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    Thousands of refugees from Syria pour over the border into Iraqi Kurdistan

    BBC News - Syria refugees pour into Iraqi Kurdistan in thousands


    Up to 10,000 crossed at Peshkhabour on Saturday, bringing the total influx since Thursday to 20,000. The UN says the reasons are not fully clear.

    The UN agencies, the Kurdish regional government and NGOs are struggling to cope, correspondents say.



    This is one of the biggest waves of refuges in the region for a long time and will no doubt bring more instability in an already unstable region. Syria has been at a steady boil for the past year and is starting to boil over and I think western intervention may be needed to prevent this conflict spreading into other regions.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Thousands of refugees from Syria pour over the border into Iraqi Kurdistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    BBC News - Syria refugees pour into Iraqi Kurdistan in thousands


    Up to 10,000 crossed at Peshkhabour on Saturday, bringing the total influx since Thursday to 20,000. The UN says the reasons are not fully clear.

    The UN agencies, the Kurdish regional government and NGOs are struggling to cope, correspondents say.



    This is one of the biggest waves of refuges in the region for a long time and will no doubt bring more instability in an already unstable region. Syria has been at a steady boil for the past year and is starting to boil over and I think western intervention may be needed to prevent this conflict spreading into other regions.
    By western intervention I assume you mean the US. Screw that!

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    Re: Thousands of refugees from Syria pour over the border into Iraqi Kurdistan

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    By western intervention I assume you mean the US. Screw that!
    Unless we are really ready to fight the great Jihad then it is best to just let them wipe each other out for a while.
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    Re: Thousands of refugees from Syria pour over the border into Iraqi Kurdistan

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    By western intervention I assume you mean the US. Screw that!
    given the fact the US hasn't lead the way on a conflict like this for nearly 20 years no I wasn't referring to the US. Your president doesn't like to take big risks on FP anyway and France, UK and other Nato forces handled Libya in a professional/ efficient way.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Thousands of refugees from Syria pour over the border into Iraqi Kurdistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    given the fact the US hasn't lead the way on a conflict like this for nearly 20 years no I wasn't referring to the US. Your president doesn't like to take big risks on FP anyway and France, UK and other Nato forces handled Libya in a professional/ efficient way.
    Libya was 90% US unfortunately, the whole NATO thing is a sham.

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    Re: Thousands of refugees from Syria pour over the border into Iraqi Kurdistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    given the fact the US hasn't lead the way on a conflict like this for nearly 20 years no I wasn't referring to the US. Your president doesn't like to take big risks on FP anyway and France, UK and other Nato forces handled Libya in a professional/ efficient way.
    Then there doesn't seem to be a clear reason why they can't do it again.

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    Re: Thousands of refugees from Syria pour over the border into Iraqi Kurdistan

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Libya was 90% US unfortunately, the whole NATO thing is a sham.
    Maybe Obama should lead from behind again. That seems to work well.

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    Re: Thousands of refugees from Syria pour over the border into Iraqi Kurdistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Then doesn't seem to be a clear reason why they can't do it again.
    Yes I agree. I never mentioned the US.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Thousands of refugees from Syria pour over the border into Iraqi Kurdistan

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Libya was 90% US unfortunately, the whole NATO thing is a sham.
    in terms of fire power? Support? Maybe although 90% is a high number.

    Libya worked well because the US doesn't want to lead these interventions, the world doesn't want them to and its just so much more effective if the US sits back and lets other countries take the steering wheel.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Thousands of refugees from Syria pour over the border into Iraqi Kurdistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    given the fact the US hasn't lead the way on a conflict like this for nearly 20 years no I wasn't referring to the US. Your president doesn't like to take big risks on FP anyway and France, UK and other Nato forces handled Libya in a professional/ efficient way.
    Thus the great success that is Lybia today can be attributed to those allied forces.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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