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View Diary: Open thread for night owls: Obama's Syrian plan lacks a 'logical premise and a well-designed goal' (218 comments)

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  •  I think it is more complex than that (0+ / 0-)

    It has a lot to do with who is controlling Syria's allegedly large supply of chemical weapons.   Once they start letting them out of the box (or they start being let out of the box) we have a problem.

    The ludicrous thing is that all of the responsible actors in this situation agree that the weapons should not be released, yet they are on opposing sides and are acting in a way to ensure that they are.   Iran and Israel definitely do not want unregulated chemical weapons floating around in a neighboring country.   (Remember Iran suffered greatly from chemical weapon attacks.)   Russia has good cause to fear CW in the hands of Islamic militants, and the Saudi's delicate tete-a-tete with their band of semi-state-supported militants would be thrown seriously out of balance of those militants had CW rather than boxcutters to throw around.

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