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Submitted by Alexandros (United Kingdom), Sep 22, 2013 at 19:58

I am sorry for the title, but i can't quite figure out how the assessment corresponds to the conclusions.

With the current situation on basically the ones that lose are the Syrian opposition, which i do not know if it is a bad thing, nobody really wins but small victories and nobody loses anything and let me explain in detail.

Russia wins a small victory in the international arena, because they managed to cancel an American decision, even though America does n't really lose, because it was already obvious that America did not actually want to take that decision and it was rather pressed to decide the attack, in fact i think America wins a small victory since they will not have to engage in a really serious conflict and looking like they are the bad guys. Assad wins a small victory as well, from the aspect that he remains in power, but he is still engaged in a conflict that weakens his power day by day and Syria's power. Iran wins a small victory by delaying this attack to one of it's allies but this ally is getting weaker day by day and so does Iran, which has to support this ally, the same goes for Hezbollah as well. Turkey is not losing anything, but the pride of it's Islamofascist regime. The only thing that is happening according to Turkey, is that the neo-Ottoman plans are not going forward, but this is not a loss, it is just not a gain.

From all the above i do not understand how Israel is losing, in the contrary i would say that Israel is beneffiting from the above situation, because if the conflict ended right now with a clear winner, then the winner would have changed the balance in the Middle East big time to his favour and definitely against Israel.

Finally to be honest, i do not see how Turkey, Israel and America are on the same side, in fact with the current situation, i think that all stand on their own and their interests are different.

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last paragraph: I don't see the three on the same side. I just see the three all doing badly.

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Weird article? [347 words]
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AlexandrosSep 22, 2013 19:58209950
Iran-US alliance? [44 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
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No it will not be a Sunni v Shia alliance [95 words]dhimmi no moreSep 23, 2013 07:02209946
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end game for Obama's style of peace making, [190 words]rodney allsworthSep 19, 2013 02:42209885
Worry About Obama in US, not MidEast [74 words]
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A World UPSIDE DOWN [76 words]NuritGSep 18, 2013 10:19209867
will Obama learn when he confronts Iran [111 words]mythSep 18, 2013 04:32209861
as a result of complication Assad dictates the rules of the game [282 words]mythSep 18, 2013 04:21209860
The decline of USA Empire [121 words]Peter KikareasSep 17, 2013 23:18209851
Scoring the Syria Deal [43 words]steven lSep 17, 2013 22:50209846
Pls explain [61 words]
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2Islamic culture is a War Culture [141 words]Robin RosenblattSep 17, 2013 19:06209833
2Kinds of wars in the current state of the world [359 words]PrashantSep 19, 2013 17:50209833
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Regardless, the American people lose, lose ... lose. [213 words]kmanSep 17, 2013 17:34209831
2A Somewhat Different Scoring [306 words]stuffagainSep 17, 2013 17:16209830
1Isn't Israel winning as well ? [179 words]Jon, a Brit in EurolandSep 18, 2013 10:19209830
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Taking stock [29 words]David W. LincolnSep 17, 2013 15:22209828

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