Syria was a French colony until about 67 years ago and it's been a fkn shthole ever since the French left. The Ba'ath Party was born in Syria and it's all that has kept the Assad klan in power. The Ba'ath Party, like the Muslim Brotherhood and DB's beloved Wahabbists were all attempts at redefining Islam an already beyond fkd up religion.<quoted text>
Well, something works because over 100,000 have been killed. It's a quagmire that we should stay out of. Let Assad kill the AlQuaeda; who cares? Send humanitarian aid to Turkey and Lebanon for the refugees. Ever hear Assad being interviewed? He's not a dumb man.
Meanwhile, the Saudis have pledged to fill the financial void made by the absence of US aide. Good news. Let the Arab League pony up and take care of their own for a change.
Think about how Christianity was, cough, tweaked after it hit the New World. Same sht except US Christians have only taken up arms against one offshoot__that being the Mormons who were slaughtered.
It's hard to believe that any nation would befriend Syria__Russia for olives and oil (snicker) and Iran for the Shiite thingy maybe, but Iranians are Purrrrsians not lowly Arabs__and on and on it goes__doo dah doo dah.