Iraq

Woodrow Wilson and the United States of Arabia

David Gardner, Woodrow Wilson commissioned a group to see what the Arabs wanted post WW1. The outcome of this King-Crane report: the Arabs wanted a United States of Arabia. Instead they got the European Nation-State, a distinctly different creature, imposed upon it by the victorious French & British. The nation state is a European invention, …

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Without intervention in Syria, Assad will win.

http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/2013/05/gains-and-countergains-where-things-stand-after-the-latest-advance-of-the-assad-regime/ “Britain, France and the US now have to do a lot of thinking about what will happen if the Geneva process collapses. ” Without intervention, the Assad regime will win, its allies have shown their willingness to see to that. Iran extended a line of credit worth over $4b to Syria, assets that it …

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Assad is winning.

It appears Bashar’s forces are engaging in a relatively successful campaign in the south. The chemical weapons red line is more yellow than red. And the program of ethnic cleansing in the coastal areas isn’t meeting the sort of opposition the regime would be daunted by either. Meanwhile Hezbollah, Iraq and Iran are increasingly taking …

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