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Why NATO doesn't attack Syria...

CressersCressers Posts: 1,329
edited August 2011 in The bottom bracket
No doubt Gadaffi's demise will act as a warning to all the other human rights abusing regimes in the world, don't trust the West and disarm at you're peril! With nothing to lose and the will to 'use them or lose them' I doubt if Syria will be the next domino...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria_and_ ... estruction

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  • bagpusscpbagpusscp Posts: 2,907
    Lack of oil?
    bagpuss
  • bagpusscp wrote:
    Lack of oil?

    That and the fact that syria has strong links with hezbollah and any attack will be seen as a zionist backed attempt to further Israels influence and a big naughty war will ensue.

    These CIA inspired criminal acts in Libya, though, have very little to do with oil, it's all to do with a display of US military might so China will think twice about selling the US debt it owns. If china were to sell just one third of the US debt overnight the US would mexico...or worse Stoke.
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  • gilesjukgilesjuk Posts: 340
    They did nothing about Mugabe, probably because there's nothing but farmland there.
  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    gilesjuk wrote:
    They did nothing about Mugabe, probably because there's nothing but farmland there.
    and diamonds.......... lots of diamonds.
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  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,257
    bagpusscp wrote:
    Lack of oil?

    That and the fact that syria has strong links with hezbollah and any attack will be seen as a zionist backed attempt to further Israels influence and a big naughty war will ensue.

    These CIA inspired criminal acts in Libya, though, have very little to do with oil, it's all to do with a display of US military might so China will think twice about selling the US debt it owns. If china were to sell just one third of the US debt overnight the US would mexico...or worse Stoke.

    Are you saying if US debts are sold by China overnight USA will be on par with Stoke on Trent?
  • PepPep Posts: 501
    Because NATO does not have a record to attack regimes because they abuse human rights.
  • Sirius631Sirius631 Posts: 991

    These CIA inspired criminal acts in Libya, though, have very little to do with oil, it's all to do with a display of US military might so China will think twice about selling the US debt it owns. .

    Which CIA inspired crimes? Sorry, I thought that the US has sat back and let the European NATO members take the brunt of the airstrikes on Libya. If China dumped US debts, then they will suddenly have a big hole in the market for land-fill bound censored .

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  • madracermadracer Posts: 23
    It actually has a lot to do with the fact that if NATO interveens in Syria it will stir anti western moves in Iran...which they don't have the stomach for..... So while the words are strong in Syrias direction, there will be no move to oust the regime with military force
  • McBain_v1McBain_v1 Posts: 5,237
    Why don't we send George Gallaway - that's just as bad :lol:

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  • lifeformlifeform Posts: 126
    freehub wrote:
    bagpusscp wrote:
    Lack of oil?

    That and the fact that syria has strong links with hezbollah and any attack will be seen as a zionist backed attempt to further Israels influence and a big naughty war will ensue.

    These CIA inspired criminal acts in Libya, though, have very little to do with oil, it's all to do with a display of US military might so China will think twice about selling the US debt it owns. If china were to sell just one third of the US debt overnight the US would mexico...or worse Stoke.

    Are you saying if US debts are sold by China overnight USA will be on par with Stoke on Trent?

    Worse.

    Although it's a Mutually Assured Destruction situation not seen since the Cuban Missile Crisis; China can turn the US into a very large and even more irritating version of Stoke, but in turn would wreck it's own financial situation.

    To the West that seems counter-intuitive, but the Communist regimes tend to play a very very long game, often with complete disregard for the wellbeing of it's own worker's paradise.

    Aside from this, the Chinese have been saying recently they're moving from an export economy to an import economy in their five year plan - mainly because their cost base is rising and they can't sustain the 5% margin manufacturing model they've been running for the last thirty years. This will play merry hell with the American consumer economy, because so much of it is founded on cheap goods manufactured in China.
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    We're probably to blame - the sad fact is that Middle East is largely made up of countries that were defined by arbitrary lines on a map with little recognition of the indigenous tribes and peoples of the Middle East. Despite Laurence of Arabia's best efforts, the UK government conspired with other nations after WW1 to divide the map based on economic, not ethnic principles. Damascus has always had strong links with France too.
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  • Syria's air defence network isn't to be sniffed at either.
    Most of the Middle East's cartography, was produced out of the wreckage of the Ottoman Empire, post WW1.
    The French links with Damascus dates from this carve-up.
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