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Monday, September 17, 2012

Libya and Syria

The death of the US ambassador to Libya in the rioting last week has quite probably given Syria's Bashar Al Assad a new lease on life.

The countries shipping weapons to Syria have been identified by the UN as Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar: Iran ships to Assad and Saudi Arabia ships to Sunni Salafis and Fundamentalists, who are in rebellion. Qatar supports Sunni groups also.
Maybe not all rebels are extremists, but just enough are to make them all anathema now.

I would not be surprised if Assad weren't to receive some covert support from the West.

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