Syria’s Civil War Has A Danger Of Spreading

The Global Dangers of Syria’s Looming Civil War — James Kitfield, The Atlantic

Many more wars have resulted from miscalculation than deliberate planning, and mounting blunders in recent weeks have significantly raised the likelihood that violence in Syria will continue to escalate, drawing the United States and its allies ever closer to direct involvement in another bloody conflict. The crisis is already careening toward the one red-line that could make direct outside intervention all but inevitable: an all-out civil war that ignites in the heart of the Middle East, and threatens to spread along the region’s already smoldering ethnic and sectarian divides.

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My Comment: The West are not going to cross the red line that the Russians have made very clear exists in Syria. The Syrian rebel movement is on it’s own, dependent only on Sunni support from other Arab states and Turkey …. a prospect that they are only realizing now. As to the fear that the Syrian civil war may spread onto a global stage …. I just do not see that happening for now …. but becoming a regional conflict …. from where I am standing that is already happening.


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