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    There's also the point that, if Turkey won't act militarily as Syria's most powerful neighbor, why should we? Turkey is a member of NATO and a US ally (officially anyway). It would have all the backing needed to go into Syria with overwhelming force. Presumably, Turkey knows something we don't and it isn't just their Kurdish obsession.

    For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

    by Anne Elk on Sun May 05, 2013 at 09:02:05 AM PDT

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    •  Fair to assume Turkey (0+ / 0-)

      and the other nations in the region being impacted by this disaster have observed/are observing the result of our occupation of Iraq-- and the billions of dollars of cost incurred thus far.

      They don't have that sort of funding. Plus, why should they spend blood and treasure when we've already set a precedent for meddling in the ME region-- since at least 1953? and the British well before that?

      Israel OTOH is a different story, and we'd be assisting them whether overtly/covertly.

      "The 1% don't want SOLUTIONS; they've worked very hard the last four decades to get conditions the way they are now".

      by Superpole on Sun May 05, 2013 at 01:31:52 PM PDT

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