Monday, November 30, 2015

A five minute explanation of the war in Syria.

Syria's war: A 5-minute history
Syria's war has killed at least 250,000 people and displaced 12 million. To understand how Syria got to this place, it helps to start at the beginning:
Posted by Vox on Wednesday, October 14, 2015
I have seen convoluted before but this thing is incredibly complicated and makes Vietnam look like a game of checkers.

There does not seem to be a win waiting for us here. We just need to get the hell out as far as I can tell.


  1. Balzafiar5:41 AM

    "There does not seem to be a win waiting for us here. We just need to get the hell out as far as I can tell."

    Absolutely. I doubt anyone can win when trying to fight a war populated with primitive brainwashed zombies.

  2. Anonymous9:19 AM

    Excellent explainer. Thanks for posting it.

  3. Anonymous9:19 AM

    Thanks for posting this, Gryph. I found it very interesting.

  4. The entire middle east is embroiled in a RELIGIOUS civil war. There will be no winners in the short term. After genocides, there will be some resolution. First world countries being there will just make it worse.

  5. Very helpful summary. Thanks for sharing it.

  6. Anonymous1:29 PM

    This is what happens when governments create artificial borderlines that don't take into account the religions and cultures of the people who live there. Add in a dictator, a floundering economy and a lot of weapons and it becomes perpetually incendiary.

  7. Anonymous7:14 PM

    I wish more people would share this, so that the likes of $arah, who think that this is a conflict so easily resolved if the prez would just grow a pair (her words not mine) would understand that you don't just "fire" as that horses ass would suggest. Sorry for run on. I'm damned tired.

  8. Anonymous8:16 PM

    You just proved you know jack about Vietnam, G.


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