Sunday, February 26, 2012

Why the world isn't intervening in Syria

Fascinating, CNN spent three pages talking about why no one is intervening in Syria without mentioning the two biggest; Russia and China. Both sit on the UN security council and have vetoed any actions to intervene. Even Secretary Clinton's calling their actions "despicable" has failed to motivate the West to action. China wants Iranian oil. Russia wants oil and the port in the Mediterranean. Now Iran has positioned ships there as well. If military actions are taken, refugees will most likely flee to Turkey. This will create more internal strife for the Turks. But perhaps the biggest reason no intervention will occur is because the West is much more concerned about hostilities with Iran.


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