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    Post Should US go into Syria: What do Ordinary Iraqis Think?

    By Mustafa Habib.
    This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
    Iraqis know better than most that military intervention comes at a price. Ten years after foreigners invaded their country and toppled their dictatorship, the country still isn’t stable. So do they think the West should intervene in Syria?
    It has been just over ten years since the US-led invasion of Iraq. But that event and its aftermath have been hanging heavily over the current debate in the West over whether it should intervene in Syria or not.
    But how do Iraqis feel about a potential invasion or intervention in Syria? Most of them are well aware that the US military helped to oust a dictator, Saddam Hussein, a man who governed their country with iron and fire for over 24 years. However the destruction and virtual civil war that followed Hussein’s ousting is more than enough to make many of them unenthusiastic about the prospect of external intervention in Syria. And it seems that, no matter what sect or ethnicity they claim, most Iraqis are only too well aware of what comes after intervention.
    “When foreign forces overthrew Saddam Hussein, I couldn’t hide my joy,” recalls Saeed Jabbar, a Baghdad university professor. “But we didn’t expect all the devastation and destruction that came afterwards,” he told NIQASH.
    “Bashar al-Assad is clearly a dictator – but he should be removed by the Syrian people and not by external forces.”
    In the west of Anbar province, where the population is mostly Sunni Muslim like former Iraqi leader Hussein was, a tribal leader there told NIQASH: “The people of Anbar have a clear position on Syria. They all believe that al-Assad and his regime should be toppled, just like Saddam Hussein’s was,” argues Ahmad al-Jumaili.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Investors Iraq News View Post
    By Mustafa Habib.
    This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
    Iraqis know better than most that military intervention comes at a price. Ten years after foreigners invaded their country and toppled their dictatorship, the country still isn’t stable. So do they think the West should intervene in Syria?
    It has been just over ten years since the US-led invasion of Iraq. But that event and its aftermath have been hanging heavily over the current debate in the West over whether it should intervene in Syria or not.
    But how do Iraqis feel about a potential invasion or intervention in Syria? Most of them are well aware that the US military helped to oust a dictator, Saddam Hussein, a man who governed their country with iron and fire for over 24 years. However the destruction and virtual civil war that followed Hussein’s ousting is more than enough to make many of them unenthusiastic about the prospect of external intervention in Syria. And it seems that, no matter what sect or ethnicity they claim, most Iraqis are only too well aware of what comes after intervention.
    “When foreign forces overthrew Saddam Hussein, I couldn’t hide my joy,” recalls Saeed Jabbar, a Baghdad university professor. “But we didn’t expect all the devastation and destruction that came afterwards,” he told NIQASH.
    “Bashar al-Assad is clearly a dictator – but he should be removed by the Syrian people and not by external forces.”
    In the west of Anbar province, where the population is mostly Sunni Muslim like former Iraqi leader Hussein was, a tribal leader there told NIQASH: “The people of Anbar have a clear position on Syria. They all believe that al-Assad and his regime should be toppled, just like Saddam Hussein’s was,” argues Ahmad al-Jumaili.


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    The original question should be asked openly to all the people in the countries that the US want to back it up.

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    You will never hear it reported, but the Syria conflict is about an oil pipeline, just like Afghanistan.
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    Story in our papers today about the rebels, they captured a mountain village and shot all the christians who wouldn't convert to Islam...

    Could have been worse I suppose...They could have converted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishindinar View Post
    You will never hear it reported, but the Syria conflict is about an oil pipeline, just like Afghanistan.
    Hi Fish.. Not trying to be pedantic but Internet news says its a gas pipeline that Qatar wants to run thru Syria. Russia doesn't want it cos they'll have us over a barrel.. Or should I say pipe!! :-(

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    I got the info from a friend that is a captain on an oil tanker not the internet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manwithnoname View Post
    Hi Fish.. Not trying to be pedantic but Internet news says its a gas pipeline that Qatar wants to run thru Syria. Russia doesn't want it cos they'll have us over a barrel.. Or should I say pipe!! :-(
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    Agreed

    http://armstrongeconomics.com/2013/0...in-washington/

    The only key Arab nations supporting Obama are Saudi Arabia and Qatar and that is all about the pipeline blocked by Syria. There are even rumors that the Cyprus event was used to cripple Russians and cut-off their eventual access to a huge gas field there yet to be brought into production. If the Russians gained control of that, then they would really have a stranglehold on Europe.

    http://armstrongeconomics.com/2013/0...gas-this-time/

    Way too much evidence is showing that it was the Saudis who have supplied the rebels with chemical weapons not Assad. So why are the Saudis intent upon getting rid of Assad? The Saudis are planning together with Qatar a pipeline, which will run from the Gulf to Turkey. This will result in the Russian Gazprom having competition for the important European market. Currently, Russia controls all Gas into Europe.
    Qatar has supported Syrian Rebels with $3 billion as well. Why have the Saudis and Qatar teamed up against Syria? Because Assad is blocking the pipeline and that protects the European market for the Russians. So as long as there is Assad in Syria, this pipeline will not be built because Russia wants to prevent this competition absolutely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishindinar View Post
    I got the info from a friend that is a captain on an oil tanker not the internet.

    Chinese whispers springs to mind................pipe line from an oil tanker captain ..............= oil Pipe................gas pipe line soon had the Gas dropped from it! and ha presto Pipe Line (becomes oil pipe line)

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    Syria has now agreed to hand over all chemical weapons, as Russia asked......

    ...Which in a weird way has made it a bit worse....Do you trust Russia?...Can you trust Syria?...Is Obama pissed of because he cant attack it yet?.

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    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-0...-fight-twitter

    Syrian Presidency @Presidency_Sy
    #Assad: Once Western countries stop supporting terrorists&pressure puppets like Saudi Arabia&Turkey, problem in Syria will be solved easily.
    2:12 PM - 10 Sep 2013



    Syrian Presidency @Presidency_Sy
    #Assad:If US administration want to support Al-Qaeda - go ahead.But don’t talk about “rebels and FSA”. Majority of fighters now are al-Qaeda
    2:12 PM - 10 Sep 2013

    Syrian Presidency @Presidency_Sy
    #Assad: If you don’t get rid of terrorists, extremists & Wahabis, of course it will influence coming generations & secularism will be eroded
    2:14 PM - 10 Sep 2013

    Syrian Presidency @Presidency_Sy
    #Assad to #CBS: Do you call terrorists an opposition in the US & England? This is a double standard that we don’t accept.
    2:38 PM - 10 Sep 2013



    Syrian Presidency @Presidency_Sy
    #Assad: Opposition is different from terrorism. Opposition is political movement, not to take arms and kill people and destroy everything.
    2:40 PM - 10 Sep 2013

    Syrian Presidency @Presidency_Sy
    #Assad to #CBS: what wd you do as American if terrorists are invading your country from different areas&kill tens of thousands of Americans?


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