(Quote) Steven-706921 said: John, wih all due respect, are you seriously suggesting that having a Sunni-extremist lead, Al Qeada sa...
(Quote) Steven-706921 said: John, wih all due respect, are you seriously suggesting that having a Sunni-extremist lead, Al Qeada satellite state neighboring Israel is an improvement to an Iranian proxy army as a De facto buffer zone on their Norhern flank? If you do, I humbly submit that you are seriously misinformed about the composition of a "free" Syria and the composition of the present Libyan government (which, BTW, is a leading funder and supplier of arms and me. To the Syrian rebellion).
No, but I'm seriously suggesting that anybody who claims to have knowledge that the current rebellion is absolutely going to lead to an extremist al-Queda satellite state needs to stop believing what they read in their fortune cookies, horoscopes, palm readers, or wherever else they claim to get their vision of the future.
It is an undisputable fact that the current government of Syria has materially contributed to the problems in the Middle East. If the selection of a replacement was a totally random event, the odds would be very high that the replacement would be much better than the current incumbent.
But the replacement is not a totally random event. There are any number of parties trying to control that event. This leads us to the self-contradiction of your position.
You seem to live in absolute fear that any government that meets with popular approval in the Middle East will inevitably be an al-Queda surrogate. But at the exact same time you live in absolute opposition of U.S. involvement in these conflicts.
Here's the reality: the folks in the Middle East don't like living under muderous dictatorships. Consequently, they are going to rebel against them when they get a chance. I don't know why this is so hard for people to understand.
At this point you have to make a choice: you either get heavily involved and get some control over the outcome or you let the rebels and whoever aids them do whatever they want and and quit whinning and crying about how extremists are going to take over. If you can't be bothered to help the rebels out, you get no right to cry when people you don't like take charge.