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Western help to jihadists

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Submitted by argus 4 (United Kingdom), Apr 21, 2013 at 19:18

"Western nations are in the news lately wanting to support the Jihadist to overthrow Assad."

Might it be that western nations want most of all to stop the slaughter of innocent non-combatants and believe that bringing down the Assad regime is the quickest way to do so?

I wonder how much thought the Obama administration has given to the various possible outcomes in Syria. I doubt that it has taken a long-term view. In his domestic initiatives it seems to me that President Obama has been blissfully unaware of unintended consequences. Obamacare is an opposite example.

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