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Old 04-15-2018, 09:15 AM
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Default Re: Striking the Syrian Regime is not legit

There is no doubt that Russia wants (1) a warm-water port in that part of the world; and (2) to push the US out of the Middle East, so that it may gain total influence in that part of the world.

That said, whether we should care what Assad does with his own people is really a question of whether we embrace the philosophy of realpolitik, or take a more principled approach, in which America is a moral leader in the world...
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