Posts Tagged: sectarian violence
Obama's decision to arm the Syrian rebels will likely escalate the conflict and torpedo any possibility for a political solution.
Let's resist the temptation to intervene in Syria. This time, let's say 'lesson learned.'
Iraqi demonstrators are now taking matters into their own hands.
Unless a tactical shift in the balance of power occurs, it is unlikely that either the regime or the rebels will gain control of Syria's entire territory.
It didn't take long for the world to recognize that the US invasion and occupation of Iraq constituted a "dumb war." But dumb wasn't the half of it.
Lebanon is being pulled closer yet to Syria's civil war.
Indonesia's Shi'a minority is under heavy attack by Saudi-funded Wahhabists.
Lebanon's billionaire former prime minister is making hay about Hezbollah, but Saad Hariri is doing his own share of sectarian agitation.
Once loosed, the dogs of war range where they will.
As Syrian society slowly disintegrates, non-aligned states from the developing world may show the way forward to a diplomatic resolution.