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Syria. What a mess.

Hello everyone. Sorry I haven’t been posting. American Football practice and boarding school takes up a LOT of time. Anyway, I’m going to talk about Syria. As we all know Syria is in the middle of a civil war. On one side you have President Assad, Russia and Iran. On the other side you have the rebels who want to oust Assad, the rebels also happen to have ties with Islamists, such as Al-Qaeda. It’s really complicated and it is over my head.

We really shouldn’t intervene. Syria poses no risk to US National Security and there is no clear ally. It’s not your neat and clean Disney, good guy vs. bad guy story. If we do intervene and miraculously fix everything; Al-Qaeda, Russia, Iran and Loyalists from the current regime will NOT be happy. Terrorist attacks on US soil will follow our actions in Syria. Remember Afghanistan in the 1980s? Remember how well intervening worked out then? Getting involved in Middle-East conflicts bites us in the ass eventually. So we really shouldn’t intervene. Unless of course we send congress to Syria: http://www.theonion.com/articles/poll-majority-of-americans-approve-of-sending-cong,33752/