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2014 Carrys 2013's Baggage of Failures - Syria with Iran in the Background

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jan 9, 2014 at 13:56

2014 opens with various scenarios in play and others waiting in the wings for opportunity to sweep away competing interests and interestingly enough, Mr. Morcos' observation speaks to a situational series of events that appear to be setting the stage for another round of fantasy international politics. The world seeks peace (supposedly) but by the actions of all parties, none still have any clue to obtaining it.

We'll start with the Putin scenario, for it has all the trappings of a former imperial power trying desperately to recapture the stature of former glories and sweeping aside the Soviet era stigmas of how to function as a former socialist society in a capitalistic setting. As for the prowess of a fighting force capable of enforcing a certain agenda, Mr. Putin has been quite successful in that regard.

But we see an American attempt to keep America competent in an arena in which the current American Administration despairs to remain valid. Like a Pavlovian experiment, diplomatic attempts like the Clintonian forays in the 1990's achieved photo op displays looking like peace accords; but really, hudna is hudna still in the vocabulary of the 'Palestinian' foreign exchange.

Secretary of State Kerry is trying river boat diplomacy for all intents and purposes, allowing himself to be used by the 'Palestinians' for their agenda to keep Israel off balance. In that regards, it is the hint of diplomacy that is working. But of that, there is the danger of ancillary activities in the shadows triggering a full blown imbalance that changes the tone of the diplomacy fro from peacetime to wartime.

The world was at that threshold when the Syrian WMD scenario put America staring into the muzzle of the Russian bear. Guess who flinched. The potential of that occurring again is not off the table and it would not take much to set something off. With the release of sanctions pressure against Iran setting up the next situation, how long does anyone think it will be before Iran is in the breaking news of world media?

If, for example, Iran's nuclear production facilities are struck, how long does anyone think it would take before diplomacy breaks down amid calls for retaliation for the action? In contrast, whatever diplomacy Mr. Kerry might have thought could be engaged will be scattered to the winds of dissolution as the world community will be gathered to Iran's plight of self-determination. Russia will be at Iran's side.

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a quasi Saudi approach [224 words]mythJan 30, 2014 05:25212885
So the idea is destroy Syria to benefit Israel? [14 words]Petros HouhoulisJan 23, 2014 03:07212762
What is the future that the West (NATO and Israel) wish for Syria? [495 words]AlexandrosJan 22, 2014 13:53212757
Sorry, Dr. Pipes, but I must disagree [128 words]Kepha HorJan 9, 2014 19:20212535
1Evil will Never triumph -Putin's Way is the Only Way [106 words]Michael Hanni MorcosJan 4, 2014 23:34212476
1Die Endgültige Lösung [99 words]UgriJan 8, 2014 02:46212476
12014 Carrys 2013's Baggage of Failures - Syria with Iran in the Background [408 words]M. ToveyJan 9, 2014 13:56212476
6Support islamists today and they will kill you tomorrow [139 words]Anti-muslim brotherhood EgyptianDec 24, 2013 08:37212289
2Wrong [126 words]alfredDec 24, 2013 05:15212287
1Choose the best among all bad [86 words]NuritGDec 21, 2013 12:57212258
1and then what? [48 words]
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michael rosenbaumDec 20, 2013 18:47212247
Advantages of supporting a rebel victory [189 words]Dan SimonJan 3, 2014 14:24212247
Love it! [5 words]ValinDec 20, 2013 18:33212245
Alternatives to the rebels [41 words]David W. LincolnDec 20, 2013 13:06212242
11Wafa' Sultan and Syria [260 words]dhimmi no moreDec 20, 2013 07:45212240
1Look out ! You may one day regret your support for jihadists . [93 words]
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IanusDec 19, 2013 18:40212231
5Islamists in Syria are savages and criminals [142 words]dhimmi no moreDec 21, 2013 16:01212231
2" What is more important in world history? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire?" [135 words]IanusDec 22, 2013 10:48212231
2anger is the primer and respect of life is the only solution for peace [108 words]Michael Hanni MorcosDec 19, 2013 17:50212229
Not so fast on supporting the Islamic Front [143 words]
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Ed from Cleveland HeightsDec 19, 2013 17:34212228
5Can NOT support any help for rebels ... [87 words]
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kmanDec 19, 2013 16:27212226
3An enemy of an enemy is not a friend [146 words]
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Doug MayfieldDec 19, 2013 13:57212224
2It does not matter [23 words]Robin RosenblattDec 19, 2013 10:41212220
1Hold your nose; least bad of poor choices [90 words]YosefDec 19, 2013 09:50212218
The Losing Side of History [109 words]KhachkarianDec 19, 2013 09:02212217
Practical benefits of continued Civil War. [153 words]
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Yes, Support the Syrian Rebels - To What End? [81 words]
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2Are we needed? [26 words]JasonDec 20, 2013 22:01212214

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