Iran Makes an Epic Blunder in Syria

Jul 8, 2013 Full story: Real Clear Politics 11

The growing infusion of Iranian-backed Lebanese and Iraqi Shiite fighters into the Syrian civil war is causing some veteran pundits to panic.

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Toxik

Hagatna, Guam

#1 Jul 8, 2013
The analogies may be right but one fatal flaw....the majority of Syrians, including Sunnis, are with the government. Although the majority of insurgents may be Sunnis, that does not equate to the majority of Syrians. Importantly most of the insurgents are from the countryside...not as educated most Syrians. That's why you see them looting and killing civilians for no reason.
Oliver Cromwell

Preston, UK

#2 Jul 8, 2013
Toxik wrote:
The analogies may be right but one fatal flaw....the majority of Syrians, including Sunnis, are with the government. Although the majority of insurgents may be Sunnis, that does not equate to the majority of Syrians. Importantly most of the insurgents are from the countryside...not as educated most Syrians. That's why you see them looting and killing civilians for no reason.
In other words they are vermin.
umm

Hamilton, Canada

#3 Jul 8, 2013
Sunnis will win. Shiiters will lose.
Lamer

Piqua, OH

#4 Jul 8, 2013
terrible article making tons of assumptions. I like how he can give you ratios of the sunnis/Alawites and such yet how can anyone really know how many foreign fighters have went there? Much less ratios on the ground

Then he tries to do the economics of iran vs SA, Turkey, Qtar, ect but leaves out Syria itself as well as Lebonon as well as Iraqi shiites.

I could go on but yeah, terrible article.
William

Billingshurst, UK

#5 Jul 8, 2013
What a hog wash of an article,it was written by sensationalist and Zionist,and who is most probably payed by Qatar.
Red East

Barrigada, Guam

#6 Jul 8, 2013
Article is clearly biased, and w/o any true factual support.
Samin

Ashburn, VA

#7 Jul 8, 2013
umm wrote:
Sunnis will win. Shiiters will lose.
Bro this is a war between infidels(terrorist) and muslims, syrian army represent the muslims and they will win...Iran is doing a great job by siding with muslim army...
mxlplx

United States

#8 Jul 8, 2013
LOL

A half dozen al Qaeda linked opposition groups swarming around Syrian chemical weapons sites and armed from abroad doesn't bother these so-called 'pundits' but Iraqi and Lebanese Shi'a fighters do.

I would suggest these 'pundits' pound it at home and not subject the world to their Anthony Weiner style fantasies.
mxlplx

United States

#9 Jul 8, 2013
So, the author argues that Iran has already been marginalized in the Muslim world by supporting Syria.

Since marginalizing Iran was the goal of US interventionism to begin with, no sense left in arming these rebels and we can all go home now.

I suspect the author is up to using something tricky with reverse psychology on the 'pundit' community.

Look at some of his other articles:

Gary C. Gambill is an associate fellow at the Philadelphia-based Middle East Forum.

Commentary
Security
The Folly of Arming Syria's Rebels | 01.14.13

More guns won't end the conflict, and they won't counter extremists.

Society
Intervention Won't Save Syria | 09.27.12

Absent a workable plan for saving lives, the United States should stay out of the conflict.

Security
Syria: A Strategic Non-Intervention | 03.22.12

The quickest, least bloody path to a stable, unitary Syria may be for America to stay out. If Uncle Sam goes in, all bets are off.

“hi ya”

Since: Feb 12

Manchester

#10 Jul 9, 2013
Invert article for reality.
Or add +Not.
Headline should read:
Iran makes Epic Not-Blunder in Syria.

Since: Nov 12

Saint Marys, Australia

#11 Jul 9, 2013
I stopped reading when Nazi Germany was pouring the 6 th. Army into Stalingrad.
That bastard is probably getting paid money for writing that.
It really is the bottom of the sludge drain being scraped up to harness the ignorant.
People are that stupid , because they arr doing good and want to keep it that way.
Western decadence is all that could be so presumptuous.
With.
Jewish audacity putting it in the shade.

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