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It seems that the possibility of a US war/military intervention in Syria is a hot topic in the US these days.

Here in Turkey it is not. The possibility that the US will be militarily involved in Syria is just not being discussed and essentially no one believes it will or should happen.

The Turkish government takes great pains to avoid even saying the word 'Syria' in public and would be very happy if the whole affair just disappeared.

After checking around as much as I could it seems that the subject is not the subject of much discussion in the Middle East and most of Europe either.

But there is, as far as I can tell, some discussion in France and a little in the UK.

It is very interesting to me that the French government is one of the most vocal proponents of military intervention in Syria while at the same time being almost at the bottom of the list of donor countries (to the Syrian opposition and for humanitarian aid for Syrians). France would love to reassert its influence over Syria but would rather have someone else foot the bill it seems.

I have been observing the Syrian opposition for a long time and I have seen that there is one thing you can always count on. Whenever the Syrian opposition suffers political or military setbacks - and both are occurring now - a great deal of seemingly orchestrated discussion about how the West, especially the US, has to intervene in Syria, along with lots of talk of massacres and chemical weapons, suddenly appears.

And that is what I think is happening again now.


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