Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
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As Syria's war nears the start of its fourth year, Iran has stepped up support on the ground for President Bashar al-Assad, providing elite teams to gather intelligence and train troops, sources with knowledge of military movements say.
This further backing from Tehran, along with deliveries of munitions and equipment from Moscow, is helping to keep Assad in power at a time when neither his own forces nor opposition fighters have a decisive edge on the battlefield.
Iran boosts military support in Syria to bolster Assad | Reuters
I think I heard that their religion even justifies lying to "infidels," as a means to an end, to support their agenda. I'm not 100% sure that is in the Quran, but I heard it was. Can anybody lend any input towards that?
Seriously, these Middle East folks seem to be from Venus and we seem to be from Mars. World's apart. It's hard to believe we even share any DNA. I don't trust a word they speak. Their actions speak louder than words anyways. I wish there was a way to isolate them from modern civilization altogether. But there's ALWAYS that oil thing.
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Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.
Iran is not our friend.
No one over there is.
"An enemy of my enemy is my friend" is failed policy.
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To put it simply: Until Iran puts boots on the ground in Iraq, Syria or anywhere ISIS may be outside Iran, I don't trust the Iranian leadership to do anything to stop this ISIS threat.
Edit: I'm still skeptical. One of these ME nation's in the Arab world needs to be brave enough to take a stand against this threat. IMHO, it has to be either Iran or Saudi Arabia. If Iran steps in it will lean tons more credibility to the anti-Jihadist fight. The Saudis will only be seen as a puppet to the U.S. - far less creditable in the Arab world.
Last edited by Objective Voice; 09-18-14 at 10:54 AM.
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