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11. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 3y

Quoting vegasmike6

I agree that whatever happens to Syria it won't be a Western friendly country. It never was and doubtful it will ever be one. The Free Syrian army is full of Al Qaida and other extremists. I don't expect a democratic gov't to appear after Basher el Assad is gone and they certainly won't be 'good puppets' either. Tunisia, Libya, Egypt have all overthrown their dictators and none of them have what we in the West consider a democracy. Has there ever been a Western style democracy in the Muslim world? Syria certainly won't be the first.

Do you think that your country only intervenes out of humanitarian reasons?

12. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 3y

Quoting vegasmike6

Hopefully other Muslim countries can use Indonesia as an example of what is possible.

I assume you know that there are also non-muslim countries without democracys? There are still dictators in China, North-Korea, Central African republic, Myanmar, Laos, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, etc.

13. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 3y

Quoting wouterrr

Do you think that your country only intervenes out of humanitarian reasons?

There is certainly no economic advantage to bombing Syria that I can see. The world has watched for over 2 years while Syria was waged a civil war that has cost over 100,000 lives and over 2 million refugees. Why now? The use of chemical weapons, banned since 1925. That is the trigger that sparked this discussion. That is what the world has to decide. Do we allow chemical weapons to be used w/o consequences? I assume you that would vote to ignore what happened and let Assad continue with their use. We will see how the US Congress and Pres. Obama vote. Nothing you or I say here will make one iota of difference.

14. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 3y

Quoting wouterrr

Quoting vegasmike6

Hopefully other Muslim countries can use Indonesia as an example of what is possible.

I assume you know that there are also non-muslim countries without democracys? There are still dictators in China, North-Korea, Central African republic, Myanmar, Laos, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, etc.

There are around 200 countries on the planet and the majority are not democracies. We are discussing Syria and the Middle East under your heading:
"Syria Intervention". If you want to discuss the world's dictators, start another topic.

15. Posted by garry moll (Budding Member 348 posts) 3y

Its only a matter of time till we all get to know what relay happened regarding the chemical weapons. It will be very interesting to see who and which Countries chooses to believe the truth, and which Countries want to bury there head in the sand or choose not to believe the truth.
The real people who are paying the price is the children who have had no say or influence in the crisis. But what I guess all of us want to know what about the rest of the middle east how do they feel about the situation and I would like to know what they are going to contribute to try and put thing right in the area or at least let people know where they stand.
I just hope it gets sorted soon.

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