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Syria and the great Islamic Schism

Reader comment on item: Further Thoughts on Not Intervening in Syria

Submitted by Paul Jeffery (Australia), Jun 14, 2012 at 13:20

The more the "Arab Spring" extends , the more violent it has become. The Sunni - Shia conflict unfortunately will now have to resolved on a larger scale. The time for using proxies is coming to an end.

This conflict can only be more horrific than the Iran-Iraq war because of the number of combatant nations inviolved. Saudi Arabia will one of them , as it has the most to loose.

The winner I can see is Turkey . Turkey will start with a buffer area to control refugees . Over time Turkey will have control of various bankrupt vassal mini states along it's borders.

As for the former territories known as Egypt, Iran , Iraq Syria , the Gulf kingdoms, only time will tell.

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