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What's Everyone's Opinion On The Current Conflict In Syria? Discussion In 'Geostrategic Issues' Star

Discussion in 'Geostrategic Issues' started by kurama, Jan 12, 2018.

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  1. kurama

    kurama New Member

    Jan 12, 2018
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    After the chemical weapon attack, the US as well as Britain want to go in and strike. Russia has repeatedly told the US to stay out of Syria. And now many people are talking about that this can spark a WWIII. How do you guys think this all goes down?
  2. ngatimozart

    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

    Feb 5, 2010
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    Christchurch, New Zealand
    A lot depends upon the heads of government of all of the involved nations. Putin has both domestic and international reasons for becoming embroiled in Syria. He's managed to save Assad and extend his influence. The US under both Obama and Trump have different reasons, mostly based around the so called War on Terror. The European nations because of security concerns. Even though all of these states are fighting an evil, Daesh - ISIS, their motivation is self interest.

    The current situation may not
    trigger World War III, because there are mechanisms in place between the US lead coalition forces and Russia to reduce and mitigate the chances of a direct confrontation between them in Syria. In my opinion the more dangerous flaspoints are in Ukraine, the Baltic states, South China Sea and North Korea.