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    The Syrian Commando it seems usa or someone wants them overthrown or this guy says so


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    isnt it true syria is more tolerate to christians than natos turkey?turkey closed the seminaries there

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    Patriarchate of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch

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    Syria's history, like all the artificially created Middle East countries, is a complex one. There is no doubt that the Assad regime has been dictatorial and repressive. It is also true, as you suggest, that they have been relatively even handed in their treatment of religion.

    Rather than viewing the blog you linked to as evidence for or against any political point of view I would rather see it as an instance of the tragedy that arises when a country tears itself apart. Would the west like to see Assad gone? Yes. Would they like to see him gone in this bloody and uncertain manner? No.
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    We need to stay out of Syria. If it were up to John McCain, he would have "boots on the ground" everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
    Syria's history, like all the artificially created Middle East countries, is a complex one. There is no doubt that the Assad regime has been dictatorial and repressive. It is also true, as you suggest, that they have been relatively even handed in their treatment of religion.
    Indeed because its a secular government put together by the Ba'aith party, which was in part established by both Christians and Muslims around the idea of Arab Nationalism.

    There's a good chance that if the Assad government fails, there will be a religious based secrarian civil warwith all the ugliness such as ethnic cleansing, genocide and disruptive masses of refuges flooding neighboring country trying to escape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Colyer View Post
    We need to stay out of Syria. If it were up to John McCain, he would have "boots on the ground" everywhere.
    Indeed, very disturbing.

    I am all for those who wish to have freedom, liberty and justice for all but, I cannot see supporting those that wish to have freedom and liberty for themselves but very little and none for the rest of the people in their nation. That's not freedom, liberty or justice and so I agree with you that we should stay out of Syria's internal affairs.
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