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The US's Afghan Exit May Depend on a Syrian One
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Washington’s options in Syria are dwindling - and dwindling fast.

Trumped up chemical weapons charges against the Syrian government this month failed to produce evidence to convince a skeptical global community of any direct linkage. And the US’s follow-up pledge to arm rebels served only to immediately underline the difficulty of such a task, given the fungibility of weapons-flow among increasingly extremist militias.

Yes, for a brief few days, Syrian oppositionists congratulated themselves on this long-awaited American entry into Syria’s bloodied waters. They spoke about "game-changing" weapons that would reverse Syrian army gains and the establishment of a no-fly zone on Syria’s Jordanian border – a la Libya. Eight thousand troops from 19 countries flashed their military hardware in a joint exercise on that border, dangling F-16s and Patriot missiles and “superb coop

 
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Added: Jun-25-2013 Occurred On: Jun-25-2013
By: Saladin_II
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World News, Syria, Other Middle East
Tags: Syria, Iraq, Iran, Russia, US bankers, Afghanistan
Location: Syria (load item map)
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