the islamist "international brigade" already on Turkish territory.

European jihadis departing from Germany seems ridiculous to me. I imagine the jihadis standing in the same line for check in as American soldiers in Frankfurt. US military and German law enforcement please wake up! There's no point fighting in Afghanistan when you can pick your islamists within walking distance from US military bases in Germany.

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