A global eruption, with Syria as detonator

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  • Updated: November 14, 2012 - 6:37 PM

Some world power will need to take this grenade.

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twspt7Nov. 15, 12 6:43 AM

There is little doubt among the world community that something must be done to stop the bloodshed in Syria. No other country, however, appears willing to "fall on the grenade," and the people of our country, by and large, have had it up to here with being the World Cop. Yes, negotiate with Syria's "lawyer" Russia to the Nth degree, but leave our military out of it.

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owatonnabillNov. 15, 12 7:45 AM

The article makes an interesting point with the Iraq grenade analogy. But what is not mentioned is that Saddam Hussein, butcher that he was, managed to keep control of his own people much better than the United States has managed to do. We Americans tend to be both shortsighted and idealistic, and sometimes that is a bad combination. We assume, just because our system of government works well here, it will work well everywhere. But unfortunately that is just not true. Saddam controlled Iraq because culturally, his methods were what fit. They are unthinkable to us, but they worked. Democracy didn't, and won't.

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liberallymnNov. 15, 12 8:44 AM

\ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / Syria \ / Iran \ / \ Iraq/USA / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / The middle of the "V" used to be the very large US presence in Iraq that separated Iran from Syria, Lebanon, Hamas, Hezbollah and Israel. We're not there anymore, so Iran can run supplies right across the desert to Syria; getting supplied by Russia who has fought us every step of the way on sanctions with Iran.

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stockloserNov. 15, 1212:19 PM

Let it implode and after they have killed off most of thier population we can march back in and prop up some new leaders.

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davehougNov. 15, 1212:35 PM

Not to mention the willingness of a beleagured (spelling?) regime to nuke Israel to garner support. OR to nuke a US city via shipping container if we try to stop them OR to sell a nuke to 3rd party. --- What would be the world's options be if any leader said 'we have shipped a nuke to one of your cities, care to call our bluff???????'

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