War In Syria

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Another awful story coming out of Syria. Chemical weapon used on civilians. Pictures of dead women and children. Seems to be a massive online war to control the narrative too. Doesn't seem to be any end to this proxy war between the US and Russia and only the innocent seem to be suffering.
 
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Horrible news and images. Those poor people have suffered enough during this conflict :(

What is there for Assad to gain by using chemical weapons in this instance? The battle in Syria is almost won, it doesn't make logical sense for him.

The "rebels" should have taken the evacuation buses like the other two pockets in Ghouta. Not too sure as to how the US, Britain etc. will respond.
 
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What is there for Assad to gain by using chemical weapons in this instance? The battle in Syria is almost won, it doesn't make logical sense for him.
Every time Assad seems to be winning he starts using chemical weapons. It’s pretty stupid really.
 
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In a statement, the Kremlin said Putin had held a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during which the two "leaders exchanged opinions on the situation in Syria, including the accusations against Damascus by a number of Western countries of using chemical weapons.

"The Russian side stressed the unacceptability of provocation and speculation on this matter," the Kremlin added.
 
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"The Russian side stressed the unacceptability of provocation and speculation on this matter," the Kremlin added.
Russia needs to stop supporting House Assad. But I suppose it doesnt suit the current Russian policy of destabilising regions.
 
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The whole theatre could go on like this forever. Sporadic attacks of civilians, many of them with illegal ordnance, a few towns and strategic sites changing hands back and forth, fragmented forces of indeterminate loyalty, proxies of the bigger powers backed up by token deployments by the superpowers.

None of it will make a damn bit of difference unless one or other of the superpowers decides to deploy fully and make a go to gain full air superiority over the entirety of Syria and to destroy their opponents strategic assets and hence their ability to easily regain a foothold. But that wont happen because its not in their interests. This is just about maintaining a stalemate. Russia keeps its warm water naval base and Med accessible air bases while all the time their every breath at those bases is observed quite openly by NATO and Israel with both sides knowing those bases could be permanently destroyed in an afternoon if anyone was minded to do so. A case of mutually assured malaise.

The poor unfortunates of Syria have found themselves become the Korea or Vietnam or Afghanistan of the day and nothing on the horizon by the UN or anyone else is going to change that.
 
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Russia just vetoed an United Nations Security Council Resolution for the UN to establish an independent investigation into the alleged chemical attacks in Syria...........again.
 
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Russia just vetoed an United Nations Security Council Resolution for the UN to establish an independent investigation into the alleged chemical attacks in Syria...........again.
Actually it's the 12th time they have blocked actions and investigations into war crimes in Syria. Utter bolloxolgy from Russia again!

Full and comprehensive military action should now be taken against the regime to "protect" Syrians from Assad and Putin.
 
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Actually it's the 12th time they have blocked actions
That's why I said....'again'.

I read somewhere before that the Russians 'don't trust' the inspection teams to conduct an inspection without 'planting evidence'.
 
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Aaaaand now the UNSC has refused Russia's draft resolution to form an inqury commission.
 

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