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What Do We Do About Syria?

Friday, December 13, 2013

Rebel fighters hold a position in a damaged building during clashes with Syrian government forces in the northeastern city of Deir Ezzor, on November 11, 2013. (AHMAD ABOUD/AFP/Getty)

Liz Sly, Washington Post Beirut bureau chief (covering the conflict in Syria), and Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma, discuss the latest news from Syria, where rebel forces are fracturing and the US is cutting off aid.

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Joshua Landis and Liz Sly
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Comments [4]

Mark

Well, if America stops funding Al-Qaeda in Syria eventually the terrorists will run out of guns and money. Seems like the cheapest solution to me.

Dec. 13 2013 12:07 PM

George Galloway would be a fine guest to have on this issue. Perhaps debating someone else.

(I can dream, can't I?)

Dec. 13 2013 11:24 AM
Scott

As for Iraq, all we would have had to do to prevent the ethnic conflagration was make the methods used for the first year in Ninewa Province the model for the rest of Iraq. Things were not perfect in Ninewa, but if all of Iraq was like Ninewa, we would be able to tolerate the result.

Dec. 13 2013 10:17 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

Nothing. When Reagan sent marines into Lebanon in 1983, Hezbollah murdered 241 in one day. Roughly 140,000 died in the Lebanese civil war from 1975-1990. This is the same thing. It will ultimately die down when enough people die on all sides of it.

Dec. 13 2013 10:03 AM

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