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Help the losing side in Syria?

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Submitted by Peter (United States), Sep 11, 2015 at 09:03

I have been wondering about this. Doesn't this policy serve to prolong war in Syria and thus contribute to the number of refugees who decide to head for Europe? So couldn't the policy be counter-productive to Western interests?

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I favor helping the Syrian refugees, especially in Turkey, so they will stay there and not go to Europe. I also want to pressure the Saudi government to open its doors.

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